Summer Festival Season: Edinburgh, Scotland

What better way to spend your summer than overseas!!!! Edinburgh, Scotland is a great place for exploring- whether it’s a trek to an extinct volcano, walking in the footsteps of kings and queens from Edinburgh Castle down the Royal Mile, or checking out lesser known towns. In Edinburgh, summertime also means festival season!

Festive Fireworks Light up Edinburgh

Fireworks Light up Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s summer festival season runs through the month of August. Catch the tunes of the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival from July 31st-August 9th. The event brings more than 100 concerts to venues around the city. Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe (the largest arts festival in the world) run nearly simultaneously for three weeks in August and feature thousands of world-class concerts, plays, comedic and dance performances. With 12 festivals throughout the year there is more than enough for everyone. If you’re itching to get a taste of another culture- this is a great way to dive right in!

2 Responses to “Summer Festival Season: Edinburgh, Scotland”


  1. 1 King July 17, 2009 at 6:51 am

    Great website! There are many beautiful places to see in Edinburgh. I found a fantastic post with interesting information about Edinburgh Castle. Have a look!

  2. 2 Mollie Caselli July 17, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Thanks for the note! Edinburgh is definitely one of the most beautiful cities to visit. Feel free to add any more fun excursions!


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