August events

Festivals and events in August

Get into the party atmosphere this summer with a visit to England’s top annual events and free festivals in August. Head north for a Caribbean party on the streets of Leicester at its annual Caribbean Festival; enjoy nine days of thrilling outdoor performances at the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, and be transported back to 1940s Britain with battle re-enactments, music and dance at the Lytham 1940s Wartime Festival in Lancashire.

Festivals and events in August

August events

Get into the party atmosphere this summer with a visit to England’s top annual events and free festivals in August. Head north for a Caribbean party on the streets of Leicester at its annual Caribbean Festival; enjoy nine days of thrilling outdoor performances at the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, and be transported back to 1940s Britain with battle re-enactments, music and dance at the Lytham 1940s Wartime Festival in Lancashire.

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August events: Sink your teeth into the Oxford Foodies Festival

August events: Sink your teeth into the Oxford Foodies Festival

Feeling hungry? Eat and drink your way around one of the UK’s biggest food festivals.

Location: Oxford South Parks, Oxfordshire

 
August events: Notting Hill Carnival

August events: Notting Hill Carnival

Dance to the steel pans, see amazing costumes and enjoy a slice of the Caribbean at Notting Hill Carnival, the biggest street carnival in Europe.

Location: Notting Hill, Greater London

 
Step into another world at Boomtown Fair

Step into another world at Boomtown Fair

Enter a festival with an entire storyline behind it, and become part of the next chapter of the tale.

Location: Winchester

 
August events: Revel in the sounds of the Cambridge Folk Festival

August events: Revel in the sounds of the Cambridge Folk Festival

Join thousands in enjoying some of the finest folk music in Europe, at a gorgeous country hall in Cambridge.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

 
August events: Dance the night away at the world-famous Creamfields festival

August events: Dance the night away at the world-famous Creamfields festival

Creamfields is the leader of the pack in England when it comes to electronic festival revelry.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

 
August events: Be amongst the flowers at the Shrewsbury Flower Show

August events: Be amongst the flowers at the Shrewsbury Flower Show

Flowers, fireworks and two fun-packed days of celebrity chefs, floral displays and family attractions at the Shrewsbury Flower Show.

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

 
See huge headliners at Kendal Calling

See huge headliners at Kendal Calling

Kendal Calling is the most fun you can have in the countryside with fields full of activities and attractions.

Location: Penrith, Cumbria

 
August events: Dance your wooden clogs off at Broadstairs Folk Week

August events: Dance your wooden clogs off at Broadstairs Folk Week

Join in the fun – play the spoons, sing along with the many bands, shake a clog or head along to the Hobby Horse Club.

Location: Broadstairs, Kent

 
Eat, drink and be merry at the Newlyn Fish Festival

Eat, drink and be merry at the Newlyn Fish Festival

Celebrate the Cornish fishing community’s hard work and delicious produce at the Newlyn Fish Festival.

Location: Newlyn, Cornwall

 
August events: Soak up sights and sounds at Castle Howard Proms Spectacular

August events: Soak up sights and sounds at Castle Howard Proms Spectacular

Be wowed by one of the best events in August, as fireworks light up the Howardian Hills at the Castle Howard Proms Spectacular.

Location: Malton, North Yorkshire

 
August events: Lost Village Festival

August events: Lost Village Festival

Take a trip into the surreal landscape of large-scale, interactive theatre performance art. In the woods. With DJs.

Location: Norton Disney, Lincolnshire

 
Taste the best of the Trout ‘n About Food Festival

Taste the best of the Trout ‘n About Food Festival

Take your pick from hand crafted jewellery to award-winning sausages at this gourmet event in the heart of the Test Valley.

Location: Test Valley, Hampshire

 
August events: Isle of Wight Garlic Festival

August events: Isle of Wight Garlic Festival

Did you know garlic is not just useful for scaring off vampires, but can also be used to make beer and popcorn? Find out how at the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival.

Location: Newchurch, Isle of Wight

 
Enjoy a brass band concert at Hertford Castle

Enjoy a brass band concert at Hertford Castle

Hertford Castle Gatehouse will open its doors to the public free of charge, with a brass band concert on the Castle lawn.

Location: Hertford, Hertfordhsire

 
August events: Bring the kids to family-friendly Victorious Festival

August events: Bring the kids to family-friendly Victorious Festival

Enjoy a Victorious trip to Portsmouth at this scenic and buzzing music festival.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

 
August events: Be bowled over by the Scarborough Cricket Festival

August events: Be bowled over by the Scarborough Cricket Festival

The annual festival is one of the most historic sporting events in the world and has played host to some great cricketers over the years.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

 
See the classic works of Gilbert & Sullivan in Harrogate

See the classic works of Gilbert & Sullivan in Harrogate

Experience the witty, satirical libretto of Gilbert and the glorious music of Sullivan at the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival throughout August.

Location: Harrogate, North yorkshire

 
Enjoy yoga classes and indie acts at Lakefest

Enjoy yoga classes and indie acts at Lakefest

This small but mighty award-winning music festival held in the stunning Eastnor Deer Park is fast becoming known for its outstanding lineup of bands and vast array of family-friendly activities.

Location: Herefordshire

 
Get your groove on at the Great British R&B Festival

Get your groove on at the Great British R&B Festival

It might be a county steeped in history, but Lancashire has a thoroughly alive, kicking – and dancing – side to it, hosting the Great British R&B Festival.

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire

 
August Events: Take in the big screen at Hertford Castle Open Air Cinema

August Events: Take in the big screen at Hertford Castle Open Air Cinema

Grab your popcorn and enjoy a weekend of open air cinema under the stars with the beautiful Hertford Castle providing a suitably dramatic backdrop.

Location: Hertford, Hertfordhsire

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