There is no better way to say goodbye to spring and hello to summer than with the start of the summer festivals. And since Edinburgh is known the world over as festival city, we are counting down our favourite festivals in July.
Magic Fest: Simply Spellbinding
Forget about the age-old “please” and “thank you”. This July, the magic word is Edinburgh. Get lost in a world of magic and illusions from the 1st till the 8th of July in the Edinburgh International Magic Festival. With jaw-dropping performances, mind-blowing illusions and sensational hocus-pocus, embark on a journey of mystery and wonder in the magical city of Edinburgh. With a three-day magic fair, magic schools and workshops, secret rooms and magic à la carte, it will have you conjuring up a love for Scotland’s capital and its vibrant summer festivals in no time.
Jazz & Blues Festival: Hitting All The Right Notes
If summer in Edinburgh is music to your ears, make sure you don’t miss all that Edinburgh Jazz at the Jazz & Blues Festival this July. With more than 170 concerts throughout the city over 10 days, it is one of our all time favourite festivals in July. With some of the best Jazz musicians in the world gracing the stage, a trip to Edinburgh during the festival is sure to jazz July up.
Edinburgh Art Festival: Exhibiting Scottish Talent
Since the end of July marks the start of the Edinburgh August festival extravaganza, we have got saying goodbye to July down to a fine art. The Edinburgh Art Festival is the largest celebration of visual art in the UK. With a colourful display of leading galleries, great museums and spectacular artists, the Festival truly is a work of art.
So there you have it. Three really great festivals in July to look forward to. To find out more about things to do and places to see during your Edinburgh summer escape, make sure you check out our delightful Edinburgh Guide.