Events in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is well known for its vibrant festival scene especially during the summer months when the city is packed with both performers and tourists. The most famous event is probably the Edinburgh Fringe Festival which is the largest arts festival in the world with hundreds of performers and close to 2 million tickets sold every year. Another two popular events are the Military Tattoo which is held at Edinburgh Castle and also the magnificent Hogmanay Celebrations where the city brings in the new year in great style.

We have broken down the events in Edinburgh into 4 catagories which are listed below:


  • Fringe Festival
  • Military Tattoo
  • Gardening Scotland
  • Edinburgh International Book Festival
  • Scottish International Storytelling Festival
  • Edinburgh International Science Festival
  • Beltane Fire Festival
  • Edinburgh Art Festival

Food & Drink Events

  • Scottish Real Ale Festival
  • Whisky Fringe
  • Taste of Edinburgh

General Events

  • Edinburgh Marathon
  • Edinburgh's Hogmanay
  • Edinburgh's Christmas
  • The Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country
  • Scottish Motorcycle Show
  • Working and Pastoral Breeds Dog Show

Music Events


  • Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival
  • Fiddle 2012