Events and Festivals in Edinburgh and the Lothians
Edinburgh hosts a number of exciting events all year. Take part in some of the revelry from ceilidhs and rugby games to the spectacular Military Tattoo and world-famous Hogmanay celebrations.
Tradfest is a new festival which will showcases the best of art, dance and storytelling with workshops, concerts and gigs for the whole family to enjoy.
Experience Edinburgh’s fabulous Christmas celebrations this winter. Glittering lights, fairground rides, an ice skating rink and the famous German Christmas Market combine to create a party atmosphere like no other.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is one of Scotland’s most iconic events held every August. Experience the electric atmosphere which showcases the best military bands, pipers and drummers, dancers and display teams from across the world.
Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations are world-famous. Join the spectacular three-day event with highlights such as an outdoor ceilidh and fantastic wonderful open air concerts.
Festivals are what Edinburgh does best. Edinburgh Festivals take place throughout the year with a wide variety of great events including the International Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh Book Festival and the Film Festival amongst others.
Witness the world’s best teams battle it out on the pitch at Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium which hosts some of the most exciting events on the rugby calendar each year. Catch some spectacular rugby as the teams compete in thrilling 6 Nations matches.
The Royal Highland Show is one of the biggest events in Edinburgh & Lothians and highlight of the Scottish country calendar.
St Andrew’s Day is a feast day held in honour of Scotland’s patron saint. Celebrations take place around the country on the 30 November and Edinburgh and the Lothians offers a fantastic range of events each year.
Purchase wonderful local produce at the Edinburgh Farmers’ Market from fresh fish to wonderful sweet treats and temping fruit and vegetables. Both visitors and locals alike come together to browse the stalls and experience the atmosphere
Join in Edinburgh’s Burns Night festivities and celebrate Scotland’s National Bard. Every year Robert Burns is commemorated on the date of his birth, 25 January, with an evening of traditional food and drink, rousing verse and memorable entertainment.
The Beltane Fire Festival is a unique and wild procession of fire, drumming and revelry on Calton Hill. Come along to celebrate the start of summer during the night of 30 April.
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Edinburgh and the Lothians sits on the eastern side of Scotland's central belt, in the heart of the country.