View of Edinburgh with fireworks above Castle

August 2019

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What’s On Guide Edinburgh August 2019

August is the sunniest summer month in Edinburgh. The average temperature is 15°C. It is the main festival month in the city and a peak time for tourism. Amongst the major festivals are the International Festival, the Festival Fringe and the Royal Military Tattoo. Here’s what’s on in Edinburgh in August 2019.

Music, Theatre and Comedy


Festivals and Special Events

Edinburgh Art Festival25 Jul – 25 Aug
Edinburgh Foodies Festival2 – 4 Aug
Edinburgh Military Tattoo2 – 24 Aug
Edinburgh Festival Fringe2 – 26 Aug
Edinburgh International Festival2 – 26 Aug
Edinburgh International Book Festival10 – 26 Aug
Edinburgh International Television Festival21 – 23 Aug
Festival Fireworks ConcertTBC

Markets and Fairs

Edinburgh Farmers Marketevery Sat
Grassmarket Weekly Marketevery Sat
Leith Marketevery Sat
Stockbridge Marketevery Sun
Morningside Makers MarketTBC
Jack & Jill MarketTBC
Handmade EdinburghTBC
Fair & Ethical Trade on the FringeTBC
Edinburgh Flea MarketTBC
Scottish Pet ShowTBC

Museums, Galleries and Exhibitions

A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex13 Jun – 6 Oct
Russia, Royalty and the Romanovs20 Jun – 3 Nov

Sport and Fundraising Events