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Visiting Edinburgh

Your Festival Guide

Everything you need to know for your visit to the Festival City

Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital and the world’s Festival City. With its incredible history and outstanding beauty, Edinburgh is a constant source of inspiration for what we do at the International Festival.

During August, when the International Festival is joined by five other official festivals, the population more than doubles as it plays host to hundreds of thousands of visitors and performers from all over the world.

The Festival City

Edinburgh is known throughout the world as the Festival City. 

There is much more than just one 'Edinburgh Festival' making up the Festival City. In August alone, there are six different festivals running at the same time, including the International Festival. 

Visitors come to Edinburgh every year to experience the many different festivals which all present a diverse variety of artists and events throughout the year.

Edinburgh Festival City

edinburghfestivalcity.com The umbrella website for all of the city's official festivals. Find competitions, news, video and sign up for emails to keep your finger on the Festival City's pulse.

Edinburgh's Festivals

Edinburgh International Festival 
2-26 August 2019  
+44 (0)131 473 2000  
eif.co.uk (this website) 

Edinburgh International Science Festival    
6-21 April 2019
+44 (0)131 553 0320    
sciencefestival.co.uk

Edinburgh International Children's Festival    
25 May - 1 June 2019
+44 (0)131 225 8050    
imaginate.org.uk/festival

Edinburgh International Film Festival
19-30 June 2019
+44 (0)131 228 4051 
edfilmfest.org.uk

Edinburgh International Jazz and Blues Festival 
12-21 July 2019
+44 (0)131 467 5200 
edinburghjazzfestival.com

Edinburgh Art Festival
25 July - 25 August 2019  
+44 (0)131 226 6558 
edinburghartfestival.com

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
2-24 August 2019
+44 (0)131 225 1188 
edintattoo.co.uk

Edinburgh Festival Fringe
2-26 August 2019
Admin: +44 (0)131 226 0026 
Box office: +44 (0)131 226 0000 (from June) 
edfringe.com

Edinburgh International Book Festival
10-26 August 2019  
+44 (0)131 718 5666 
edbookfest.co.uk

Scottish International Storytelling Festival   
18 - 31 October 2019
+44 (0)131 556 9579   
tracscotland.org/festivals

Edinburgh's Hogmanay   
30 December 2019 - 1 January 2020    
+44 (0)844 573 8455   
edinburghshogmanay.com

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