August Bank Holiday Weekend Edinburgh 2017

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.

2017 August Bank Holiday events near Edinburgh

Here's a huge selection of August Bank Holiday 2017 events near Edinburgh to tickle your fancy, buy your tickets quick if you're going.

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The Smyths - The Strangeways Tour 2017
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The Smyths - The Strangeways Tour 2017

The Liquid Room, Edinburgh

Saturday 26th Aug

7:30pm til 10:00pm (last entry 9:00pm)

Minimum Age: 18

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After their sellout gigs in 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 The Smyths return once again to The Liquid Room,...

Black Coffee Edinburgh Fringe Closing Party Featured event
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Black Coffee Edinburgh Fringe Closing Party

Bourbon, Edinburgh

Sunday 27th Aug

11:00pm til 5:00am

Minimum Age: 18

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blk29 , Hector's House and Bourbon proudly present their annual Edinburgh Fringe Closing Party with ...

Musika Summer Party with Dixon
Popular Event: 308+ going
Featured event
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Musika Summer Party with Dixon

La Belle Angele, Edinburgh

Saturday 26th Aug

11:00pm til 5:00am

Minimum Age: 18

?20

The second instalment of Musika's Summer Party season with Dixon

Lisbon Lion 50th Anniversary
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Lisbon Lion 50th Anniversary

Eqhq Nightclub , Livingston

Sunday 27th Aug

8:00pm til 2:00am

Minimum Age: 18

10

performing live Gary Og the flying column, Mick Chinford, An spiorad I am a raver djs Z...

Granary Comedy Club
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Granary Comedy Club

The Granary , Edinburgh

Sunday 27th Aug

8:00pm til 10:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

5

Life is better when you're laughing

Fractal Club with Steffi & Truly Madly Featured event
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Fractal Club with Steffi & Truly Madly

The Liquid Room, Edinburgh

Saturday 26th Aug

11:30pm til 5:00am (last entry 3:00am)

Minimum Age: 18

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Fractal Club returns to the The Liquid Room Warehouse to close off the Edinburgh Festival and welcom...

Bright Lights, Big City Impro @ Edinburgh Fringe
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Bright Lights, Big City Impro @ Edinburgh Fringe

Moriarty's Bar, Edinburgh

Saturday 26th Aug

3:45pm til 4:45pm

Minimum Age: 12

Free

London city workers break free from the everyday to make their Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut

A Boy Named Cash
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A Boy Named Cash

FRINGE FESTIVAL, EDINBURGH

Friday 25th Aug

6:45pm til 7:45pm (last entry 7:45pm)

Minimum Age: 16

10

One Man Band Johnny Cash Tribute Show featuring Monty Cotton as seen on 'The Voice'

Aaron Calvert: Awaken
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Aaron Calvert: Awaken

La Belle Angele, Edinburgh

Friday 25th Aug

1:30pm til 2:30am (last entry 1:30pm)

No age restrictions

Free

Aaron Calvert originally trained as a doctor before stepping onto the stage. In the 18 months since ...

Aaron Calvert: Awaken
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Aaron Calvert: Awaken

La Belle Angele, Edinburgh

Saturday 26th Aug

1:30pm til 2:30am (last entry 1:30pm)

No age restrictions

Free

Aaron Calvert originally trained as a doctor before stepping onto the stage. In the 18 months since ...

Aaron Calvert: Awaken
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Aaron Calvert: Awaken

La Belle Angele, Edinburgh

Sunday 27th Aug

1:30pm til 2:30am (last entry 1:30pm)

No age restrictions

Free

Aaron Calvert originally trained as a doctor before stepping onto the stage. In the 18 months since ...

CAROLINE MABEY: QUETZALS
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CAROLINE MABEY: QUETZALS

Just The Tonic Caves At The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh

Friday 25th Aug

7:30pm til 8:30pm (last entry 7:30pm)

No age restrictions

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Caroline’s memory isn’t what it once was. Or so she assumes.

CHRIS TURNER WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE
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CHRIS TURNER WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Friday 25th Aug

10:00pm til 4:00am

Minimum Age: 18

From ?6

Chris returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year with his highly anticipated fourth brand ne...

DAVID EPHGRAVE: NOW WHO’S A COMEDIAN?
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DAVID EPHGRAVE: NOW WHO’S A COMEDIAN?

Just The Tonic At The Caves ('Just Out Of The Box'), Edinburgh

Friday 25th Aug

12:00pm til 1:00pm (last entry 12:00pm)

No age restrictions

From ?3

At 36, David is still unable to function in society.

GEINS FAMILY GIFTSHOP: VOLUME 3
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GEINS FAMILY GIFTSHOP: VOLUME 3

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Friday 25th Aug

10:15pm til 11:15pm (last entry 10:15am)

No age restrictions

From ?6

Multi-Award winning Gein’s Family Giftshop make their highly-anticipated return to the Edinbur...

Goodbear
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Goodbear

Pleasance Dome (10 Dome) , Edinburgh

Friday 25th Aug

9:30pm til 10:45pm (last entry 9:30pm)

No age restrictions

From ?6

The critically acclaimed sketch comedy duo returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year with t...

GOOSE AMPHETAWALTZ
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GOOSE AMPHETAWALTZ

Assembly George Square (The Box), Edinburgh

Friday 25th Aug

4:30pm til 5:30pm (last entry 4:30pm)

No age restrictions

From ?8

Wracked with hype,?award-winning critically-acclaimed comedy duo, Goose present the debut of their m...

GR?INNE MAGUIRE: GR?INNE WITH A FADA
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GR?INNE MAGUIRE: GR?INNE WITH A FADA

Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh

Friday 25th Aug

6:30pm til 7:30pm

No age restrictions

From ?5

Following a critically acclaimed season at last year’s Fringe, Gr?inne Maguire returns this ye...

JAMES & JAMESY: 2 FOR TEA
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JAMES & JAMESY: 2 FOR TEA

Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh

Friday 25th Aug

6:15pm til 7:15am

No age restrictions

From ?6

Transcending physical comedy and redefining immersive theatre, they masterfully cultivate a wonderfu...

JOHN PENDAL: HOW TO ESCAPE STUFF
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JOHN PENDAL: HOW TO ESCAPE STUFF

The Stand, Edinburgh

Friday 25th Aug

4:45pm til 5:45pm

No age restrictions

From ?7

John returns with his brand new show all about escaping from life’s tricky situations.

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Loch Fyne - Edinburgh
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Loch Fyne - Edinburgh

25 Pier Place, Edinburgh

Fish & Seafood cuisine

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Loch Fyne - Edinburgh

25 Pier Place, Edinburgh

Fish & Seafood cuisine

Average price £30.00

2 special offers avalable

Loch Fyne restaurants present a fine selection of fresh shellfish and oysters, along with seasonal fish and seafood specials.

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