Edinburgh events calendar

Plan your year ahead with the Time Out guide to Edinburgh's annual events

Les Enfants Terribles' production of 'Vaudevillains'

Edinburgh isn't nicknamed the Festival City for nothing - aside from the world famous Hogmanay celebrations every winter, and both the International Festival and the Festival Fringe at the end of summer, the city boasts a wealth of recurring festivals and events for every stripe of cultural endeavour. We've rounded up the significant ones below - best get these dates in your diary ASAP.

Autumn 2014

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Cramming over 700 events into just over two weeks, the Edinburgh International Book Festival boasts an incredible roll call of previous guests, including Salman Rushdie, Hilary Mantel, Seamus Heaney, JK Rowling and George RR Martin. Most of the events stick to the standard reading-and-interview format (usually followed by a signing), though live music and other performances have also become more popular in recent years, particularly as part of the Festival's late night Unbound strand.
Date 15-31 Aug
Charlotte Square
edbookfest.co.uk

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Edinburgh International Book Festival

Cramming over 700 events into just over two weeks, the Edinburgh International Book Festival boasts an incredible roll call of previous guests, including Salman Rushdie, Hilary Mantel, Seamus Heaney, JK Rowling and George RR Martin. Most of the events stick to the standard reading-and-interview format (usually followed by a signing), though live music and other performances have also become more popular in recent years, particularly as part of the Festival's late night Unbound strand.
Date 15-31 Aug
Charlotte Square
edbookfest.co.uk

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Winter 2014/2015

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Cramming over 700 events into just over two weeks, the Edinburgh International Book Festival boasts an incredible roll call of previous guests, including Salman Rushdie, Hilary Mantel, Seamus Heaney, JK Rowling and George RR Martin. Most of the events stick to the standard reading-and-interview format (usually followed by a signing), though live music and other performances have also become more popular in recent years, particularly as part of the Festival's late night Unbound strand.
Date 15-31 Aug
Charlotte Square
edbookfest.co.uk

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Edinburgh International Book Festival

Cramming over 700 events into just over two weeks, the Edinburgh International Book Festival boasts an incredible roll call of previous guests, including Salman Rushdie, Hilary Mantel, Seamus Heaney, JK Rowling and George RR Martin. Most of the events stick to the standard reading-and-interview format (usually followed by a signing), though live music and other performances have also become more popular in recent years, particularly as part of the Festival's late night Unbound strand.
Date 15-31 Aug
Charlotte Square
edbookfest.co.uk

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Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Edinburgh's New Year celebrations have a well-deserved reputation for being world-class events, attracting revellers from around the globe to enjoy top musical entertainment, special ceremonial events, superb fireworks and the best rendition of 'Auld Lang Syne' on the planet. The festivities stretch over three days, with a torchlit procession on 30 Dec and a day of exciting events on New Year's Day - hangover permitting, of course.
Date 30 Dec-1 Jan
Princes Street
edinburghshogmanay.org

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Tuesday December 30 2014 - Thursday January 1 2015

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Cramming over 700 events into just over two weeks, the Edinburgh International Book Festival boasts an incredible roll call of previous guests, including Salman Rushdie, Hilary Mantel, Seamus Heaney, JK Rowling and George RR Martin. Most of the events stick to the standard reading-and-interview format (usually followed by a signing), though live music and other performances have also become more popular in recent years, particularly as part of the Festival's late night Unbound strand.
Date 15-31 Aug
Charlotte Square
edbookfest.co.uk

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Edinburgh International Book Festival

Cramming over 700 events into just over two weeks, the Edinburgh International Book Festival boasts an incredible roll call of previous guests, including Salman Rushdie, Hilary Mantel, Seamus Heaney, JK Rowling and George RR Martin. Most of the events stick to the standard reading-and-interview format (usually followed by a signing), though live music and other performances have also become more popular in recent years, particularly as part of the Festival's late night Unbound strand.
Date 15-31 Aug
Charlotte Square
edbookfest.co.uk

Read more

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Cramming over 700 events into just over two weeks, the Edinburgh International Book Festival boasts an incredible roll call of previous guests, including Salman Rushdie, Hilary Mantel, Seamus Heaney, JK Rowling and George RR Martin. Most of the events stick to the standard reading-and-interview format (usually followed by a signing), though live music and other performances have also become more popular in recent years, particularly as part of the Festival's late night Unbound strand.
Date 15-31 Aug
Charlotte Square
edbookfest.co.uk

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Spring 2015

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Cramming over 700 events into just over two weeks, the Edinburgh International Book Festival boasts an incredible roll call of previous guests, including Salman Rushdie, Hilary Mantel, Seamus Heaney, JK Rowling and George RR Martin. Most of the events stick to the standard reading-and-interview format (usually followed by a signing), though live music and other performances have also become more popular in recent years, particularly as part of the Festival's late night Unbound strand.
Date 15-31 Aug
Charlotte Square
edbookfest.co.uk

Read more

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Cramming over 700 events into just over two weeks, the Edinburgh International Book Festival boasts an incredible roll call of previous guests, including Salman Rushdie, Hilary Mantel, Seamus Heaney, JK Rowling and George RR Martin. Most of the events stick to the standard reading-and-interview format (usually followed by a signing), though live music and other performances have also become more popular in recent years, particularly as part of the Festival's late night Unbound strand.
Date 15-31 Aug
Charlotte Square
edbookfest.co.uk

Read more

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Cramming over 700 events into just over two weeks, the Edinburgh International Book Festival boasts an incredible roll call of previous guests, including Salman Rushdie, Hilary Mantel, Seamus Heaney, JK Rowling and George RR Martin. Most of the events stick to the standard reading-and-interview format (usually followed by a signing), though live music and other performances have also become more popular in recent years, particularly as part of the Festival's late night Unbound strand.
Date 15-31 Aug
Charlotte Square
edbookfest.co.uk

Read more

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Cramming over 700 events into just over two weeks, the Edinburgh International Book Festival boasts an incredible roll call of previous guests, including Salman Rushdie, Hilary Mantel, Seamus Heaney, JK Rowling and George RR Martin. Most of the events stick to the standard reading-and-interview format (usually followed by a signing), though live music and other performances have also become more popular in recent years, particularly as part of the Festival's late night Unbound strand.
Date 15-31 Aug
Charlotte Square
edbookfest.co.uk

Read more

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Cramming over 700 events into just over two weeks, the Edinburgh International Book Festival boasts an incredible roll call of previous guests, including Salman Rushdie, Hilary Mantel, Seamus Heaney, JK Rowling and George RR Martin. Most of the events stick to the standard reading-and-interview format (usually followed by a signing), though live music and other performances have also become more popular in recent years, particularly as part of the Festival's late night Unbound strand.
Date 15-31 Aug
Charlotte Square
edbookfest.co.uk

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Summer 2015

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Cramming over 700 events into just over two weeks, the Edinburgh International Book Festival boasts an incredible roll call of previous guests, including Salman Rushdie, Hilary Mantel, Seamus Heaney, JK Rowling and George RR Martin. Most of the events stick to the standard reading-and-interview format (usually followed by a signing), though live music and other performances have also become more popular in recent years, particularly as part of the Festival's late night Unbound strand.
Date 15-31 Aug
Charlotte Square
edbookfest.co.uk

Read more

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Cramming over 700 events into just over two weeks, the Edinburgh International Book Festival boasts an incredible roll call of previous guests, including Salman Rushdie, Hilary Mantel, Seamus Heaney, JK Rowling and George RR Martin. Most of the events stick to the standard reading-and-interview format (usually followed by a signing), though live music and other performances have also become more popular in recent years, particularly as part of the Festival's late night Unbound strand.
Date 15-31 Aug
Charlotte Square
edbookfest.co.uk

Read more

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Cramming over 700 events into just over two weeks, the Edinburgh International Book Festival boasts an incredible roll call of previous guests, including Salman Rushdie, Hilary Mantel, Seamus Heaney, JK Rowling and George RR Martin. Most of the events stick to the standard reading-and-interview format (usually followed by a signing), though live music and other performances have also become more popular in recent years, particularly as part of the Festival's late night Unbound strand.
Date 15-31 Aug
Charlotte Square
edbookfest.co.uk

Read more

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Cramming over 700 events into just over two weeks, the Edinburgh International Book Festival boasts an incredible roll call of previous guests, including Salman Rushdie, Hilary Mantel, Seamus Heaney, JK Rowling and George RR Martin. Most of the events stick to the standard reading-and-interview format (usually followed by a signing), though live music and other performances have also become more popular in recent years, particularly as part of the Festival's late night Unbound strand.
Date 15-31 Aug
Charlotte Square
edbookfest.co.uk

Read more

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Cramming over 700 events into just over two weeks, the Edinburgh International Book Festival boasts an incredible roll call of previous guests, including Salman Rushdie, Hilary Mantel, Seamus Heaney, JK Rowling and George RR Martin. Most of the events stick to the standard reading-and-interview format (usually followed by a signing), though live music and other performances have also become more popular in recent years, particularly as part of the Festival's late night Unbound strand.
Date 15-31 Aug
Charlotte Square
edbookfest.co.uk

Read more

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Cramming over 700 events into just over two weeks, the Edinburgh International Book Festival boasts an incredible roll call of previous guests, including Salman Rushdie, Hilary Mantel, Seamus Heaney, JK Rowling and George RR Martin. Most of the events stick to the standard reading-and-interview format (usually followed by a signing), though live music and other performances have also become more popular in recent years, particularly as part of the Festival's late night Unbound strand.
Date 15-31 Aug
Charlotte Square
edbookfest.co.uk

Read more

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Cramming over 700 events into just over two weeks, the Edinburgh International Book Festival boasts an incredible roll call of previous guests, including Salman Rushdie, Hilary Mantel, Seamus Heaney, JK Rowling and George RR Martin. Most of the events stick to the standard reading-and-interview format (usually followed by a signing), though live music and other performances have also become more popular in recent years, particularly as part of the Festival's late night Unbound strand.
Date 15-31 Aug
Charlotte Square
edbookfest.co.uk

Read more

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Cramming over 700 events into just over two weeks, the Edinburgh International Book Festival boasts an incredible roll call of previous guests, including Salman Rushdie, Hilary Mantel, Seamus Heaney, JK Rowling and George RR Martin. Most of the events stick to the standard reading-and-interview format (usually followed by a signing), though live music and other performances have also become more popular in recent years, particularly as part of the Festival's late night Unbound strand.
Date 15-31 Aug
Charlotte Square
edbookfest.co.uk

Read more

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Cramming over 700 events into just over two weeks, the Edinburgh International Book Festival boasts an incredible roll call of previous guests, including Salman Rushdie, Hilary Mantel, Seamus Heaney, JK Rowling and George RR Martin. Most of the events stick to the standard reading-and-interview format (usually followed by a signing), though live music and other performances have also become more popular in recent years, particularly as part of the Festival's late night Unbound strand.
Date 15-31 Aug
Charlotte Square
edbookfest.co.uk

Read more

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Cramming over 700 events into just over two weeks, the Edinburgh International Book Festival boasts an incredible roll call of previous guests, including Salman Rushdie, Hilary Mantel, Seamus Heaney, JK Rowling and George RR Martin. Most of the events stick to the standard reading-and-interview format (usually followed by a signing), though live music and other performances have also become more popular in recent years, particularly as part of the Festival's late night Unbound strand.
Date 15-31 Aug
Charlotte Square
edbookfest.co.uk

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