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Fringe by the Sea

Featuring 200+ acts 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.
Image Credit: Scott Masterton

East Lothian

4th August 2023 - 13th August 2023

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 Groove ArmadaTravis, Peat & Diesel, Aly Bain & Phil CunninghamElkie BrooksSister Sledge or The Gospel ChoirNorth Berwick and Sister Sister Choir. For younger ears, there’s Ceilidh Kids or Dick V Dom DJ Battle.

Be entertained by talks by cyclist Mark Beaumont, author Maggie O’Farrell or fashion designer Patrick Grant. Nature lovers will be in their element with both Megan McCubbin and Hamza Yassin discussing wildlife and the environment.

Have a giggle with Just The Tonic Comedy Club (performances presented by Dylan Moran or Dara O Briain) or energise your mind and body with WanderWomenMindfulnessAdventure & EcotherapyZumba Gold or Surfskate Sessions.

If you’re looking to learn some new skills, take your pick from workshops in Block PrintingEncanto Dance or Macrame.

Fringe by the Sea Tent with rainbow

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

Fringe by the Sea runs from 04 to 13 August 2023. The full programme is available to view now on their website and tickets should be booked in advance.