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Welcome to the Weekend Enthusiast! A collection of travel, lifestyle, restaurant reviews and home of the Edinburgh Enthusiast. 

What to do this weekend: 30 April-1 May

What to do this weekend: 30 April-1 May


Grassmarket Vintage Weekend

Love everything vintage? Visit the Grassmarket this weekend for vintage cars (the main reason Mr Enthusiast would come along), vintage fashion and a market of pre-loved items. Read more about the event on the 

Greater Grassmarket website



Pitt Market

Source: The Edinburgh Enthusiast (C)

The ever popular Pitt Market is back again with our favourite street food stalls including Harajuku Kitchen, Umami Spice Girl, Bearded Barista, Pilot Beer, Smith & Gertrude. As usual it's on between 12.00-22.00 - let's hope for some sunshine (and no April snow).

Akva Beer Garden Party

On the other side of town, in Fountainbridge


 will be launching their summer beer garden from 2pm. Although the recent weather makes me doubt whether summer arrives any soon, Akva is preparing with BBQ, Swedish cider and they even invited a Grahams ice cream van.

Beltane Fire Festival

A pagan fire festival on Calton Hill celebrating the start of the pastoral summer - a must for any Edinburgh first-timer or if you are a local and have never been. We do feel for the Beltane Fire Festival performers who will be dancing (semi)naked this Saturday. If you're not one of the dancers, make sure you dress warm! Buy your Beltane tickets in advance 




Garden of Cosmic Speculation


Hope you have been doing the 'no rain dance' as this Sunday is the only day of the year when the

Garden of Cosmic Speculation

 is open to the public! If you love 

Jupiter Artland

 you should not miss this event (or mark it red in next year's calendar). The garden is near Dumfries, but totally worth the trip - you can pop in to 

Drumlanrig Castle


Caerlaverock Castle

 nearby. Find more info about the garden, opening time and admissions on the 

Scotland's Gardens website


Old Town Street Food Festival

If you decide to stay in town, Three Sisters will be hosting their popular street food festival in the old town. As usual there will be live music and a bunch of lovely local vendors.

Have a good weekend!

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