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.

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Eat your way through Salcombe’s Crab Festival

Eat your way through Salcombe’s Crab Festival

Visit the UK’s most delicious seafood festival, with hundreds of activities, chef demos and eating experiences to be had in South Devon.

Location: Salcombe, Devon

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Hit the north for new music in Newcastle

Hit the north for new music in Newcastle

Head northwards this spring as a barrage of musical acts descends on Newcastle upon Tyne’s city centre.

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

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Put your best foot forward at WalkFest

Put your best foot forward at WalkFest

Put a spring in your step over the spring bank holiday weekend at the North York Moors National Park’s annual walking festival.

Location: North York Moors, North Yorkshire

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Watch the Tetbury Woolsack Race

Watch the Tetbury Woolsack Race

This is undoubtedly one of England's strangest sports, but its tradition dates back to the 17th-century.

Location: Tetbury, Gloucestershire

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Enjoy four days of fabulousness at Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival

Enjoy four days of fabulousness at Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival

Brace yourself for cabaret and corsets at the fifth annual Burlesque Festival, from 27-30 April 2017.

Location: Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

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

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

Come together in rural West Yorkshire with traditional English dancing, music and sunshine at the Marsden Cuckoo Festival in April.

Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

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Set sail in Royal Greenwich this Easter

Set sail in Royal Greenwich this Easter

Head to Greenwich this April for the Rendez-Vous Tall Ships Regatta.

Location: Greenwich, London

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Dance the night away with musical legends at Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Dance the night away with musical legends at Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Swing into springtime in style at Cheltenham Jazz Festival (26 April – 1 May 2017), set in the cultural heart of the Cotswolds.

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Get festival fever during May in Brighton and Hove

Get festival fever during May in Brighton and Hove

The seaside city comes alive with four fantastic festivals taking place in one month of madness.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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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

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Explore Exmoor on foot at its annual walking festival

Explore Exmoor on foot at its annual walking festival

Pull on your hiking boots and join in the march at the North Devon and Exmoor Walking Festival.

Location: Exmoor, Devon

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Admire beautiful blooms at Chatsworth's RHS Flower Show

Admire beautiful blooms at Chatsworth's RHS Flower Show

Explore the magnificent grounds of Chatsworth House, landscaped by the famous ‘Capability’ Brown, at this year’s RHS Chatsworth Flower Show from 7 - 11 June.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

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Indulge your inner book worm at the St Ives Literature Festival

Indulge your inner book worm at the St Ives Literature Festival

Discover why the twentieth century’s great writers and artists found their inspiration in the fishing town of St Ives.

Location: St Ives, Cornwall

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Release your inner Wordsworth with Words by the Water Festival

Release your inner Wordsworth with Words by the Water Festival

Don’t miss this exciting literature event, a festival of words and ideas, set by the lake surrounded by the Lake District fells.

Location: Keswick, Cumbria

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Experience the Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink

Experience the Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink

Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink caters to over 20,000 people, allowing them to eat, drink and celebrate the South West’s best.

Location: Exeter, Devon

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Discover, explore, taste and enjoy at the Suffolk Show

Discover, explore, taste and enjoy at the Suffolk Show

Take your family on a weekend break for hours of fun, stimulation and entertainment at Suffolk’s biggest and barmiest event in June near Ipswich.

Location: Ipswich, Suffolk

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Experience the glory of the FA Cup final

Experience the glory of the FA Cup final

Discover an institution of English football in West London...

Location: London, Greater London

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Discover the birthplace of Capability Brown

Discover the birthplace of Capability Brown

Come to Kirkharle to celebrate the 300th birthday of England’s most famous landscape gardener, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.

Location: Kirkharle, Northumberland

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Cheer on the runners at the London Marathon

Cheer on the runners at the London Marathon

Watch as thousands of runners and test their fitness levels to the max (for a good cause) at the London Marathon.

Location: London, Greater London

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Cheer on cyclists at the Tour de Yorkshire

Cheer on cyclists at the Tour de Yorkshire

Hold onto your helmets – the ‘Tour de Yorkshire’ is taking place from 29 April to 1 May. Competitors will begin their race to the finish line from Beverley to Scarborough over three days.

Location: Yorkshire

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