Best Edinburgh Events

Jam-packed with vibrant bars, top-notch restaurants and boisterous nightclubs, the capital has never been shy of amazing goings-on. Whether you're looking for something to do with a group of mates, searching for the perfect date night spot or just hoping to take a step outside of your comfort zone, we've compiled a list of all the best Edinburgh events.

Last updated on 10th May 2023


SpeedDater is your ultimate wingman, helping you meet like-minded folk in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Taking place at bars across the capital, they set you up on eight to 12 mini-dates where you can learn more about other singletons.

The Three Sisters

One of the capital's favourite pubs, The Three Sisters, is holding all kinds of brilliant Edinburgh events this weekend. Head on over for cabaret-style performances of songs from iconic musicals, as well stand-up shows by some absolutey hilarious comedians.


Over at YO! on Princes Street, they're holding exciting Japanese cooking classes. What to expect? A fun, interactive experience where you'll get to make four delicious types of sushi, from sashimi and nigiri to maki and hand rolls. Plus, you'll enjoy drinks and nibbles while you do so.

Original Dating

First dates can be a bit awkward sometimes, can't they? So break the ice by heading to one of Original Dating's singles' events. They offer brilliantly fun evenings where you can mingle with new people for four minutes at a time, as well as sip delicious cocktails.

Paint a Pic Edinburgh

When it comes to fun daytime events, Paint a Pic Edinburgh blows it out of the water. Head along to Native Edinburgh and get stuck into a guided art sessions where you'll create a stunning masterpiece (plus you can knock back a couple of tipples while you're there).


With authentic interiors that date back to 1905, Scotsman Hotel & Grand Cafe is an opulent haven for relaxed drinking and dining. Even better, it's a hubbub of fantastic entertainment, including live music and cinema screenings, not to mention fun afternoon teas.