COCKTAILS IN THE CITY
Fancy trying a drink that is different and new? Then this event will definitely interest you. Over 16 different bars from Edinburgh will present new cocktails on the evening that will include Harvey Nichols Forth Floor Bar, Tigerlily and Le Monde. In addition to enjoying bespoke drinks, there will also be tasting rooms to experience what it takes to create that distinguishable drink. The cost of attendance is £12.50 and includes one cocktail. Drinks after that are £6.50 from all the participating bars. Enjoy! You just might be one of the first to enjoy the next trendy “it” drink of the year on this night!
More info at cocktailsinthecity.com
GLASGOW COFFEE FESTIVAL
If you are searching for the ultimate coffee experience then Glasgow should be your destinations. Glasgow is becoming Scotland’s coffee capital with small scale roasters like Gordon Street Coffee expanding rapidly in the city. At this festival roasters like these and others will host tastings showcasing Scotland’s specialty coffee brewers. To ensure that there is something for everyone; the festival includes competitions, shows films, teaches latte art as well as providing music and food. Now in its fifth year, this annual event celebrates the coffee culture, passion and community in Scotland. So indulge senses and let your taste buds go wild with every enjoyable cup!
More info at glasgowcoffeefestival.com
RIVERSIDE FESTIVAL GLASGOW
Want to experience Scotland’s biggest electronic music festival? Then check out the annual Riverside Festival in Glasgow! Currently, in its 7th year, this electronic music festival takes place at the unique location of the Riverside Museum on the banks of the Clyde River. The festival also marks the beginning of the summer festival season by showcasing iconic international music artists. It takes place over the Bank Holiday weekend of Saturday May 25th and Sunday 26th. Which assures just enough recovery time. Meanwhile, prices for the event can seem a bit high, starting at £60.00, but can you really put a price on art?
More info at riversidefestivalglasgow.com
THE HIGHLAND WHISKY FESTIVAL
If you love whisky or searching to find the perfect one this is the festival for you! Eight famous Highland Distilleries have created a new festival to celebrate the region’s finest distilleries on the North Coast 500 route. Scotland’s first highland whisky festival will host visitors from around the world to showcase their whisky tradition and craft. Whisky enthusiasts will have access to exclusive tastings, tours and events from top whisky brands such as Glenmorangie. This festival is also a great opportunity to uncover the beauty of the Scottish highlands. For more information about prices, availability and directions just click here.
More info at highlandwhiskyfestival.co.uk
GAELIC CÈILIDH MUSIC FESTIVAL
Two day CÈILIDH festival featuring performances by Scottish Gaelic bands. The heart of this festival will be a campsite in the Armadale Castle Gardens on the Isle of Skye. This means you can spend a whole weekend dancing to well known Scottish performing acts such as Trail West, Gunna Sound Cèilidh Band and Beinn Lee. If your interested in attending, you can drive or combine your entry ticket with local transport. The closest departure from Edinburgh will be from Glasgow. A bus will depart on Friday and return on Sunday. But tickets are limited so we recommend booking ahead. If you are already traveling further north in Scotland, there are few other transport options which you can look at by clicking here.
More info at beofest.co.uk
EDINBURGH CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
The Edinburgh craft beer festival features breweries from around the world with a main focus on Scottish beer. With every brewery attending the festival pouring their beers, it is the perfect chance to chat with the people who make them. For those interested in local Scottish craft beers one of the main attendees will be Edinburgh’s Brewdog (guys who brought you Punk IPA). Get to know them more and others like the young and small brewery from Leith called “Pilot” that is gaining strong following very quickly. Or discover Black Isle who have been producing organic Scottish beer long before the craft beer market exploded. Overall we highly recommend this unique festival that celebrates the passion of making craft beer. If you are interested an entry ticket to the event covers your chosen session time, access to all the breweries, street food and music acts. You will also receive a free beer tasting glass. Cheers to that!
More info at edinburghcraftbeerfestival.co.uk