England Festivals

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Festivals in England

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Africa Oye

Africa Oye

Liverpool's Africa Oye has become the UK's largest free celebration of African music and culture. What started out in 1992 as a series of small ...
Europe England Liverpool African Music and Dance Festivals Multicultural Festivals World Music Festivals June
Bath Literature Festival

Bath Literature Festival

Lovers of literature convene in the spectacular spa city of Bath for ten days come March for the annual Bath Literature Festival. Thousands of visitors ...
Europe England Bath Literature Festivals Book Fairs February
BFI London Film Festival

BFI London Film Festival

The BFI London Film Festival (the UK's largest public film event) rolls into the capital's cinemas each October, screening more than 300 features, documentaries and ...
Europe England London Film Festivals Short Film Festivals Documentary Film Festivals October
Birdfair

Birdfair

Ornithologists flock to Birdfair each August for three days of all things avian. Described as the ornithologist's Glastonbury, Birdfair covers the whole spectrum of the ...
Europe England Egleton Birdwatching Festivals August
Boardmasters

Boardmasters

For five long Cornish summer days in August, Boardmasters brings the very best of coastal entertainment to Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay in Newquay. Try ...
Europe England Newquay Summer Festivals August
Bournemouth 7s Festival

Bournemouth 7s Festival

Balls of all shapes and sizes fly at the annual Bournemouth 7s Festival. Since kicking off in 2008, the Bournemouth 7s has quickly established itself ...
Europe England Bournemouth Sporting Events Rock Festivals May
Bournemouth Air Festival

Bournemouth Air Festival

Award winning and internationally renowned, the Bournemouth Air Festival has been thrilling spectators since 1998. Take in modern and historical aircraft from both the Royal ...
Europe England Bournemouth Air Shows Family Festivals August
Brighton Science Festival

Brighton Science Festival

For three and a half weeks during the darkest days of winter, the Brighton Science Festival does its very best to lift the gloomy mood. ...
Europe England Brighton Science and Technology Festivals Family Festivals February
Bristol Cycling Festival

Bristol Cycling Festival

Featuring nearly 50 events over nine days, the Bristol Cycle Festival is celebration of cycling, organised by volunteers and enthusiasts from the local community. The ...
Europe England Bristol Cycling Tours and Events Family Festivals June
Bristol Food Connections

Bristol Food Connections

For nine days each May, the city of Bristol comes together to celebrate its diverse food culture and community with a unique, citywide food festival. ...
Europe England Bristol Food Festivals May
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

From dawn to dusk, for four nights each August, it's all about the International Balloon Fiesta in Bristol. Early risers can grab a coffee and ...
Europe England Bristol Ballooning Festivals Family Festivals August
Burning of the Clocks

Burning of the Clocks

Each year on the 21st December — the shortest day of the year — residents of Brighton and Hove make their way through the city ...
Europe England Brighton Community Festivals Street Parades December
Cambridge Folk Festival

Cambridge Folk Festival

For five decades the Cambridge Folk Festival has been charming the fine citizens of Cambridgeshire with an eclectic three and half day programme of music ...
Europe England Cambridge Folk and Folk Music Festivals Family Festivals July
Cambridge Science Festival

Cambridge Science Festival

Sucker for science? Join 30,000 inquisitive visitors for the annual Cambridge Science Festival — a two week fact-filled celebration of science at the acclaimed education ...
Europe England Cambridge Science and Technology Festivals March
Canterbury Festival

Canterbury Festival

The Canterbury Festival — Kent's largest and longest running arts festival — has a colourful history that dates all the way back to 1920. For ...
Europe England Canterbury Performing Arts Festivals World Music Festivals October
Chelsea Flower Show

Chelsea Flower Show

For five five days each and every May since it first broke ground in 1913, the 11 acre gardens of the Royal Hospital of Chelsea ...
Europe England London Flower Shows Family Festivals May
Chestertons Polo in the Park

Chestertons Polo in the Park

Ever fancied brushing shoulders and sipping champers with the polo set but wondered just how you'd wangle that invitation? Never fear my proletariat friend for ...
Europe England London Sporting Events June
Cooper's Hill Cheese Roll

Cooper's Hill Cheese Roll

Cheese rolling's origins are hazy to say the least. A common presumption is that the masochistic frolic began as a pagan festival hundreds of years ...
Europe England Coopers Hill Bizarre Festivals Community Festivals May
Cowes Week

Cowes Week

When the fickle British weather's on song and the breeze is light but consistent, there ain't no place like Cowes on the Isle of Wight ...
Europe England Isle of Wight Nautical Events Sporting Events August
Creamfields

Creamfields

Looking to shake ya groove thing this August bank holiday long weekend? Gather a gaggle of friends, pack your tent and make your way to ...
Europe England Daresbury Electronic Dance Music Festivals August
Crufts

Crufts

For four days each March Birmingham goes barking mad during Crufts, a UK canine institution and the biggest dog show in the world. Up to ...
Europe England Birmingham March
Crystal Palace Overground Festival

Crystal Palace Overground Festival

The Crystal Palace Overground Festival is a free, family-friendly, four-day festival taking place in the Upper Norwood Triangle and Westow Park. The festival features wonderful ...
Europe England London Family Festivals June
DMC World DJ Championships

DMC World DJ Championships

Since 1985 the world's freshest DJs have gone head to head, stylus to stylus spinning and scratching their vinyl at the DMC World DJ Championships ...
Europe England London Rap and Hip Hop Festivals October
Download Festival

Download Festival

For serious hard rock and metal fans the name Donington Park is synonymous with Download. Over three days each June, the Leicestershire venue becomes heavy ...
Europe England Castle Donington Heavy Metal Festivals Punk Festivals Rock Festivals June
Eden Sessions

Eden Sessions

Take a phenomenal venue in a stunning setting with acoustics to die for, and hand it over to a bunch of world-class musicians (and the ...
Europe England Bodelva Rock Festivals Comedy Festivals Varies
Elefest

Elefest

Elefest is a celebration of one of the best known but most misunderstood parts of London — Elephant and Castle. Elefest's programme celebrates the past, ...
Europe England London Community Festivals October
Football in the River Championships

Football in the River Championships

The Windrush River is the water in the English village of Bourton-on-the-Water and for one day a year, it's also the venue for one of ...
Europe England Bourton-on-the-Water Bizarre Festivals Sporting Events August
Fusion Festival

Fusion Festival

Birmingham's Cofton Park turns up the heat for two nights each August as a plethora of pop purveyors take to the stage top perform their ...
Europe England Birmingham Popular Music Festivals August
Galtres Parklands Festival

Galtres Parklands Festival

On the edge of the spectacular North York Moors National Park, Duncombe Park plays host to the Galtres Parklands Festival over three days each August. ...
Europe England York Beer Festivals Folk and Folk Music Festivals August
Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts

Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts

Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts — or simply Glasto to its friends — is a multi-headed behemoth of an event, a legendary hippie gathering ...
Europe England Pilton Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals Performing Arts Festivals June
Grand National

Grand National

Arguably the most anticipated horse race in the world, Aintree's Grand National attracts racing fans and merrymakers from near and far. The card on the ...
Europe England Liverpool Horse Racing Events Sporting Events April
Great British Beer Festival

Great British Beer Festival

Styled as the biggest pub in the world, the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) will once again welcome more than 55,000 beer lovers through her ...
Europe England London Beer Festivals August
Great Christmas Pudding Race

Great Christmas Pudding Race

Take a chilly London December day, 120 contestants donned in fancy dress, give them a pudding and send them through an obstacle course and what ...
Europe England London Christmas Charity Events December
Great Cornish Food Festival

Great Cornish Food Festival

Now firmly established as one of the UK's favourite gastronomic events, the Great Cornish Food Festival is a celebration of the region's buzzing food and ...
Europe England Truro Food Festivals Community Festivals September
Great Gorilla Run

Great Gorilla Run

London's gone ape! Join a bunch of banana-munching, furry fun-runners as they lope their way through Ol' London Town in the annual Great Gorilla Run. ...
Europe England London Charity Events Marathons, Triathlons and Fun Runs September
Greenwich and Docklands International Festival

Greenwich and Docklands International Festival

Join nigh on 100,000 visitors at the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, the capital's leading festival of free outdoor performing arts, an annual nine-day celebration ...
Europe England London Performing Arts Festivals Dance Festivals June
Guy Fawkes Night

Guy Fawkes Night

The Brits love a liberal lashing of irony, and it's with that in mind that every 5th of November they go to great lengths to ...
Europe England London Historical Festivals Traditional Festivals November
Hyde Park Winter Wonterland

Hyde Park Winter Wonterland

Despite whether you've been bad or good, from late November through early January, Santa and his pint-sized helpers serve up lashings of Christmas fun at ...
Europe England London Christmas Christmas Markets December
Isle of Wight Festival

Isle of Wight Festival

The Isle of Wight Festival has a distant history as infamous and colourful as any music festival still doing the rounds. Originally held for the ...
Europe England Isle of Wight Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals June
Jesterval

Jesterval

The laughs start in early June and they don't stop for nine days at the north east's premier comedy festival, Jesterval. With a line-up designed ...
Europe England Newcastle Upon Tyne Comedy Festivals June
Leeds Festival

Leeds Festival

Featuring the biggest names in rock, year in and year out, the Leeds Festival — part of the Reading and Leeds Festivals that share a ...
Europe England Leeds Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals August
Liverpool Food and Drink Festival

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival

The Liverpool Food and Drink Festival is an annual celebration of the city's plethora of fantastic restaurants, bars, and cafes, as well as some of ...
Europe England Liverpool Food Festivals Family Festivals April
London Art Fair

London Art Fair

Modern art aficionados rejoice! For five days in January, the London Art Fair presents over 100 rigorously selected galleries featuring works by the great names ...
Europe England London Art Festivals January
London Coffee Festival

London Coffee Festival

Crazy for caffeine? Have we got the fest for you. Run in conjunction with London Coffee Week, the London Coffee Festival celebrates London's bustling and ...
Europe England London Coffee Festivals April
London Craft Beer Festival

London Craft Beer Festival

The annual London Craft Beer Festival prides itself on being all about the diversity in flavour of beer. Connoisseurs can expect big IPAs, rich stouts, ...
Europe England London Craft Beer Festivals Beer Festivals August
London Design Festival

London Design Festival

Designophiles from the UK and beyond descend upon the capital for eight days in September for the annual London Design Festival. Conceived by Sir John ...
Europe England London Design Festivals Art Festivals September
London Drinker Beer and Cider Festival

London Drinker Beer and Cider Festival

Can't decide between beer and cider? It doesn't matter at the annual London Drinker Beer and Cider Festival. Held over three days each March in ...
Europe England London Beer Festivals March
London Festival of Architecture

London Festival of Architecture

The London Festival of Architecture is a month-long city-wide celebration of architectural experimentation, thinking, learning and practice featuring debates, exhibitions, film screenings, walks, cycle rides, ...
Europe England London Design Festivals June
London Jazz Festival

London Jazz Festival

London's annual celebration of jazz continues to grow and grow, enabled by a strong network of relationships with artists, venues, producers and sponsors. The London ...
Europe England London Jazz Festivals November
London Marathon

London Marathon

As one of the six World Marathon Majors, the London Marathon has been attracting a world-class field of distance athletes for over three decades. On ...
Europe England London Marathons, Triathlons and Fun Runs April
Lovebox Festival

Lovebox Festival

The Lovebox Festival is the brainchild of London-based electronic music duo, Groove Armada. The event kicked off in 2003 to celebrate the anniversary of the ...
Europe England London Electronic Dance Music Festivals Indie Rock Festivals July
Maldon Mud Race

Maldon Mud Race

Since 2001 the folk of Maldon in Essex have kept a dirty little secret. Come April each year they dress to the nines, gather in ...
Europe England Maldon Bizarre Festivals Charity Events April
Manchester Day Parade

Manchester Day Parade

Conceived with the ambition of celebrating the creativity and diversity synonymous with Manchester, today the Manchester Day Parade attracts more than 50,000 proud Mancunians to ...
Europe England Manchester Street Parades Community Festivals June
Manchester International Festival

Manchester International Festival

Renowned for it's cutting edge content and originality, every second year the Manchester International Festival puts on a performing arts extravaganza, bringing world-class art, dance, ...
Europe England Manchester Art Festivals Performing Arts Festivals July
Manchester Science Festival

Manchester Science Festival

Play, create and experiment with your scientific side at the annual Manchester Science Festival. The ten day event brings together a unique blend of art, ...
Europe England Manchester Science and Technology Festivals October
Moira Canal Festival

Moira Canal Festival

Bone up on your local Derbyshire history and help out a wonderful cause whilst you enjoy a programme packed with family friendly events, at the ...
Europe England Moira Community Festivals Family Festivals May
National Winter Ales Festival

National Winter Ales Festival

As well as hosting the Champion Winter Beer of Britain Competition, the National Winter Ales Festival offers beer lovers from across the UK the chance ...
Europe England Derby Beer Festivals February
Newcastle Upon Tyne Vegan Festival

Newcastle Upon Tyne Vegan Festival

Join the growing numbers of Brits who insist their food comes free from animal products, at the annual Newcastle upon Tyne Vegan Festival. The festival ...
Europe England Newcastle Upon Tyne Food Festivals July
Norfolk and Norwich Festival

Norfolk and Norwich Festival

With roots dating back to 1772, the Norfolk and Norwich Festival is one of the oldest city festivals in England. For the great majority of ...
Europe England Norwich Classical Music and Opera Festivals Performing Arts Festivals May
Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival

For a little over 360 days a year the trendy West London suburb of Notting Hill is a tranquil leafy locale ruled by the latte ...
Europe England London Carnival and Mardi Gras Street Parades Street Parties August
Raw Power

Raw Power

If your taste in music falls a pole apart from the poppy mainstream, perhaps you're looking for some Raw Power? Some of the very best ...
Europe England London Heavy Metal Festivals August
Rebellion Festival

Rebellion Festival

Punk is alive and well — kicking and screaming in fact — at Blackpool's annual, Rebellion Festival. For four days on six stages, with over ...
Europe England Blackpool Punk Festivals Indie Rock Festivals August
Rewind South

Rewind South

Calling all children of the eighties. It's time to slip into that spandex, pop in those shoulder pads and tease up that hair (higher...no...higher). That's ...
Europe England Henley-on-Thames Popular Music Festivals August
Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot

Grab some friends, dress to the nines and head for Ascot Racecourse for the premier event on the British flat-racing calendar, Royal Ascot. Over a ...
Europe England Ascot Horse Racing Events Sporting Events June
Royal International Air Tattoo

Royal International Air Tattoo

That are few events that can rival the intensity, drama and spectacle on offer at the Air Tattoo. For three days each July this aviation ...
Europe England Fairford Air Shows Family Festivals July
Sheffield DocFest

Sheffield DocFest

Since its inception in 1994 — when it was no more than a handful of screenings, two masterclasses, and a party — Sheffield Doc/Fest has ...
Europe England Sheffield Film Festivals June
South West Four

South West Four

Join dozens of the world's premier DJs, live acts, la crème de la crème of the underground and tens of thousands of dance devotees as ...
Europe England London Electronic Dance Music Festivals August
Splendour Festival

Splendour Festival

The picturesque grounds of Wollaton Hall play host to Nottingham's Splendour Festival — a one day family friendly extravaganza of pop and rock spread over ...
Europe England Nottingham Popular Music Festivals Rock Festivals July
St. Patrick's Day (London)

St. Patrick's Day (London)

Everyone's Irish for a day at London's celebration of Saint Patrick's Day. Don your emerald green and head to London central to join the craic ...
Europe England London National Festivals Street Parades March
Takedown Festival

Takedown Festival

Lovers of post-hardcore unite! Get ready for volume and make your way to Southampton Uni for the annual Takedown Festival. More than a dozen bands ...
Europe England Southampton Heavy Metal Festivals Indie Rock Festivals March
Taste of London

Taste of London

For five days each June, London's Regent Park transforms into a gourmet's Eden. Taste of London is the ultimate alfresco feast with incredible restaurants, delicious ...
Europe England London Food Festivals June
The Championships Wimbledon

The Championships Wimbledon

For two weeks each June and July, the sporting world turns its attention to the leafy London 'burb of Wimbledon for the Championships — the ...
Europe England London Sporting Events June
The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival

The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival

With its signature blend of award winning writers, world-renowned thinkers and international star names, The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival is a hotbed of debate and ...
Europe England Cheltenham Literature Festivals Book Fairs October
Totally Thames

Totally Thames

The annual Mayor's Thames Festival is London's only river-focused multi-arts festival and the largest of its kind in the world. Spanning the month of September, ...
Europe England London Nautical Events Family Festivals September
Truck Festival

Truck Festival

Well into its second decade, Oxfordshire's Truck is one of the most respected events on the UK festival circuit. Having welcomed some of the biggest ...
Europe England Oxford Indie Rock Festivals Rock Festivals July
V Festival

V Festival

A staple of the UK summer music festival calendar, the V Festival has been held across two comely stately parks for one epic cross-country weekend ...
Europe England Chelmsford Indie Rock Festivals Rock Festivals August
V-Dub Island

V-Dub Island

The iconic vee-dub takes centre stage for five days each August at the Isle of Wight's, V-Dub Island. Volkswagen aficionados travel from all over the ...
Europe England Isle of Wight Motor Shows Collectors Festivals August
Wilderness Festival

Wilderness Festival

Oxfordshire's Wilderness Festival is fast gaining a reputation as one of the finest boutique fests in the UK. Set in the postcard-perfect Cornbury Park — ...
Europe England Oxford Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals August
Wireless Festival

Wireless Festival

Wireless is the premier multi-day festival set in North London's Finsbury Park. Over three stages, Wireless delivers the biggest and best of today's dance, pop, ...
Europe England London Popular Music Festivals Electronic Dance Music Festivals July
World Black Pudding Throwing Championships

World Black Pudding Throwing Championships

Black Pudding throwing has been around for...well, I'm not entirely sure to be honest. What I do know: Contestants assemble at at the Royal Oak ...
Europe England Ramsbottom Bizarre Festivals September
World Championship of Hen Racing

World Championship of Hen Racing

When you think of the fastest card-carrying members of the animal kingdom, the cheetah, the greyhound, the thoroughbred steed, even the ostrich may spring to ...
Europe England Bonsall Bizarre Festivals August
World Conker Championships

World Conker Championships

Bonkers for conkers? Why not try your hand at the World Conker Championships held at Shuckburgh Arms in Southwick. For the uninitiated, conkers is a ...
Europe England Peterborough Bizarre Festivals October
World Egg Throwing Championships

World Egg Throwing Championships

The Lincolnshire hamlet of Swaton is home to one of Britain's more eggcentric competitive gatherings; the annual World Egg Throwing Championships. Contestants scramble over distances ...
Europe England Swaton Bizarre Festivals Family Festivals June
World Nettle Eating Championships

World Nettle Eating Championships

Those wacky Brits are at it again and this one's really hard to swallow. With nothing more than a little of the amber nectar for ...
Europe England Lyme Regis Bizarre Festivals June
World's Biggest Liar Competition

World's Biggest Liar Competition

If we're honest, we've all bent the truth at least once or twice. Just some of us do it with a little more panache than ...
Europe England Holmrook Bizarre Festivals November

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