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What’s On In Edinburgh – October 2019

What's on Edinburgh October 2019

Autumn has arrived in Edinburgh! As the leaves turn shades of red, yellow, orange and brown, we see the city coming back to life after a quieter September. We are really looking forward the fantastic festivals and other events throughout the month of October. Keep reading to see what catches your eye.

October is a beautiful time to get outside, our Day Trips From Edinburgh – Secret Beaches And World Famous Croissants will certainly motivate you, or perhaps stay closer to home with inspiration from Places to Stay in Edinburgh – East New Town. The weather can be all over the place in Edinburgh in October, why not spend an afternoon creating a floral arrangement for your home with our guide – How To Make The Perfect Flower Arrangement To Brighten Up Your Home or shop some of Edinburgh’s Best Independent Homeware & Interior Stores.

Our theme for October is a little bit of luxury and spoiling yourself. We will be exploring some of Dickins luxury properties throughout the month and will be sharing a few ways we think you can treat yourself ahead of the winter rush. Our events in October could be the perfect way to treat yourself!

October 2019

As Edinburgh has now recovered from another spectacular August, the city has lots of exciting events going on this month. The Edinburgh Open Streets in October will be taking place on the 6th, a perfect opportunity to join the community activities and feel a little more connected to everyone around you. Featuring yoga classes, games, dancing and so much more. It warms our hearts to see everyone come together to share the space! You can read more about Edinburgh City Council’s project to connect and transform the city here.

Our highlight of October is the Scottish International Storytelling Festival, taking place from 18-31 October. Performers from around the world come to Edinburgh to celebrate one of oldest ways of sharing knowledge, through storytelling. The autumnal celebration takes place at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on the Royal Mile and includes an array of performances.

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

What's on Edinburgh October 2019

The International Storytelling Festival

Music, Theatre & Comedy

What? When? Where?
We Will Rock You 7th-12th October Edinburgh Playhouse

Vivaldi – The Four Seasons by Candlelight 

11th October St. Giles’ Cathedral
Eddie Izzard – Wunderbar  19th October Festival Theatre
The King and I  16th-26th October Edinburgh Playhouse
 20th October  The Stand
 Annie  Until 5th October Edinburgh Playhouse

Culture & Arts

What? When? Where?

International Storytelling Festival

18th-31st October Scottish Storytelling Centre

Russia, Royalty and the Romanovs

Until 3rd November

The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse

Wild and Majestic: Romantic Visions of Scotland

 Until 10th November National Museum of Scotland
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3 11th October  Usher Hall
Self Evidence | Photographs by Woodman, Arbus and Mapplethorpe Until 20th October  National Portrait Gallery
Children’s Classic Concerts: Weird Science 27th October Usher Hall

Sport, Special Events & Workshops

What? When? Where?
Big Big Gin Festival  12th October Corn Exchange
Samhuinn Festival 31st October Royal Mile
Festival of Physics 20th October Dynamic Earth
Guided foraging walk 5th October Edinburgh
Scottish Vegan Festival 20th October Corn Exchange
Autumn Wreath Making Workshop 19th October Lauriston Castle


There’s plenty to do in the capital this month. Have a great October!


October is a wonderful time to spoil yourself, but you don’t always have the time to take a trip away.

Why not try a staycation in the city you already call home? Take in Edinburgh from a new perspective, and enjoy the luxury of a Dickins home for that holiday feeling in our Hopetoun Crescent flat.


Hopetoun Crescent self catering accommodation Edinburgh

Visiting Edinburgh this year? Browse our beautiful homes here.

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