The scale, impact and sheer creative force of Edinburgh’s summer festivals alone literally transform Edinburgh into the Cultural Capital of the World.
EDINBURGH ART FESTIVAL - INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVALS
A new event celebrating the exciting mix of visual arts across Edinburgh every summer.
EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE - COMEDY, MUSIC, THEATRE, DANCE & EVENTS
The mother of all fringes around the globe, open to any artist or performing company who wishes to participate, and in itself the largest arts festival on the planet.
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL - STORYTELLING, SIGNINGS, AUTHORS & MORE
The biggest annual celebration of the written word in the world.
EDINBURGH INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT FESTIVAL - EIF GAMES CULTURE
Delivering an enthralling set of events for both industry and consumers alike.
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL - CLASSICAL MUSIC, THEATRE, OPERA AND DANCE
Founded in the post-war belief that the Festival should enliven and enrich the cultural life of Europe, it is widely regarded as the most exciting and innovative festival of the performing arts in the world.
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - EIFF
A major event in UK cinematic life and the longest continually running film festival in the world.
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL
Britain's biggest and most vibrant Jazz Festival embracing early ragtime to cutting edge rhythm and blues.
EDINBURGH FESTIVAL OF POLITICS - INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL FESTIVALS
Engage with the political process at the award-winning Festival of Politics.
EDINBURGH FESTIVAL OF SPIRITUALITY AND PEACE
Issues of our times and to promote dialogue and the building of a community in diversity.
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION FESTIVAL - TV AND BROADCASTING
Featuring prominent television industry voices and sessions covering pertinent issues facing the future of broadcasting.
EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO
The military’s contribution to Edinburgh’s international festivals, featuring a unique blend of music, ceremony and theatre, set against the magnificent backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.
EDINBURGH PEOPLE'S FESTIVAL - CABARET, MUSIC, THEATRE & COMEDY
A celebration of the arts 'for the people, by the people'. The festival contains an eclectic programme of cabaret, music, theatre and comedy.