What's on & Buying Tickets
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival (18 - 27th JULY)
Britain's biggest jazz and blues festival showcases the best musicians from Scotland and all over the world with performances spanning the earliest jazz forms to contemporary creativity over ten jam-packed days.
Edinburgh Art Festival (31st JULY - 31st AUGUST)
The UK’s largest annual celebration of visual art, offering the chance to experience the best Scottish and international contemporary and modern artists.
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (1st - 23rd AUGUST)
A tremendous spectacle, set against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, featuring military and civilian musicians and performers from every corner of the globe.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe (1st - 25th AUGUST)
The world's largest arts festival, catering for every taste, with theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, cabaret, children's shows, musicals, operas, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events, taking place all over the city.
Edinburgh International Festival (8th - 31st AUGUST)
Bringing the very best in exciting, innovative and accessible classical music, theatre, opera, dance and visual art to the city for three exhilarating weeks each year.
Edinburgh International Book Festival (9th - 25th AUGUST)
The largest and most dynamic festival of its kind in the world, providing a unique forum for audiences and authors to meet and share thoughts, opinions and ideas.
Edinburgh Mela (29th - 31st AUGUST)
The Edinburgh Mela is Scotland’s biggest and best celebration of world music and dance, challenging all your senses and promoting cultural diversity in the arts.
Scottish International Storytelling Festival (24th OCT - 2nd NOV)
Scotland's vibrant and enduring celebration of traditional and contemporary storytelling from home and across the world, with a ten day programme of live storytelling, oral traditions and cultural diversity.
Edinburgh's Hogmanay (30th DEC 2014 - 1st JAN 2015)
The world's best New Year Party attracting visitors from across the globe. An amazing celebration over three incredible days featuring cultural highlights and special events.
Edinburgh International Science Festival (2015)
The world's first celebration of the wonders, inventions and innovations of Science and Technology, and still one of Europe's largest. A two-week programme of exciting and inspiring events for all ages.
Imaginate Festival (2015)
Scotland's international festival of performing arts for children and young people, presenting the finest performances from Scotland and across the world.
Edinburgh International Film Festival (18 - 29th JUNE)
The world-famous Edinburgh International Film Festival exists to discover and promote the very best in international cinema, spotlighting the most exciting and innovative new film talent.