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  • Returning for the third year, Underbelly's Circus Hub is the Fringe Festival's only dedicated venue for international contemporary circus. Located on The Meadows on the city's Southside, Underbelly's Circus Hub is made up of the Lafayette (a 550 seat big top) and The Beauty (a 500 seat spiegeltent). The two venues are named after one of the world’s most famous circus performers and illusionists, The Great Lafayette and his dog Beauty, who famously both died in Edinburgh in 1911. This event hosts critically acclaimed shows and offers a range of alfresco bars and high quality street food outlets.

    More Info: http://www.underbellyedinburgh.co.uk/#stq=&stp=1

  • Final event in the Scottish Beach Volleyball Tour which takes place throughout Scotland. The Event will include
    Saturday – up to 8 courts for approximately 79 participants (mens and womens 2v2’s at National Standard and Junior mens and Junior womens 2v2’x).

    More Info: https://www.scottishvolleyball.org/beach/the-tour

  • Final event in the Scottish Beach Volleyball Tour which takes place throughout Scotland. The Event will include
    Sunday - mixed 2s and mixed 4s including juniors and recreational, up to 5 courts for approximately 70 participants.

    More Info: https://www.scottishvolleyball.org/beach/the-tour

  • Community Gala Festival including a procession of the Ganesh idol as part of the Scottish Ganesh Festival. Procession from Portobello Town Hall to Portobello beach.

  • In partnership with the City of Edinburgh, the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert brings the Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh's summer festival season to a resplendent conclusion.

    Set against the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh’s historic Castle, this spectacular event brings together stirring orchestral music from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and magnificent pyrotechnics, specially choreographed by international fireworks artists, Pyrovision. Last year, a quarter of a million people gathered across the city and beyond to share in this annual grand festival season finale. Gates opening times will be confirmed closer to the day of the event.

    More Info: https://www.eif.co.uk/virginmoneyfireworks#.WVTcSYTyuUk

  • Annual multi cultural community based festival. A celebration of world music and dance including workshops, debates, children's activity area, stalls and food markets

    More Info: http://www.edinburgh-mela.co.uk/

  • Mini Assault course for dogs to raise money for Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home.

  • Annual community event for families featuring:
    Competitions (e.g. best vegetable, best homemade beer to name but a few)
    The Dog Parade
    Duck Races
    A great variety of stalls
    Train display
    Live music
    Entertainers
    Games for the kids (small and big kids)
    Tug of War
    Tea Tent
    Beer Tent

    More Info: http://www.the-pod.org/

  • Charity group exercise for adults (aged 15+) using boxing style movements and exercises. Members of the public welcome to join in and pay a donation to Cash for Kids.

    More Info: http://www.toneedinburgh.com/

  • Family day out with stalls, activities for children and local groups demonstrating dance, martial arts and musicians etc)

  • This event brings children together from across Edinburgh to breakdown social, geographic and economic barriers. Event consists of structured sessions of football coaching delivered by professional players, ex players and qualified coaches.

    More Info: http://www.edinburghspotlight.com/2017/06/footballedinburgh/

  • One day fair to allow Edinburgh companies to showcase their products i.e. food, clothes etc

  • A fundraising event for Maggies Centre. A 10k evening walk through the City of Edinburgh starting at George Heriots School and finishing at Waverley Gate (part of the route walks through Regent Road Park).

    More Info: https://www.maggiescentres.org/culturecrawl/find-event/culture-crawl-edinburgh/

  • FLY presents Edinburgh's first inner city open air one day festival, in one of the most iconic locations in the world - the foot of Edinburgh Castle and featuring some of the planet's top electronic acts & artists.

  • Under 16's cyclocross bicycle race organised by the Edinburgh Road Club. Children from ages 8 - 16 years of age and open to members and non members.

    More Info: http://www.edinburghrc.co.uk/erc-juniors

  • A low level orienteering event designed especially for newcomers and beginners of all ages. Participating fee's are £4 per individuals, £6 per family group.

    More Info: http://www.braidburnvalleypark.org.uk/orienteering/

  • SIAF Dusherra 2017, one of the largest festivals in India and commemorates a 10 day war between the gods and demons thousands of years ago. It is celebrated with gusto by communities with music, dance, food, fireworks and a symbolic burning of the Effigies of the demons to celebrate the victory of good over evil.
    Free event

  • Guided walk and writing workshop, recreating Owen's walk in the Pentland Hills exactly 100 years later - to the day.
    Step back in time by retracing Wilfred Owen's footsteps. Guided walk following the war poet's route 100 years ago, with optional writing workshop.
    This event is the second of two walks exploring routes in the Pentland Hills taken by Wilfred Owen and friends exactly 100 years previously. The walk will be led by the Chair of Wilfred Owen Edinburgh 1917-2017, Neil McLennan. There will be an optional writing workshop at the start and end of the walk, led by professional writer Helen Boden. (Meeting place to be decide -check www.pentlandhills.org/events for updates.

    The walk and workshop combined costs £8; if you would just like to attend the walk, it is £5. Booking is essential; please email pentlandhills@edinburgh.gov.uk to book your place. Please note you need to have a good level of fitness, and should bring a packed lunch, waterproofs and sturdy footwear. The walk is up to five miles long. The event may be cancelled in the case of adverse weather.

    More Info: http://www.pentlandhills.org/events

  • Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice Day, commemorates the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war. The garden of remembrance will display wreaths, military crosses with Poppy Scotland information booths on site.
    The opening ceremony will be held on 30th October with the laying of wreaths by Lord Provost, MPs/MSP's, dignitaries and veterans. The Armistice Service will take place on the 11th November.

    More Info: https://www.edinburghguide.com/events/remembrancesunday