5 Things To Do In Edinburgh in June 2017

5 Things To Do In Edinburgh in June 2017

Things To Do in Edinburgh 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)

Disney Pixar Cars 3 | The Edinburgh Collection

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)

Lets Circus | The Edinburgh Collection | June 2017

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 | The Edinburgh Collection | June 2017

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
(17 Jun)

Whiskey Festival | June 2017

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)

Royal Highland Show | The Edinburgh Collection

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;