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What’s On In Edinburgh – March 2019

Happy March! It’s hard to believe we’re already heading into the third month of the year but we’re so excited for everything to come – especially spring! We’ve already seen the snowdrops and crocuses starting to come up in Edinburgh – a happy reminder that longer, warmer days are on the way. However, should those wintery days still make the occasional visit this March, take a look at our 6 Warm Places for Cold Days blog post, with some great ideas on where to go to keep warm.

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March is the month of Mother’s Day and International Women’s Day, and we’re thrilled to be celebrating all of the inspiring women in our lives. There are plenty of women-centered events happening in Edinburgh this month, from storytelling to tribute concerts. For expectant mothers, the Bonnie Bairn Fair is taking place on the 10th, to help support you through the different stages of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.

Of course, March also brings with it St Patrick’s Day and there are plenty of fun activities to help you celebrate. Edinburgh’s Festival of Ireland will be taking place from the 15th – 23rd as well as other storytelling and musical events, comedy nights and more.

For those who are fond of knitting, the Edinburgh Yarn Festival will bring together vendors, crafters and friends for a weekend of yarn inspired activities from the 21st – 23rd. The BP Portrait Award exhibition finishes on the 10th in the Portrait Gallery, so it’s your last chance to catch this captivating showcase – and it’s well worth the visit.

Continue reading to find out what’s on in Edinburgh – March.


Culture & Arts

What? When? Where?
Storytelling True Facts: Iconic Women 5th March Scottish Storytelling Centre
International Women’s Day Annual Lectures 8th March  University of Edinburgh
BP Portrait Award Until 10th March  Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Edinburgh’s Festival of Ireland 15 – 23rd March Various Locations

Café Ceilidh: Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

19th March Scottish Storytelling Centre
Storyworlds: Paper Sculptures by Edinburgh Young Artists 10 Nov – 12 May The Writers’ Museum

Andy Warhol and Eduardo Paolozzi – I want to be a machine

17 Nov – 2 June Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern Two)

Music, Theatre & Comedy

What? When? Where?

1st March

The Queen’s Hall
Russian State Ballet of Siberia Presents: Giselle 7th March Edinburgh Playhouse

Russian State Ballet of Siberia Presents: Swan Lake

8-9th March Edinburgh Playhouse

Royal Scottish National Orchestra at the Movies – The Music of Harry Potter

15th March Usher Hall
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 19-23rd March Edinburgh Playhouse
Respect – The Aretha Franklin Songbook 24th March Edinburgh Playhouse

Workshops, Sport & Special Events

What? When? Where?

Edinburgh Wedding Fair

2 – 3rd March Edinburgh Corn Exchange
Meadows Marathon 3rd March The Meadows
Six Nations Rugby – Scotland vs Wales 9th March BT Murrayfield
Bonnie Bairn Fair 10th March Edinburgh Corn Exchange

Scottish Snowdrop Festival

Until 11th March Royal Botanic Gardens

Edinburgh Yarn Festival

21 – 23rd March Edinburgh Corn Exchange

There’s no shortage of things to do this month!


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