Events within 5 miles of Edinburgh

1,423 events within 5 miles

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Hispanic Festival

The Hispanic Festival celebrates its tenth year with a month of events showcasing Spanish and Latin American culture, curated by people who are authentically Spanish and Latin American. Watch out for the Flamenco performances, for which this festival is renowned.

Various venues, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Mon 20 Oct

Times & prices vary / 07813 159823

Tue 21 Oct

Times & prices vary / 07813 159823

Wed 22 Oct

Times & prices vary / 07813 159823

…and 9 more dates until 31 Oct

Balkanarama

A blend of klezmer, Balkan, gypsy punk and electronic beats featuring live music, bellydancing, VJs and a live jam session.

Potterrow, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Fri 24 Oct

£9 in advance; £10 on the door / 0131 650 4673

Featuring Smash Kafana.

Fireworks Extravaganza

To keep up with audience demand there are two fireworks displays at George Watson's Rugby Stadium. Both shows feature a full programme of entertainment, including Delighters Fire Circus Theatre, rock choir and pipe band. Plus plenty of hot food and drink. Book online via the SLA charity website; early booking advised.

George Watson's Rugby Stadium, Edinburgh (2.9 miles)

Sun 2 Nov

£6.50–£7.50 (Family £24–£26; under 2s free) / 0131 629 9112

Jersey Boys

The electrifying true life story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Mon 20 Oct

£18–£53.50 / 0844 871 3014

Tue 21 Oct

£18–£53.50 / 0844 871 3014

Wed 22 Oct

£18–£53.50 / 0844 871 3014

…and 3 more dates until 25 Oct

ABBA Mania

Celebrating decades of golden hits with a recreation of the live Abba show.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Fri 24 Apr 2015

£16.50–£20.50 / 0844 871 3014

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Meadowbank Annual Fireworks Display

Fun for all the family at Edinburgh's only official fireworks display, which kicks off at 7.30pm.

Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh (0.6 miles)

Wed 5 Nov

£6.50 / 0844 8700 887

Hot Dub Time Machine. Best. Party. Ever.

An all night long mashup of instantly recognisable tunes from the 60s to the present day, presented against a video backdrop.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Wed 10 Dec

£18.50–£20.50 (£17.50–£19.50)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Thu 11 Dec

£18.50–£20.50 (£17.50–£19.50)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Fri 12 Dec

£18.50–£20.50 (£17.50–£19.50)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 5 more dates until 17 Dec

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The largest arts festival in the world and the greatest show on earth. Every year thousands of performers take to a multitude of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and…

Various venues, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Fri 7 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

Sat 8 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

Sun 9 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 2000

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug 2015

Write Shoot Cut

Monthly short film networking night taking open submissions for screening and discussion.

Filmhouse, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Mon 10 Nov

£6 (£5) / 0131 228 2688

Mon 8 Dec

£6 (£5) / 0131 228 2688

Dreamboats And Miniskirts

  • Written by: Maurice Gran

Musical sequel to Dreamboats And Petticoats written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, which follows an aspiring vocal duo, who must adapt their style to succeed during the advent of the Beatles and the Mersey sound. Featuring the hits Twist & Shout, Handy Man, Pretty Woman and One Fine Day.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh (1.6 miles)

Mon 3 Nov

£14–£31 / 0131 529 6000

Tue 4 Nov

£14–£31 / 0131 529 6000

Wed 5 Nov

£14–£31 / 0131 529 6000

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In Conversation With Russell Brand

Russell Brand talks to the Guardian's Owen Jones.

Vue Omni Centre, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Thu 23 Oct

0871 224 0240

Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Thu 23 Oct

0871 902 5723

Odeon Lothian Road, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Thu 23 Oct

08712 244007

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Sixties Gold: 50th Anniversary Show

Stars of the most swingin' decade of them all perform their golden hits. Featuring Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Searchers, PJ Proby, The Fortunes and Brian Poole & Chip Hawkes.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Mon 10 Nov

£30.50 / 0844 871 3014

Night in the Garden

As darkness descends, follow a magical trail of light through the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Some of the Garden's favourite features, like the Pond and the Victorian Palm House, will be used as the backdrop for extraordinary light effects.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (2.0 miles)

Thu 30 Oct

Outdoors

£12.50 Online bookings at www.rbge.org.uk/botaniclights Phone 0844 573 8455 or in person at The Fringe Shop, 180 High Street, Edinburgh / 0131 248 2909

Fri 31 Oct

Outdoors

£12.50 Online bookings at www.rbge.org.uk/botaniclights Phone 0844 573 8455 or in person at The Fringe Shop, 180 High Street, Edinburgh / 0131 248 2909

Sat 1 Nov

Outdoors

£12.50 Online bookings at www.rbge.org.uk/botaniclights Phone 0844 573 8455 or in person at The Fringe Shop, 180 High Street, Edinburgh / 0131 248 2909

…and 22 more dates until 23 Nov

United Nations Association Edinburgh International Peace Conference

Two day conference on the theme of 'Sustainable Peace: Rights, Reconciliation and Restoration'.

Moray House Campus, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Sat 25 Oct

£20 (Students £10; one day ticket £12; one day student ticket £6)

Men With Coconuts

Improv comedy from Men With Coconuts, aka Fringe faves Impro FX.

The Granary, Edinburgh (1.9 miles)

Fri 24 Oct

£6 (£5) / 0131 554 9465

Fri 7 Nov

£6 (£5) / 0131 554 9465

Fri 14 Nov

£6 (£5) / 0131 554 9465

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Mrs Mash: The Storyteller Cook

Mrs Mash – Storytelling Cook – serves up delicious stories and songs for ages 4+.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh (0.9 miles)

Sat 29 Nov

£5 / 0131 556 9579

The Skylark, Edinburgh (2.0 miles)

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 0131 629 3037

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0131 629 3037

Mon 10 Nov

Free / 0131 629 3037

…and 8 more dates until 5 Jan 2015

Company Chordelia: Dance Derby

  • Directed by: Kally Lloyd-Jones

Company Chordelia recreate the gruelling dance marathon days of Depression-era America.

The Brunton, Musselburgh (4.1 miles)

Fri 24 Oct

£11.50 (£9.50; under 18s £7) / 0131 665 2240

Part of Luminate Festival.

Gordon Buchanan: Lost Adventures

Gordon's tales of his adventures, expedition and wildlife experiences.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh (1.6 miles)

Mon 27 Oct

£12.50–£14.50 / 0131 248 4848

Russian State Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Full-length classical ballet set to Tchaikovsky's music and performed by the renowned company.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£17.50–£42.50 / 0844 871 3014

Dark Room

The hardest and darkest Psytrance ceremony.

Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Fri 24 Oct

£5 / 0131 629 4101

Fri 21 Nov

0131 629 4101

Fri 2 Jan 2015

0131 629 4101

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Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Edinburgh's world-famous Hogmanay celebration ushers the new year in with a bang. A Torchlight Procession winds through the historic Old Town and onto a son et lumiere on Calton Hill on 30 Dec, a massive street party with live music from Lily Allen (with more acts tbc) that culminates with Midnight Fireworks from the…

Various venues, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Tue 30 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 573 8455

Wed 31 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 573 8455

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 573 8455

Samhuinn Fire Festival

Hosted by Beltane Fire Society, the Samhuinn Fire Festival celebrates the Celtic New Year, marking the end of summer and welcoming the onset of winter. It takes the form of a stunning torchlit procession down the Royal Mile, with acrobatics, fireworks, beautiful costumes and breathtaking performances, all set to the…

Royal Mile, Edinburgh (1.3 miles)

Fri 31 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Free (donations welcome)

Edinburgh Chocolate Festival

Over 40 exhibitors, and including demonstrations, tasters, great gift ideas, chocolate cocktail bar and much more. Chocoholic stuff.

The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Sat 6 Dec

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 5565

Sun 7 Dec

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 5565

Edinburgh Mela

World music, dance, fashion, food and fun spread over four areas: the Main Music Stage, the Mela World Dance Feste (newly established in 2012), the Mela Mix stage and the Mela Kidzone. The Mela Global Food Village is on hand to replenish your energy after taking in all the sights and sounds.

Leith Links, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Sat 29 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 661 7100

Sun 30 Aug 2015

Times & prices vary / 0131 661 7100

The RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

A family-friendly concert of carols and seasonal tunes, including the now annual screening of Dianne Jackson's 1982 film of Raymond Briggs' The Snowman with live musical accompaniment, because nothing spells 'Christmas' like a magical fable about the transience of life. Christopher Bell conducts.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Sun 21 Dec

£15–£35 (disabled £7.50–£17.50; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 0131 228 1155

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