August Bank Holiday Weekend Edinburgh 2019

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, particularly on the rave front, with Geordie tech emissary Patrick Topping hitting Liquid Rooms on the 25th, and the Baron of Techno, Dave Clarke, joining fellow vet Ben Sims at La Belle Angele the night before.

It's not just the adults that are catered for though - all ages can get involved in this year's Rockore, taking place in nearby Lochgelly with rock and indie bands and cover acts soundtracking a fun filled day for the family.

Head below for more Edinburgh August Bank Holiday events.

2019 August Bank Holiday events near Edinburgh

Here's a huge selection of August Bank Holiday 2019 events near Edinburgh to tickle your fancy, buy your tickets quick if you're going.

Our eTickets mean you don't need to rely on mr postman, you can order at anytime with confirmation sent instantly to your email inbox.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe
×

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Edinburgh

Sunday 18th Aug 2019

5:00am til 12:00am

Minimum Age: 18

For ticket prices, please click here (Additional fees may apply)

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the single biggest celebration of arts and culture on the planet.

The Lady Boys of Bangkok: The Greatest Showgirls Tour!
×

The Lady Boys of Bangkok: The Greatest Showgirls Tour!

Theatre Big Top (Fringe Venue 189) Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Saturday 24th Aug 2019

4:00pm til 10:45pm

Minimum Age: 18

For ticket prices, please click here (Additional fees may apply)

Those dazzling Divas are back coming of age celebrating being 21 with “The Greatest Show Girls...

The Lady Boys of Bangkok: The Greatest Showgirls Tour!
×

The Lady Boys of Bangkok: The Greatest Showgirls Tour!

Theatre Big Top (Fringe Venue 189) Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Friday 23rd Aug 2019

6:30pm til 10:45pm

Minimum Age: 18

For ticket prices, please click here (Additional fees may apply)

Those dazzling Divas are back coming of age celebrating being 21 with “The Greatest Show Girls...

Information Lecture:  Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path
×

Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path

The Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh

Saturday 24th Aug 2019

2:30pm til 3:30pm

Minimum Age: 14

For ticket prices, please click here (Additional fees may apply)

A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening.

The Lady Boys of Bangkok: The Greatest Showgirls Tour!
×

The Lady Boys of Bangkok: The Greatest Showgirls Tour!

Theatre Big Top (Fringe Venue 189) Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Sunday 25th Aug 2019

4:00pm til 8:30pm

Minimum Age: 18

For ticket prices, please click here (Additional fees may apply)

Those dazzling Divas are back coming of age celebrating being 21 with “The Greatest Show Girls...

The Lady Boys of Bangkok: The Greatest Showgirls Tour!
×

The Lady Boys of Bangkok: The Greatest Showgirls Tour!

Theatre Big Top (Fringe Venue 189) Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Monday 26th Aug 2019

6:30pm til 8:30pm

Minimum Age: 18

For ticket prices, please click here (Additional fees may apply)

Those dazzling Divas are back coming of age celebrating being 21 with “The Greatest Show Girls...

more Edinburgh August Bank Holiday events »

Your event not listed? Promote your event online

Last updateds: 16:03

Treat yourself this August Bank Holiday... 3* Luxury hotels from just £69.00 per room...

    Jurys Inn Edinburgh
    From just £69.00 per room

    Jurys Inn Edinburgh

    43 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh
    i
    ×

    Jurys Inn Edinburgh

       

    43 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh

    From just £69.00 per room

    Hotel

    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
    ×

    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 £71.10 per room

    Old Waverley Hotel

    43 Princes Street, Edinburgh
    i
    ×

    Old Waverley Hotel

       

    43 Princes Street, Edinburgh

    From just £71.10 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
    i
    ×

    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 £129.00 per room

    KM Central

    7 Richmond Place, Edinburgh
    i
    ×

    KM Central

       

    7 Richmond Place, Edinburgh

    From just £129.00 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
    ×

    Ten Hill Place Hotel

        

    10 Hill Place, Edinburgh

    Ten Hill Place Hotel is one of Edinburgh s 4-star city centre hotels just 0.

More Edinburgh hotels for August Bank Holiday »

August Bank Holiday Meal Offers

Harvester - Livingston
1 special offer avalable

Harvester - Livingston

The Centre, West Lothian

British cuisine

i
×

Harvester - Livingston

The Centre, West Lothian

British cuisine

Average price £15.00

1 special offer avalable

Serving honest, freshly-cooked food, Harvester creates a warm, family-friendly vibe at its hundreds of restaurants throughout the UK.

ASK Italian - Livingston
1 special offer avalable

ASK Italian - Livingston

Unit 340, Livingston

Italian cuisine

i
×

ASK Italian - Livingston

Unit 340, Livingston

Italian cuisine

Average price £19.00

1 special offer 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 ...

ASK Italian - Edinburgh
1 special offer avalable

ASK Italian - Edinburgh

9-13 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh

Italian cuisine

i
×

ASK Italian - Edinburgh

9-13 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh

Italian cuisine

Average price £20.00

1 special offer avalable

ASK Italian Edinburgh offers superb Italian cuisine in modern surroundings.

Browns Brasserie & Bar - Edinburgh
1 special offer avalable

Browns Brasserie & Bar - Edinburgh

131-133 George Street, Edinburgh

British cuisine

i
×

Browns Brasserie & Bar - Edinburgh

131-133 George Street, Edinburgh

British cuisine

Average price £30.00

1 special offer avalable

Blending European brasserie dishes and timelessly elegant surroundings, Browns Brasserie & Bar Edinburgh champions an informal yet refined concept.

August Bank Holiday in other places near Edinburgh