What's On in Edinburgh
Not only the epicentre of one of the country's greatest arts and creative festivals, this Scottish belle has a lot more to offer. From thumping nightlife to cool events, there's plenty of things to do in Edinburgh that will show you a good time no matter what you're after. Look right here for the best of what's on in Edinburgh.
Last updated on 21st March 2017
Edinburgh is home to some of the coolest breweries and craft beer in the business... and this May we're here to prove it. Join the Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival for a foray into some of the finest hops known to man in amongst tastings, street food, live entertainment and more.
In a show unlike any other, The Gin Whore Tour will give you an alternative telling of history. The theatre show takes you back to the very beginnings of gin production, the stories of gin and prostitution and a grand tasting of four different gins, just to make sure you really get to know your stuff.
Your Sunday night entertainment comes from The Electric Circus' Drag Queen crew for something a little different to do in Edinburgh. Whether you're a queen yourself or you just enjoy their flamboyant nature, this night promises to be nothing short of excessive, exciting and totally bonkers at the hands of Groundskeeper Fanny and her gals.
Regularly drawing some of the most talented ceilidh bands in the country, the Edinburgh Ceilidh Club throws weekly parties that are quite simply a bundle of energy. If you were looking to blow off some steam after a tricky day at the office, this is where you need to be, and with an expert caller on cue to guide you through the steps, it doesn’t even matter if your ceilidh skills are hopeless.
Can you go wrong with a craft beer festival in Edinburgh? Definitely not, when you bring in some of the world’s finest brewers, great live music and sensational food inspired by beer. If you love craft beer, you’ve just found your paradise.
Rum lovers rejoice! There’s finally a festival for you. The UK’s first travelling rum festival is landing in Edinburgh to provide you with a day of over 100 different rums, tasty food, live entertainment and dancing, talks from industry experts and lots of fun.
Why would you be anywhere else come Friday night than dancing until the early hours of the morning at Cabaret Voltaire's Fly Club night? Hosting international DJs every week, this has fast become a stalwart on Edinburgh's clubbing scene. The likes of Horse Meat Disco, Bondax, HNNY and Karma Kid have all played here, making this one of the best club nights in Edinburgh.
What's on in Edinburgh every final Sunday of the month? A playground of Ping Pong and Rock N Roll fun at The Bongo Club! Yes, head down, grab a paddle and smash some table tennis or beer pong games as DJ Ding and DJ Dong play you the best commercial and rock music there ever was. Enter a ping pong tournament if you think your amateur enough and show us what you've got.
Celebrate everything you love about Scotland’s favourite drink at the Edinburgh Whisky Festival. Featuring dozens of whiskies packed with flavours and sensational masterclasses that’ll leave even seasoned whisky drinkers shocked, there’s a lot to see at this drinks festival.
Get yourself down every Friday and Saturday to Edinburgh’s premier comedy club, the Monkey Barrel Comedy club, to see the best acts from across the country and beyond. The city is steeped in comedy heritage, so you know that when acts visit The Big Show – hosted by the hilarious and interactive Rick Molland – that they are bringing their A-Game.