Events within 5 miles of Edinburgh

1,470 events within 5 miles

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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

Free (donations welcome)

  • 21:00

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

  • 16:10
  • 18:40

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)

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

  • 18:00

Sun 2 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

  • 18:00

Mon 3 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

  • 18:00
…and 20 more dates until 23 Nov

That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Sat 6 Jun 2015

£24–£25 / 0844 871 3014

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

  • 18:30
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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

…and 3 more dates until 8 Nov

Hot Mess

Queer dance party where the focus is on the music, which is a heady mix of pop classics, obscure synthwave, house, techno and disco from the safe hands of DJ Simonotron.

The Annexe at the Liquid Room, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Fri 31 Oct

£4 before 11.30pm; £6 after / 0131 225 2564

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Fri 28 Nov

£4 before 11.30pm; £6 after / 0131 225 2564

  • 23:00 – 03:00

The Fountain Hallowe'en Party

A Hallowe'en costume party with themed drinks, DJ Gary Mac on the decks and prizes for the best dressed customer, staff member and dog.

The Fountain, Edinburgh (2.2 miles)

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0131 229 1899

  • 18:00 – 01:00

Hallowe'en Pumpkin Trail

See if you can find the pumpkins hidden along the trail.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (2.0 miles)

Sat 1 Nov

£1 / 0131 248 2909

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 2 Nov

£1 / 0131 248 2909

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Kevin Bridges: We Need to Talk About …

The Glaswegian comedian signs copies of his new book, We Need To Talk about … Kevin Bridges.

ASDA, Edinburgh (2.3 miles)

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0131 669 9151

  • 13:00
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Botanic Lights

Follow a trail of light through the Botanic Garden and see it illuminated as you've never seen it before.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (2.0 miles)

Fri 31 Oct

£12.50 (Children £6; under 3s free) / 0844 573 8455

Sat 1 Nov

£12.50 (Children £6; under 3s free) / 0844 573 8455

Sun 2 Nov

£12.50 (Children £6; under 3s free) / 0844 573 8455

…and 18 more dates until 23 Nov

Motown's Greatest Hits: How Sweet It Is

Celebrating over 50 years of Motown music with tributes to The Four Tops and The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5 and many more.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Fri 30 Jan 2015

£24 / 0844 871 3014

Musselburgh Firework Display

Spectacular fireworks display, kicking off at 7pm.

Fisherrow Links, Musselburgh (3.8 miles)

Wed 5 Nov

Prices to be confirmed

  • 19:00

A–Z: An Alphabetical Tour of Scottish Art

An overview of Scottish art from the 17th century to the present day, featuring artists from William Allan to Aleksander Zyw.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 13 more dates until 16 Nov

Numbers are Futile

Drums, synth and vocals duo mixing indie and electronica.

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh (0.9 miles)

Thu 13 Nov

£9 / 0131 623 3030

  • 20:00 – 01:00

Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Sat 1 Nov

£5 / 0131 629 4101

  • 19:30 – 03:00
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Stick Man

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Benji Bower (music)

A show about a family of stick people. Presented by Scamp Theatre. Ages 3+.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Sat 22 Nov

Times vary / £15–£18.50 (£13–£15.50; Family £46–£56)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Sun 23 Nov

Times vary / £15–£18.50 (£13–£15.50; Family £46–£56)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Mon 24 Nov

Times vary / £15–£18.50 (£13–£15.50; Family £46–£56)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 41 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Lost Map's Hallowe'en Special

Hallowe'en party with heavy vintage blues punk trio Archie Bronson Outfit headlining with Our Ladies of Sorrow and Tuff Love (from 7–10pm). Followed by late night action from Insect Heroes, CARBS, River Of Slime and Operator plus DJ sets from Lost Map, Papi Falso and Irregular Owl Movements. The theme for the evening is…

The Mash House, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Fri 31 Oct

£12 before 10pm; £5 after (Freaky Family £40 (four adults)) / 0131 220 2987

The Solid Silver 60s Show 2014

Relive the nostalgic sounds of 60s pop in the company of Vanity Fare, Chris Montez, Chris Farlow and Brian Poole & the Tremelos.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Wed 22 Apr 2015

£25.50–£29.50 / 0844 871 3014

Children's Classic Concerts: The Monsters' Ball

A spooky concert of music and dance for all the family. Dress up in your scariest costume and join the Monster Ball.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Sun 2 Nov

£10 (Children £6; Family £29) / 0131 228 1155

  • 15:00 – 16:00

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.

  • 21:30

Thu 11 Dec

£18.50–£20.50 (£17.50–£19.50)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

  • 21:30

Fri 12 Dec

£18.50–£20.50 (£17.50–£19.50)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

  • 21:30
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A Spoonful of Vintage

Stalls selling vintage ceramics, collectables, homewares and furniture from the 50s, 60s and 70s, vintage fashion and accessories, plus vintage hair and make-up styling and high teas to munch on.

Spoon, Edinburgh (0.9 miles)

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 07711 839958

  • 11:00 – 16:30

Edinburgh Techno Cartel

Massive techno and bass night.

The Mash House, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Fri 31 Oct

£6 (£5) / 0131 220 2987

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Poetry for the Palace: Poets Laureate from Dryden to Duffy

An exhibition looking at the role of the Poet Laureate across the centuries and celebrating the work of the current Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, at the midpoint of laureateship. With presentation volumes, original manuscripts and images of poets including Dryden, Wordsworth, Tennyson, Betjeman and Hughes, among others, it's…

The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh (0.5 miles)

Sat 1 Nov

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Sun 2 Nov

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30

The Beehive Comedy Club

Ben Verth presents a weekend packed full of top local and visiting comedians to tickle your funny bone in an entirely appropriate way.

Beehive Inn, Edinburgh (1.3 miles)

Sat 1 Nov

£9 / 0131 225 7171

  • 20:30

Fri 7 Nov

£9 / 0131 225 7171

  • 20:30

Sat 8 Nov

£9 / 0131 225 7171

  • 20:30
…and 14 more dates until 27 Dec

Edinburgh's Christmas

Six weeks of winter wonderland in Edinburgh, with the east side of Princes Street transformed by a fairground, ice rink, a host of colourful lights and the fabled German Christmas market with dozens of stalls selling traditional trinkets and crafts as well as delicious Teutonic treats (and, of course, glühwein).

City Centre, Edinburgh (2.1 miles)

Fri 21 Nov

Times & prices vary

Sat 22 Nov

Times & prices vary

Sun 23 Nov

Times & prices vary

…and 42 more dates until 4 Jan 2015 back to top