Events within 5 miles of Edinburgh

1,719 events within 5 miles

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Game Masters

Massive touring exhibition celebrating the varied history of computer gaming. With more than 125 playable games to work your way through, get stuck into arcade games, physical games (think Dance Battle et al), consoles, PCs and many more. On top of this, there's also displays of concept art, interactive displays and…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Sat 28 Mar

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Sun 29 Mar

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Mon 30 Mar

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

…and 21 more dates until 20 Apr

Magners' Summer Nights

The second annual Magners-sponsored festival features a series of live music gigs in Glasgow and Edinburgh open-air venues. The lineup features Roddy Frame, Glasvegas, James, The Flaming Lips, The Waterboys, Echo & the Bunnymen, King Creosote, Joan Armatrading and Ben Folds with yMusic.

Ross Theatre Bandstand, Edinburgh (1.4 miles)

Wed 26 Aug

£32.50–£40

  • 18:30

Thu 27 Aug

£32.50–£40

  • 18:30

Fri 28 Aug

£32.50–£40

  • 18:30

Science and Magic of Light the Universe and Everything

A tour of our universe with eminent scientists and a professional magician.

University of Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Sat 28 Mar

Free / 0131 650 1000

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Diamond Masterclass

Join a team of experts to learn all about diamonds and metals. With wine and nibbles.

Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh (2.2 miles)

Thu 9 Apr

Free / 0131 553 1131

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Thu 14 May

Free / 0131 553 1131

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Thu 11 Jun

Free / 0131 553 1131

  • 19:00 – 21:00
…and 5 more dates until 12 Nov

Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt

Hop around on the trail of Lindt Gold Bunny. Follow the clues to lead you to the chocolatey treat.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh (2.0 miles)

Sun 29 Mar

Pick up a trail map from the John Hope Gateway reception desk

Free / 0131 248 2909

  • 10:00

Mon 30 Mar

Pick up a trail map from the John Hope Gateway reception desk

Free / 0131 248 2909

  • 10:00

Tue 31 Mar

Pick up a trail map from the John Hope Gateway reception desk

Free / 0131 248 2909

  • 10:00
…and 6 more dates until 6 Apr back to top

Out of the Blue Flea Market

Bargain buys including furniture, clothes, music, bric-a-brac and more.

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 0131 555 7100

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Sat 30 May

Free / 0131 555 7100

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Sat 27 Jun

Free / 0131 555 7100

  • 10:00 – 15:00
…and 5 more dates until 28 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

£24–£25 / 0844 871 3014

52 Shades of Maggie

The sequel to 51 Shades of Maggie follows Maggie Muff and her pal Sally-Ann as they try to organise a party in the pub. Will things go as planned? What do you think?

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Sun 3 May

£21 / 0844 871 3014

Scottish Food & Drink Producer Free Showcase Tasting

Meet Scottish producers of food and drink, have a chat and discover more about their range of products. There's also a draw, so you can be in with a chance to win a selection of foodie goodies yourself.

Cranachan and Crowdie, Edinburgh (0.8 miles)

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0131 556 7194

  • 16:00 – 19:00

Thu 9 Apr

Free / 0131 556 7194

  • 16:00 – 19:00

Thu 16 Apr

Free / 0131 556 7194

  • 16:00 – 19:00
…and 28 more dates until 29 Oct

VEGAS!

Hipster swing, jump jive, rockin' R&B, dancefloor jazz, sleazy listening and gangster grooves at the multiple award-winning, multi-genre club night for movers, groovers, hipsters, flipsters, guys and dolls.

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Sat 28 Mar

£6.95 / 0131 556 7060

Sat 2 May

£6.95 / 0131 556 7060

Sat 30 May

£6.95 / 0131 556 7060

…and 4 more dates until 28 Nov back to top

Scottish Tattoo Convention

Body art lovers of the world unite and take over. Attracting artists from across the globe to get their jaggy paintbrushes all over your body, there's also music, burlesque, competitions, merch and the chance to just mingle with other lovers of the art.

Corn Exchange, Edinburgh (3.6 miles)

Sat 28 Mar

£20 per day; £30 for a weekend ticket / 0131 477 3500

Sun 29 Mar

£20 per day; £30 for a weekend ticket / 0131 477 3500

Monkey Barrel Comedy

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 28 Mar

£10 / 0131 225 7171

  • 20:30

Fri 3 Apr

£10 / 0131 225 7171

  • 20:30

Sat 4 Apr

£10 / 0131 225 7171

  • 20:30
…and 32 more dates until 25 Jul

Sufjan Stevens

To celebrate the release of his forth coming album Carrie & Lowell, Sufjan Stevens opens his European tour with a special date at the Edinburgh International Festival. Carrie & Lowell was recorded by Stevens alongside Casey Foubert, Laura Veirs, Nedelle Torrisi, Sean Carey, Ben Lester and Thomas Bartlett. The…

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Sun 30 Aug

£20 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Mehboob Nadeem and Vijay Kangutkar

Classical Indian music from Nadeem (sitar) and Kangutkar (tabla).

Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh (1.1 miles)

Sat 28 Mar

£10 / 0131 651 4336

  • 19:30

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh (1.3 miles)

Fri 7 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

  • 21:00

Sat 8 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

  • 19:30
  • 22:30

Mon 10 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

  • 21:00
…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug back to top

Simple Minds

The Scotrock stalwarts make the rounds on this greatest hits tour, following their popular 5x5 tour in 2012.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh (1.7 miles)

Tue 7 Apr

£39.50–£49.50 / 0131 228 1155

Balkanarama

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

Studio 24, Edinburgh (0.7 miles)

Fri 3 Apr

£9–£10 / 0131 558 3758

Joined by Tantz (live).

  • 22:00 – 03:00

Hedda Gabler

A new version of Henrik Ibsen's famous play Hedda Gabler from Richard Eyre, which has been directed by Amanda Gaughan. Hedda's life looks respectable enough – she has a distinguished father, a reputable husband and a good home. In order to inject some excitement into her life, she finds that she must look to the lives of…

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh (1.6 miles)

Tue 31 Mar

£15–£29 evenings (concession from £10; matinees £12.50–£24) / 0131 248 4848

Wed 1 Apr

£15–£29 evenings (concession from £10; matinees £12.50–£24) / 0131 248 4848

Thu 2 Apr

£15–£29 evenings (concession from £10; matinees £12.50–£24) / 0131 248 4848

…and 7 more dates until 11 Apr

Madama Butterfly

  • Directed by: Ellen Kent
  • Written by: Puccini

Ellen Kent presents Puccini's heartbreaking story of a beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant. Starring Elena Dee and Miki Mori.

The Edinburgh Playhouse (1.0 miles)

Sat 28 Mar

£15–£37.50 / 0844 871 3014

The Vintage Wedding Show

A wedding show for brides and grooms who are looking to add a quirky edge to their big day.

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh: The Caledonian (1.7 miles)

Sun 29 Mar

£5 / 0131 222 8888

  • 11:00 – 16:00
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Big Country

A re-formed configuration of the veteran Scotrockers whose hits include 'Fields of Fire' and 'In a Big Country'. They are joined on this leg of the tour by special guests Stevie Agnew, Dave Sharp and Simon Hugh.

Teviot, Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Sat 19 Dec

£27 / 0131 650 4673

Edinburgh International Festival of Middle Eastern Spirituality and Peace

The Middle East Festival draws together people from a wide range of spiritual backgrounds, cultures, traditions and communities to celebrate peace and mutual understanding via spiritual, educational, artistic and cultural events.

Various venues: Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Sat 28 Mar

Times & prices vary / 0131 331 4469

Sun 29 Mar

Times & prices vary / 0131 331 4469

Edinburgh International Science Festival

Having celebrated its 25th anniversary two years ago, Edinburgh International Science Festival was the world’s first large-scale festival of science and technology. The event is still among the biggest of its kind and is a success story which also involves year-round outreach and international engagement. This year it…

Various venues: Edinburgh (1.0 miles)

Sat 4 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Sun 5 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

Mon 6 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0844 557 2686

…and 13 more dates until 19 Apr

Grrrl Jam

A screening of the Punk Singer: A Film About Kathleen Hanna, followed by a night of music made by girls.

The Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh (1.5 miles)

Sat 28 Mar

£3–£4 / 0131 651 5859

  • 22:30 – 04:00

Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra

Rootsy, bluegrassy six-piece with tweed outfits and fedoras to complete the ye olde country feel.

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh (1.2 miles)

Sat 28 Mar

£7 / 0131 556 7060

With Daniel Meade & The Flying Mules and The Strange Blue Dreams.

  • 19:30
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