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Join us for a breath-taking celebration of costumes, dance and music as we transform the city centre into a kaleidoscope of vibrancy, sound and movement – the perfect free day out for all ages.

Throughout the afternoon, 750 local and international artists will parade and perform throughout West Princes Street Gardens, with performances from KalentuRa Drums (the Netherlands), The Spirit of Montserrat (the Caribbean) and the Edinburgh Chinese Art & Culture Community. The Ross Bandstand opens with the sounds of soca, (Tropical Storm) and samba (Ilê Aiyê), culminates with a Latin American salsa showcase by The Latina Turners.




NOON Parade: Latin American Community Association of Edinburgh

1PM Ross Bandstand: Sensational soca and Caribbean rhythms from Tropical Storm

2PM Parade: Edinburgh Chinese Art & Culture

3PM Ross Bandstand: Authentic reggae vibes from Ablewell Foundation

3.30PM Ross Bandstand: Exhilarating samba from Brazil’s Ilê Aiyê

4PM Parade: Local, national and international community groups perform as part of The World in One City

5PM Ross Bandstand: Infectious rhythms and salsa beats from Latina Turners

There will also be performances from local, national international artists across the Drum Zone and Dance Stage from 12.30pm to 5pm.

2023 Edinburgh Festival Carnival