THINGS TO SEE & DO IN EDINBURGH
Festive Dates 2013
Mary King’s Ghost Fest - TBC for 2013
￼Paranormal investigations, celebrity ghost hunts and other spooky goings on at The ￼Real Mary King’s Close.
Ceilidh Culture - 26 April - 6 May 2013
Edinburgh’s traditional arts festival, featuring music, dance, storytelling and more.
International Science Festival - 23 March- 7 April 2013
The International Science Festival features a host of fun and educational events, ￼lectures and attractions celebrating all things scientific.
Beltane Fire Festival - 30 April 2013
Beltane is an ancient Celtic festival and Edinburgh plays host to some colourful and ￼exciting celebrations to mark the date.
Imaginate Festival 6 – 13 May 2013
The Imaginate Festival is Edinburgh’s children’s festival and has loads of plays, ￼activities and fun things to do for youngsters of all ages.
Leith Festival 7-16 June 2013
￼Come and celebrate all things Leith at this festival, featuring music, dance, art and ￼other exciting events.
Edinburgh International Film Festival - 19 - 30 June 2013
￼The Edinburgh Film Festival is an internationally-renowned event on the movie ￼festival circuit and attracts premieres and stars from all over the world.
Edinburgh International Magic Festival - 28 June – 5 July 2013
2013 will see Edinburgh host the third International Magic Festival with a range of ￼performers show-casing their magical talents.
Edinburgh Art Festival - 1 August - 1 September 2013
Edinburgh Art Festival celebrates the visual arts in all its diversity, from world-class ￼exhibitions to strikingly original installations.
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival - 19 July – 28 July 2013
Get your gladrags on and party to the sounds of the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues ￼Festival, a popular event which attracts international talent.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival - 2 August - 26 August 2013
Getting bigger, better and – some may say – weirder every year, the Edinburgh ￼Fringe Festival is the highlight of many a festival-goer’s calendar.
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo - 2 August – 24 August 2013
￼Selling out months in advance, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a spectacular ￼event taking place on the Castle Esplanade.
The Edge Music Festival - TBC 2013
Adding alternative music to the August festival mix, The Edge Music Festival attracts ￼A-list bands as part of its programme.
Festival of Spirituality and Peace - 2 August - 26 August 2013
The Festival of Spirituality and Peace features music, dance, talks and other events ￼highlighting humanitarian issues and causes.
Edinburgh International Festival 9 August – 1 September 2013
The one that started it all, the Edinburgh International Festival is a feast of world- ￼class music, dance and theatrical performances.
Edinburgh International Book Festival 10 August - 26 August 2013
This literary event attracts major names in the writing, publishing and political fields ￼to the serene Charlotte Square Gardens setting.
Edinburgh Mela Festival - 30 August - 1 September 2013
Celebrating the cultural diversity of the city, the Mela Festival brings colour and ￼exotic flair to Edinburgh in August.
Scottish Story Telling Festival - 25 October - 3 November 2013
Celebrating the great Scottish oral tradition, the Story Telling Festival showcases the ￼talents of national bards, poets and tale-spinners.
Edinburgh’s Christmas - TBC – late November – End Dec 2013
Edinburgh sparkles at Christmas and features events, attractions and shows for all ￼the family to enjoy during the festival season.
Edinburgh’s Hogmanay - 29 December 2013 – 2 January 2014
End the year with the biggest street party in the world!