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Not sure what’s on in Edinburgh this June? No matter what time of year you visit Edinburgh, you’re guaranteed to find a great event or world-class festival to enjoy. Over the summer, the Edinburgh Festivals bring a wave of colour and amplify the cities atmosphere drawing attendees from across the globe. Seven spectacular festivals, fill up the city’s performance venues and event spaces in late June kicking off the summer season with a variety of events across the capital.

What’s on in Edinburgh this June?

The Royal Highland Show

​The Royal Highland show is well known for being one of Scotland’s most iconic events. It showcasing the very best of farming food and rural life. A great day out for everyone of all ages, get up close to the country’s top-quality livestock, taste exceptional food & drink and experience rural living at its most vibrant.

When: 20-23 June
Where: Royal Highland Centre

What's on in Edinburgh this June


Edinburgh International Film Festival

The Edinburgh International Film Festival is the world’s longest continually-running film festival. The Festival has been a champion of emerging British talent throughout its history, presenting world premieres of formative films by Bill Forsyth, Danny Boyle, and Stephen Frears, among many others.

When: 19-30 June
Where: Various venues across Edinburgh

What's on in Edinburgh this June


Edinburgh Festival of Cycling

The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling celebrates all aspects of cycling in and around the City of Edinburgh. The Festival provides a variety of talks from cycling professionals as well as family-friendly events.

When: 6-16 June
Where: Various venues across Edinburgh


Juniper Gin Festival

With top producers allowing you to try before you buy, as well as gin talks, cocktails, food stalls, and handmade fashions and crafts on sale, the Juniper Festival celebrates all things related to gin. You can expect more of the same beautifully crafted gins from Scotland and the rest of the world, educational masterclasses, interactive experiences, and expertly made cocktails and delicious street food.

When: 31st May – 2nd June
Where: Summerhall, Edinburgh

Leith Jazz & Blues Festival

The Leith Jazz & Blues Festival provides over 50 free gigs across three days showcasing a variety of the finest Jazz and blues acts.

When: 7-9 June
Where: Various venues in Leith, Edinburgh

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