August Bank Holiday Weekend Edinburgh 2018

Scotland's capital is a supreme destination for the August Bank Holiday, with some of the best parties in the country taking over the city.

The event everyone will be talking about is of course the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - the largest arts festival in the world. Beginning on August 5th and running through to the end of the month, expect the city to be buzzing with comedy, theatre, musicals, opera and everything in between.

Outside of the Fringe though, there's still much to be enjoyed, from Smiths tribute band The Smyths headlining Liquid Rooms on the 26th to Innervisions house and techno mastermind Dixon throwing it down at La Belle Angele.

Paranoid London and Gary Beck bring their acid and techno to Liquid Rooms on the 27th, South African spiritual house DJ Black Coffee closes the Fringe at Bourbon, and Chicagoan disco, funk and soul selector Rahaan hits SKY Bar on the same evening.

Head below for more Edinburgh August Bank Holiday events.

2018 August Bank Holiday events near Edinburgh

Here's a huge selection of August Bank Holiday 2018 events near Edinburgh to tickle your fancy, buy your tickets quick if you're going.

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Rockore
Popular Event: 245+ going
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Rockore

Lochore Meadows Country Park, Lochgelly

Saturday 25th Aug

11:00am til 11:00pm

No age restrictions

20.00

Rockore 2018 music event hosted by Benarty Events Group at Lochore Meadows Country Park.

Leith Docks Sound System Featured event
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Leith Docks Sound System

EDINBURGH OCEAN TERMINAL LEITH, EDINBURGH

Friday 24th Aug

10:00pm til 5:00am

Minimum Age: 18

45 for weekend / 30+ per day

After the incredible success of Terminal V, the Nightvision team is embarking on a brand-new summer ...

Lets Go Back to Acid House
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Lets Go Back to Acid House

La Belle Angele, Edinburgh

Saturday 25th Aug

11:00pm til 5:00am

Minimum Age: 18

From 6

Let’s Go Back to the hazy days of Acid House.

The Five Star Revue (A Title Not A Lie) : Full Run Part 2
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The Five Star Revue (A Title Not A Lie) : Full Run Part 2

La Vida Nightclub, Edinburgh

Monday 20th Aug

8:45pm til 9:45am

Minimum Age: 18

0.00

A sketch show with a title which isn't technically false advertising!

Interruption Show (comedians, interrupted)
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Interruption Show (comedians, interrupted)

The Newsroom, Edinburgh

Sunday 12th Aug

8:45pm til 9:45pm

Minimum Age: 18

Free

The live show where Dalia Malek and co-hosts interrupt comedians mid-performance to ask questions &a...

Cello on Fire
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Cello on Fire

C Too St Columba's By The Castle Johnston Terrace , Edinburgh

Monday 20th Aug

7:30pm til 8:30am

No age restrictions

From 4.50

From the most simple folk tune to the most sophisticated jazz gem, from bluegrass to baroque, set of...

The Dance of Darkness: Butoh workshop
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The Dance of Darkness: Butoh workshop

St Margaret's House, Edinburgh

Saturday 25th Aug

1:00pm til 5:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

20 (15 concession)

Butoh is an immersive dance form originating from Japan aiming to give rise to the unique dance with...

Picasso’s Women
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Picasso’s Women

The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Monday 13th Aug

7:00pm til 8:30pm

No age restrictions

11 - 13

Picasso’s Women features a series of monologues and confessionals performed by three of the mo...

Edinburgh Contemporary Choir Free Taster - West End
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Edinburgh Contemporary Choir Free Taster - West End

Parish Church Of St Cuthbert, Edinburgh

Wednesday 29th Aug

6:00pm til 8:45pm

Minimum Age: 18

Free Taster/25 per month

Get a free taster rehearsal with this rock pop choir. Membership is 25 p/month. Rehearsals run week...

Andy Gunn Presents: From T-Bone To Trucks
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Andy Gunn Presents: From T-Bone To Trucks

Greenside At Nicolson Square, Edinburgh

Saturday 25th Aug

5:15pm til 6:15pm

Minimum Age: 3

12.50

T-Bone to Trucks will take you on a journey through the decades, showcasing the most loved and respe...

Nailed It
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Nailed It

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Tuesday 21st Aug

9:00pm til 10:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

10

Halleberrylujah! Having told his backstory in the award-nominated Christ on a Bike and demonstrated ...

Stories and Songs With Beans on Toast
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Stories and Songs With Beans on Toast

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Tuesday 21st Aug

7:45pm til 8:45pm

Minimum Age: 18

12

UK folk singer, cult hero and festival legend Beans on Toast makes his debut Fringe appearance. A un...

Dreamer by Sam Fitton
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Dreamer by Sam Fitton

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Sunday 19th Aug

3:15pm til 4:30pm

Minimum Age: 18

PBH FRINGE

Sleight of hand mastery and witty showmanship combine as Sam spins stories through a series of phant...

Pamela's Palace
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Pamela's Palace

The Principal Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Sunday 26th Aug

8:30pm til 10:00pm

Minimum Age: 14

25

Pamela is the hard won queen of a buzzing beauty salon but behind the glamour, there are secrets tha...

Illicit Thrill - Breakin' the Rules
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Illicit Thrill - Breakin' the Rules

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Thursday 23rd Aug

11:45pm til 12:45am

Minimum Age: 18

10

Get your tip dollars out and leave your inhibitions at the door as you step into the Fringe’s ...

McMagic Moments
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McMagic Moments

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Tuesday 21st Aug

6:30pm til 7:30pm

Minimum Age: 18

7

Scottish Comedy Magician of the year, Elliot Bibby, presents McMagic Moments. With sell-out shows at...

Putting on the Blitz
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Putting on the Blitz

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Wednesday 22nd Aug

10:30pm til 11:30pm

Minimum Age: 18

12

The ubermeister of extreme dark comedy cabaret Frank Sanazi joins forces with his old crooning buddy...

Cabaret

Cabaret

LE MONDE, EDINBURGH

26th August

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Cabaret

LE MONDE, EDINBURGH

Sunday 26th Aug

9:00pm til 10:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

12

The Le Monde Hotel cabaret show is at the forefront for discerning Fringe-goers and is a must-see of...

The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Wonder Women Tour (the fun continues)
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The Lady Boys of Bangkok - Wonder Women Tour (the fun continues)

The Sabai Pavilion, Edinburgh

Friday 17th Aug

4:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

19.50 - 30

The party like no other party… girls like no other girls… a night like no other night!

Pamela's Palace
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Pamela's Palace

The Principal Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Monday 27th Aug

8:30pm til 10:00pm

Minimum Age: 14

25

Pamela is the hard won queen of a buzzing beauty salon but behind the glamour, there are secrets tha...

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Treat yourself this August Bank Holiday... 3* Luxury hotels from just £89.00 per room...

    Jurys Inn Edinburgh
    From just £89.00 per room

    Jurys Inn Edinburgh

    43 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh
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    43 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh

    From just £89.00 per room

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    WINNER JURYS INN HOTEL OF THE YEAR 2011/2012 The award winning Jurys Inn is ideally located next to Waverley train station 8 miles from Edinburgh Airport and right in the heart of Edinburgh s old town.

    Radisson BLU Hotel  Edinburgh
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    Radisson BLU Hotel Edinburgh

        

    80 High Street, Edinburgh

    On the historic Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh Radisson Blu Edinburgh is a modern hotel within close proximity to Edinburgh Castle Holyrood Park Holyrood Palace and Princes Street.

    Old Waverley Hotel
    From just £116.10 per room

    Old Waverley Hotel

    43 Princes Street, Edinburgh
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    Old Waverley Hotel

       

    43 Princes Street, Edinburgh

    From just £116.10 per room

    Hotel

    The Old Waverley is a landmark building located in the heart of Edinburgh s vibrant city centre.

    The Howard Hotel

    The Howard Hotel

    32-36 Great King Street, Edinburgh
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    The Howard Hotel

         

    32-36 Great King Street, Edinburgh

    Recently voted one of the top 25 city hotels in the world by Tripadvisor - The Howard is a gem of a small hotel.

    KM Central
    From just £139.00 per room

    KM Central

    7 Richmond Place, Edinburgh
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    7 Richmond Place, Edinburgh

    From just £139.00 per room

    Bed and Breakfast

    Located in Edinburgh s historic Old Town the newly refurbished 3 star KM Central offers a modern and sophisticated designed accommodation only a short walk from Princes Street Waverley Rail station and Edinburgh s Royal Mile.

    Ten Hill Place Hotel
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    Ten Hill Place Hotel

        

    10 Hill Place, Edinburgh

    Ten Hill Place Hotel is one of Edinburgh s premier city centre hotels just 0.

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August Bank Holiday Meal Offers

Prezzo - Livingston
1 special offer avalable

Prezzo - Livingston

Unit U32, Livingston Designer Outlet, Livingston

Italian cuisine

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Prezzo - Livingston

Unit U32, Livingston Designer Outlet, Livingston

Italian cuisine

Average price £17.00

1 special offer avalable

Serving irresistible Italian cuisine in casual, friendly surroundings, Prezzo Livingston uses only the finest seasonal ingredients to create their awa...

ASK Italian - Livingston
3 special offers avalable

ASK Italian - Livingston

Unit 340, Livingston

Italian cuisine

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ASK Italian - Livingston

Unit 340, Livingston

Italian cuisine

Average price £19.00

3 special offers avalable

ASK Italian in Livingston is found in the fantastic shopping complex, The Centre, and is the perfect place to retreat for a divine Italian meal after ...

Pentland Restaurant
2 special offers avalable

Pentland Restaurant

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, Kirknewton, Edinburgh

British cuisine

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Pentland Restaurant

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, Kirknewton, Edinburgh

British cuisine

Average price £25.00

2 special offers avalable

The Pentland Restaurant offers award-winning international cuisine with views over the golf course.

The Stables at Prestonfield
1 special offer avalable

The Stables at Prestonfield

Priestfield Road, Edinburgh

Scottish cuisine

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The Stables at Prestonfield

Priestfield Road, Edinburgh

Scottish cuisine

Average price £45.00

1 special offer avalable

Situated within the renowned Prestonfield hotel in Edinburgh, this circular pavilion, constructed within Prestonfield's original Georgian stable-block...

One Square
1 special offer avalable

One Square

Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh

Scottish cuisine

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One Square

Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh

Scottish cuisine

Average price £25.00

1 special offer avalable

An ultra-chic yet relaxed restaurant in the heart of Edinburgh, One Square offers modern dishes in striking surroundings.

Cucina at Radisson Collection Royal Mile Edinburgh
2 special offers avalable

Cucina at Radisson Collection Royal Mile Edinburgh

Radisson Collection Royal Mile Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Italian cuisine

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Cucina at Radisson Collection Royal Mile Edinburgh

Radisson Collection Royal Mile Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Italian cuisine

Average price £34.00

2 special offers avalable

Cucina presents exquisitely authentic cooking that has been inspired by classic Italian cuisine.

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