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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Enjoy music from around the globe at Rhythmtree

Enjoy music from around the globe at Rhythmtree

Rhythmtree world music festival offers hippy food and happy faces, alongside some of the top global music stars for festival-goers of all ages.

Location: Shalfleet, Isle of Wight

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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.

Location: Leicestershire

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Enjoy Yoga sessions and indie acts at Lakefest

Enjoy Yoga sessions and indie acts at Lakefest

This small but mighty award-winning music festival held in the grounds of Eastnor Castle is fast becoming known for its outstanding lineup of bands and vast array of family-friendly activities.

Location: Herefordshire

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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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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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Plan a day at Shrewsbury Flower Show

Plan a day at Shrewsbury Flower Show

Shrewsbury is a pretty floral place most of the time, as you might expect for a town where Percy Thrower was Parks Superintendent for 28 years.

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Soak up spectacular sights and sounds at Castle Howard

Soak up spectacular sights and sounds at Castle Howard

Be wowed by one of the best events in August, as fireworks light up the Howardian Hills at The Castle Howard Proms Spectacular.

Location: Malton, North Yorkshire

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Watch a grisly re-enactment of the death of Britain’s first saint

Watch a grisly re-enactment of the death of Britain’s first saint

Join thousands of people gathering in the streets of St Albans for Alban Weekend, a festival in June that re-enacts the life of St Albans.

Location: St Albans, Hertfordshire

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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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Celebrate at the SO Festival

Celebrate at the SO Festival

Lincolnshire’s coastal district of East Lindsey is transformed into an international arts venue during this annual festival.

Location: Skegness, Lincolnshire

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Rave into the evening at Mutiny Festival

Rave into the evening at Mutiny Festival

Mutiny Festival returns to Portsmouth after a year away with a fantastic line-up including Steve Angello, Example + DJ Wire, Jaguar Skills, and more.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Enjoy top-class music and haute cuisine at the Big Feastival

Enjoy top-class music and haute cuisine at the Big Feastival

Whatever happens at this festival, you won't go home with an empty stomach.

Location: Kingham, Oxfordshire

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Feel Ramsgate come alive to a fabulous festival

Feel Ramsgate come alive to a fabulous festival

Feel Ramsgate come alive to a fabulous festival brim-full of outstanding international and local artists.

Location: Ramsgate, Kent

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Join Hedingham Castle for a historical celebration of Magna Carta

Join Hedingham Castle for a historical celebration of Magna Carta

The Magna Carta Celebration Event in June will be an exciting evocation of Hedingham Castle's close involvement in the dramatic events of 1215.

Location: Castle Hedingham, Essex

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Enjoy a feast of live music and sporting events in Nottingham

Enjoy a feast of live music and sporting events in Nottingham

Prepare to rave about Nottingham’s headline music festivals and be bowled over by the city’s world-class sporting events.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Rediscover the English countryside with BBC Countryfile Live

Rediscover the English countryside with BBC Countryfile Live

Head to the spectacular grounds of Oxfordshire’s iconic World Heritage Site, Blenheim Palace for BBC Countryfile Live, which will be hosted between the 4 - 7 August.

Location: Woodstock, Oxfordshire

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See cult heroes and local gems at Farmfest

See cult heroes and local gems at Farmfest

There's more than cows at Farmfest; tons more given that their spectacular lineup includes acts like Young Fathers, and a host of food and comedy to boot!

Location: Somerset

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Sing along to folk favourites at the Warwick Folk Festival

Sing along to folk favourites at the Warwick Folk Festival

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

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire

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See kites fill the sky at the St Annes on Sea Kite Festival

See kites fill the sky at the St Annes on Sea Kite Festival

St Annes hosts the spectacular annual Kite Festival, featuring magnificent kites from all over the world.

Location: St Annes on Sea, Lancashire

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Experience a world famous electronic festival at Creamfields

Experience a world famous electronic festival at Creamfields

Creamfields is the leader of the pack when it comes to electronic festival revelry.

Location: Liverpool

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