Sep 09, 2022
It's that time of year again! The leaves are changing colour, the air is getting crisp, and pumpkin spice lattes are back on menus. That can only mean one thing: autumn is here! If you're looking for some fun things to do this autumn season, look no further than Edinburgh. This Scottish city abounds with things to see and do, especially in autumn. Here are just a few of the most exciting events in Edinburgh this fall.
Oktoberfest comes to Edinburgh this autumn! From the 6th to the 9th of October, enjoy traditional German food, beer, and music at Edinburgh Oktoberfest in West Princes Street Gardens. This is a great event for anyone who loves good food and good times!
This hit Broadway musical comes to Edinburgh this autumn! The Book of Mormon tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries who are sent to Uganda. There, they face a number of challenges, both religious and cultural. With catchy songs and laugh-out-loud humour, this musical is not to be missed. It's playing at the Edinburgh Playhouse from 13th September to the 8th of October.
Edinburgh Cocktail Week is back for another year of boozy fun! From the 7th to the 16th of October, enjoy special cocktail menus and events at some of Edinburgh's best bars. This is a great opportunity to try out new cocktails and explore different bars in the city. So whether you're a cocktail lover or just looking for a fun night out, be sure to check out Edinburgh Cocktail Week!
If you're a fan of Bob Dylan, you'll love this musical. Girl From The North Country is set in Dylan's hometown of Duluth, Minnesota during the Great Depression. The story follows a group of characters as they grapple with love, loss, and economic hardship. With its mixture of folk, blues, and country music, this musical is a must-see for any Dylan fan. It's playing at the Edinburgh Playhouse from the 18th of October to the 22nd of October.
This autumn, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is hosting an exhibition called You Are Here. The exhibition features a range of contemporary artworks that explore our relationship to place. With works by some of Scotland's leading artists, this is an exhibition not to be missed. It's running until the 8th of January 2023.
One of the most popular musicals of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat comes to Edinburgh this autumn! This beloved musical tells the story of Joseph, a man who is sold into slavery by his brothers but rises to become one of the most powerful men in Egypt. With its catchy songs and colourful costumes, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a musical the whole family will enjoy. It's playing at the Edinburgh Playhouse from 25th to 29th October.
Victoria Street, Edinburgh
Edinburgh really knows how to do Halloween! For a spooky day out, head to The Edinburgh Dungeon, or take a ride on the Ghost bus. You could also try the Harry Potter Magical Guided Walking Tour, which takes you to some of the Harry Potter film locations in the city including the colourful Victoria Street.
Looking for something fun to do with the kids this Halloween? Head to Edinburgh Zoo for their Spooktacular event! From the 7th to the 31st of October, the zoo will be transformed into a Halloween wonderland, with illuminated trails, themed food and drink, and plenty of spooky characters to meet along the way. This is a perfect activity for kids of all ages, and is sure to get everyone into the Halloween spirit.
The Scottish International Storytelling Festival is a celebration of the art of storytelling. This year's festival features a wide range of events, from family-friendly storytelling sessions to late-night ghost stories. With so many events to choose from, there's something for everyone at the Scottish International Storytelling Festival. It's taking place from the 14th to the 30th of October and is one of the most compelling events Edinburgh has to offer.
If you're looking for fresh, local produce, then be sure to check out the Edinburgh Farmers Market. Held every Saturday from 9am to 2pm on Castle Terrace, the market features a wide range of stalls selling everything from fruit and vegetables to artisan cheese and handmade pasta. So if you're looking for some delicious food this autumn, be sure to head to the Edinburgh Farmers Market.
BT Murrayfield, photo credit scottishrugbyhospitality.org
This autumn, BT Murrayfield Stadium will host the 2022 Autumn Nations Series. This rugby union tournament will see some of the world's best teams compete in the heart of the Scottish capital. The match times are as follows:
If you're a fan of James Bay, don't miss your chance to see him live in concert this autumn! The singer-songwriter is touring his new album, Leap, and will be performing at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh on 25th November. Tickets are sure to sell fast, so don't wait to get yours!
Paolo Nutini, The Proclaimers, Will Young, Sigrid, Blossoms and Frank Turner will also be performing in Edinburgh this autumn. So whatever your musical taste, you're sure to find a concert to enjoy!
Edinburgh's Christmas markets are a must-visit for any visitor to the city during December. With over 60 stalls spread out across George Street and St Andrew Square, there's plenty of shopping to be done - not to mention all of the delicious food on offer! From handmade arts and crafts to festive treats like mulled wine and gingerbread, you'll find everything you need at Edinburgh's Christmas markets.
Hogmanay is the Scottish New Year's Eve celebration, and it is an event not to be missed! Street parties, concerts, and fireworks displays are just some of the ways that Hogmanay is celebrated. The best part about Hogmanay is that it lasts for three days, so you can really make a weekend out of it!
Autumn is a wonderful time to visit Edinburgh. There is so much to see and do in this beautiful city during this season! Be sure to add these events to your calendar if you're planning a trip to Scotland this autumn.
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