City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Festival Fireworks Concert

Edinburgh Festival Fireworks (Dave Stewart)

The Edinburgh Festival goes out each year with literally many, very large bangs, with the annual Festival Fireworks Concert.

Festival of Social Enterprise

Two days of live bands, food stalls, kids workshops, and socialising in Princes Street Gardens.

Edinburgh Food Festival

Foodies enjoy the Edinburgh Food Festival 2015 at George Square Garden

The Edinburgh Food Festival is a free festival that in 2017 attracted a reported 25,000 visitors.

Edinburgh Festival Carnival

Jazz festival tambourine

A free, family music and dance event with a flamboyant, festive flavour, the Edinburgh Festival Carnival takes place on the opening weekend of the Edinburgh Int

Edinburgh Jazz Festival Mardi Gras

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The free Mardi Gras, part of the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, launches Edinburgh's Festival season with the sounds of New Orleans and trad styled jazz in the street.

Hidden Door Festival

Hidden Door, a not-for-profit arts organisation run entirely by volunteers, specialises in discovering disused spaces in Edinburgh and radically transforming them into temporary, but imaginative venue

Edinburgh Film Festival Announces 15 Free, Outdoor Films

Thor: Ragnarok

The Edinburgh International Film Festival will be returning with three days of free, classic and recent big-budget movies this June.

Film Fest in the City

Launched in 2011, Film Fest in the City brings 3 days of free, outdoor screenings to an outdoor cinema in St Andrew Square garden.

Edinburgh Riding of the Marches

Riding of the Marches

The Edinburgh Riding of the Marches is a traditional event that sees around 300 horseback riders riding en masse from the outskirts of Edinburgh to the High Street in the city centre. There are limited spaces for riders, but spectators can watch the procession of equestrians as they ride up the High Street from Holyrood House to the Mercat Cross, between 3.30pm-3.55pm. There are bands at the High Street from 2pm.

Sustainable Shopping: Can Consumers Change the World?

Are changes we make in our purchasing habits enough to have a positive impact on the environment?