Edinburgh is best-known for its August (International) festival: a huge, month-long arts extravaganza that actually includes several festivals running at the same time. There are festivals taking place in Edinburgh throughout the year - from the Edinburgh Science Festival in April to Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations at New Year's Eve,with its Hogmanay street party for 120,000.
Each year the Edinburgh International Festival stages one of the greatest celebrations of the arts, attracting audiences from around the world to the city's thrilling atmosphere. A unique opportunity to experience the excitement of live performance by internationally renowned artists as well as the joy of discovering new and unfamiliar works.
But the International Festival isn't Edinburgh's only calendar event - it is also home to Festival Fringe, Hogmanay, Book, Film, Jazz & Blues, Science, & Children's festivals and the Military Tattoo.
Together with its counterparts, the Book, the Jazz, the Fringe and the Film Festivals, the Edinburgh International Festival forms what is now widely regarded as the biggest and best arts festival in the world.
More information — our Edinburgh festival pdf guides