Key Dates for Event Planners

Thinking of a suitable date for your conference in Edinburgh? Here's some key dates that you should be aware of.


Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Performance by the British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and International military bands and display teams on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle.

2017 - 4-26 August

2018 - 3-25 August

2019 - 2-24 August 

Visit This is Edinburgh for more information about the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo>

Edinburgh International Festival 

Festival of performing arts over 3 weeks around Edinburgh in various venues. The festival brings top class performers of music, theatre, opera and dance from around the world. 

2017 - 4-28 August

2018 - 3-27 August

2019 - 2-26 August

2020 - 7-31 August

Visit This is Edinburgh for more information about the Edinburgh International Festival> 

The Royal Highland Show

Scotland's annual farming and countryside showcase at the Royal Highland Centre at Ingliston over the second last weeknd in June.  

2017 – 22-25 June

2018 – 21-24 June

2019 – 20-23 June

2020 – 18-21 June

For more information please visit the Royal Highland Show's website 

NB: Please note all above dates are provisional and subject to change, please do contact each organisation for absolute dates.

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