Edinburgh's festivals

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Edinburgh is Scotland's beautiful capital, known throughout the world as the Festival City since the first Edinburgh International Festival in 1947. There is much more than just one 'Edinburgh Festival' making up the Festival City, instead 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. In August alone there are six different festivals running at the same time, including the International Festival. 

The Edinburgh International Festival plays host to the giants of the arts each year with an ecclectic programme of music, theatre, opera and dance every August, hand picked by the International Festival Director.

Edinburgh's 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. For more visit the Festival City site here.

Edinburgh's Summer Festivals 2017

Edinburgh International Festival
4-28 August 2017
+44 (0)131 473 2000
eif.co.uk (this website) 

Edinburgh International Film Festival
21-2 July 2017
+44 (0)131 228 4051
edfilmfest.org.uk

Edinburgh International Jazz and Blues Festival
15-24 July 2017
+44 (0)131 467 5200
edinburghjazzfestival.com

Edinburgh Art Festival
27 July - 27 August 2017
+44 (0)131 226 6558
edinburghartfestival.com

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
4-26 August 2017
+44 (0)131 225 1188
edintattoo.co.uk

Edinburgh Festival Fringe
4-28 August 2017
Admin: +44 (0)131 226 0026
Box office: +44 (0)131 226 0000 (from June)
edfringe.com

Edinburgh International Book Festival
12-28 August 2017
+44 (0)131 718 5666
edbookfest.co.uk


Other festivals in Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Science Festival
1 April - 16 April 2017
+44 (0)131 553 0320
sciencefestival.co.uk

Imaginate Festival
Scotland's International Children's Theatre Festival
27 May - 4 June 2017
+44 (0)131 225 8050
imaginate.org.uk/festival

Scottish International Storytelling Festival
20 - 31 October 2017
+44 (0)131 556 9579
tracscotland.org/festivals

Edinburgh's Hogmanay
30 December 2017 - 1 January 2018
+44 (0)844 573 8455
edinburghshogmanay.com

Other festivals sites that may be of interest

British Arts Festivals Association
International Festivals & Events Association
European Festivals Association