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Fringe Festival 6 - 28 August 2006
Across 180 venues and from comedy to opera and everything in-between, the Fringe is the world’s largest festival attracting a huge variety of performers from across the globe.
You can sample all sorts of shows from sell-out stand up to student productions.Head along to the Royal Mile and get a taste of Fringe magic with a host of free performances taking place for the duration of the festival.
www.edfringe.com


International Festival 13 August - 3 September 2006
2003 was a highly successful year and ticket sales broke all previous records with the main growth area in visitors from the UK. The Festival also maintained its position as Scotland's most successful performing arts organisation at raising money from corporate sponsorship and donations.in 2003.
The 2004 Edinburgh International Festival will welcome some of the world's great orchestras and cutting edge choreographers, familiar names and world premieres, opera and intimate chamber music.
www.eif.co.uk


Military Tattoo 4 - 26 August 2006
This spectacular event attracts visitors from across the globe and was a complete sell out in 2003.
Set against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, the 55th Edinburgh Military Tattoo promises to be bigger and better than ever. It’s the largest single gathering of military musicians in the UK including the Massed Bands of the Royal Air Force. Also among the 1,000 strong line-up for 2004 are The Queen’s Colour Squadron, the South African Navy Band and the famous RAF silent drill display team.
We strongly suggest to get tickets well in advance as they were all sold prior to the first performance last year.
www.edintattoo.co.uk or 08707 555 1188 (tickets on sale now)

Busker on Edinburgh's Royal Mile


Capital Christmas December 2004
Get into the Christmas spirit and make it a December to remember as Edinburgh celebrates Christmas in style!
From dazzling lights to unusual gift ideas plus plenty of events to help get you in the festive mood, Edinburgh is a great place to enjoy the season of good will.
www.edinburghschristmas.com/


Edinburgh New Year 29 December 2006 - 1 January 2007
What better way to round off a year of fantastic festivals than with the biggest and best party?
Edinburgh’s world famous for its Hogmanay celebrations, which include Europe’s biggest street party.
Other events include fireworks, carnivals, parades and concerts - making this the best way to welcome 2005!
www.edinburghshogmanay.org