What's on in Edinburgh

Things to do in Edinburgh

Whats on in Edinburgh? What isnt? Edinburgh is not called the Festival City for nothing! Together with the local village events and galas, Film,Science,Jazz,Blues and Folk festivals and also the International Festival and Festival Fringe,you will be completely spoilt for choice. Of course, there's lots more on than I've listed here, but as soon as I get more details they will be added here.
Most of these events are annual and more dates for 2014 will be added as soon as we get them so you can plan your trip ahead. Where possible I've added wee links to the events listed.
As they are annual the links are good for each year, just in case i'm late witht the updates
We do try harder at the Sherwood to accommodate all our guests needs and facilitate the accomplishment of their goals. Here is a wee table where you can check our availability for any month, with listings and links for whats on in Edinburgh following it.

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Whats on in Edinburgh for 2014
29 December 2014 - 2 January 2014 Edinburgh's Hogmanay
Edinburgh's New Year Festival.A Street Party, fireworks, torch- light procession, live music and lots more. Click here for more details
5th January - 31st Dec Great rates as always at the Sherwood.

TRADFEST Edinburgh


TRADFEST Edinburgh
Celebrating the traditional arts of Song, Music, Dance and Storytelling it has something for everyone. This festival is growing year on year. Celebrating the traditional arts of Song, Music, Dance and Storytelling.
It is now called TRADFEST Edinburgh and marks a new phase of vigorous renewal of Scotland's culture in its local, national and international relationships. Dates are April 24th - 6th May.
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32nd Edinburgh Harp Festival
4th - 9th April 2014
The Harp Festival takes place at Merchiston Castle School around these dates.Part of the Ceilidh Culture,the Harp festival offer 30 classes, 18 workshops and 10 concerts. Please see website for full details.
April 2014 EVENTS The Science Festival will be back in 2014 from 5th - 20th April. Edinburgh International Science Festival
Huge programme of innovative, involving, entertaining and extraordinary events based on science and technology, and suitable for all age groups from 3 year olds right up to fully-fledged adults.
15 days of inspiring, challenging and entertaining events including lectures and hands-on activities for all ages.
Please see here for more details

30th April BELTANE
Join the audience of over 15,000 people who gather on Calton Hill to share and marvel at this spectacular procession. Inspired by the ancient Gaelic Festival of Beltane, with its heady mix of drums, fire, theatre and pagan ritual, this exuberant event celebrates the arrival of summer
May & June

Children's Festival 5th - 12th may
You'll find shows to make you laugh and plays that get you thinking as the world's best children's theatre comes to Edinburgh. From puppets to dance there's something for everyone - whatever your age. From singing bananas to Spanish dance there are stories and characters who are sure to make you smile in this wonderful event
For Info & tickets please see here



June

Midlothian Gala Days
Join the locals in action packed fun days throughout the area. This following link is subject to change.
17th june Linlithgow Marches Ever since 1541 the townsfolk of Linlithgow have carried out a ceremonial marking of the burgh boundaries. .
19th - 22nd June 2014 Royal Highland Show Royal Highland Centre,Edinburgh
The spectacular highlight of Scotland's country calendar
Scottish food exhibition, pedigree livestock, flower show, craft fair and much more.
Please see here for more details
18th June - 29th June Edinburgh International Film Festival
From the next massive Hollywood blockbusters to the latest cool independent films; from beautiful international movies to undiscovered gems, the EIFF brings it all to Edinburgh for one of the world's most respected film festivals. The films are all UK, European or world premieres. Programme hotline: +44 (0)131 229 2550. see here for details
July - September

Taste of Edinburgh 4th & 5th July
Taste of Edinburgh unveiled its much anticipated restaurant line-up for 2014, representing Scottish culinary talent from across the country and for the 1st time kids under 12 are free


Festival of Flight

Visit East Fortune Airfield . See website for more details
July - August (TBC) Jazz & Blues Festival 18th - 27th July 2014
Edinburgh International Jazz and Blues Festival
Jazz and Blues throughout the city featuring some of the biggest names. Events are held afternoons and evenings and include concert evenings.There's every kind of jazz from New Orleans to avant-garde. Plus you can enjoy unique collaborations between world-class musicians as they get together to create new and exciting music.
Please see here for info & tickets



1st - 23rd August 2014 Edinburgh Military Tattoo Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh A unique blend of music, ceremony and theatre set against the magnificent backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, featuring display teams and bands from all over the world. For more information Click here

1st - 25th August Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Various venues, Edinburgh The largest arts festival in the World, comprising 3 weeks of theatre, dance, music and comedy,with up to 1,000 different shows a day played in over 200 venues throughout the city. For more details Press here

9th - 25th Aug Edinburgh Book Festival
The world's biggest Book Festival celebrates thoughts, words, ideas and more in this magical tented village in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town - don't forget to visit Europe's biggest Children's Book Tent. For more details please click here

8th Aug - 31st Aug Edinburgh International Festival
Various Venues, Edinburgh. For three weeks Edinburgh plays hosts to some of the Word's finest theatre, opera, music and dance companies in one of Europe's premier arts festivals.For more information Press here
29th - 31st Aug Edinburgh Mela
A vibrant, colourful celebration of Scotlandís cultural diversity. International and local performers bring you a lively mix of music, dance and street performances. Take in the Mela Bazaar plus an exciting blend of fashion, film, art, sport and food from across the globe. For Info & tickets click here



November - December
1st Nov - 21st December Dont forget the Sherwood has the best rates for a 4 star guest house in Edinburgh click here for details.
3rd week Nov - 24th December Edinburgh's Capital Christmas - City Centre
The plans for Edinburgh's Christmas 2014 are already underway and they're gathering programmes for events, fun fairs, shows, pantomimes, exhibitions, storytelling, craft workshops, sporting events, Santaís grottoes and so much more! Keep and eye on the web site to find out how the programme develops or even better, register there to be amongst the first to hear of all the excitements planned.. With a distinct family appeal, look out for the Traditional German Market for those Christmas treats, the Winter Wonderland ice rink in Princes Street Gardens, The Edinburgh Wheel offering the best view in Town and The Christmas Parade. Tel: +44 (0)131 557 3990
Winter Wonderland East Princes Street Gardens,Edinburgh
Winter event which includes the UK's largest open air ice rink plus craft stalls, food stalls and lots of special events.
28th December 2014 - 2 January 2014 Edinburgh's Hogmanay
Edinburgh's New Year Festival. A Street Party, fireworks, torchlight procession, live music and lots more. Further details to be announced. See for details with hopefully better weather this year


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