April is a month that’s full of fun and treats – April fools, Easter, chocolate! Edinburgh certainly makes the most of it.
Festivals and Events
- Scottish Vegan Festival
Perfect event for all foodies!
- Edinburgh International Harp Festival
30th March – 4th April
Experience world class performance, learn new skills and join the growing harp community
- Dead by Dawn: Scotland’s International Horror Film Festival
19th – 22th April
Some films make you laugh, some to scar and scare in equal measure…
- Beltane Fire Festival
Taking place at Calton Hill, it marks the beginning of summer – a Pagan ritual that has become a popular spectacle.
- Terminal V Festival
An all day party this Easter Sunday featuring a huge line-up of some of the world's leading artists
Music, Theatre and Comedy
Check out this British rock band at the Usher Hall this April
- Russell Brand Re: Birth
Russell Brand wrestles with these questions while unravelling the matrix of modern media, politics, sex, fatherhood and death. Join one of comedy’s fiercest talents as he tries to make sense of life having just made a new one
- Fat Friends - The Musical
19th - 21st April
The hit TV show Fat Friends from award-winning Kay Mellor has burst onto the stage in a brilliant new musical.
- Champions of Magic
11th - 14thApril
The 5 world-class illusionists that make up the Champions Of Magic return to the UK for their 2018 national tour following sold out shows across the globe, rave reviews and a run in London's West End
Markets and Fairs
- Platform 2 Market, Waverley Station
Every Friday in April
The perfect way to support local small businesses
- Edinburgh Farmers Market
Every Saturday in April
Situated on Castle Terrace, it's a great spot for some Saturday strolling
- Stockbridge Market
Every Sunday in April
If you're looking to stock up for a cosy Sunday dinner, Stockbridge market will definitely have something for all
Museums, Galleries and Exhibitions
- Art of Glass
This exhibition explores the work of leading glass artists in Britain today
- Are teenage dreams so hard to beat?
We were all young once, but how have the dreams and realities of our adolescence changed over the generations? Are Teenage Dreams So Hard to Beat?
- Scottish Kilomathon
Kilomathon offers something a little bit different to your usual running event. There are loads of 5Ks and 10Ks out there, but why not try something to push you out of your comfort zone in 2018? Get involved!