Right from the beginning the International Festival inspired artists who were not part of the International programme to put on shows of their own, and these events grew into the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. More festivals have grown up around it in August and early September, as well as throughout the year and there are now 12 major annual festivals in Edinburgh, the Festival City.
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The Fireworks Concert brings the Edinburgh International Festival to its grand season finale each year. Set against the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh’s historic Castle, this spectacular event brings together stirring orchestral music and stunning pyrotechnics.