Autumn Events in Edinburgh

5th Oct 2012
Autumn Events in Edinburgh

Although the Edinburgh festival is over, it doesn’t mean the fun in Scotland’s capital has stopped.

If you’re planning a trip to Edinburgh this autumn, there are plenty of events to take into account when booking your break. Before you grab a great deal on Edinburgh hotels you might want to have a look at some of the events below to help you plan your trip to coincide with any that take your fancy.

Noisy Nights
If you’re looking for a fun, informal and easy-going evening out between now and 10th December, you could find it at the Traverse Bar. Now in their fourth year, Noisy Nights is a new music night which takes place at the venue, premiering short pieces of new music that have been submitted from all over the world. Audience members are even given the chance to have their own pieces played during the interval.

Samhuinn Fire Festival
A late-night spectacular with an audience of thousands, the Beltane Fire Society takes to the streets once again to mark the change in the seasons with a special symbolic ritual. Taking place on Halloween (31st October), Samhuinn marks the end of the Celtic summer, six months after Beltane, with the procession marching from Castle Esplanade, down the Royal Mile to Parliament Square.

Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair
Now in its 16th year, the alternative book festival takes place from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th October at the Drill Hall, with five days of readings and discussions focusing on independent and radical publishing houses.

Bonfire Night
Possibly the biggest event in the autumn calendar, people up and down the UK will be celebrating Guy Fawkes’ failed attempt to blow up the houses of Parliament, and no doubt there will be many fireworks displays taking place in Edinburgh on November 5 this year. But as the city’s only official event, the display at the Meadowbank Sports Centre will no doubt be the most impressive, although alternative fire cracker action last year included the Linlithgow rugby club, Hopetoun House and Musselburgh Race Course – which also offered pre-display musical entertainment.

So now that you’ve got the entertainment sorted, you can find cheap hotels from Travelodge safe in the knowledge that you’re really making the most of your trip to Scotland’s capital.


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