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What's on in Edinburgh this March?

By Megan 01 Mar 2018

Spring is upon us! With the start of March we can welcome some sunny weather and crisp dry days – filled with events around Edinburgh!

Festivals and Events

  • Edinburgh International Science Festival
    31st March – 15th April
    The two-week festival gives audiences amazing experiences through a diverse programme of innovative events.
  • St Patrick's Festival
    15th – 18th March
    No one does a St Patrick's party quite like the Cowgate! 
    Join us over the three days of our music, comedy and table dancing festival/extravaganza, happening over 9 stages, 5 venues and multiple outdoor venues.
  • Edinburgh’s Festival of Ireland
    16th – 24th March
     A celebration of the city's own Irish community

Music, Theatre and Comedy

  • Blood Brothers
    5th – 10th March
    The legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.
  • Hairspray
    12th - 17th March
    Don’t miss this irresistible feel-good show that will have you smiling for days - let your hair down and book now!
  • George Ezra
    31st March
    Stopping off at Edinburgh Usher Hall on his 2018 tour!
  • Russian State Ballet of Siberia's
    20th - 24th March
    Each night at the Edinburgh Playhouse is different, including Romeo & Juliet, Swan Lake, Cinderella and The Snow Maiden

Markets and Fairs

  • Platform 2 Market, Waverley Station
    Every Friday in March
    The perfect way to support local small businesses
  • Edinburgh Farmers Market
    Every Saturday in March
    Situated on Castle Terrace, it's a great spot for some Saturday strolling
  • Stockbridge Market
    Every Sunday in March
    If you're looking to stock up for a cosy Sunday dinner, Stockbridge market will definitely have something for all
  • ECE Wedding Fair
    3rd – 4th March
    The Edinburgh Wedding fair has been running bi-annually at the Corn Exchange since 2003. It has grown to become the largest must attend event for Brides and Grooms in the East of Scotland.

Museums, Galleries and Exhibitions 

  • The Art of the Future
    All month
    What is the ‘art of the future’? In this striking exhibition young people from across Scotland deliver an imaginative and innovative response to this challenge.
  • NOW
    All month
    The third instalment of NOW will feature a major survey of works by renowned British artist Jenny Saville, spanning some 25 years of the artist’s career across five rooms.


  • Six Nations Rugby
    All month
    An explosive tournament showing international rugby union at it's best.
  • Meadows Marathon
    4th March
    Meadows Marathon is an annual student-organised running event held on the Meadows in Edinburgh to raise money for local, national and international charities.

Enjoy your March!

Megan is part of the QMU Browzer Team
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