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: Wander into the Wilderness Festival

August events: Wander into the Wilderness Festival

A ticket to Wilderness in Oxfordshire's countryside is like a ticket to a mini-paradise where art, music, fine food and nature collide.

Location: Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire

 
August events: Hit the beach at Boardmasters Festival

August events: Hit the beach at Boardmasters Festival

Surf culture meets music festival on the sunny shores of the Cornish coast.

Location: Newquay, Cornwall

 
Embrace Beatlesweek at the legendary Cavern Club

Embrace Beatlesweek at the legendary Cavern Club

Get swept up in Beatlemania once again as fans from all over the world descend on the city where it all started.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

 
August events: Enjoy yoga classes and indie acts at Lakefest

August events: Enjoy yoga classes and indie acts at Lakefest

This award-winning music festival held in Eastnor Deer Park is known for its outstanding line-up of bands and family-friendly activities.

Location: Herefordshire

 
August events: SO Festival

August events: SO Festival

Lincolnshire’s coastal district of East Lindsey is transformed into an international arts venue during this annual summer festival.

Location: Skegness, Lincolnshire

 
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

 
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: Discover the English countryside with BBC Countryfile Live

August events: Discover the English countryside with BBC Countryfile Live

Head to the spectacular grounds of Oxfordshire’s iconic World Heritage Site, Blenheim Palace, for BBC Countryfile Live, which will be hosted from the 1 - 4 August.

Location: Woodstock, Oxfordshire

 
August events: Sit under the stars at Summer Nights film screenings

August events: Sit under the stars at Summer Nights film screenings

Grab a blanket and watch a blockbuster film at Wollaton Hall's Summer Nights outdoor cinema.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 
August events: Join in the fun at Stockton International Riverside Festival

August events: Join in the fun at Stockton International Riverside Festival

Hosted annually in August, this eclectic festival features four days of street theatre, circus, dance, music and more to inspire, entertain and make you laugh.

Location: Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham

 
August events: Look up to the skies at Portsmouth International Kite Festival

August events: Look up to the skies at Portsmouth International Kite Festival

Take a kite to Southsea Common and get involved in one of the world's biggest and best kite festivals.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

 
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: See the world’s biggest sailing regatta

August events: See the world’s biggest sailing regatta

With up to 40 races a day and more than 1,000 boats pulling into harbour, Cowes Week is the sailing spectacular event not to be missed.

Location: Cowes, Isle of Wight

 
August events: Humber Street Sesh

August events: Humber Street Sesh

Grab your dancing shoes and head down to Humber Street Sesh - a fresh, grassroots festival hosting a wide variety of bands across two days.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

 
August events: Join Bristol's International Balloon Fiesta

August events: Join Bristol's International Balloon Fiesta

As Europe's largest hot air balloon event, the fiesta includes morning and evening balloon lifts and two nightglow events.

Location: Bristol

 
August events: Steampunk Festival

August events: Steampunk Festival

Lincoln was voted the world’s most steampunk city - find out why at the annual Steampunk Festival.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

 
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: 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: Meet a legendary outlaw at the Robin Hood Festival

August events: Meet a legendary outlaw at the Robin Hood Festival

The Robin Hood Festival is a celebration to all things medieval and, of course, Robin himself, that takes place each year at his home in Sherwood Forest.

Location: Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire

 
Grab your partner and ceilidh on down to Sidmouth Folk Week

Grab your partner and ceilidh on down to Sidmouth Folk Week

The Regency town of Sidmouth on Devon’s Jurassic Coast celebrates a week of folk music, dance and song every August.

Location: Sidmouth, Devon

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