No matter what time of year you visit Edinburgh, you’re guaranteed to find a great event or world-class festival to enjoy. Over the summer, the Edinburgh Festivals bring a wave of colour and amplify the city’s atmosphere drawing attendees from across the globe. Seven spectacular festivals, fill up the city’s performance venues and event spaces in late June, July, and August hosting some of the world’s most renowned festivals.
What’s on this Summer?
Music, Theatre and Comedy
Disney’s The Lion King, Edinburgh Playhouse, 2 Jun – 2 Jul
Anton and Giovanni: Him and Me, Festival Theatre, 1 Jul
Alan Carr: Regional Trinket, Edinburgh Playhouse, 8 – 9 Jul
Deacon Blue, Edinburgh Castle, 9 Jul
Zog and the Flying Doctors, Festival Theatre, 9 – 13 Jul
A Country Night In Nashville, Edinburgh Playhouse, 10 Jul
An Evening with David Sedaris, Usher Hall, 10 Jul
Some Guys Have All the Luck: The Rod Stewart Story, Edinburgh Playhouse, 12 Jul
Raphael: Magister Raffaello, Dovecot Studios, 1 Jul – 24Sep
Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life, National Museum of Scotland, 1 Jul – 13 Nov
Platinum Jubilee Display, Palace of Holyroodhouse, 14Jul – 25 Sep
A Taste for Impressionism: Modern French Art…Scottish National Gallery, 30 Jul – 13 Nov
Sports and fundraising events
Race for Life: Pretty Muddy, Royal Highland Centre, 10 Sep
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