About Edinburgh Festivals

(Edinburgh, Scotland)

The city of Edinburgh is famous throughout the world for its summer festivals, which include a host of musical and comedy events. During the summer months, many of the city's festivals attract large crowds, meaning that the hotels in this Scottish capital often become fully booked.

Popular festivals in Edinburgh include the following events.

Annual Edinburgh Festivals

  • January: Burns Night, taking place at the end of the month, with traditional haggis suppers celebrating Scotland's famous poet
  • April: Edinburgh International Science Festival, featuring a range of family events, demonstrations and workshops
  • June: Royal Highland Show, a popular agricultural show featuring a range of activities and displays
  • July: T in the Park, the biggest music festival in the whole of Scotland, taking place in nearby Perthshire
  • August: Edinburgh Fringe Festival, spectacular events attracting enormous crowds to the city and quickly filling up all available accommodation throughout the month
  • August: International Film Festival, taking place towards the end of the month and lasting two weeks, with various film screenings in central venues
  • August: Military Tattoo, known for its impressive military displays and Scottish pageantry
  • November: Bonfire Night / Guy Fawkes Night, with a number of large bonfire events and fireworks displays around November 5th
  • December: Edinburgh Capital Christmas Festival, heralding the beginning of a range of seasonal festivities and events
  • December: Hogmany, held throughout Scotland on New Year's Eve, often featuring a large street party in the city centre

Corn Exchange
Address: 10 New Market Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
Tel: +44 (0)131 477 3500
Website: http://www.edinburghcornexchange.com/

Edinburgh Conference Centre
Address: Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Scotland
Tel: +44 (0)131 451 3115
Website: http://www.edinburgh-conference.com/

Edinburgh Convention Bureau
Address: 29 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland
Tel: +44 (0)131 473 3666
Website: http://www.conventionedinburgh.com/

Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)
Address: The Exchange, 150 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
Tel: +44 (0)131 300 3000
Website: http://www.eicc.co.uk/

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