What's on in Edinburgh: Spring 2018

Wednesday 21 March 2018 by Jessica Mendoza No matter what time of year you visit Edinburgh, you're guaranteed to find an event that suits you, your partner or your family. Galleries, museums, comedy shows, concerts, theatre, sport, festivals…the city has it all!


Puppet Animation Festival

24th March – 14th April


The Puppet Animation Festival takes place across Scotland every Easter. The UK’s largest performing arts event for children, this unusual event offers a varied program for children between the ages of 0-12. Puppet-making, stop-motion animation workshops, puppet theatre and animated films... There’s plenty to keep children busy. And with over 140 puppet performances, workshops and animated film screenings, you can’t miss out on this family fun day.


Edinburgh International Harp Festival

30th March – 4th April

294 Colinton, Edinburgh

A bursting programme full of local and international talent, not to mention the dazzling line-up! Concerts, courses, workshops and late night sessions, this is something you’ll certainly remember. Held on the stunning grounds of Merchiston Castle School, the Edinburgh International Harp Festival welcomes a mix of world-class harpists and up-and-coming local talent to play a range of musical styles. Folk music more your thing? They play it. Jazz? Of course. There is something for everyone.


Edinburgh International Science Festival

31st March – 15th March

110 Commercial Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6NF

The Edinburgh International Science Festival provides exciting, engaging and educational activities the whole family. From unique and immersive workshops to sensational shows from the world’s best science performers, our program inspires discussion and debates… and the occasional night out. This science twist is not to be missed!


Edinburgh Marathon Festival

26th May – 27th May

London Road, Edinburgh

Before getting any crazy ideas about running the London Marathon, how about trying the Edinburgh Marathon Festival first? The Edinburgh Marathon is just a little bit shorter and a fantastic alternative for those that don’t fancy the big 26.2 just yet.

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