Edinburgh Festival Carnival

2pm Parade from The Mound to the West End of Princes Street

2-5pm Performances in Princes Street, Princes Street Gardens, Grassmarket
(final schedule will be announced in July)

Over 700 Carnival Performers

Music, dance, costumes, circus acrobats, puppetry from all over the world including:

Acrobats from Zambia, dancers from South Africa, Italy, Greece and Spain. Musicians from the Netherlands, Italy, India, and the UK.  Dancers, dragons and performers from China. Drummers from Portugal, Scotland and France. Circus performance from Hungary and Scotland.  Multiple Scottish Carnival groups. There will be colour, costumes and exotic sound; giant puppets, drum groups and street performers of every description, making Carnival in the centre of Edinburgh.

Take part in the Carnival

Community groups; groups of friends or work colleagues; individuals – come and join us, and make the Carnival even more of a spectacle. It’s one of the most exhilarating and fun experiences you can have. We have 1000’s of costumes you could wear, we welcome dancers, drummers, and performers of all types.

We also need a team of volunteers to help with marshalling the parade, looking after our visiting groups, stages, and with marketing and promotion.

Please keep an eye on our website for more details, call 0131 467 5200, or email us


FREE - Thanks to Edinburgh City Council

Thanks also to Brouhaha; Greater Grassmarket; Italian Cultural Institute, Edinburgh,


Edinburgh Festival Carnival

Edinburgh Festival Carnival

Date: Sunday 19 July, 14:00 (180m)
Venue: Princes Street Gardens
Price: free

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