What’s on in Edinburgh Summer 2017Tuesday 01 August 2017 by Jessica Mendoza Edinburgh is a city of shifting light, changing skies and surprising panoramas. A city so beautiful that everything is photogenic; guaranteed to win your heart. From dazzling musical shows to breath-taking festivals, there is always something to do in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh Food Festival
26th – 30th July, Assembly George Square Gardens, Edinburgh
It’s near enough impossible to venture around Edinburgh without enjoying the food, how else would you maintain your energy levels for all the excitement and picture-taking? The Edinburgh Food Festival is back for its third year in George Square Gardens and the festival delivers something for everyone, regardless of taste or age. George Square Gardens truly do turn into an edible wonderland, proudly celebrating all of Scotland’s finest products - no, it’s not just haggis. From the best cheese to chocolate, to street food to little bites, you’ll find something to win over your taste buds. Of course it’s not just food and drink, there’s entertainment and acts lined up providing appetite bit of everything. Edinburgh Food Festival unlocks the door to mouth-watering treats and refreshments. And we can’t wait.
4th – 6th August, Inverleith, Edinburgh
If we convinced you to go to the Edinburgh Food Festival, then you may as well pop this event in your diary as well. Foodies Festival is basically the same concept as Edinburgh Food Festival, but this time it’s BIGGER. Much bigger. Foodies Edinburgh organises the largest food and drink festival in the UK, promising visitors the tastiest day out in Scotland, especially now it’s celebrating its 10th birthday. There’s food (duh), drink (champagne, wine and beer), amazing live music, a healthy living zone (yoga, mindfulness classes and nutrition advice) and a Children’s Cookery Theatre where the kids can learn how to cook too! Feast in Street Food Avenue and learn different recipes, cultures and specialities. Indulge!
A splash of tartan…
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
4th – 26th August, Tattoo Arena, Edinburgh
“The Tattoo is an iconic Edinburgh institution, a sell-out year after year after year. Music, dance and precision display with the Massed Pipes and Drums, the Massed Military Bands, cultural troupes, singers and the poignant refrain of the Lone Piper against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle” –The Royal Edinburgh Military, 220 thousand people attend this stunning showcase of military talent every year, and it’s known as one of the most iconic events on the festival calendar.
The talent of Edinburgh is textured…
4th – 28th August, Edinburgh
The Fringe Festival covers a little bit of everything over a whole month, so why would you miss a trip to Edinburgh during its liveliest month? Edinburgh is effortlessly enhancing its beauty with sprawling talent - yes, some of it is diverse and a little bit crazy. Artists, theatre shows, comedies, dances, circus performances, musicals, exhibitions and live music, spread across hundreds of stages all over Edinburgh and presenting shows for every taste. There will be 30,000 performances of more than 2,000 shows to see and join in with - top tip from us, it’s usually the unexpected places that host the gems to be discovered.
Pure dead brilliant…
Edinburgh Riding of the Marches
12th September, Edinburgh
Over 280 horseback riders will trek the ancient Royal Mile across Scotland in what has been proven to be a magnificent, historical re-enactment. It’s beautiful and elegant, allowing anyone to get involved with the horse riding if they feel that way inclined. There will be different breeds of horse to admire, along with a range of food and drink available. It’s a family-friendly day - especially if you adore horses like we do!