Edinburgh’s International Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival are both celebrating their 70th year in 2017. Both the Fringe and International festival will be running from 4 to 28 August, and feature a range of performance arts.

With opera, music, theatre and dance from around the world featuring in the International Festival, there would already have been plenty to keep any traveler busy. The Fringe Festival also bring a range of performances including live theatre, comedy, dance, circus, cabaret, children’s shows, physical theatre, musicals, opera, music, spoken word and exhibitions to various location around the historic city.

In addition to 70th anniversary of these two festivals,

there will also be five other events happening over Edinburgh’s summer months.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival will run from 1 June to 2 July. Renowned for discovering and showing the best in international cinema, this festival will enthrall any film fan.

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, running from 14 t0 23 July, includes 170 gigs over 10 days. The best international musicians rub shoulders to present a unique experience in celebration of jazz and blues across Edinburgh.

From 4 to 28 August is the Edinburgh Art Festival.

With free entry to most exhibits in various locations, the Art Festival is the perfect way to explore the city.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will be entertaining audiences with its 2017 show from 4 to 26 August. This unique blend of music, ceremony, entertainment and theatre hosts over 1000 military and civilian performers from all over the globe.

Edinburgh International Book Festival, 12 to 28 August, is the biggest celebration of the written word and literature there is. More than 800 participants from 55 different countries are welcomed to the wondrous Charlotte Square Gardens.

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Banner image: Edinburgh International Festival