FESTIVALS IN EDINBURGH
EDINBURGH’S ROYAL MILE
Edinburgh boasts a myriad of festivals, most of which take place in July and August. Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival and International Festivals run concurrently over three weeks in August every year welcoming some of the best creators and performers to the city. With the events spread out throughout the city, Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh enjoys the ideal centre stage location. The hotel bar tends to stay open late for those who wish to unwind with a nightcap after a full day of festival fun.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival – The world’s largest arts festival
Every August, Scotland's capital comes alive with street performers, beer gardens and over 2,500 international shows in the Fringe's 250-plus venues across the city. Enjoy a month-long showcase of theatre, street performers, comedy, dance, music and art from across Scotland, the UK and the world.
Aside from the Olympics and the football World Cup, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the most ticketed event in the world, with over two million tickets sold each year.
Edinburgh International Festival – Comedy, theatre, music and dance
Considered the highbrow sister of the Fringe Festival, Edinburgh International Festival hosts top performers in music, theatre, opera, dance and much more. This summer festival has impressed locals and visitors since 1947 and guarantees days full of exceptional entertainment.
Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival
See your favourite artists and discover new ones at the ten-day Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival. With over 170 concerts, open jam sessions and free events at the Grassmarket and Princes Gardens, this festival promises high quality entertainment for all.
Experience all that jazz across multiple iconic venues in Edinburgh’s city centre where international artists rub shoulders with homegrown talent and rising stars.
Plan your visit from Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh
All the festivals are held annually over the summer, typically in July and August.
All ticket prices vary depending on the specific event’s venue.