Mon 27 Aug 2018, Ross Theatre & Princes St Gardens
The festival fireworks concert is a spectacular finale to Edinburgh’s summer festival season. It takes place near the end of August every year.
With Edinburgh Castle as a magnificent backdrop, the event brings together live music from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with specially choreographed fireworks and pyrotechnics.
You need a ticket to enter the Ross Theatre and Princes Street Gardens, where the classical concert takes place. However, Forth Radio broadcast the music live. And you can enjoy the fireworks from various viewpoints across the city. Crowds of many thousands of people gather each August to share in this unforgettable experience.
Where are the best places to see the fireworks?
The best place to see and hear the concert is in Princes Street Gardens. But this area is for ticket holders only. There are seats in the Ross Theatre, where the concert is performed, plus standing tickets in the surrounding gardens. You can purchase tickets on the EIF website.
There is a free family viewing area at Inverleith Park. Calton Hill, Castle Street and Holyrood Park are also popular vantage points.
Many local businesses with good views of the castle, put on their own special fireworks events. So, if you’d rather watch the display from the comfort of a nice restaurant or hotel, there are lots of options available.
The fireworks concert begins at 9 pm and lasts for 45 minutes.