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What's on in Edinburgh this October?

By Megan 30 Sep 2019

September was packed with fresher's fun, so let’s keep the momentum going and fill your diaries for October!

Festivals and Events

  • Edinburgh Coffee Festival
    5th October
    Edinburgh’s fifth coffee festival; certain to stimulate senses with the aroma of coffee, exciting demonstrations, interactive workshops, live music and other attractions.
  • Oktoberfest
    30th – 3rd November
    German beer, food and music – what better kind of party is there?! Located at Princes Street Gardens.
  • Big Big Gin Festival
    12th - 13th October
    Scotland is home to 150 Gin Distilleries alone so what makes more sense than to enjoy many of these in Scotland's capital city.
  • Halloween
    31st October
    A celebration of all things spooky! Follow the link to find out what you could do in Edinburgh this Halloween.  

Music, Theatre and Comedy

  • Annie
     September - 5th October
    At Edinburgh Playhouse, this smash-hit production of Annie stars Birds of a Feather's Lesley Joseph as the tyrannical Miss Hannigan!
  • Diversity
    th October
    10th Anniversary tour for the BGT winners.
  • We Will Rock You
    7th - 12th October
    A smash hit musical spectacle by Queen and Ben Elton featuring Queen's biggest hits!

Markets and Fairs

  • Platform 2, Waverley Station
    Every Friday in October
    The perfect way to support local small businesses
  • Edinburgh Farmers Market
    Every Saturday in October
    Situated on Castle Terrace, it's a great spot for some Saturday strolling
  • Stockbridge Market
    Every Sunday in October
    If you're looking to stock up for a cosy Sunday dinner, Stockbridge market will definitely have something for all

Museums, Galleries and Exhibitions

  • Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers 
    All Month
    Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers will showcase a small selection of embroideries drawn from over 500 Scottish samplers in the collection of Leslie Durst – an American with a passion for Scotland.
  • NOW: Monster Chetwynd
    All Month
    NOW is a series of contemporary art exhibitions displayed across the ground floor at Modern One. At the centre of the fourth instalment is a major survey of work by the Turner Prize nominated artist Monster Chetwynd.

Enjoy your October!

Megan is part of the QMU Browzer Team
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