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Edinburgh Festival Carnival

Get ready to feel the rhythm of the Edinburgh Festival summer season! The eighth Edinburgh Festival Carnival delivers a dazzling spectacle under the castle. 


Expect over 700 performers deliver an extravaganza humming with the rhythms of salsa, African drummers, Balkan beats and swirling pipes and a feast for the eyes with sequined dancers, feathered costumes, Chinese dragons, circus performers and street theatre.

The Carnival starts at 1.30pm, but get along early to make sure you get a good viewing spot. 

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