We are Leith Festival!

Gala Day is Here! 

Leith Festival 2024 – 8th June to 16th June

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The Leith Festival team want to know what you think about Leith Festival this year – please take a few minutes to share your views by completing this short survey!

Leith Festival is all about the community of Leith. A local festival run by Leithers, for Leithers. Where visitors from ‘up the toon’ and further afield are welcome to join us for a week of entertainment, performance, festivities and fun.

Whatever your interests Leith festival has something for you to enjoy.


Apply to hold a stall, join our pageant, or list an event for Leith Festival 2024 using the forms below.

Standard Stall form

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Hot Food Stall form

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Event Registration Form

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Pageant Registration Form

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Get Involved

Our board members and volunteers take an active part in making the festival and other events through the year happen, but we couldn’t operate without generous donations and sponsorship.


Standard Stall Pitch


Standard Rate

Apply by 30th April

3m x 3m pitch

Hot Food Stall Pitch


Standard Rate

Apply by 30th April

3m x 3m pitch

Giving back to the community


Gala day

Kicking off the festival Gala Day takes place on Leith Links each year bringing together a melting pot of community activity. Incorporating a mix of stalls from local makers and artists, local charities and community organisations, and food, Music on our main and other stage, dancing, storytelling, performers, dog show and more it showcases talent from across our community and celebrates cultural links from beyond.


The pageant goes back to the roots of Leith Festival, beginning in 1907 to raise funds for the then Leith Hospital before the days of the NHS. Today the pageant celebrates the Leith community with participation from Schools, Youth Groups, Community groups and bands and cultural performers.


Our varied events programme comes directly from the Leith Community. With a gamut of events organised by local groups, businesses and individuals. From music, to drama, to tours, taster sessions and more at venues right across Leith.


The Leith Community Tattoo rounds off the festival. A multicultural celebration of the diversity that exists in Leith. Like it’s Military counterpart our community tattoo sees traditional and contemporary performances from across the world, alongside pipes and drums. A fitting festival finale


Safer By Sound volunteer organisation have taken part in The Leith Festival for the last number of years ..We have a marque we set up for local organisations and local performers to use. We have always had a fun day. Leith Festival (Gala Day) is a fantastic celebration for the Leith Community as a whole and Community Organisations in particular,, A fantastic Family Day that involves the whole Community..A great boost for Leith ..
Phil Safer by Sound
We had the most fun day, meeting all walks of life and having the loveliest and funniest conversations. Amazing event to be a part of!
Clare Artist at Clarabunda illustration

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