Festival time is fast approaching and to kick things off in style, we’ve got the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival in a couple of weeks time, running from the 15th-24th July..
This provides two very fun events for kids and families, namely the Mardi Gras and then of course, the festival Carnival…
Mardi Gras will be on the Saturday 16th July and will be in the Grassmarket, for the whole afternoon, The Grassmarket becomes home to multiple stages, non-stop entertainment and a host of bands. This year’s musical line up includes: Criterion Brass Band, St. Aidan’s Swing Band, James Brown Is Annie, Rosie Nimmo and Stuart Allardyce, Jambouree, Charlotte Marshall & The 45s. 1-4pm
Carnival is on Sunday 17th July , kicking off at 2.30pm from the Mound, Princess Street:
2.30pm – Parade from The Mound to the West End of Princess Street
2.30-5pm – Performances in Princess Street, Princess Street Gardens,
There will be over 700 Carnival Performers with music, dance, costumes, circus acrobats and puppetry from all over the world!
If you have never been before, its a really fun and colourful afternoon -come and see giant puppets, exotic sounds, bright costumes and street performances and join the fun!