See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Edinburgh area, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
May 14, 2016, 10pm-2am, at 48 Below, 48 Broughton St, Edinburgh. Second Saturday of the month Bears' event with chill out drinks, a chance to cruise and mingle. The BearScots team will be there to give you a warm and friendly welcome. Next dates in 2016: Jun 11, Jul 9, Aug 13, Sept 10, Oct 8.
June 15-26, 2016 annual festival, based at the Edinburgh Filmhouse, Lothian Road. Premieres, special events & parties; titles brand new to the festival circuit stand beside works with serious acclaim already at other festivals world-wide. See online for more 2016 details, and all about this past 2015 festival.
July 2, 2016. Annual parade. March goes along Royal Mile, past the Scottish Parliament and Holyrood House, up Abbeymount, along Royal Terrace, and up Leith Walk; speeches, entertainment and parties in the bars. See their facebook page and website below, for more details.
July 15-24, 2016. Since 1978 bringing major international names from the worlds of classic and swing jazz. Emphasis on musical excellence over the "star system" / championing spontaneous creativity, on the spot in Edinburgh with an on-going commitment to supporting Scottish musicians' creative ideas, and links with international musicians.
August 5-29, 2016. An unforgettable three weeks each year, with the very best in international opera, music, theatre, dance & visual arts.
August 5-29, 2016, three weeks in Scotland’s capital city, thousands of performers, multitude of stages, shows for every taste. Big names to unknown artists; includes theater, comedy, dance, physical theatre, musicals, operas, music, exhibitions and other events.
October 13-16, 2016, annual BearScotFest extravaganza of parties, Bears in the Caves, Bears Naked, Bears at the Circus, Teddy Bears' Picnic, Wet Fur, brunches and more. Also members' trips across Scotland and UK weekends. Bar events, brunch, Steamworks sauna afternoons. BearScots summer BBQ. See website for details.
Early November, 2016 (TBC) at Assembly Roxy, Roxburgh Place. Kick up your heels with the LGBT community to jigs and reels from the Thunderdog Ceilidh Band and the brilliant Gay Gordons who will be doing some demonstration dances on the night. Get your glad rags on and tart it up with some tartan for a night to remember. Free admission + queue jump to CC Blooms after the ceilidh.