Festivals in Edinburgh

With a host of exciting events and activities awaiting you in our characterful city, rediscover the action in some of Edinburgh’s most characterful neighbourhoods.

13th to 29th October 2023

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Myths and Storytelling have united communities since history began, whether this be through words, music, dance or art. To celebrate this and the part storytelling plays in Edinburgh’s varied history, the Scottish International Storytelling Festival welcomes performers from across the globe to share tales around the hearth, drawing communities from far and wide together again.

31st December 2023


Ring in the New Year with Edinburgh’s one-of-a-kind Hogmanay celebrations, complete with a torchlight procession, live musical performances, wild street parties and of course a spectacular display of fireworks across Edinburgh’s skylines.




2nd to 25th August 2024 (Approximately)

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The 2023 Fringe Festival may have come to a close, but it’s not too early to get ahead and plan your 2024 visit.

The Edinburgh Fringe features a vast array of performances, with thousands of shows taking place over the course of the month-long festival. This will include a series of theatrical performances, comedy, dance, music, spoken word and even circus acts, held in a variety of venues across the city, from small pubs and clubs to large theatres and local landmarks.

Unlike many other festivals, the Edinburgh Fringe is open to anyone and everyone who may wish to participate, regardless of experience or industry connections. The festival is proud to offer a platform for emerging artists to showcase their work alongside more distinguished performers including household names Frankie Boyle and Ed Burne, resulting a vibrant agenda attracting audiences from every walk of life.

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