What dates are Edinburgh Festival?

Edinburgh Festival dates

  • Edinburgh Tradfest (29 April–9 May 2022)
  • Edinburgh Beltane Fire Festival (30 April 2022)
  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo (5–27 August 2022)
  • Burns & Beyond.
  • Free Festival.
  • Edinburgh International Children’s Festival.
  • Edinburgh International Science Festival.
  • Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.

When did the Edinburgh Festival start?

Edinburgh Festival Fringe/First event date
The first Edinburgh International Festival began on 24 August 1947, with an aim to ‘provide a platform for the flowering of the human spirit’ by bringing people and artists together from around the world.

Which month is the Edinburgh Festival?

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the single greatest celebration of arts and culture on the planet. For three weeks in August, the city of Edinburgh welcomes an explosion of creative energy from around the globe. Artists and performers take to hundreds of stages all over the city to present shows for every taste.

How old is the Edinburgh Fringe festival?

The Fringe began in 1947, concurrently with the Edinburgh International Festival, an invitation-only festival. In that first year eight theatre troupes who had not been invited to perform arrived on the scene, arranged a performance space, and put on their shows during the run of the official festival.

Why is the Edinburgh festival called the Fringe?

History of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Even though they hadn’t been invited to perform in the International Festival, eight theatre groups came up to Edinburgh anyway and put on their own productions outside the regular programme. These shows became known as the “Fringe” of the festival – and the name stuck.

When did the Edinburgh Fringe Festival start?

Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Established in 1947 as an alternative to the Edinburgh International Festival , it takes place annually in Edinburgh, Scotland, in the month of August.

What is the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh?

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (often referred to as simply The Fringe or Edinburgh Festival) is the world’s largest arts festival, which in 2017 spanned 25 days and featured 53,232 performances of 3,398 shows in 300 venues.

What is Edinburgh International Festival?

The Edinburgh International Festival is an annual festival of performing arts in Edinburgh, Scotland, over three weeks in August.