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BearScotFest 2017

October 5-8, 2017, Registration and Welcome Desk at CC Blooms, 23 Greenside Place. 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.
Bears in the East

October 14, 2017, 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 2017: Nov 11th; Dec 9th. In 2018: Jan 13th; Feb 10th; Mar 10th.
Scotland's Diversity
Pride Edinburgh 2018

June 16, 2018. Annual parade. March in past years has gone 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.
Edinburgh International Film Festival once again rolls out the green carpet

June 20 - July 1, 2018. Open-air cinema returns to St Andrew Square Garden this summer, showcasing an epic mix of movies, from classics - the program will be announced in May..
73rd Annual
Edinburgh International Film Festival

Late June, 2018 (TBC). Annual two-week 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 2018 details, and all about this past 2017 festival.
The longest-running jazz festival in the country
Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

Mid-July, 2018. Since 1978 bringing major international names from the worlds of classic and swing jazz for ten days. 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.
The world's elite performers gather in Edinburgh
Edinburgh International Festival

August 3-27, 2018. An unforgettable three weeks each year, with the very best in international opera, music, theatre, dance & visual arts, plus the Fireworks Concert.
"World’s biggest & best" arts festival
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018

August 3-27, 2018 (TBC), 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.