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What’s On In Edinburgh – February 2020

Edinburgh February

After surviving what feels like the longest month, we are ready to welcome February with open arms! The Edinburgh days are starting to get a little longer and we have seen some of the most dramatic and spectacular sunrises and sunsets over the city. Edinburgh Evening News published a great selection of local’s pictures HERE.


Edinburgh February

One of the many dramatic skylines over the city in the last few weeks

February 2020

February, the month of love,  is starting off with the Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival 1-2 February at the Assembly Rooms, the perfect event to help you stick to any new year resolutions or learn new ways to be healthier in 2020! Don’t miss the tail end of the joined celebrations of the Burns & Beyond Festival with the Chinese New Year Festival events throughout the city as we welcome the year of the rat. It is only once every 75 years that Chinese New Year and Burns night fall on the same day!

A personal highlight and recommendation from the Dickins team has to be the Leonardo Da Vinci Exhibition currently being held at the Queens Gallery at the Palace of Holyrood. The exhibition is on until the 15th of March and is not to be missed!

For the sports fans out there, the 6 Nations kicks off this month, with two games being played at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland vs. England on Saturday 8th February and Scotland vs. France on Saturday 8th March. This is sure to be an excellent tournament after last years’ Rugby World Cup.

Dates for your 2020 Diary

With another year full of exciting events throughout the city, we have compiled a small list below of some of the biggest events happing in the first half of 2020 to ensure you don’t miss out on tickets!

  • Scotland V France – 8 March
  • Scottish Ballet’s River Swan – 9-11 April
  • Scottish Vegan Festival – 19 April
  • The Woman in Black – 20-25 April
  • Big Big Gin Festival – 25 April
  • Edinburgh Marathon Festival – 23-24 May
  • Whisky Festival – 6 June
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival – 17-28 June
  • Book of Mormon – 17 June-4 July
  • Royal Highland Show – 18-21 June
  • Foodies Festival – 31 July
  • Edinburgh Festivals – August
  • Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo – August


Continue reading to find out What’s On In Edinburgh in February


Music, Theatre & Comedy


What? When? Where?
The Lion King ***Extended until 8 April Edinburgh Playhouse


4-9 February Festival Theatre
Judy Collins 3 February Queen’s Hall
Lighthouse Family 20 February Usher Hall
20-22 February Festival Theatre

Culture & Arts

What? When? Where?

Beyond Realism – Dada and Surrealism

Until 31 October Scottish Galleries of Modern Art

Leonardo Da Vinci – A Life in Drawing

Until 15 March

Queen’s Gallery – Palace of Holyrood

Ben Fogle – Tales form the Wilderness 2 February King’s Theatre
Royal Scottish National Orchestra 12 & 28 February Usher Hall
Tyrannosaurs Until 4 May National Museum Scotland

Sport, Special Events & Workshops


What? When? Where?
Six Nations – Scotland Vs England 8 February Murrayfield Stadium
Edinburgh Chinese New Year festival Until 2 February Various Locations
Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival 1-2 February Assembly Rooms
Burns & Beyond Until 9 February Various Locations
Edinburgh Medical Detectives 20 February Surgeon’s Hall Museum

There’s plenty to do in the Capital as the month of love beings and we hope you can make the most of it!


Visting Edinburgh in 2020?

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