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Blog - Edinburgh in 2015 - Part 2

Posted on 17/06/2015

In July Edinburgh begins to get into the swing when it comes to its festival programme. Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, Art Festival, International Fashion Festival, Real Ale Festival and the Festival Carnival all being or take place in this month. Lionel Richie and Jimmy Carr are amongst the live acts you can enjoy at the city and at the National Gallery from 18th July an exhibition of the work of David Bailey is on display.

August is the month when the tourists flock to Edinburgh to enjoy the International Festival and many related events. As well as the main festival there is the Festival Fringe, Book Festival, Television Festival and Art Festival to enjoy. The Edinburgh Military Tattoo also runs throughout the month and the Foodies Festival is also in August. From 6th August there is also a new exhibition at Holyroodhouse, showing off works from many Scottish Artists between 1750 and 1900.

In September you can enjoy Doors Open Day, the chance to see a wide range of architecturally fascinating buildings which are usually closed to the public. The Bodyguard musical is coming to Edinburgh Playhouse and a fascinating photographic exhibition, Document Scotland, arrives at The Scottish National Portrait Gallery on 26th September.

In October Edinburgh celebrates the German festival Oktoberfest as well as their International Storytelling Festival. Shrek the Musical comes to the Playhouse and Kevin Bridges comedy show is also in town for 4 nights. From 10th October an exhibition dedicated to the work of Arthur Melville arrives at the National Gallery.

In November Edinburgh celebrates the traditional fiddle with the Scots Fiddle Festival at the end of the month and Bill Bailey brings his comedy show to the city on 30th November. Scottish Woman Artists 1880-1965 are on display at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art from 7th November and then we're into December, where the festivities begin.

The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Edinburgh with the Christmas Tree Festival and Hogmanay to look forward to. The city also enjoys the Real Scottish & Ethical Christmas Fair and live acts in the city this month include Diversity and Gareth Malone.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what Edinburgh has to offer. Whenever you visit you'll be able to find plenty of things to do.