Quite a few events are held annually from around the first week in August. The Edinburgh International and Fringe Festivals, for one, continue for at least three weeks each year. These popular festivals originate from two very different places, which bring me to the brief history of each of these events.
The idea of the Edinburgh International Festival was born following the Second World War. The event planned on showcasing the rich cultural living of Europe, Scotland and Britain and to "provide a platform for the flowering of the human spirit". On the other hand, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe was organised by a different group and made their debut at the same time as the International Festival first held theirs. You could almost say that the Edinburgh International Festival was invaded by the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, but both have survived harmoniously since 1947 and they both keep on getting bigger and better.
Both events showcase various live performances that include classical, theatrical and cabaret. Not only can you enjoy weeks of great music, but also do a lot of shopping in this great capital city of Scotland. With the rich history on display and many book promotions you will definitely not be left dull or spiritless. Also on offer at these amazing events are exhibitions of all sorts. There is something for everyone and even the kids can have fun with the amazing children's shows being offered.
These events aim at promoting and developing not only the established artists but also new and upcoming artists looking to strengthen their presence in the entertainment world. Each year both events publish their programmes online so you can view the upcoming events and plan your days accordingly.
Fair warning, there is a massive crowd of people attending each year. You might have to book in advance for shows that have limited availability. Some believe that these festivals are the largest of its kind in the world and you would have to agree.
For those of you, who think the performing arts are dying out, think again. This florid extravagant form of expression amongst new and old artists is growing each year and the quality exceeds every year. The organisers of these events encourage anyone with a story to tell to take part in this annual event and will provide them with a stage to do so.
Many a things have happened since its founding in 1947 and the events, historic or not, are portrayed ever so elegantly at these events. So whether you find your thrills in attending exhibitions, watching live performing arts or wish to simply stroll through the streets and do some shopping, you will a reason to attend the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe events this year.
FOMO Travel's great mates, Stoke Travel have a fantastic trip for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Check that out and plenty more on the great Festivals from across the world on the FOMO Travel website.