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  • Edinburgh Leisure in partnership with local clubs and youth organisations are hosting a summer programme for 5-12 year olds. Free event packed with fantastic sport and activities including athletics, rugby, football, volleyball and golf. Will run every Wednesday from 5th July to 9th August, sessions from 1.00 - 3.00. Hosted by experienced youth workers and talented sport coaches to ensure the children have a great time

  • Fun day in Pilton Park, bouncy castles, face painting,bbq, zorb football, craft activities and much more!

  • Meet MasterChef Winner 2016 Jane Devonshire, Great British Bake Off Judge Prue Leith, Great British Menu Scotland Representative Michael Bremner Michelin starred chefs Brian Grigor and Marcello Tully and acclaimed local culinary talents like Mark Greenaway, Neil Forbes & Fraser Allen as they cook their signature recipes in the Stoves.

    Feast in the Street Food Avenue; learn to bake in the Cake and Bake Theatre; enjoy yoga in the park with Lululemon; indulge in afternoon tea in the Vintage Tea Tent; taste wine, champagne and craft beer in the Drinks Theatre; buy from local producers in the Artisan Market; kids enjoy the Childrens Cookery Theatre; live music on the Success Express Music Stage; enter the Chilli Eating Competition; refreshing cocktails from the Bar Bus and Pimms Teapot and have a fun day out in the VIP area styled by Anthropologie..

    More Info: http://foodiesfestival.com/edinburgh-food-festival/

  • 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

  • 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 first 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. Meet at Harlaw House Visitor Centre at 11am on Thursday 10th August.

    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 eight miles long. The event may be cancelled in the case of adverse weather.

    More Info: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/pentlandhills/events

  • 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

  • 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 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/

  • 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.

  • 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