Mon 27 Aug 2018, Ross Theatre & Princes St Gardens
This fireworks concert is a spectacular finale to Edinburgh’s summer festival season, taking place near the end of August each year.
With Edinburgh Castle as a magnificent backdrop, the event brings together live music from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with specially choreographed fireworks and pyrotechnics.
Entry to the Ross Theatre and Princes Street Gardens, where the classical concert takes place, is ticketed. However, the music is broadcast live on the radio and the fireworks can be enjoyed from various viewpoints across the city. Crowds of many thousands of people gather every year to share in this unforgettable experience.
Where are the best places to see the fireworks?
The best place to see and hear the concert is in Princes Street Gardens. This area is for ticket holders only. There are seats in the Ross Theatre, where the concert is performed, plus standing tickets in the surrounding gardens. Tickets can be purchased on the EIF website.
There is a free family viewing area at Inverleith Park. Crowds get a good view of the castle from there and the concert is shown on large screens. Calton Hill, Castle Street and Holyrood Park are also popular vantage points.
Many local businesses with good views of the castle, put on their own special fireworks events. So, if you’d rather watch the display from the comfort of a nice restaurant or hotel, there are lots of options available.
The fireworks concert begins at 9 pm and lasts for 45 minutes.