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Edinburgh this June

As the weather continues to improve June kicks off in summer which sees a wave of great festivals and events being held across the capital with the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the Royal Highland Show being the first two to kick off the festival season. No matter what time of year you visit Edinburgh, you’re guaranteed to find a great event or world-class festival to enjoy. Over the summer, the Edinburgh Festivals bring a wave of colour and amplify the city’s atmosphere drawing attendees from across the globe.

All details given below are subject to change. Please contact the event organisers for the most up-to-date information.


Music, Theatre and Comedy

Patrick Kielty: Borderline, Queens Hall, 1 Jun

Finley Quaye, Liquid Room, 1 Jun

The Smile, Usher Hall, 1 Jun

Disney’s The Lion King, Edinburgh Playhouse, 2 Jun – 2Jul

Paloma Faith, Usher Hall, 2 Jun

Jimmy Webb, Queen’s Hall, 3 Jun

Sunshine on Leith, King’s Theatre, 7 – 18 Jun

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita, Queen’s Hall, 10 Jun

The DMA’s James, The Big Top at RHC, 11 Jun

Madness, The Big Top at RHC, 12 Jun

Beck, Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 14 Jun

Mavis Staples, Usher Hall, 14 Jun

50 Cent, The Big Top at RHC, 14 Jun

Dionne Warwick, Usher Hall, 15 Jun

Richard Ashcroft, The Big Top at RHC, 17 Jun

Fatboy Slim, The Big Top at RHC, 18 Jun

Eagles, Murrayfield, 22 Jun

Jesse Ware, O2 Academy, 22 Jun

Al Murray: Gig For Victory, Festival Theatre, 23 Jun

Snow Patrol, The Big Top at RHC, 23 Jun

Horse: Best In Show, Queen’s Hall, 24 Jun

Here Come The Boys, Usher Hall, 24 Jun

Biff y Clyro, The Big Top at RHC, 25 Jun

Leon Bridges, Usher Hall, 27 Jun


Festivals and Special Events

Van Gogh Alive, Festival Square, 17 Mar – 17 Jul

The Mash Up, Holyrood Distillery, 3 – 5 Jun

Edinburgh Festival of Cycling, various routes, 9 Jun

Hidden Door Festival, Old Royal High School, 9 – 18 Jun

Royal Highland Show, Royal Highland Centre, 23 – 26Jun

Pride Edinburgh, city centre route, 25 Jun

Leith Festival, various venues, TBC

Edinburgh Canal Festival and Raft Race, Edinburgh Quay, TBC

Meadows Festival, The Meadows, TBC


Markets, Fairs and Workshops

Edinburgh Farmers Market, Castle Terrace, every Sat

Grassmarket Weekly Market, Grassmarket, every Sat

Leith Market, Dock Place, every Sat

Ocean Terminal Market, Ocean Terminal, every Sat &Sun

Stockbridge Market, Saunders Street, every Sun

Castle St Fair, Castle Street, 6 – 12 Jun

Edinburgh Flea Market, Out of the Blue Drill Hall, TBC


Museums, Galleries and Exhibitions

The Art of Wallpaper – Morris & Co. Dovecot Studios, 28Jan – 11 Jun

You are here 2022, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 5Feb – 8 Jan

The Living Legacy of William Morris, Dovecot Studios,19 Feb – 16 Jul

Seven Portraits: Surviving the Holocaust, Palace of Holyroodhouse, 17 Mar – 6 Jun

Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace, Palace of Holyroodhouse, 25 Mar – 25 Sep

Book of Hours, National Museum of Scotland, 31 Mar –2 Aug

Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 9 Apr – 2 Oct

Japanese Contemporary Design, National Museum of Scotland, 6 May – 5 Mar

National Treasure: The Scottish Modern Arts Association, City Art Centre, 21 May – 16 Oct

Will Maclean: Points of Departure, City Art Centre, 4 Jun– 2 Oct

Alan Davie: Beginning of a Far-off World, Dovecot Studios, 24 Jun – 24 Sep

Céline Condorelli: After Work, Talbot Rice Gallery, 25Jun – 4 Sep


Sport and Fundraising Events

The Moon Walk, Holyrood Park, 11 Jun

Seven Hills of Edinburgh, Calton Hill, 19 Jun

Great Scottish Walk & Run, Silverknowes Promenade,26 Jun

Race For Life: 5K & 10K, Holyrood Park, 26 Jun

Forth Rail Bridge Abseil, Forth Bridge, TBC


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