Monday, 20 March 2017

What's happening in Edinburgh June 2017


It seems you will never be bored in Edinburgh during June.
Hidden Door Festival (26 May – 4 Jun)
A ten day festival of theatre, music, art, spoken word and film in the rooms, corridors and stunning main auditorium of the abandoned old Leith Theatre. This is a volunteer run multi-arts festival which will hopefully revive this Art Deco Cinema. The festival is free to explore every day until 6pm, with evening events ticketed (available from the Hidden Doors website).

Imaginate Children’s Festival (27 May – 4 Jun)

international festival of performing arts for children and young people.
The festival opens with a Family Fringe weekend at the National Museum of Scotland with performances and free arts activities all day. performances and free arts activities all day.


Gardening Scotland Show (2 – 4 Jun)

Gardening Scotland, will take place from the 2nd to 4th June 2017 in the grounds of the Royal Highland Centre, which is one bus (Number 35) from Badjao Bed and Breakfast. There will be a range of Show Gardens, a Floral Hall and Garden Workshops. For Families the Big Back Garden will feature birds of prey, bees, play equipment and a host of other activities to keep children of all ages entertained and parents inspired with garden play ideas. Gardening Scotland also features a cookery theatre and a host of foodie exhibitors. 




Does what it says on the gin: sorry tin. It’s in Summerhall which is one bus from us with a short walk through The Meadows. If you love gin this should be a must.



The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling runs for over a week and showcases all aspects of cycle culture. It aims to challenge people’s perceptions of what cycling is and to put Edinburgh on the international map as a cycling city.

Featuring a wide range of events: from rides (sporty and otherwise), to family activities, to a range of cultural events, this festival has something for everyone!. The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling has been listed as one of Active Traveller Magazine’s top 10 cycling festivals in Europe for 2017, as well as one of the UK’s best cycling festivals by The Guardian and Total Women’s Cycling 2016 (also 2015 and in 2014 too).
If you forget anything we have a good cycle shop a few hundred yards away.

Airbourne (9 Jun) Playing in the Liquid Room in Victoria Street. 



Leith Festival (10 – 18 Jun) The former Fishing Village of Leith has become a chic area with a floating restaurant and a marina that should be a magnet for photographers. Add the Leith festival into the mix and your camera should be buzzing with excitement. If you are not a photographer enjoy the Festival, explore the area and the local restaurants. One bus from us and a short bus hop from Princes Street.



A free outdoor movie event in St Andrews Square Gardens where Edinburgh’s unique outdoor cinema makes watching your favourite films a lively and memorable occasion! And three days later the Edinburgh International Film Festival starts. A film lover’s paradise.


This years Edinburgh Whisky Festival will be in the Assembly Rooms on George Street. You can expect a fantastic display of whiskies from Scotland and around the world and some sensational masterclasses to leave even the most seasoned whisky drinker astounded and amazed. And a free tasting glass with every ticket. Simply approach any of the exhibitor stands, ask politely for a dram and you shall receive a tasty glass of whisky (it really is that simple) Every exhibitor should know their whiskies inside out and it’s well worth taking advantage of this knowledge. They’ll be able to answer all and any whisky related questions you may have and will happily explain why their whisky is so tasty. The assembly rooms are accessible from us using buses 4,44,44A and 34. 




Held at Edinburgh Quay, Fountainbridge, on Saturday the 17th of June. A full day of canal festivities and raft racing. Music, stalls, water-based and land-based activities, art, kids' stuff...

Edinburgh Quay is the end of the  Union Canal and has good restaurants nearby. A short walk will bring you to the Lift Bridge if you want a break from the Festival.

Buses 34 and 35 from the Bed and Breakfast.


The name says it all. Edinburgh International Film Festival will present a special screening of Reichenbach Falls, followed by a Q&A with Ian Rankin on Saturday 1 July, 1.15pm at Filmhouse, the home of Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Bus 34 from our place.

Royal Highland Show (22 – 25 Jun)

This should need no introduction and is one bus from our place. For more on the history of the show go here


For prestigious perplexing prestidigitation, Magnificent Legerdemain, coruscating conjuring and mind blowing mentalism, this new addition to the programme of Edinburgh Festivals is designed to bring back to the stage amazing, live, magic shows, which are rarely available for the general public.
Your four year old child could decide their future career here.




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