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Samhuinn Fire Festival

Expect fiery performances, music and dance with the immersive Samhuinn Fire Festival.

© Dan Mosley
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31st October 2023
Holyrood Park, Queen's Drive, Edinburgh, UK
Adults: £8.00; Children (under 16): £6.00 per person, plus booking fee

Marking the transition from Summer to Winter, Samhuinn Fire Festival celebrates the arrival of the Celtic New Year with a dazzling mix of fire, drumming, acrobatics and theatre.

Telling the story of the overthrowing of Summer by Winter with a dramatic battle between the mythical Summer and Winter Kings, Samhuinn is a contemporary revival of the ancient Celtic celebration, told through a spectacular performance of music and dance and immersive theatre.

© Vince Graham

Organised by Beltane Fire Society, the festival takes place under Arthur’s Seat in Holyrood Park, and will last from 7pm to 10pm.

As this is an outdoor performance, please dress according to the weather.

This event contains semi-nudity and uninhibited behaviour – parental/guardian discretion is advised. Under 16s must be accompanied by a full-paying adult.

A small number of food stalls run by local businesses will be available. Guests are also welcome to bring their own food and drink (glass bottles/containers are not permitted). Please dispose of all rubbish responsibly.

For details of special access arrangements (including carer tickets and prearranged vehicle/taxi drop off to the top of the hill) please email

Further details and ticketing information can be found on the Beltane Fire Society website.