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.

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Plan a visit to Hull's fresh grass roots festival

Plan a visit to Hull's fresh grass roots festival

Grab your dancing shoes and head down to Humber Street Sesh - a fresh, grassroots festival hosting over 150 bands in one day, all set in the atmospheric old fruit market.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Enjoy boat trips and live music at Leicester Riverside Festival

Enjoy boat trips and live music at Leicester Riverside Festival

Head over to the river for a fun-filled weekend of waterside entertainment and activities that all ages will enjoy.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

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Enjoy a weekend of music at Beverley Folk Festival

Enjoy a weekend of music at Beverley Folk Festival

The market town of Beverley in East Yorkshire plays host to the annual Beverley Folk Festival which recently celebrated its 30th Anniversary.

Location: Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Watch cycle races at dusk in The Cotswolds

Watch cycle races at dusk in The Cotswolds

Cheer on cyclists as they race through the roads of the ancient roman town centre of Cirencester for the Via Roma Cirencester Twilight race in August.

Location: Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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Indie A-listers in a country oasis at End of the Road Festival

Indie A-listers in a country oasis at End of the Road Festival

The intimate surroundings of the End of the Road Festival give you the chance to get up close and personal with the bands and their music.

Location: Larmer Tree Gardens, North Dorset

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Step back in time at Broadstairs Dickens Festival

Step back in time at Broadstairs Dickens Festival

Celebrate the life of Dickens at the week long, eclectic festival.

Location: Broadstairs, Kent

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Seafood, real ale and free music in bundles

Seafood, real ale and free music in bundles

Throw three sheets to the salty Scarborough wind, with a smorgasbord of food and drink fit the most famed of seafarers.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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Discover Caribbean traditions in Leicester

Discover Caribbean traditions in Leicester

Join the annual Leicester Caribbean Carnival in August with a parade around the city, culminating in an event in Victoria Park.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

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Set sail for King Pocky’s Derwent Water Regatta

Set sail for King Pocky’s Derwent Water Regatta

Join the adventure at King Pocky’s Derwent Water Regatta on 9 - 10 July, as upcoming family film Swallows and Amazons takes over this National Trust Lake District event.

Location: Keswick, Cumbria

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Witness a spectacular sporting double in Exmoor National Park

Witness a spectacular sporting double in Exmoor National Park

June sees back-to-back competition from the world of eventing and triathlon with British Eventing and Ironman 70.3 both happening in the same weekend.

Location: Wimbleball Lake, Somerset

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Take the plunge in Europe’s biggest open water swimming event

Take the plunge in Europe’s biggest open water swimming event

Swap the beach this June for the shores of England’s longest lake, Lake Windermere in Cumbria, and dive into Europe’s biggest open water swimming event.

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

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Music, arts and pink sheep at Latitude

Music, arts and pink sheep at Latitude

Going to a festival doesn’t necessarily mean ear-bleeding rock music, especially if you head to Latitude in Henham Park, Suffolk.

Location: Suffolk

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Hang with the hipsters at Field Day

Hang with the hipsters at Field Day

The coolest festival in London is back for its 10th year.

Location: London

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Meet a legendary outlaw at the Robin Hood Festival

Meet a legendary outlaw at the Robin Hood Festival

The Robin Hood Festival is a celebration to all things medieval and associated to Robin, taking place annually within his home of Sherwood Forest.

Location: Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire

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Ooh and aah over Plymouth’s spectacular fireworks display

Ooh and aah over Plymouth’s spectacular fireworks display

This summer, enjoy the British Firework Championships whilst surrounded by wonderful panoramic views of Plymouth Hoe.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

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Step back in time at the Lytham 1940s Wartime Festival

Step back in time at the Lytham 1940s Wartime Festival

Come and join in the atmosphere and immerse yourself in heritage, entertainment, re-enactment and have-a-go fun.

Location: Lytham Green, Lancashire

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Immerse yourself in a spectacular open-air night show in Durham

Immerse yourself in a spectacular open-air night show in Durham

Experience an epic storytelling journey through time at this spectacular live-action night show set in the shadow of Auckland Castle.

Location: Bishop Auckland, Durham

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Dance your wooden clogs off at Broadstairs Folk Week

Dance your wooden clogs off at Broadstairs Folk Week

Join in the fun – play the spoons, singalong with the many bands, shake a clog or head along to the Hobby Horse Club

Location: Broadstairs, Kent

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Experience the exhilaration of the America's Cup World Series

Experience the exhilaration of the America's Cup World Series

Join us for three days of the best sailors and the fastest boats at the most exciting event in the sailing calendar from July 22 - 24

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Shrewsbury says it with Flowers

Shrewsbury says it with Flowers

Flowers, fireworks and two fun-packed days of celebrity chefs, floral displays and family attractions at the Shrewsbury Flower Show.

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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