Fun Events In Edinburgh

Undoubtedly one of Britain’s most vibrant cities, the Scottish capital is never short of exciting events. Whether you’re having a laugh at some top-notch comedy, sipping on premium whisky paired with chocolate or dancing the night away during a raucous knees-up, you’ll never be bored here. To keep you busy, here’s our guide on fun things to do in Edinburgh.

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Last updated on 20th May 2024

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz - Edinburgh

@ The Three Sisters on Fri, 27th Sep 2024 @ 18:30 - 23:00

On the hunt for fun events this September? Then make your way to The Three Sisters in the Old Town for the fantastic Sounds Familiar Music Quiz. Expect to hear hundreds of killer tunes from across the decades, ranging from power ballads to chart toppers and marvellous mash-ups, with a different theme for every round. In teams of up to 10 people, compete against others in singalongs, dance-offs, guess the song challenges and more.


For anyone who loves clubbing but can't handle the late nights, Studio38.Club have got the perfect event for you. These guys run daytime discos for over 30s, where you can party from 3 until 8pm to the best 80s and 90s classics. Tickets cost just £12, and you're guaranteed to be on that dancefloor.

The Tron

Wondering what's on in Edinburgh tonight? Shimmy on down to The Tron to find delicious food, heady drinks and all-round good vibes. But that's not all, as this joint also hosts karaoke nights from Tuesday to Thursday, plus puts on a Bad Boy Pub Quiz where you'll have the chance to win epic prizes.


One of Grassmarket's best-loved boozers, this Irish haunt provides you with a load of craic throughout the week. While at Biddy Mulligans, which boasts stellar tipples and lip-smacking grub, enjoy live music events from Monday through to Sunday.


Nestled in North Bridge, Scotsman Hotel & Grand Cafe is a real treat for the eyes. This relaxed drinking and dining den also hosts regular live music events from Friday through to Sunday, so that you can enjoy atmospheric tunes while in pretty surrounds.

The Golf Tavern

The Golf Tavern is one of the city's oldest and most-popular hangouts going. So if you're wondering what's on in Edinburgh next weekend, snap up a table at this wonderful pub for live music on Fridays and Saturdays, not to mention head-scratching pub quizzes on Thursdays.


Find that special someone you've been looking for at one of SpeedDater's fun events in Edinburgh today. The chemistry will be flowing as you head on between eight to 12 mini-dates with other like-minded folks - you never know, you might meet your partner in crime.

Cabaret Voltaire

Fun things to do in Edinburgh city centre rarely come as epic than at Cabaret Voltaire. As one of the capital's coolest clubs, this underground vault-turned-party palace showcases top-tier soirees on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays that'll have you dancing until the wee hours.