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What's on in Edinburgh this July?

By Megan 05 Jul 2017

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
    15th July
    Head to the grassmarket for an afternoon of non-stop entertainment and a host of bands!

Music, Theatre and Comedy 

  • Olly Murs
    18th July
    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
    28th July
    Join the girls on a hen night that you won’t forget with a smash hit retro soundtrack…

Markets and Fairs

Museums, Galleries and Exhibitions 

  • Age of Oil
    All month
    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
    All month
    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. 

Sport

  • Big Fun Run
    30th July
    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!

Enjoy your July!

Megan is part of the QMU Browzer Team
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