Events in summer

England Events in summer

Music lovers, film buffs, foodies, book worms; whatever floats your boat, feed your passion with a visit to one of England’s exciting summer events, ranging from the traditional to the eccentric. Celebrate Alice’s adventures in Wonderland with a fun packed day of free events in Oxford, enjoy a summer picnic in the beautiful Peto Garden whilst watching opera, jazz and classical concerts at the Iford Arts Festival in Bath, or grab your flying googles and get into the spirit of steampunk at Lincoln’s Steampunk Festival.

England Events in summer

Music lovers, film buffs, foodies, book worms; whatever floats your boat, feed your passion with a visit to one of England’s exciting summer events, ranging from the traditional to the eccentric. Celebrate Alice’s adventures in Wonderland with a fun packed day of free events in Oxford, enjoy a summer picnic in the beautiful Peto Garden whilst watching opera, jazz and classical concerts at the Iford Arts Festival in Bath, or grab your flying googles and get into the spirit of steampunk at Lincoln’s Steampunk Festival.

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All the fun of the fair with Dorset’s summer festivals

All the fun of the fair with Dorset’s summer festivals

Dorset entertains the whole family all summer long hosting an array of amazing events and festivals that are unique, nostalgic or just plain fun!

Location: Dorset

 
June events: Mix music and rides at Margate’s Dreamland

June events: Mix music and rides at Margate’s Dreamland

Mix retro rides with modern music at Dreamland in Margate.

Location: Margate, Kent

 
June events: Have a wild weekend at Bristol’s Festival of Nature

June events: Have a wild weekend at Bristol’s Festival of Nature

Discover and explore the natural world from the heart of the city of Bristol, the Hollywood of wildlife film-making.

Location: Bristol

 
Rock out at Download Festival

Rock out at Download Festival

Horn signs at the ready; get set for a weekend of rock as the biggest names in metal take to the stage at Download Festival.

Location: Leicestershire

 
July events: Enjoy music from around the globe at Rhythmtree Festival

July events: Enjoy music from around the globe at Rhythmtree Festival

Rhythmtree Festival on the Isle of Wight offers hippy food and happy faces, along with top global music stars for festival-goers of all ages.

Location: Shalfleet, Isle of Wight

 
Feast on blues and BBQ at Red Rooster Festival

Feast on blues and BBQ at Red Rooster Festival

Head to the Suffolk countryside for a serving of rhythm and blues with a hefty side of delicious soul food.

Location: Euston, Suffolk

 
August events: Embrace Beatleweek at the legendary Cavern Club

August events: Embrace Beatleweek at the legendary Cavern Club

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

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

 
July events: Sing along to folk hits at the Warwick Folk Festival

July events: Sing along to folk hits at the Warwick Folk Festival

For four days each summer, Warwick is awash with the sights and sounds of folk music from across the world.

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire

 
July events: Experience maritime life at the Bristol Harbour Festival

July events: Experience maritime life at the Bristol Harbour Festival

Celebrate all things maritime, from mermaid dances to pirate treasure hunts, and test out your sea legs on historic vessels at the Bristol Harbour Festival.

Location: Bristol

 
Learn the traditional art of Well Dressing

Learn the traditional art of Well Dressing

Take part in the tradition of Well Dressing, the Peak District’s colourful summertime spectacle.

Location: Peak District, Derbyshire

 
June events: Step back in time at Broadstairs Dickens Festival

June events: Step back in time at Broadstairs Dickens Festival

The usually quiet coastal town Broadstairs comes to life to celebrate the life of Dickens at this week-long, eclectic festival.

Location: Broadstairs, Kent

 
July events: Enjoy the energy of South Tyneside Festival

July events: Enjoy the energy of South Tyneside Festival

This fabulous summer festival brings three months of free entertainment to the vibrant seafront resort of South Shields.

Location: South Shields, Tyne and Wear

 
June events: See the Yorkshire Dales come alive at Grassington Festival

June events: See the Yorkshire Dales come alive at Grassington Festival

This popular two-week extravaganza in the Yorkshire Dales hosts big names from the worlds of music, theatre, film, comedy and more.

Location: Grassington, North Yorkshire

 
August events: Be bowled over by the Scarborough Cricket Festival

August events: Be bowled over by the Scarborough Cricket Festival

The annual festival is one of the most historic sporting events in the world and has played host to some great cricketers over the years.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

 
July events: Experience Stratford-upon-Avon’s River Festival

July events: Experience Stratford-upon-Avon’s River Festival

Stratford-upon-Avon’s River Festival in the summer is a two-day extravaganza on the banks of the River Avon.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

 
July events: Dance ‘til dawn at Standon Calling

July events: Dance ‘til dawn at Standon Calling

Head to Standon in Hertfordshire for a three-day summer party featuring huge music acts, an on-site nightclub and bars that never close.

Location: Standon, Hertfordshire

 
July events: Chomp on fresh seafood at Seafest Maritime Festival

July events: Chomp on fresh seafood at Seafest Maritime Festival

Celebrate Scarborough’s seafood heritage by filling your hamper with some of the best food from local suppliers and heading for the beach.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

 
August events: Lost Village Festival

August events: Lost Village Festival

Take a trip into the surreal landscape of large-scale, interactive theatre performance art. In the woods. With DJs.

Location: Norton Disney, Lincolnshire

 
May events: Picnics, proms and performances at Iford Arts

May events: Picnics, proms and performances at Iford Arts

Enjoy a relaxing picnic in the exquisite Peto Garden whilst listening to opera, jazz and classical concerts at the Iford Arts Festival in Bath.

Location: Iford, Wiltshire

 
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

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