Edinburgh Festival Carnival

Join The 2021 Party!

Come and join the party!

A free, family music and dance event with a flamboyant, festive flavour, the Edinburgh Festival Carnival takes place on the opening weekend of the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival. From the top of the Mound to the West End of Princes Street expect to see flamboyant outfits and world class music from Over 800 Carnival Performers as the streets are transformed into a party atmosphere.