Recent events in the Grassmarket
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We work closely with City of Edinburgh Council and local businesses within the area to arrange and market events and activities. Please email us for more information.
Free Pony Rides in the Grassmarket!
Saturday 25th May 2013
On the afternoon of Saturday 25th May we have some very special visitors coming to the Grassmarket! There will be ponies in the area for FREE pony rides during the afternoon, as well as a chance to take your photo with them!
More information to come.
Easter Bunny Visits the Grassmarket!
As part of our Spring Competition and Easter Egg Hunt the Easter Bunny and friends visited the Grassmarket on Easter Bank Holiday Weekend 2013! Did you spot him?
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GRASSMARKET SPRING COMPETITION
Entries now closed.Following on from our Grassmarket Easter Egg Hunt, win £100 worth of Grassmarket Goodies through our Spring Competition!
- Dinner for 4 at Mamma's Pizza
- £25 Voucher for Fabhatrix Hat Shop
- £10 for Avalanche Records
- Smoothies for the family at Hula Juice Bar
The winner will be announced on Friday 19th April.
Small print: All entrants will be added to the new Grassmarket mailing list which will be sending out monthly updates on family friendly activities in the Grassmarket area.
Red Dog Music Announced Instrument Retailer of the Year 2012
Congratulations to Red Dog Music who have won Instrument Retailer of the Year 2012 by The Scottish New Music Awards!
Arts Markets for 2012:
Glisten two: Christmas Arts Market: 6-9 Dec
Throughout the festival the Greater Grassmarket emerging BID will host in colaberation with Edinburgh Markets a food and craft fair. Offering a mix of food, drink, gifts, clothes and jewellery.
Edinburgh Markets - Grassmarket Food & Craft Fair
Running on the 11th, 17th, 19th, 24th - 26th, 31st August and 1st, 2nd and 7th - 9th Sept.
The Greater Grassmarket emerging BID were pleased to support the Jazz Festival's retrun to the Grassmarket on the weekend 21st 22nd of July 2012 as part of Edinurghs Jazz & Blues festival.
Jazz & Blues Festival Arts Market: 21 +22 July
The Mardi Gras brings the Festival to the heart of Edinburgh’s old town which becomes a mini New Orleans for the afternoon. A host of bands, stages, brollie dollies and a mix of visiting and local musicians create the party atmosphere. The Stooges from New Orleans launch the weekend, joined by Savannah Jazz Band; Al's Dixie Palz; singers, Iain Hunter and Freddie King; blues Harmonica wizard and vocalist, Dana Dixon with her band; new to the Festival, lazy acoustic blues from Sleepy Eyes Nelson; and, of course, Mardi Gras stalwarts The Criterion Parade Band.
Images from last year's Jazz & Blues Festival Arts Market:
An eclectic array of makers displayed their wares amongst the excitement of the Mardi Gras parade as part of the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival last year. Vinyl records, secondhand clothing, together with our first ever Vintage hair parlour, and an array of designer makers from knitwear, jewellery, to textiles, plus lots of yummy food.
An intoxicating spectacle of marching bands, hot horns and sassy singers accompanied the market. Vivid splashes of colour as musical excitement blended with stalls for those wonderful finds.
The market continued into the Sunday with live jazz and Capoeira dance (a Brazilian acrobatic art from) from Grupo Senzala Scotland.
We're delighted to announce another Jazz Festival Arts Market this year. Dates announced are for Sat 21 and Sun 22 July
11am to 6pm each day
Cost: £105 plus vat for the weekend
If youre an artist, maker or local food producer please get in touch, we'd love to hear from you. Stall bookings now being accepted online at www.grassmarkets.co.uk
For any enquiries please email Rosy Naylor at:
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About our previous markets:
Edinburgh Jazz Festival Arts Market July 2011
The Grassmarket Festival May 2011
Glisten Christmas Market 2009
Fri 29 April to Sun 1 May