As the days begin to get longer and signs of spring blossom all over the city, winter is nothing but a distant memory. Edinburgh is budding with wonderful new festivals and events in March. The start of greater things to come, the Edinburgh springtime festival line-up is the perfect way to ease into the busy, vibrant (not to mention world-famous) Edinburgh festival season.
Shamrocks and Shenanigans
As the rest of the world head to their nearest pub to toast the luck of the Irish on St Paddy’s Day, Edinburgh kicks off a multi-arts, family-friendly celebration of the Emerald Isle all our own. In celebration of Edinburgh’s wonderful Irish community, the city comes to life with shamrocks and storytelling, dance and music, and a wonderful array of food, drink and comedy from 16th to 24th March in Edinburgh’s annual Festival of Ireland.
Good, Clean Fun. No Strings Attached
From 24th March until 14th April, the annual Puppet Animation Festival returns to dozens of venues across Edinburgh. From puppet making and animation workshops to puppet theatre and animated films, the Puppet Animation Festival is the UK’s largest performing arts event for children. But, don’t let that fool you. The festival has been transporting children and adults alike to colourful, magical worlds of make-believe for decades. https://vimeo.com/185359865
A Plucky Little Festival
To end a wonderful month of Edinburgh festival magic is a plucky little festival that has been gaining ground since 1982. From 30th March until 4th April, the annual Edinburgh International Harp Festival returns. With world-class performances, workshops and courses, you will be harping on about Edinburgh’s growing Harp Community in no time. So, make the most of Edinburgh Festivals in March with a Spring Break to our beautiful city. Check out our blooming good special offers at Parliament House Hotel.