Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Edinburgh Military Tattoo
© Catherine Joll

1 August 2013
- Start of Edinburgh Art Festival, featuring over 45 exhibitions at galleries, museums and artist-run spaces

2 August 2013
- Start of Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world's largest arts festival taking place at over 270 venues across the city
- Start of Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle, featuring military bands and displays from around the world

9 August 2013
- Start of Edinburgh International Festival, the 'official' festival featuring opera, music, theatre and dance from around the world

10 August 2013
- Start of Edinburgh International Book Festival in Charlotte Square, bringing over 800 writers and thinkers from across the planet to the Scottish capital

24 August 2013
- End of Edinburgh Military Tattoo
- Winners of the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards, the Fringe's most prestigious prize, announced

26 August 2013
- End of Edinburgh Festival Fringe
- End of Book Festival

1 September 2013
- End of Edinburgh International Festival
- End of Art Festival