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.
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
At Brighton Pride you can enjoy a risqué drag act, dance till your heart’s content and eat fish ‘n’ chips by the sea all in the same day.
Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex
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