It won't come as a surprise that even this May Edinburgh will provide locals and tourists with a wealth of entertainment. This month more and more festivals will take place in the historic capital, from the International Magic Festival to the Marathon Festival. If you love Whisky and beer then enjoy the World Whisky DayWhisky Stramash and the Edinburgh Beer Festival. What about the kids? They will be amazed and inspired by Imaginate, the arts performance festival dedicated to children.

TradFest Edinburgh : Dùn Èideann

What? Scotland's Folk Art Festival

When? 26th April - 6th May

Where? Different Venues across Edinburgh

More Info: Here

Storytelling at Dr Neils' Garden

What? Explore gardens and listen to breathtaking stories

When? 7th May

Where? Duddingston Village

More Info: Here

Edinburgh International Magic Festival

What? Magic Festival with illusion acts, animation and storytelling

When? 11th & 19th May

Where? Great King Street

More Info: Here


Festival of Museums

What? Exhibitions, activities, music, food and much more

When? 18th - 20th May

Where? Museums Galleries Scotland, Waterloo Place

More Info: Here

World Whisky Day Official Event

What? A day of global whisky celebration

When? 19th May

Where? Angel's Share Hotel, Hope Street

More Info: Here

Whisky Stramash

What? Whisky tasting and fun activities

When? 19th & 20th May

Where? Surgeons' Hall, Nicolson Street

More Info: Here


Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival

What? Beer, Food and Music

When? 25th - 27th May

Where? The Biscuit Factory, Anderson Place

More Info: Here

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

What? Sporting event preceding Edinburgh Marathon

When? 26th - 27th May

Where? London Road, Edinburgh

More Info: Here

Imaginate Festival

What? Performing arts event for children and young people

When? 26th May - 3rd June

Where? Grindlay Street

More Info: Here


Do you love this events us much as we do? Then get your luggage out and get ready to visit Edinburgh!

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You can book your accommodations for May and save up to 15%, enjoy a free bottle of bubbly and late check-out til 12noon*. See the most beautiful homes in Edinburgh for you to relax in.


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