Pink blossom trees in The Meadows Edinburgh

May 2019

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What’s On Guide Edinburgh May 2019

May is a mild spring month in Edinburgh, with an average temperature of 10°C. In Scotland we celebrate Whisky Month throughout May. There are also many fantastic attractions to visit, from iconic landmarks to hidden gems. Here’s what’s on in Edinburgh in May 2019.

Music, Theatre and Comedy

Rock Of Ages30 Apr – 4 May
UB40 40th Anniversary Tour: For The Many2 May
Seven Drunken Nights: The Story of the Dubliners8 May
Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals10 – 11 May
Thriller Live14 – 18 May
Magic of The Beatles24 May
Manic Street Preachers26 May
The Mousetrap27 – 29 May
Bill Bailey: Larks In Transit31 May

Festivals and Special Events

Whisky Stramash18 – 19 May
Pint Of Science Festival20 – 22 May
Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival24 – 25 May
Edinburgh International Children’s Festival25 May – 2 Jun
Gardening Scotland Show31 May – 2 Jun
Scottish Juniper Festival31 May – 2 Jun
Whisky MonthTBC
Edinburgh International Magic FestivalTBC
Edinburgh Yoga FestivalTBC
Scot Gin FestTBC
Ingliston Revival: Classic & Prestige Car FestivalTBC
Festival of MuseumsTBC
Hidden Door FestivalTBC
Edinburgh International Tango FestivalTBC

Markets and Fairs

Edinburgh Farmers Marketevery Sat
Grassmarket Weekly Marketevery Sat
Leith Marketevery Sat
Stockbridge Marketevery Sun
Morningside Makers MarketTBC
Edinburgh Antiques & Collectors FairTBC
Castle Street Spring FairTBC
Edinburgh Flea MarketTBC

Museums, Galleries and Exhibitions

In Focus: Scottish Photography7 Jul – 12 May
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 – 5 May

Sport and Fundraising Events

Gung-Ho! Edinburgh11 May
Edinburgh Marathon26 May