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 30th April 2018

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The Mansfield Traquair will be playing host to a very special event this November as Cocktails In The City comes to Edinburgh to showcase some of the finest drinks and drinking establishments in the city. With sixteen of the city's best bars teaming up with world-leading drinks brands for just two nights, it's one of the most exciting events coming up in Edinburgh.

18:00 - 23:00
Fun Time Partying, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Date Night
Background Music
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Who doesn’t love rum? If you’re a believer or a denier, head to the Rum Festival for proof it’s amazing with 100 different rums, your choice of garnish and mixer, as well as street food, live music, dancing and more.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Live Music, Something A Little Different
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Put your thinking caps on for this great Edinburgh event. With a great prize waiting for you at the end, it's a fun event to go to in Edinburgh. 

10:00 - 22:00
Daytime, Quiz Night, Walks & Tours, Something A Little Different
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Part cookery class, part whisky tasting, this great masterclass at the Edinburgh School of Food & Wine is a great opportunity to learn new skills in the kitchen. Whether you're there for the delicious food you'll be making, or the drams you'll be sipping, there's a good time to be had by all at this great food event in Edinburgh. 

10:00 - 16:00
Classes, Daytime, Date Night
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Edinburgh just so happens to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and it's also happens to be the spot for many a Harry Potter movie moment. Join this two hour tour to enjoy just that as you make your way around the city, wizard spotting along the way.

12:00 - 14:00
Walks & Tours, Quiz Night, Something A Little Different, Daytime
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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.

20:00 - 23:00
Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different, Date Night, Themed Nights
Live Music

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.

Comedy, Hen Party, Stag Do

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. 

19:00 - 23:00
Fun Time Partying, Student Night
Party Mash Up

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. 

22:30 - 03:00
Cabaret/Burlesque, Comedy, Something A Little Different, Hen Party


@ Cabaret Voltaire on Every Friday

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. 

00:00 - 03:00
Clubbing, Fun Time Partying, Student Night
Live Music

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