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
6th - 8th 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
14th - 23rd 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
26th - 30th July
Street food, entertainment, talks and debates!
Music, Theatre and Comedy
- Olly Murs
Join Olly at Edinburgh Castle for a night of music
- Fame - The Musical: Beyond Broadway Experience
21st - 22nd July
Fame – the Musical, a West End smash hit based on the 1980’s film Fame including the best-selling title song arrives this summer on an epic scale.
- Girls Night Oot
Join the girls on a hen night that you won’t forget with a smash hit retro soundtrack…
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
- Age of Oil
Exploring the people and places of Scotland’s offshore energy industry, this contemporary art exhibition showcases the work of visual artist Sue Jane Taylor who has worked in some of the most remote and challenging environments in Scotland.
- Douglas Burns - Black Burns
Douglas Gordon’s specially commissioned installation, Black Burns, will be a response to the full-length marble statue of the poet Robert Burns, which stands in The Great Hall of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
- Big Fun Run
For all ages, run for fitness, run for charity, run for fun…just run!
- Glasgow to Edinburgh Trek
22nd & 23rd July
Take on this epic Scottish walking challenge, 30 hours and 100k non-stop!