The first week in August brings the seventh Fringe by the Sea in North Berwick.
The week-long programme is packed full of variety and top-quality entertainment and it’s been claimed that this is the best offering yet.
Given there’s a great mixture of previous performers and new stars from both sides of the Atlantic, that’s not surprising.
Scotland’s own Julie Fowlis opens the festival on Monday, August 4, with blues mega-star Eric Bibb headlining on Tuesday.
A change of pace on Wednesday sees Zoe Lyons compere a comedy night featuring The Umbilical Brothers and Stephen K. Amos.
Jo Caulfield, Phil Jupitus and Grant Stott will offer another night of grown-up humour.
Also appearing during the festival are the bands Dirty Harry, Hotel California, Geno Washington and The Ram Jam Band, The Manfreds, The Wrigley Sisters, Rachel Sermanni, Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain to name but a few.
Away from the musical and comedy offerings, the programme has a number of themed days including a Valuation Day when specialists will be on hand to value all those forgotten and unloved treasures in the attic.
The Food Day will see four master chefs giving demonstrations, another flower arranging masterclass is in the diary – and the second Beach Day will see donkey rides on the sands, along with fun and games.
There will be a full programme of Authors-in-Conversation and a visit from a team of top international wildlife photographers who will show what’s happening to our native habitats.
With a growing on-site food court, plenty of hostelries to choose from at the harbour as well as in town, there’s certainly plenty on offer to make a trip to North Berwick worthwhile.
The Fringe by the Sea runs from August 4-10. Visit www.fringebythe sea.com