If you’re planning a trip to Scotland’s capital in the new year, finding out what’s on in Edinburgh in 2016 isn’t rocket science. With so many festivals and happenings throughout the year, more often than not, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
The Science Festival: The Method Behind The Edinburgh Madness
From the 26th of March until the 10th of April, the Edinburgh International Science Festival will be exploring the science behind science, technology, engineering and design’s ability to change the world. Founded in 1989, the Edinburgh International Science Festival is an educational charity that inspires people of all ages through the wonderful world of science. In 2016, under the theme Building Better Worlds, scientists, technologists, engineers and designers will be showcasing the latest and greatest innovations to revolutionise the world around us and change the way we live.
The Fire Festival: Setting Edinburgh Ablaze With Activity
Most people visiting Edinburgh in the spring have a burning desire to see the city’s famous fire festival. From the 30th of April till the 1st of May, the annual Beltane Fire Festival will be blazing a trail through Scotland’s capital. Firing away from Calton Hill, around 15 000 people venture to Edinburgh each year to watch the Beltane Fire Society set Edinburgh on fire. From the weird to the wonderful, when it comes to what’s on in Edinburgh in 2016, the Fire Festival is usually at the top of many lists.
Magic Festival: Bewitching Scotland’s Capital
Home to a haunted history, mythical mysteries and the birthplace of Harry Potter, it’s not surprising that magic should feature highly on the Edinburgh event calendar. Each year, the Edinburgh International Magic Festival casts a spell on visitors to the city in the only festival in the UK to focus purely on magic. While no dates have been announced for 2016 yet, this enchanting festival is well worth a visit.
Military Tattoo: Drumming Away At The Heart Of Edinburgh
Arguably one of the biggest events of the year, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a stunningly spectacular drumming display set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. From the 5th till the 27th of August, march along to the Edinburgh drum with a variety of pipers, drummers, dancers, massed military bands and acts from all over the world.
Edinburgh Fringe: Edinburgh’s Largest Curtain Call
When it comes to what’s on in Edinburgh in 2016, there’s one festival that outshines the rest. From the 5th till the 29th of August, Edinburgh is transformed into a haven for culture vultures, performing artists, art lovers and anyone looking for a bit of a good show. Not only the largest festival in Edinburgh, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the largest arts festival in the world. Every year, thousands of performers take to the stage in venues across the city. From big names to no names, the festival is the biggest showcase of theatre, comedy, dance, musical, opera, exhibitions and so much more.
And that’s a wrap. All that’s left is to book your stay.