THINGS TO DO IN EDINBURGH IN JUNE 2017
Our picks of must-do activities in Edinburgh this month
June welcomes the start of summer, the longest day of the year. However, more excitedly, it marks the start of the festival season in Edinburgh. Which means, of course, there is plenty to do in and around the city.
Edinburgh International Film Festival
(21 June – 2 July)
The Edinburgh International Film Festival was established in 1947, and it is renowned around the world for discovering, promoting and showcasing the very best in international and independent cinema. Some stars come to the Scottish capital to promote their respective films. So, keep your eyes peeled as you may catch a glimpse of Holywood’s elite strolling down the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.
This year, Disney Pixar’s ‘Cars 3’ will be making it’s UK Premiere at the festival.
Also, If you’re into film, don’t miss Film Fest In The City: Open Air Cinema (16 – 18 Jun).
Let’s Circus! in the Grassmarket
(17 – 18 Jun)
The Greater Grassmarket and the highly respected travelling circus school and performance company ‘Let’s Circus‘ will be bringing their acrobatic circus show to the Grassmarket, for free.
The event promises to be great fun for both adults and children alike. From 11.30 am until 3.30pm, the public can take part in the free circus school, learning activities such as Tightwire, trapeze, unicycle and acrobatics, and enjoy the comfort of the Outdoor Circus Ring.
Castle Street Summer Fair
(5 – 11 Jun)
Castle Street Summer Fair is filled with vibrant stalls offering high-quality, hand-made products from skin care to fashion, homewares, glassware, ceramics, woodcraft, jewellery and accessories, etc.
Edinburgh Whisky Festival
Edinburgh Whisky Festival is, once again, to be held in one of Edinburgh’s most iconic Georgian venues, The Assembly Rooms. Usually it a site that deals with banquets, weddings, conferences and film showings. On June 17, it will play host to Scotland’s most famous drink – whisky.
Royal Highland Show
(22 – 25 Jun)
The Royal Highland Show is one of Scotland’s most iconic events. This year it will be celebrating its 177th year. The Royal Highland Show lays its primary focus on showcasing the very best of farming food and rural life.
It promises to be a great day out for everyone of all ages. You will be able to get up close to the country’s top quality livestock, taste exceptional food & drink and experience rural living at its most vibrant.
Of course, that isn’t all. A few other notable happenings include;
- Ricky Gervais: Humanity – Comedy (8 – 9 Jun)
- Robbie Williams – Music (9 Jun)
- Edinburgh Flea Market – Market (24 Jun)
- Meadows Festival – Special Event (3 – 4 Jun)
- Little Mix – Music (30 Jun)
- Retina Photography Festival – Special Event (20 Jun – 31 Jul)
- Beyond Caravaggio – Exhibition (17 Jun – 24 Sep)
- Looking Good: The Male Gaze From Van Dyck to Lucian Freud – Exhibition (24 Jun – 1 Oct)
- Great Scottish Walk & Run – Sport (18 Jun)