10 Things You Only See at Edinburgh's Summer Festivals

10 things you only see at the Edinburgh’s summer Festivals… 

1. A military spectacular at Edinburgh Castle 
The Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo is truly incredible to witness. Watch the Castle Esplande come to life with dazzling performances from global bands.

2. A colourful Carnival parade 
The mound and Princes Street Gardens come alive every July for the Jazz & Blues Festival Carnival. A bonanza of colour, music and dance by artists from around the world!  

3. A royal mile of street performers  
The buzz and atmosphere of the Fringe can be found here With street performers to entertain and show inspiration aplenty. 

4. Hidden venues taken over by art  
Edinburgh Art Festival spills out across the city centre and beyond. So you can enjoy amazing installations in unique places – some that may usually be closed to the public. 

5. A Spiegeltent celebrating written words 
Edinburgh Book Festival hosts plenty of authors and talks through its run. But late night Spiegeltent sessions bring a whole new way to celebrate the written word in all forms.

6. Hollywood comes to Edinburgh 
Edinburgh International Film Festival is a must for lovers of the silver screen. Red carpets, world premieres, and stars come to the capital of Scotland in June.

7. Incredible talent in incredible settings 
The Edinburgh International Festival offers an array of the finest performers and ensembles. across some of the most impressive and outstanding venues in the city. 

8. The world in one city  
Across the festivals, artists and audiences from over 85 countries come together, creating a truly global gathering rooted in its Scottish origins.

9. A huge variety of art forms  
From comedy and art to books and ballet, music and performance to cabaret and circus. 

10. The closing fireworks extravaganza  
Edinburgh’s summer festival season concludes with an epic concert in Princes Street Gardens. The International Festival brings together a live orchestra with choreographed fireworks against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. 

With eleven festivals throughout the year in Edinburgh, the fun doesn’t just start and stop in summer...

Which festivals are your planning to visit this year? 

We will be waiting to welcome you to the Festival City! 

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