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.
Check out the Leith Festival, a traditional community arts festival with a varied programme of arts, tours, music, food and sport.
Every August, for just over two weeks, the world’s largest celebration of the written word takes over Charlotte Square; the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
The Scottish International Storytelling Festival provides an array of story-telling performances, talks, workshops and discussions throughout Edinburgh.
Head to the Edinburgh Mela Festival, one of Europe’s largest and most important multicultural events for a unique and truly unforgettable experience.
Described by The Scotsman as an indispensable part of the Scottish and international theatre scene, the Bank of Scotland Imaginate Festival offers the chance to see award-winning productions from across the globe.
Head to the Edinburgh International Film Festival for the very best in international cinema alongside a whole host of debates, experiences and events.
If art is your passion, the Edinburgh Art Festival, Scotland’s largest visual arts festival is simply unmissable as it is home to a wide array of visual arts, exhibitions and events held throughout the city.
The largest arts festival anywhere in the world, the magnificent and world-famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe hosts a range of outstanding events and performances.
The Edinburgh International Festival is the official centerpiece of Edinburgh’s summer festival with a growing programme of dance, music, theatre and opera.
Enjoy the unique Festival of Politics in Edinburgh, which offers a range of talks, debates and exhibitions from some of the most influential players in British politics.
Whether you prefer old school jazz or more contemporary styles, the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival has something for everyone.
With over 200 events, workshops and discussion, the Edinburgh International Science Festival is one of the largest explorations of science in Europe.
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