Autumn has finally arrived in Edinburgh! It’s starting to get chilly so to warm you up we thought it’d be a good idea to share what to do in the city in October. And there’s actually quite a lot! So let’s get started.

October tip from The Edinburgh Address: remember to pack a rain gear, no matter what.


Food & Drink

GIN FESTIVAL the edinburgh address

The Gin Festival - For its very first edition, the Gin Festival is bringing to Edinburgh no less than 100 different gin from all over the world along with street food and music, and the opportunity to meet gin distillers face to face. From gin tonic lovers to initiates, there’s certainly a glass waiting for you. We are looking forward to this.

When? 6th - 8th October

Where? The Corn Exchange

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Oktoberfest The Edinburgh Address

Oktoberfest - Get ready for the most famous event across Europe! Celebrating the German culture around food, beer, and music, you will think you are in the middle of the Bavarian Alps. It’s a great event and we highly recommend it!

When? 11th - 15th October

Where? West Princes Street Gardens

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Restaurant Festival The Edinburgh Address

The Restaurant Festival - Back in Edinburgh for its fourth edition, the Restaurant Festival mixes in the best restaurants, cafes, delis and Farmer’s Market of the city to offer you an memorable foodie experience. Shake up your taste buds and don’t miss out this yummy event.  Discount and special offers to be expected!

When? 16th - 19th October

Where? Everywhere!

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 Meats Beats Festival The Edinburgh Address

Meats & Beats Festival - A food and music retro festival. What else can we say!? Besides dancing on your favourite band from the 80s while eating a succulent burger?

Between great street food and music from the past five decades, the Meats & Beats Festival is definitely THE festival to attend this October. We’re already there waiting for you.

When? 20nd - 22th October

Where? Assembly Roxy

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 Storytelling Festival The Edinburgh Address

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival -  Celebrating the 70th anniversary of Edinburgh as a Festival City, the Scottish International Storytelling Festival offers twelve days of event around Edinburgh demonstrating the art of storytelling and its changes over the past years. A beautiful story.

When? 20th - 31st October

Where? Around Edinburgh

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 Edinburgh Short Film Festival The Edinburgh Address

 The Edinburgh Short Film Festival - The unmissable event for film lovers. Devoted to screening short movies from all around the world, the festival is also hosting the most talentuous film-makers from Germany, China, Russia and more. From budget to Oscar nominated films, the Edinburgh Short Film Festival is going to blow your mind, once again.

When? 27th October - 11th November

Where? TBC

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Halloween The Edinburgh Address

Halloween - What’s better than celebrating Halloween in the spookiest city in the UK? With many attractions including the Edinburgh Dungeons, the Ghost Bus, Halloween Tours and Horror Festival, there’s for sure something made just for you and the scariest night of the year!

When? From 27th October

Where? Various venues

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Interested to attend one of the above events? Then remember to book your accommodation with The Edinburgh Address, we have special offers for the occasion!

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