It is a moment our society and our extended community has been waiting for. This Saturday 30 April, The Beltane Fire Festival returns as a live, in-person event to Calton Hill in Edinburgh!
Join the May Queen and Green Man to welcome the coming of summer and longer days with fire, drums and wild performances at Edinburgh’s Beltane Fire Festival.
For one night only, Calton Hill comes alive with Europe’s largest ritual celebration of this ancient Celtic tradition. With unique modern twists, dazzling fire displays and elaborate costumes, the interactive theatrical storytelling heralds the awakening of the May Queen who leads a spectacular procession of her followers.
Witness, along with thousands of revelers, the May Queen enticing the Green Man from his wintry guise to rule together over the summer months against the backdrop of the stunning Edinburgh city skyline.
At the time of writing, our community is coming together, with this years groups sharing skills, and stories of old – ready to create a whole new one
Tickets are now on sale from Citizen Ticket. A portion of all ticket sales goes towards tree planing initiatives.
A message from our May Queen ahead of this years Beltane Fire Festival.