Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Where is it? Edinburgh city centre, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH1 2NE Scotland
Oh yes, this is the big one: be prepared to be entertained to within an inch of your life!
Pretty much every British actor and comedian you've ever heard of has done a stint at the Fringe. It's the largest arts festival on the planet, featuring tens of thousands of performances: a whopping three weeks' worth of theatre, comedy, dance, magic, musicals, operas, live music, exhibitions and events.
Expect everything from classic Shakespeare to brand new plays on their first run, raucous cabaret and burlesque, comedy performances from the likes of Al Murray, Ed Byrne or Phil Jupitus, and dancers aged nine months to 83 years - plus some unique venues, from train carriages to toilets!
There's way too much on to give you anything more than a soupçon here (there are 111 shows just for children, for crying out loud!), so check out the official website or the dedicated iPhone/Android apps to browse by genre and buy your tickets...