Edinburgh is the world's Festival City. It’s where people come together from across the globe to share their passion for arts, culture and ideas. This welcoming, inspiring and open-minded atmosphere is heightened by the approachable beauty of this breathtaking historial city. With 12 Festivals throughout the year, there’s an endless array of events, performances and spectacles to enjoy.
JUNE 19- 30, 2013
A home of innovative and exciting cinema, the Festival has presented cinema's most important moments and hosted to the world's greatest filmmakers.
AUG 1- SEPT 1 2013
The city's galleries, museums and visual art spaces combine to present the most exciting and intriguing of the modern and contemporary visual arts world.
Featuring international stars, exciting newcomers and the hottest local talent spanning the earliest jazz forms to the thriving contemporary creativity of today.
AUG 2 - 26 2013
The largest arts Festival in the world transforms Edinburgh with live theatre and comedy performances in the streets and across over 250 venues around the city.
AUG 2-24th 2013
A unique blend of music, ceremony, entertainment and theatre set against magnificent Edinburgh Castle combines to create one of the world’s greatest shows.
AUG 9 – SEPT 1, 2012
The finest in classical music, theatre, opera and dance gather to present one of the most innovative and accessible Festivals of the performing arts.
AUG 31- SEPT 1 2013
An exciting celebration and exploration of the people, places and identities that reflect the diverse communities of the world.
10-26 AUG 2013
The largest Book Festival of its kind, with over 700 world-class writers and thinkers taking part in more than 800 events.
25 Oct- 3 Nov, 2013
Scotland’s inspirational annual celebration of traditional and contemporary storytelling.
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DEC 30, '12 – JAN 1, '13
The largest New Year event in the world with five days of celebrations culminating with a massive New Year's Eve street party.
MAY 6-13, 2013
The world's best theatre for children designed to captivate, entertain and inspire audience members from curious toddlers to teenagers.
5-20 APR, 2013
Fun and inspiration for all ages featuring the inventions and innovations of the world of science and technology.