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Festival Guide to summer in Edinburgh

The leading city in the world for festivals, Edinburgh holds a range of events that bring worldwide talent to the city’s stages and streets.
The summer months are packed with festival choices from music to comedy, books and the military tattoo. Check out the summer calendar below and start booking your trip to Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

13th – 22nd July 2018

More than 170 gigs cover the early days of jazz to the present day, and the Blues programme includes electric blues, Chicago blues and the best homegrown talent.
For the festival programme, click here.

Edinburgh Art Festival

26th July to 26th August 2018

More than 250,000 visitors make their way to the Edinburgh Art Festival each year to enjoy the 40+ exhibitions. New work by leading and emerging Scottish artists is commissioned by the Festival every year.
More details and the festival programme can be found here.

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

3rd – 27th August 2018

Music, dance and precision displays are the emblems of the Tattoo. Set against the incredible backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, military bands, cultural troupes and performers from all over the globe provide an awesome display.
Discover more, here.

Edinburgh International Festival

3rd – 27th August 2018

Three weeks of performances and exhibitions from the world’s finest performers and creators. Founded in 1947, the festival uses innovative programming to create exciting and entertaining productions that thrill audiences.
More information on the festival and its programme can be found here.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

3rd – 27th August 2018

Breaking the norm, the Fringe runs in parallel to the International Festival and is a creative outlet for both established performers and those trying to formulate their careers. From street performances to small theatres, cabaret to children’s shows, the Fringe is an explosion of creativity and enjoyment.
The Fringe programme is now available, here.

Edinburgh International Book Festival

11th – 27th August 2018

Located in the heart of the New Town, the Book Festival Village is free to enter. Throughout the Festival there are author events, debates, book signings and interactive workshops. Three big, independent bookshops are stocked with a wide range including some titles exclusive to the Festival.

The programme has more than 800 events, which you can see here.

If you’re looking for somewhere to relax, but within easy reach of Edinburgh and its festivals, then CLC Duchally Country Estate could be your perfect retreat. Check out our resort, and check in!

By CLC World | July 11th, 2018 | Blog
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