Please note that the Edinburgh Summer Festivals have been cancelled for 2020 due to the Covid-19 situation. Please visit the event websites for more information.

No matter what time of year you visit Edinburgh, you're guaranteed to find a great event or world-class festival to enjoy. Galleries and museums host a variety of phenomenal exhibitions while the city's event spaces pack their programmes with top names from comedy, music, theatre, sport and more.

Edinburgh is famed for being the world's leading festival city - and it's easy to see why. Spring brings the Edinburgh International Science Festival and Edinburgh International Children's Festival, summer sees seven more outstanding festivals flood the city's streets and venues with colour and heart-thumping excitement, while the autumn nights are illuminated by the Scottish International Storytelling Festival and Edinburgh's winter festivals bring the year to a close in spectacular style.

Please note that due to the current COVID-19 advice, any large events are subject to cancellation. If you are planning to visit in 2020, please check the event website for the latest information.