Visit Edinburgh in the summer months and you'll be swept up in a wave of colour and soaring excitement. With eight spectacular festivals filling the city's performance venues and event spaces in late June, July and August, your visit to the world's leading festival city will be an unforgettable one.

Attend a star-studded film premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in late June and listen to top class live music at the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival in July. The enchanting Edinburgh Art Festival runs from late July till late August, followed by the world-famous Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Contemplate life, love and literature at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in mid-August before grabbing your ticket to the multi-cultural Edinburgh Mela, held over a weekend at the end of the month.