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What’s on in Midlothian in September

As we move into September there’s still plenty of things to do in Midlothian! From makers markets and foodie events to exploring hidden buildings and building your business, there’s something for everyone this month in Midlothian.

Find out what’s on in Midlothian in September below.

Midlothian Doors Open Day 2023Midlothian Doors Open Day

Venues across Midlothian, 9th September

On Saturday 9th September, 20 venues in Midlothian will be open to the public free of charge. The whole family can discover buildings and spaces not normally open to the public as Midlothian once again takes part in Scotland’s annual Doors Open Days.

Discover what’s on>>

Rosemains Steading open studiosOpen Studios Day & Makers Market

Rosemains Steading, 9th September, 10am – 4pm

Rosemains Steading are hosting their first Open Studios Day and Makers Market with Village Green Events. The resident businesses of Rosemains Steading will be opening their studios to visitors and the steading courtyard will come alive with a Makers Market.

There are also workshops being held in the Wildflower meadow, a treasure hunt for children and delicious food and drink available.

Find out more>>

Glencorse Mad Hatter's Tea PartyMad Hatter’s Tea Party

Glencorse Centre, 10th September, 10am -12pm

Head along to the Glencorse Centre for a morning of tea, cake, fun activities, face painting, a bouncy castle and much more at their Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

The team are looking for volunteers to help on the day, bake cakes and donate tombola prizes so if you can help, please get in touch with the Glencorse team. All profits from this event will be used to create a sensory garden at Glencorse Centre for everyone to enjoy.

Secure your tickets>>

The Market at Dalkeith Country ParkThe Market at Dalkeith Country Park

Dalkeith Country Park, 16th September 10am – 4pm

Featuring businesses from the local area and the rest of Scotland, the monthly Market at Dalkeith Country Park is back on the 16th September. With stalls offering food, drinks, arts & crafts, artisan products and more, there’s something for everyone!

Find out more about the market>>

PenfestPenfest 2023

Penicuik Community Arts Association, 22nd September – 1st October

Penicuik Community Arts Association’s annual arts celebration, Penfest, is back on the 22nd September. Join them for ten days of music, art and craft from their home-grown artists.

Events are happening across Penicuik and tickets are available now!

Book your tickets>>

Meet The Adviser Sessions

Midlothian Council Libraries, dates throughout September

meet the adviser

Business Gateway Midlothian’s Advisers are coming to you!

If you have a business idea, pop along to your local library this September on one of the dates below for an informal chat about getting started and how to access free business support. No booking necessary.

Free business support from Business Gateway Midlothian can be accessed by emailing

Vogrie Pogrie 2023Vogrie Pogrie

Vogrie Country Park, 15th – 17th September

Vogrie Pogrie, Midlothian’s free family festival for creativity and curious happenings, is back for another year! This celebratory weekend of innovative open air performance and creative happenings of all kinds takes place in the beautiful setting of Vogrie Country Park and offers camping for those who want to enjoy every moment.

Suitable for the whole family from the kids to grandparents and even your dog, it’s set to be another fantastic year at Vogrie Pogrie.

Find out more and book your camping tickets>>

Gorebridge Bingo NightBingo Night

Gorebridge Beacon, 15th September, from 6.30pm

Join in the fun at Gorebridge Beacon’s fundraising Bingo Night! With prizes to be won, nibbles from the café to be enjoyed and a raffle to try your luck at, this is a great opportunity to support Gorebridge Community Development Trust. Funds will go towards their charitable activities including the Gorebridge Community Pantry, Gorebridge Community Gardeners, and Beacon activities.

Book your bingo spot today>>

autumn equinox fayreAutumn Equinox Fayre

One Dalkeith, 23rd September, 10.30am – 3pm

A host of fantastic alternative and holistic vendors will be popping up at One Dalkeith on the 23rd September for the Autumn Equinox Fayre. The family friendly event gives you the chance to learn all about wellness, healing and alternative therapies while browsing a host of local makers stalls, take part in workshops and enjoy refreshments in the café.

Find out more >>

Penicuik Storehouse Pizza SundaysPizza Sundays

Penicuik Storehouse, 24th September

Head along to Penicuik Storehouse on the last Sunday of each month for Pizza Sundays. Enjoy freshly made, wood fired pizzas with a choice of delicious toppings at this fantastic local social enterprise.

Keep up to date on their Facebook page>>

Scotland’s Climate Week 2023 – Midlothian Business Coffee Morning

Climate week event 2023

The Energy Training Academy, 29th September, 10am – 12pm

During Scotland’s Climate Week 2023, join Midlothian’s Economic Development Service at The Energy Training Academy (ETA) for an event focussing on sustainability and what your business can do to be greener as we move towards Net Zero.

Tour ETA’s state-of-the-art renewable technologies training facility, hear about the Midlothian Business Green Pledge and discover what other local businesses are doing to be more sustainable.

Secure your free place today>>

The Craigie Hotel Rod Stewart Tribute nightRod Stewart Tribute night

The Craigie Hotel, 29th September, 7pm

The Craigie Hotel’s legendary tribute nights are back with Rod Stewart on the 29th September! Playing all his Greatest Hits, this is a night you won’t want to miss. Tickets include a welcome drink on arrival and an unforgettable evening of entertainment!

Call The Craigie Hotel to book your tickets>>

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