It's July, festival season is almost here and events are popping up all over the city! Make sure you get involved...
Festivals and Events
- Edinburgh International Magic Festival
30th June - 8th July
A mix of illusionists, mindreading and a variety from Scotland and the world... the event is filled with skill and attention to detail.
- Scottish Real Ale Festival
5th - 7th July
From noon to 10.30pm each day - guests will be in the company of some great brewers, plenty of food and evening entertainment!
- Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival
13th - 22nd July
The longest running jazz festival in the UK, not to be missed.
- Mardi Gras
Head to the grassmarket for an afternoon of non-stop entertainment and a host of bands!
- Edinburgh Festival Carnival
Music, dance, costumes, circus acrobats, puppetry from all over the world!
- Edinburgh Food Festival
25th - 29th July
Street food, entertainment, talks and debates!
Music, Theatre and Comedy
- Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Join Noel and his band at Edinburgh Castle for a night of music
- Chris Ramsey - Just happy to get out of the house tour
A night of laughter at the King's Theatre
6th - 7th July
2 days of old school bands and cheesy tunes at the Royal Highland Centre
Markets and Fairs
- Platform 2 Market, Waverley Station
Every Friday in July
The perfect way to support local small businesses
- Edinburgh Farmers Market
Every Saturday in July
Situated on Castle Terrace, it's a great spot for some Saturday strolling
- Stockbridge Market
Every Sunday in July
If you're looking to stock up for a cosy Sunday dinner, Stockbridge market will definitely have something for all
Museums, Galleries and Exhibitions
- In Focus: Scottish Photography
In Focus: Scottish Photography showcases the City Art Centre’s photographic collections, charting the development of fine art photography in Scotland from the 19th century to present day.
- Emil Nolde - Colour is Life
This exhibition, comprising about 100 paintings, drawings, watercolours and prints, drawn from the incomparable collection of the Emil Nolde Foundation in Seebüll.
- Great Scottish Walk & Run
For all ages... give it a go!
- Glasgow to Edinburgh Trek
21st - 22nd July
Take on this epic Scottish walking challenge, 30 hours and 100k non-stop!