The Edinburgh Address & Adore ScotlandEdinburgh Tradfest 2022 Various locations 29th April - 9th May Taking in some traditional Scottish music is an absolute must when visiting Edinburgh, and the annual Tradfest showcases some of the countries best talent. Van Gogh Alive 2022 Festival Square All month “The most visited immersive multi-sensory experience in the world.” Having dazzled over 8.5 million visitors across 75 cities worldwide, don’t miss out on the most visited immersive, multi-sensory experience in the world! Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse All month A chance to enjoy some of the greatest paintings from the Royal Collection, with works by Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Rubens and Artemisia removed from the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace and temporarily displayed at The Queen’s Gallery, Edinburgh, in this wonderful show. An unmissable chance to get up close with great works of art. Derren Brown: Showman Playhouse 3rd - 7th May Prepare to be shocked, amazed and at times, terrified, at Derren Brown's spectacular show. Rumours of Fleetwood Mac Usher Hall 5th May One of the best Fleetwood Mac tribute acts, grab your tickets and have a rockin' night out! Edinburgh International Children’s Festival 2022 Various locations 7th - 15th May Bringing the family on holiday to Edinburgh? Edinburgh International Children’s Festival has a full programme with fun for everyone! Scottish Vegan Festival 2022 02 Academy Edinburgh 8th May Edinburgh is well-known as one of the UK’s best cities for vegan and vegetarian food. Get yourself tickets to sample some of the country's best plant-based food. Check out our blog showcasing some of Edinburgh’s top veggie restaurants. Jo Whiley - 90s Anthems Tour 2022 02 Academy Edinburgh 13th May Put on your dancing shoes and bring back the 90's! Strictly Come Dancing the Professionals Tour 2022 Festival Theatre 29th May A must-see for any Strictly fan! Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2022 Edinburgh 29th May Take in some of Edinburgh’s top sights while challenging yourself to one of the distances in Edinburgh Marathon Festival - full marathon, half marathon, 10km, 5km, relay race, or kids 2km. Katherine Ryan - Missus (2022) Edinburgh 28th May Enjoy Katherine Ryan at her peak. Imaginate Festival 2022 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh 7-15th May Performing arts event for children and young people.
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What's on in Edinburgh in May?

Written by Anna Morris|

Edinburgh Meadows blossom (© VisitScotland / Kenny Lam)
© VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

Festival season has sprung in 2022!

After two years of quiet, Edinburgh’s various festivals are getting started and are paving the way for an incredible summer in the city.

Here are some of May 2022’s top events in Edinburgh:

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Edinburgh Marathon

This month more and more festivals will take place in the historic capital, from the Scottish Vegan Festival to the Marathon.

Edinburgh Tradfest 2022
Various locations

29th April - 9th May

Taking in some traditional Scottish music is an absolute must when visiting Edinburgh, and the annual Tradfest showcases some of the countries best talent.

Van Gogh Alive 2022
Festival Square

All month

“The most visited immersive multi-sensory experience in the world.”

Having dazzled over 8.5 million visitors across 75 cities worldwide, don’t miss out on the most visited immersive, multi-sensory experience in the world!

Masterpieces from Buckingham Palace
The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

All month

A chance to enjoy some of the greatest paintings from the Royal Collection, with works by Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Rubens and Artemisia removed from the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace and temporarily displayed at The Queen’s Gallery, Edinburgh, in this wonderful show. An unmissable chance to get up close with great works of art.

Derren Brown: Showman
Playhouse

3rd - 7th May

Prepare to be shocked, amazed and at times, terrified, at Derren Brown's spectacular show.

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
Usher Hall

5th May

One of the best Fleetwood Mac tribute acts, grab your tickets and have a rockin' night out!

Edinburgh International Children’s Festival 2022
Various locations

7th - 15th May

Bringing the family on holiday to Edinburgh? Edinburgh International Children’s Festival has a full programme with fun for everyone!

Scottish Vegan Festival 2022
02 Academy Edinburgh

8th May

Edinburgh is well-known as one of the UK’s best cities for vegan and vegetarian food. Get yourself tickets to sample some of the country's best plant-based food.

Check out our blog showcasing some of Edinburgh’s top veggie restaurants.

Jo Whiley - 90s Anthems Tour 2022
02 Academy Edinburgh

13th May

Put on your dancing shoes and bring back the 90's!

Strictly Come Dancing the Professionals Tour 2022
Festival Theatre

29th May

A must-see for any Strictly fan!

Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2022
Edinburgh

29th May

Take in some of Edinburgh’s top sights while challenging yourself to one of the distances in Edinburgh Marathon Festival - full marathon, half marathon, 10km, 5km, relay race, or kids 2km.

Katherine Ryan - Missus (2022) 
Edinburgh

28th May

Enjoy Katherine Ryan at her peak.

Imaginate Festival 2022
Grindlay Street, Edinburgh

7-15th May

Performing arts event for children and young people.

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