Celebrate 70 years of the annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe with #WorldFringeDay on 11 July!
Over the summer, the Edinburgh festivals bring a wave of colour and soaring excitement to the city. Eight spectacular festivals proudly serve up the most incredible smorgasbord of culture you could ever imagine, filling the city's performance venues and event spaces in late June, July and August. 2017 will mark the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh International and Fringe Festivals, so be prepared for an exciting, fun-filled summer.
Attend a star-studded film premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and listen to top class live music when incredible musicians from all over the world roll into town for the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival.
There'll barely be time to catch your breath before the Edinburgh Art Festival launches, an unmissable opportunity to see awesome and thought-provoking visual works created by talented Scottish and international artists.
And there's plenty more to get excited about come August. The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo brings an extravaganza of tradition, ceremony and spectacle to Edinburgh Castle Esplanade while the Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe mean that visitors and locals alike are well and truly spoilt for choice. Choose from the incredible array of music, theatre, comedy, opera, dance, circus, cabaret, musicals, spoken word, exhibitions, children's shows and physical theatre.
And let's not forget about the Edinburgh International Book Festival where you can join author readings, Q&As and talks covering all types of literature. Most of the events take place in pleasant Charlotte Square, set between the handsome Georgian buildings of Edinburgh's New Town.