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 beauty of this breathtaking historical city.
With 12 Festivals throughout the year, there’s an endless array of events, performances and spectacles to enjoy.
JUNE 18-29, 2014
A home of innovative and exciting cinema, the Festival has presented cinema's most important moments and hosted to the world's greatest filmmakers.
JUL 31-AUG 31 2014
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.
JULY 18-27, 2014
Featuring international stars, exciting newcomers and the hottest local talent spanning the earliest jazz forms to the thriving contemporary creativity of today.
AUG 1-25, 2014
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 1-23, 2014
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 8-31, 2014
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 29-31, 2014
An exciting celebration and exploration of the people, places and identities that reflect the diverse communities of the world.
AUG 9-25, 2014
The largest Book Festival of its kind, with over 700 world-class writers and thinkers taking part in more than 800 events.
OCT 24-NOV 2, 2014
Scotland’s inspirational annual celebration of traditional and contemporary storytelling.
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DEC 30, 2014–JAN 1, 2015
The largest New Year event in the world with three days of celebrations culminating with a massive New Year's Eve street party.
MAY 5-12, 2014
Scotland's international festival of performing arts for childrden and young people.
APR 5-20, 2014
Fun and inspiration for all ages featuring the inventions and innovations of the world of science and technology.