Edinburgh is the world's festival city!

Just because this year's festivals aren't happening in their usual guise, doesn't mean you can't still get involved...

Edinburgh Festivals 2020 Digital Programmes

Live streams, a weekly digital cabaret and plenty of fan favourites are just someone the ways the Fringe is helping everyone #MakeYourFringe in 2020.

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This August will see a series of world-class artists produce newly recorded video performances for the festival's official YouTube channel.

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Charlotte Square's famous tented village will be replaced with a special online festival, inviting authors and audiences to #keeptheconversationgoing in 2020

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Edinburgh Art Festival has invited artists from previous years to mark 2020 with online exhibitions during what would have been the festival's dates.

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However, If you're looking for a flavour of how Edinburgh's world-renowned festivals normally look, or are just desperate to whet your appetite for your next visit, you can check out these examples of previous years.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Forget Times Square in New York, if there’s one place you’ve got to experience celebrating the New Year – it’s at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay.

Edinburgh International Science Festival

For over 30 years the Edinburgh International Science Festival has served up fun and facts in a bid to get everyone interested in science.

Edinburgh International Children’s Festival

If you think Edinburgh’s festivals are just for adults, think again. Step into the spotlight, Edinburgh International Children’s Festival!

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Edinburgh boasts the world's longest continuously running film festival - beat that Cannes!

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

The Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival is a vibrant and diverse event which serves up the very best swing, soul, samba and much more.

Edinburgh Art Festival

Founded in 2004, the Edinburgh Art Festival is the only major annual festival dedicated to the visual arts within the UK.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

There are few who can resist the stirring skirl of the pipes and the powerful crash of the drums at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo!

Edinburgh International Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival is the highlight of Scotland's calendar turning the capital into a cultural hotspot every August.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe features famous comedians and professional musicians alongside student sketch troops and the stars of tomorrow.

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh is the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature, and home to the Edinburgh International Book Festival – the perfect fit.

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

The Edinburgh International Storytelling Festival will transport you to other worlds, times and places through the traditional telling of tales.