View of the Crags and Arthurs Seat in spring

April 2019

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What’s On Guide Edinburgh April 2019

April is a fairly cool spring month in Edinburgh, with an average temperature of 7°C. In addition to the festivals, markets, exhibitions and other events listed below, there are a great many attractions to discover. Try a city bus tour if you want to cover all the main sights in one day. Here’s what’s on in Edinburgh in April 2019 …

Music, Theatre and Comedy

Matilda The Musical2 – 27 Apr
Julian Clary: Born to Mince4 Apr
An Evening with the Hairy Bikers5 Apr
Led Zeppelin Masters6 Apr
Julian Clary: Born To Mince10 Apr
Richard Ashcroft23 Apr
Papa Roach24 Apr
Toyah Willcox25 Apr
Eddi Reader26 Apr
The Goonies Film with Live Orchestra27 Apr
Celebrating George Michael27 Apr
Faith: George Michael Legacy27 Apr
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac30 Apr
Rock Of Ages30 Apr – 4 May

Festivals and Special Events

Edinburgh International Harp Festival5 – 10 Apr
Edinburgh Comic Con6 – 7 Apr
Edinburgh International Science Festival6 – 21 Apr
Scottish Vegan Festival7 Apr
Big Big Gin Festival26 – 27 Apr
Dead By Dawn: Scotland’s International Horror Film FestivalTBC
Tradfest Edinburgh: Dùn ÈideannTBC
Beltane Fire FestivalTBC

Markets and Fairs

Edinburgh Farmers Marketevery Sat
Grassmarket Weekly Marketevery Sat
Leith Marketevery Sat
Stockbridge Marketevery Sun
Morningside Makers MarketTBC
Edinburgh Flea MarketTBC
Lou Lou’s Vintage FairTBC
Jack & Jill MarketTBC
Edinburgh’s Affordable Vintage FairTBC

Museums, Galleries and Exhibitions

In Focus: Scottish Photography7 Jul – 12 May
NOW: Monster Chetwynd, Moyna Flannigan, Henry Coombes …20 Oct – 28 Apr
Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers26 Oct – 21 Apr
Storyworlds: Paper Sculptures by Edinburgh Young Artists10 Nov – 12 May
Andy Warhol and Eduardo Paolozzi: I want to be a machine17 Nov – 2 Jun
Charles II: Art & Power23 Nov – 2 Jun
Robots18 Jan – 15 May

Sport and Fundraising Events

Scottish Kilomathon7 Apr