Discover what's on in Edinburgh this month.
From dazzling musical shows and breath-taking festivals to fascinating exhibitions and bustling markets, there is always lots to do in Edinburgh. Browse through our list of events below and plan your weekend, week, or month ahead.
Due to Covid-19 and the country-wide lockdown, many events and festivals have been cancelled over the coming months. However, some events have created online alternatives so you can still enjoy them from the comfort of your own home.
If you have already purchased tickets for 2020 events that have been cancelled then please visit the event organiser's website directly where you will find more information.
As restrictions begin to lift, some events later in the year have adapted in line with Government guidelines to create a safe environement as possible for attendees (please see a few of these events below).
This is Edinburgh: Your guide to what's on in Edinburgh
The Ghost Lights will incorporate a series of artistic interventions across the city throughout the month of August, letting the world know that the spark of the Festival still burns bright.
The Edinburgh International Book Festival returns online from 15 - 31 August with events for both adults and children.
The Edinburgh International Festival will present a series of 15 great Queen’s Hall concerts from the International Festival archives, in association with BBC Radio 3 from Monday 10 - Friday 28 August 2020.
The Parking Lot Social has created a spectacular event space and overloaded it with a programme of immersive and interactive entertainment that’s broadcast from a stage straight to your car, allowing everyone to come together, while still keeping a safe distance apart.
Curious returns this August with a month-long series of online events bringing together some of Scotland’s leading thinkers and practitioners, curated to make us question the world around us.
Discover some of Edinburgh's world renowned medical history as you tour through the sites where anatomists, surgeons and physicians worked, operated and squabbled in the quest for medical advancement.
This spectacular celebration of artists, audiences and Edinburgh's enduring spirit will replace the Edinburgh International Festival as we know it.
Scotland's premier art, craft and design fair is now on-line with over 100 artists exhibiting and selling their unique products. All exhibitors are selected by a jury of experienced makers to ensure standards are high and that there's plenty of originality and diversity on display.
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Make your kilt an everyday wear this September and take part in this year's charity Kilt Walk Virtual weekend
This September you can take part in Scotland's largest antiques event at the Edinburgh Antiques, Vintage & Collectors Fair - the jewel of the Scottish antiques calendar.
A carnival of the very best modern beer culture and brewing creativity.
The UK's largest Gin Festival arrives at the Edinburgh's Corn Exchange this October.
To celebrate its 350th anniversary, The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is working in partnership with The Queen's Hall and Dunedin Consort to present a programme of music that celebrates nature.
Postponed from earlier in the year, TRUCKFEST 2020 is back at The Royal Highland Centre Ingliston!