Making a return in 2021, the Edinburgh Festivals are back and are here to bring a wave of colour and soaring excitement to the city.
Five spectacular festivals proudly serve up the most incredible smorgasbord of culture you could ever imagine, filling the city’s performance venues, event spaces, and now the online world throughout August.
- Edinburgh Art Festival – 29 July – 29 August
- Edinburgh Festival Fringe – 6 – 30 August
- Edinburgh International Festival – 7 – 29 August
- Edinburgh International Book Festival – 14 – 30 August
- Edinburgh International Film Festival – 18 – 25 August
Attend a star-studded film premiere during the Edinburgh International Film Festival and listen to top class live music when incredible musicians from all over the world roll into town for the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.
There’ll barely be time to catch your breath before Edinburgh Art Festival launches, an unmissable opportunity to see awesome and thought-provoking visual works created by talented Scottish and international artists.
And there’s plenty more to get excited about come August. The Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe mean that visitors and locals alike are well and truly spoilt for choice. Choose from the incredible array of music, theatre, comedy, opera, dance, circus, cabaret, musicals, spoken word, exhibitions, children’s shows and physical theatre.
And let’s not forget about the Edinburgh International Book Festival where you can join author readings, Q&As and talks covering all types of literature.