Events

There’s nothing quite like events in England. Where else can you take a dip in a hot tub after dancing the night away at a masquerade ball, sing along with rock stars while dressed as an octopus and catch up with famous writers and chefs in a glorious seaside setting. Film, food, music, comedy, street art, theatre, literature, vintage lifestyle and even worm charming are all checked off at English events and festivals. Want to keep it traditional? England invented the social season and the summer calendar of events in the UK is peppered with opera in gardens and major sporting fixtures including horse racing and rowing.

There’s nothing quite like events in England. Where else can you take a dip in a hot tub after dancing the night away at a masquerade ball, sing along with rock stars while dressed as an octopus and catch up with famous writers and chefs in a glorious seaside setting. Film, food, music, comedy, street art, theatre, literature, vintage lifestyle and even worm charming are all checked off at English events and festivals. Want to keep it traditional? England invented the social season and the summer calendar of events in the UK is peppered with opera in gardens and major sporting fixtures including horse racing and rowing.

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September events: Take the Scilly Sea Swim Challenge

September events: Take the Scilly Sea Swim Challenge

Watch the spectacle or put yourself to the test as challengers swim and walk between Scilly's main islands in just one day.

Location: Isles of Scilly

 
Stunning sea views and fine wines at a hip Dorset clifftop hotel

Stunning sea views and fine wines at a hip Dorset clifftop hotel

Enjoy a romantic summer break to the luxurious Seaside Boarding House in Dorset.

Location: Burton Bradstock, Dorset

 
Discover the Festival of Artipelago

Discover the Festival of Artipelago

Celebrate the arts across all five islands from 7th - 31st May, and immerse yourself in the creative nature of Scilly.

Location: Isles of Scilly

 
Dance the night away at Love Saves The Day

Dance the night away at Love Saves The Day

Bristol is home to an array of festivals in summer but Love Saves the Day is undoubtedly a stand-out event, kicking off the UK festival season in style.

Location: Bristol

 
December events: Get set for winter at The Alnwick Garden

December events: Get set for winter at The Alnwick Garden

For a festive day out with a difference, wrap up in your cosiest Christmas jumper and join in the fun at The Alnwick Garden in Northumberland.

Location: The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland

 
Herald the coming of spring with a real old English knees-up

Herald the coming of spring with a real old English knees-up

Marsden welcomes the cuckoo back to rural West Yorkshire with traditional English dancing, music and sunshine at the Marsden Cuckoo Festival in April.

Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

 
May events: Enter Daphne du Maurier’s world at Fowey Festival

May events: Enter Daphne du Maurier’s world at Fowey Festival

Use the Fowey Festival as an opportunity to explore the town and countryside that inspired novelist Daphne du Maurier.

Location: Fowey, Cornwall

 
December events: Enter a magical winter wonderland in Suffolk

December events: Enter a magical winter wonderland in Suffolk

Get into the Christmas spirit with a visit to a Christmas Fair in medieval Lavenham and a Dickensian Christmas at a Tudor manor in Long Melford.

Location: Lavenham and Long Melford, Suffolk

 
September events: Admire Blackpool's light fantastic

September events: Admire Blackpool's light fantastic

Every autumn, Blackpool lights up the Lancashire skies with a sparkling spectacle that will leave you feeling dizzy.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

 
May events: Learn from food experts at Salcombe Crab Festival

May events: Learn from food experts at Salcombe Crab Festival

Love seafood? Salcombe’s delicious crab celebration should be right at the top of your things to do in Devon list.

Location: Salcombe, Devon

 
Celebrate new music at Liverpool Sound City

Celebrate new music at Liverpool Sound City

Grab a ticket to embrace the spirit of the underground at England's premier festival for new music.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

 
May events: Taste Yorkshire’s best at the Food Lovers Festival

May events: Taste Yorkshire’s best at the Food Lovers Festival

Known as Yorkshire's Food Capital, the usually quiet village of Malton comes to life when this tasty festival rolls into town.

Location: Malton, North Yorkshire

 
Spread the joy at the World’s Original Marmalade Festival

Spread the joy at the World’s Original Marmalade Festival

Unleash your inner Paddington Bear on a visit to the World’s Original Marmalade Festival, which will be held on the historic Dalemain estate in Penrith.

Location: Penrith, Cumbria

 
Celebrate a circus spectacular at Blackpool’s Showzam

Celebrate a circus spectacular at Blackpool’s Showzam

Magicians, performers and clowns take over the streets of Blackpool, as the circus (and much more) rolls into town every year for Showzam.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

 
December events: Enjoy Christmas magic at the Dickensian Festival

December events: Enjoy Christmas magic at the Dickensian Festival

Get into the Christmas spirit with a trip to Grassington Dickensian Festival where you'll find stalls, entertainment, local food and crafts.

Location: Grassington, Yorkshire Dales National Park

 
July events: Surround yourself with artistic talent at Holmfirth Art Week

July events: Surround yourself with artistic talent at Holmfirth Art Week

Over 400 artists combine art, music, comedy, theatre and literature for the UK's largest open art exhibition.

Location: Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

 
July events: Step into a midsummer night’s dream at Port Eliot Festival

July events: Step into a midsummer night’s dream at Port Eliot Festival

Culture galore mixed with the beautiful Cornish countryside makes the annual Port Eliot Festival a truly magical summer event.

Location: Port Eliot, Cornwall

 
September events: Go to the World Black Pudding Throwing Championships

September events: Go to the World Black Pudding Throwing Championships

This annual competition between Lancashire and Yorkshire, which dates back to the 1980's, sees black puddings hurled at a pile of Yorkshire puddings on a 20-foot-high plinth.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

 
October events: Lace up your boots for Dursley’s Walking Festival

October events: Lace up your boots for Dursley’s Walking Festival

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the undiscovered south Cotswolds and take part in the annual Dursley Walking Festival, which takes place every October.

Location: Dursley, Gloucestershire

 
See Britain's finest comedians at Leicester Comedy Festival

See Britain's finest comedians at Leicester Comedy Festival

Get a glimpse at the future of British comedy at the annual Leicester Comedy Festival.

Location: Leicester

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