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.

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Nightvision Fringe Closing Party with Kolsch Featured event
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Nightvision Fringe Closing Party with Kolsch

Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh

Saturday 24th Aug

11:00pm til 5:00am

Minimum Age: 18

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Marking the closing weekend of the Edinburgh Fringe, the infamous man in the hat, KOLSCH is bringing...

Hip Hop Time Machine at Edinburgh Fringe
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Hip Hop Time Machine at Edinburgh Fringe

Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh

Saturday 24th Aug

10:00pm til 5:00am

Minimum Age: 18

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HIP HOP TIME MACHINE at Edinburgh Fringe The World Famous Hip Hop Time Machine lands in Edinburg...

Colonel Mustard and The Dijon 5
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Colonel Mustard and The Dijon 5

The Old Dr Bells Baths, Edinburgh

Saturday 24th Aug

8:00pm til 12:00am

Minimum Age: 18

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Colonel Mustard bring their incredibly energetic and fun set to Edinburghs newest venue

Endorphinmachine (Prince Tribute)
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Endorphinmachine (Prince Tribute)

The Old Dr Bells Baths, Edinburgh

Friday 23rd Aug

7:00pm til 10:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

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The worlds finest Prince tribute band comes to Edinburgh's newest venue as part of the Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Gabber Rave
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Edinburgh Festival Gabber Rave

The Mash House, Edinburgh

Saturday 24th Aug

11:45pm til 5:00am

Minimum Age: 18

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Edinburgh Festival Gabber Special, Top Floor @ The Mash House.

Scot Roast - Ed Fringe 2019
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Scot Roast - Ed Fringe 2019

The Beehive Inn, Edinburgh

Monday 26th Aug

10:15pm til 11:15pm

Minimum Age: 18

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The smash hit, revolutionary, fully interactive Edinburgh Fringe show is back for a 3rd consecutive ...

Ron Davis SymphRONica
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Ron Davis SymphRONica

TheSpace Niddry Street, Edinburgh

Friday 23rd Aug

8:30pm til 10:00pm

No age restrictions

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Canadian pianist-composer's jazz with strings octet plays music with chamber music panache and ...

Tales of Whatever Edinburgh Fringe 2019
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Tales of Whatever Edinburgh Fringe 2019

Just The Tonic Caves At The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh

Friday 23rd Aug

10:45am til 11:45am

Minimum Age: 14

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Changing daily lineups of seasoned Fringe comics and performers going off-script to share true stori...

Tales of Whatever Edinburgh Fringe 2019
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Tales of Whatever Edinburgh Fringe 2019

Just The Tonic Caves At The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh

Sunday 25th Aug

10:45am til 11:45am

Minimum Age: 14

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Changing daily lineups of seasoned Fringe comics and performers going off-script to share true stori...

Perfect Wedding
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Perfect Wedding

The Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh

Monday 19th Aug

7:30pm til 10:00pm

Minimum Age: 12

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Edinburgh Makar's present Robin Hawdon's hilarious 'Perfect Wedding'

Edinburgh Festival Fringe
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Edinburgh

Sunday 18th Aug

5:00am til 12:00am

Minimum Age: 18

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

Theatre Big Top (Venue 189), Edinburgh

Saturday 24th Aug

4:00pm til 10:45pm

Minimum Age: 18

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

Theatre Big Top (Venue 189), Edinburgh

Friday 23rd Aug

6:30pm til 10:45pm

Minimum Age: 18

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

ASCUS Lab Open Sessions
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ASCUS Lab Open Sessions

ASCUS Lab, Edinburgh

Saturday 24th Aug

10:00am til 4:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

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ASCUS Lab is open to anyone interested in creative experimentation with the tools of science. Whatev...

Dylan Dodds and Friends (Friends Not Included) -Edinburgh Fringe
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Dylan Dodds and Friends (Friends Not Included) -Edinburgh Fringe

Grassmarket Community Project, Edinburgh

Tuesday 20th Aug

11:00pm til 12:15am

Minimum Age: 18

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A standup show about the sit-com Friends

Des Was a Bowie Fan at the Edinburgh Fringe
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Des Was a Bowie Fan at the Edinburgh Fringe

Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh

Saturday 24th Aug

10:00pm til 5:00am

Minimum Age: 18

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London clubnight Des Was A Bowie Fan makes its Edinburgh debut - indiepop, new wave, post-punk, 60s ...

Tom Short's Wheel of Misfortune
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Tom Short's Wheel of Misfortune

The Laughing Horse The Free Sisters Venue 272, Edinburgh

Thursday 15th Aug

12:45pm til 12:45pm

Minimum Age: 18

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Tom Short travels all the way from glamorous Salford with his Wheel of Misfortune to the Edinburgh F...

Scot Roast - Ed Fringe 2019
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Scot Roast - Ed Fringe 2019

The Beehive Inn, Edinburgh

Saturday 24th Aug

10:15pm til 11:15pm

Minimum Age: 18

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The smash hit, revolutionary, fully interactive Edinburgh Fringe show is back for a 3rd consecutive ...

Scot Roast - Ed Fringe 2019
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Scot Roast - Ed Fringe 2019

The Beehive Inn, Edinburgh

Sunday 25th Aug

10:15pm til 11:15pm

Minimum Age: 18

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

The smash hit, revolutionary, fully interactive Edinburgh Fringe show is back for a 3rd consecutive ...

Information Lecture:  Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path
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Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path

The Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh

Saturday 24th Aug

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.

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Treat yourself this August Bank Holiday... 3* Luxury hotels from just £106.00 per room...

    Jurys Inn Edinburgh
    From just £119.00 per room

    Jurys Inn Edinburgh

    43 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh
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    43 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh

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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 City Centre
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    Radisson BLU Hotel Edinburgh City Centre

        

    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
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    Old Waverley Hotel

    43 Princes Street, Edinburgh
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    43 Princes Street, Edinburgh

    From just £106.00 per room

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

    KM Central
    From just £154.00 per room

    KM Central

    7 Richmond Place, Edinburgh
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    7 Richmond Place, Edinburgh

    From just £154.00 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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    10 Hill Place, Edinburgh

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

    Principal Edinburgh George Street
    From just £222.04 per room
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    19-21 George Street, Edinburgh

    From just £222.04 per room

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    Conference Hotel of the Year Edinburgh & The Lothians - Regional Winner 2018 Wedding Hotel of the Year Edinburgh & The Lothians - Regional Winner...

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August Bank Holiday Meal Offers

Harvester - Livingston
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Harvester - Livingston

The Centre, West Lothian

British cuisine

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Harvester - Livingston

The Centre, West Lothian

British cuisine

Average price £15.00

2 special offers 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

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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 ...

1886
2 special offers avalable

1886

The Braid Hills Hotel, Edinburgh

British cuisine

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1886

The Braid Hills Hotel, Edinburgh

British cuisine

Average price £28.00

2 special offers avalable

Bathed in natural daylight and offering views across Edinburgh to the Firth of Forth, 1886 Restaurant showcases the best available Scottish produce.

Afternoon Tea at Prestonfield
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Afternoon Tea at Prestonfield

Priestfield Road, Edinburgh

Afternoon Tea cuisine

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Afternoon Tea at Prestonfield

Priestfield Road, Edinburgh

Afternoon Tea cuisine

Average price £0.00

1 special offer avalable

A 5-star retreat heralded by The Guardian as the 'most opulent boutique hotel' in Edinburgh, Afternoon Tea at Prestonfield offers a delightful selecti...

Rhubarb Restaurant at Prestonfield
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Rhubarb Restaurant at Prestonfield

Priestfield Road, Edinburgh

Scottish cuisine

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Rhubarb Restaurant at Prestonfield

Priestfield Road, Edinburgh

Scottish cuisine

Average price £29.00

1 special offer avalable

Situated in the Prestonfield Hotel and set in 20 acres of parkland, Rhubarb Restaurant at Prestonfield has an opulent and theatrical interior design a...

One Square
2 special offers 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

2 special offers avalable

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

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