Leith Festival Gala Day

Submitted by edg on Sat, 1 Jun '24 11.41am
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Good times as the Leith Festival Gala Day - the highlight of the Leith Festival - takes place down on Leith Links.

The Gala Day has been going for over a century. The festival started in 1907 with a pageant and Gala day (badge day) to raise funds for Leith Hospital, before the National Health Service had come into being.

The gala day traditionally takes place on the second Saturday of June, with a colourful Pageant down Leith Walk to Leith Links at the start.

Typically during the afternoon, there's a programme of live bands as well as stalls selling everything from arts & crafts, bric-a-brac, antiques and food.

Details of bands and entertainment will be announced as the event draws nearer.