April is a month that’s full of fun and treats – April fools, Easter, chocolate! Edinburgh certainly makes the most of it.
Festivals and Events
- Scottish Vegan Festival
Perfect event for all foodies!
- Edinburgh International Harp Festival
31st March – 5th April
Experience world class performance, learn new skills and join the growing harp community
- Dead by Dawn: Scotland’s International Horror Film Festival
20th – 23rd April
Some films make you laugh, some to scar and scare in equal measure…
- Beltane Fire Festival
Taking place at Calton Hill, it marks the beginning of summer – a Pagan ritual that has become a popular spectacle.
- Terminal V Festival
A brand new all day party this Easter Sunday featuring a huge line-up of some of the world's leading artists
Music, Theatre and Comedy
- Sister Act
3rd & 15th April
Sister Act is the feel-amazing musical comedy based on the smash hit movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith.
- Funny Girl
18th – 22nd April
This iconic musical tells the story of Fanny Brice, whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star.
- Amy Macdonald
Enjoy a night at the Usher Hall with this local singer-songwriter.
- The Addams Family
Everyone’s favourite kooky family are now on stage in this spectacular musical comedy as it makes its UK premiere in Edinburgh
Markets and Fairs
- Platform 2 Market, Waverley Station
Every Friday in April
The perfect way to support local small businesses
- Edinburgh Farmers Market
Every Saturday in April
Situated on Castle Terrace, it's a great spot for some Saturday strolling
- Stockbridge Market
Every Sunday in April
If you're looking to stock up for a cosy Sunday dinner, Stockbridge market will definitely have something for all
Museums, Galleries and Exhibitions
- You are here - a journey through maps
The National Library of Scotland's exhibition demonstrates the versatility and beauty of maps, and the skill of the cartographers who created them.
- A view from here - Landscape Photography
Exploring the theme of landscape through photographs from the 1840s to the present day, this exhibition brings together a selection of prints that transport the viewer around the world.
- Edinburgh Darts Classic
Gary Anderson’s clash with Michael van Gerwen in a rematch!
- Great Edinburgh Run
The 10 mile route is a unique distance for the city making it the perfect event for those wanting to stretch themselves from a 10k, or for those training for a ½ marathon.