2016 A FULL YEAR IN EDINBURGH

International Science Festival 
26 March - 10 April 2016
The International Science Festival features a host of fun and educational events, lectures and attractions celebrating all things scientific.

TradFest Edinburgh
27 April - 8 May 2016
Edinburgh's traditional arts festival, featuring music, dance, storytelling and more.

Beltane Fire Festival
30 April 2016
Beltane is an ancient Celtic festival and Edinburgh plays host to some colourful and exciting celebrations to mark the date.

Imaginate Festival
28 May - 5 Jun 2016
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
11 - 19 June 2016
Celebrate all things Leith at this festival, featuring music, dance, art and other exciting events.

The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling 
11 - 19 June 2016 
The first Edinburgh Festival of Cycling took place in 2013. Organised by locals, this Festival will return for the fourth time in 2016 and will be a real showcase for all aspects of bicycle culture and the host city.

Edinburgh International Film Festival
15 - 26 June 2016
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 
Early July 2016 (TBC)
Cutting-edge, magical acts from around the world perform circus, illusion, comedy and theatre.

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival
15 - 24 July 2016 
Get your gladrags on and party to the sounds of the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, a popular event which attracts international talent.

Edinburgh Art Festival
29 July - 28 August 2016 
Edinburgh Art Festival celebrates the visual arts in all its diversity, from world-class exhibitions to strikingly original installations.

Edinburgh Fringe Festival
5 - 29 August 2016
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
5 - 27 August 2016
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a spectacular event taking place on the Castle Esplanade.

Edinburgh International Festival 
5 - 29 August 2016
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
13 - 29 August 2016 
This literary event attracts major names in the writing, publishing and political fields to the serene Charlotte Square Gardens setting.

Edinburgh Mela Festival 
27 August  - 28 August 2016
Celebrating the cultural diversity of the city, the Mela Festival brings colour and exotic flair to Edinburgh in August.

Scottish Storytelling Festival
21 October - 30 October 2016 
Celebrating the great Scottish oral tradition, the Story Telling Festival showcases the talents of national bards, poets and tale-spinners.

Samhuinn Fire Festival 
31 October 2016
Samhuinn Fire Festival is a modern re-imagining of an ancient celtic festival marking the end of summer and rise of winter

Edinburgh's Christmas  
20 November 2016 - 4 Jan 2017 (TBC) 
Edinburgh sparkles at Christmas and features events, attractions and shows for all the family to enjoy during the festival season.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay 
30 December 2016 - 1 January 2017
End the year with the biggest street party in the world!