Best Festivals in Edinburgh

Local Recommendations from our My Guide Edinburgh team

Edinburgh is described as the festival city for its hosting of 12 internationally-recognised events every year. It is best known for the Fringe (the world's biggest arts festival), its Hogmanay celebrations and the Edinburgh International Festival.

The Edinburgh Festival is a term widely used to describe several festivals that run concurrently over the month of August. During this time, Edinburgh's population swells to more than twice its usual size and the atmosphere in the city is quite special. It is well worth incorporating some of the Edinburgh Festival into your trip.