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Fringe festival street performers in Edinburgh - Street performances are held often during Edinburgh Fringe and International Festivals.

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

During the summer immerse yourself in an explosion of fun, colour and passion in the Fringe Festival and other festivals in Edinburgh.

Discover what to do and where to stay during the Fringe Festival and other festivals in Edinburgh.

Fringe Festival in Edinburgh

Every August the largest arts Fringe Festival in the world comes to Edinburgh in Scotland and never fails to delight thousands of visitors from across the globe. 

It is an exciting opportunity to enjoy a wide range of shows and performances from creative artists of all skills and talents.

The streets swell and fill with thousands of festival performances of all kinds and to suit every taste throughout the whole day, every day.

Other festivals in Edinburgh

But the Fringe festival shows are not the only events in the summer season.

There are also: Edinburgh Mela, Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Edinburgh International Book Festival and much more happening. 

Something amazing happens every minute of every hour! 

Street performances during Edinburgh festival

Remember that the festival isn't just in the theatres.

There are also free shows across the city centre on the streets - a perfect opportunity to get involved and soak up the atmosphere. 

So make sure you get your comfy shoes on, and hit the streets!

Where to stay in the festival

The festival takes place all over the city, and it's worth considering your needs - are you looking for a place away from the action - or do you want to be in the heart of the acts? 

The shows take place:

  • On and around The Royal Mile
  • The Mound Precinct, off Princes Street
  • Leith
  • City Centre
  • George Street
  • The University area
  • and many other locations. 

Book your Edinburgh festival flat

Holiday rentals tend to book up months before the festival season starts, so reserve your holiday home early - and enjoy more time to plan the shows you want to see!

Check out our range of quality festival apartments, suitable for couples, families with children, or groups. Get in touch if you need any help with choosing the right self catering property for your festival this year.

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