Edinburgh Festivals

From the world-acclaimed Fringe Festival to the International Film Festival, Edinburgh is a hub for culture and the arts.

Edinburgh Festivals

Katy on Jul 27, 2015

Festivals are a fantastic way to cut loose and let your hair down! Edinburgh hosts these very well, making the city centre the hub of all things arts, but which festival tickles your fancy?

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

As the largest arts festival in the world, people travel from all parts of the world to enjoy the arts as it has never been seen before. With stages scattered across the city centre, the summer months see thousands of performers gather year-on-year to express themselves through various mediums.

Dating back to 1947, the Fringe encourages performances from all ages to encourage up and coming artists to pursue their creative roots in the form of theatre to comedy and musicals to opera. There is something for everyone!

Edinburgh Hogmanay

Start the New Year with a bang with the Edinburgh Hogmanay festival. Spread out across three unforgettable days, Edinburgh Hogmanay shows the city how to party with bands, choral singing and fireworks, all with the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh’s greatest historical monuments.

Take a dip in The Loony Dook, learn to Ceilidh dance or watch a candlelit concert at the picture-perfect location of St Giles Cathedral.

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Established in 1947, Edinburgh International Film Festival is known throughout the world for the promotion and discovery of new international cinema. Celebrating the great black and white cinematics to the up-to-date 3D experiences of Jurassic World, the EIFF gives you a taste of red carpet glamour in the city centre.

Inviting the likes of Ewan McGregor, Elijah Wood, Keira Knightly and Seth Rogen, the festival is open to everyone to watch features, documentaries and shorts in the hub of culture that is Edinburgh!

Edinburgh International Science Festival

Fascinating, enthralling and intuitive – three words commonly used to describe the Edinburgh International Science Festival. Experience like never before in a programme of inspiring workshops, performances, exhibitions and special events.

Spanning across two weeks, the festival has many workshops catered to help teachings of the elements that make the Earth go round! With a diverse programme of subjects and a project dedicated to primary school education, the science festival is worth a visit.

Edinburgh International Festival

Transforming the lively city into a hub for culture is the goal for Edinburgh International Festival and this is done very well! Coming alive with harmonies, Edinburgh sees six major theatres and concert halls bring together creative audiences to experience performances in music, opera, theatre and dance. The list of shows is endless: listen to Vivaldi’s classic harmonies, see the works of director Frank Van Laecke or laugh at Mozart’s masterful comedy, The Magic Flute. A fun and exciting way to spend your summer weeks!

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