Fringe by the Sea

Featuring 250+ shows across 10 days, Fringe by the Sea brings a range of top-notch comedy, music, literature, performance and food and drink to North Berwick.

Fringe by the Sea, North Berwick.
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East Lothian

2nd August - 11th August

Less from 40 minutes train journey from Edinburgh, Fringe by the Sea in North Berwick returns for 10 days with a packed programme of family-friendly events.

Established in 2008, this multi-arts festival has community at its heart and aims to bring together like-minded people who share a passion for the arts. From world renowned authors to local choirs, this vibrant festival offers a diverse range of things to see and do.

Get your toes tapping with music from The Jacksons, Honeyblood, Hot Chip (DJ), Tinderbox Orchestra, Del Amitri, Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham or The Stranglers. For younger ears, there’s Artie’s Singing Kettle: The Greatest Hits or Monski Mouse Baby Disco.

Be entertained by talks by ski jumper Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, author Caitlin Moran, chef Nick Nairn, actor Richard E Grant or potter and TV judge, Keith Brymer. Learn more about bushcraft and survival skills with Ray Mears or botany with Frances Tophill.

Discover more about the natural world with talks such as Bats & Moths Walk, Shoreline Shenanigans, EV Myth Busting or Introduction to Seaweeds & Seaweed Pressing.

Have a giggle with Trash Test Dummies, Five Mugs No Tea, Fred MacAulay, Adam Hills or Susie McCabe. Or energise your mind and body with the North Berwick Jogging Tour, Gentle Flow Yoga or Ezee Riders E-bike Tour. For wee ones, there’s the Baby Massage Mini Workshop.

If you’re looking to learn some new skills, take your pick from Paint & Sip, Herbal Elixirs for Summer, Jesmonite Candleholder Workshop or Funky Friday Zumba.

Whatever your interests, you won’t be stuck for choice.

Fringe by the Sea Tent with rainbow

Fringe by the Sea runs from 02 to 11 August 2024. The full programme is available to view now on their website and tickets should be booked in advance.