Events in spring

England Events in spring

England’s springtime festivals and events come in all shapes and sizes, from traditional country fetes to world-class sporting events and quiet, intellectual affairs. What’s more, there’s something to suit all tastes and interests. Foodies can sink their teeth into Yorkshire’s best produce at the Malton Food Lovers Festival whilst vintage darlings clamber aboard the East Lancashire Railway’s 1940s festival. Sip a quintessentially English Pimm’s at a garden party in Cumbria, join in with the Morris dancers for an old-fashioned May Day knees-up or click your fingers and tap your toes to the sound of Bristol’s thumping jazz scene.

England Events in spring

England’s springtime festivals and events come in all shapes and sizes, from traditional country fetes to world-class sporting events and quiet, intellectual affairs. What’s more, there’s something to suit all tastes and interests. Foodies can sink their teeth into Yorkshire’s best produce at the Malton Food Lovers Festival whilst vintage darlings clamber aboard the East Lancashire Railway’s 1940s festival. Sip a quintessentially English Pimm’s at a garden party in Cumbria, join in with the Morris dancers for an old-fashioned May Day knees-up or click your fingers and tap your toes to the sound of Bristol’s thumping jazz scene.

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May events: Stay glued to the screen with Flatpack Festival

May events: Stay glued to the screen with Flatpack Festival

Flatpack is a film event like no other; celebrate the wonders of film and TV in cultural venues across the whole of Birmingham every April.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 
Enjoy free, live music at Southsea Bandstand

Enjoy free, live music at Southsea Bandstand

Is there a better summer afternoon than a fantastic free programme of music and dance in a beautiful natural amphitheatre looking out to sea?

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

 
June events: Admire beautiful blooms at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

June events: Admire beautiful blooms at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

Explore the magnificent grounds of Chatsworth House and take in the spectacular summer colours at this annual flower show.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

 
Cheer on the runners at the London Marathon

Cheer on the runners at the London Marathon

One of the biggest events in April sees thousands of runners push their fitness levels to the max at the London Marathon.

Location: London, Greater London

 
Go to Liverpool Sound City, an innovative music, film and art festival

Go to Liverpool Sound City, an innovative music, film and art festival

Get a ticket for one of the UK’s largest international music, digital and film festivals.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

 
May events: Shake your tail feather at Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival

May events: Shake your tail feather at Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival

See some of the best performers from the world of burlesque and alternative cabaret at this event in May.

Location: Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

 
May events: Guineas Festival at Newmarket

May events: Guineas Festival at Newmarket

Jump into the grandstand to watch Europe’s top racehorses compete for victory at Newmarket’s highly-anticipated racing event.

Location: Newmarket, Suffolk

 
May events: Don your tweeds for the Nottinghamshire County Show

May events: Don your tweeds for the Nottinghamshire County Show

May is usually your first chance to enjoy the spring sunshine, so spend it wisely with an action-packed day at the Nottinghamshire County Show.

Location: Newark, Nottinghamshire

 
May events: The Norfolk & Norwich Festival

May events: The Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Norwich becomes a hotbed of international art and performance every May.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

 
May events: Don your eyepatch at the Brixham Pirate Festival

May events: Don your eyepatch at the Brixham Pirate Festival

Landlubbers beware! Venture into Brixham in May and come face to face with swashbuckling pirates and high-sea adventures.

Location: Brixham, Devon

 
Have a bloomin’ lovely time at the Harrogate Flower Show

Have a bloomin’ lovely time at the Harrogate Flower Show

Get your green fingers ready this prestigious gardening event in April, one of the biggest of its kind in the UK.

Location: Harrogate, 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

 
May events: Tuck into a three day food festival in Exeter

May events: Tuck into a three day food festival in Exeter

Celebrate the best food and drink from the South West at this event in May.

Location: Exeter, Devon

 
May events: Go on an after-dark crawl in NewcastleGateshead

May events: Go on an after-dark crawl in NewcastleGateshead

Enjoy some unique, one off events during NewcastleGateshead’s popular late night culture crawl – The Late Shows.

Location: NewcastleGateshead, Tyne and Wear

 
Laugh out loud at England's best comedians

Laugh out loud at England's best comedians

Catch famous acts at the Bath Comedy Festival – a series of events in April.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 
Flicks in the Sticks in Mortimer Country

Flicks in the Sticks in Mortimer Country

Cinema lovers can enjoy watching nearly 100 film titles from across the globe at venues spread throughout Herefordshire and Shropshire from 24 February to 12 March.

Location: Herefordshire

 
May events: Watch the Tetbury Woolsack Race

May events: Watch the Tetbury Woolsack Race

This is undoubtedly one of England's strangest things to do in May, but this unique race dates back to the 17th-century.

Location: Tetbury, Gloucestershire

 
Visit a unique Roman cavalry exhibition along Hadrian’s Wall

Visit a unique Roman cavalry exhibition along Hadrian’s Wall

2,000 years of history comes to life in Hadrian’s Cavalry, an exhibition celebrating the Roman cavalry regiments.

Location: Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland

 
Experience York's Literature Festival

Experience York's Literature Festival

Rub shoulders with best-selling authors as York gets all bookish.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

 
Gear up for the Cycle Derby Spring Classic

Gear up for the Cycle Derby Spring Classic

Meander through country lanes on a scenic but challenging bike ride through the Derbyshire countryside this April.

Location: Markeaton Park, Derby

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