Events & Festivals

Photo: Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Photo: Edinburgh Festival Fringe

One of Edinburgh’s greatest assets is its year-round programme of events and festivals.  There is always something going on in the city, from the mega events like The Fringe or Hogmanay, through to great plays, live music gigs and events for kids.

There are a number of great ways to keep up to date with what’s happening in the city and your visitors will love it if you can give them the latest information. We have listed below some of the easy ways to make sure you are in the know.

Having this information on your website can be the deciding factor on whether someone comes to Edinburgh or chooses another destination.  It’s also great for your web search engine optimisation!

Events & Festivals Articles & Resources

Insights & Info – Webinars

Posted on 31 May 2020

In recent weeks, there have been an increasing number of webinars taking place to provide insights & information from a wide range of partners and organisations. We’ve listed some of these below and will try to keep you updated as new ones come up. If you are running a webinar directly, or are aware of […]

ETAG 2020 Conference Videos

Posted on 10 February 2020

For those who couldn’t make the ETAG Conference or attendees looking for a recap of the presentations, you can now find them all below.

Article: The Uniquely Scottish Charm of Edinburgh’s Festivals

Posted on 30 November 2019 by Margaret McNeil

Festivals Edinburgh have produced a brilliant post to celebrate St Andrew’s Day! Not only is a great read, but it is a timely reminder that Edinburgh’s Festivals are very firmly rooted in the city’s amazing history and heritage and reflect the how the city has long lived and breathed the concept of “think global, act […]

Edinburgh Festivals 70th Legacy Tourism Innovation Fund Launches!

Posted on 12 July 2017

2017 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Edinburgh Festivals.  To help celebrate this landmark year and continue to build on Edinburgh’s firmly established position as the world’s leading Festival City, the Festivals and ETAG, with funding support from Scottish Enterprise, have come together to launch a brand new 70th Anniversary legacy fund. The aim is […]

Edinburgh Festivals 2015 Impact Study

Posted on 12 August 2016

Have a look at this great independent research that confirms the huge contribution that Edinburgh’s Festivals make to the quality of life, international reputation and economic vitality of Edinburgh and Scotland. The latest study, which surveyed 29,000 people, shows that Edinburgh’s Festivals continue to be Scotland’s world-leading cultural brands, delivering significant attendance numbers through their unrivalled […]

Check out the Edinburgh Festivals Survival Guide 2016!

Posted on 12 July 2016

VisitScotland has put together a great survival guide for Edinburgh’s Festivals. The guide has everything you need to know to get the most out of the eight summer festivals this year! Put together with Festivals Edinburgh the guide gives you all the hints and tips to have a great experience. The guide includes everything from […]

Article: #Blogmanay – Top Tips

Posted on 25 November 2014

Thank you to those of you who attended our ETAG #Blogmanay Workshop, featuring the team behind the award winning Edinburgh’s Hogmanay #Blogmanay and special guest bloggers Sebastian Canaves and Olly Lang! The event was a huge success and if you are following us on twitter you will see all of the great chat going back […]

Article: VisitBritain Edinburgh Film

Posted on 20 October 2014

Have a look at the new VisitBritain film focused on Edinburgh! The film went live went live over the weekend and is part of the Show Me BRITAIN range of films made by VisitBritain. The film features the Edinburgh Fringe, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Yacht Britannia and the Scotch Whisky […]

Article: #Blogmanay – Get Involved!!!!

Posted on 1 August 2014

We know you are all in the midst of a very busy seasons now with summer visitors here for both the Commonwealth Games and the Edinburgh Festivals but we would like to bring your mind forward to another hugely busy time for the city – Edinburgh’s Hogmanay! Returning is the award-winning #blogmanay! We are working towards creating […]

Article: Get Set for Christmas & Hogmanay!

Posted on 16 July 2014

There was a great turnout for the ETAG Christmas and Hogmanay Business Briefing held at The Dome on 16 July.  Around 70 people came along to hear from Charlie Wood of Underbelly and Al Thomson of Unique Events about: – the impact of last years’ events; – visitor research; – how the plans are shaping […]