"next year when we go for the Festival"
Festival fireworks over Edinburgh Castle
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeFestival fireworks over Edinburgh Castle - Credit: Lauren, Flickr

There are two festivals associated with Edinburgh, both of which took place for the first time in 1947.

The more sedate one is the Edinburgh International Festival of music (mainly classical), theatre, dance and opera which takes place for several weeks in August.

The second, which is also held in August,  is the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, a forum for innovative and experimental theatre, comedy, music and dance. 

Click here and here to access the official festival sites.