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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Find a festival for everyone in Suffolk

Find a festival for everyone in Suffolk

Suffolk is the county for festivals, large and small, with at least one a week between May and October.

Location: Suffolk

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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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Watch a live opera performance at the Buxton Festival

Watch a live opera performance at the Buxton Festival

Take your seats and enjoy a summer celebration of music, art, opera and literature.

Location: Buxton, Derbyshire

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Join the One Tribe Festival

Join the One Tribe Festival

One Tribe is a five-day, five-night affair featuring 24-hour entertainment from Friday to Sunday.

Location: Chorley, Cheshire

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Picnics, proms and performances at Iford Manor

Picnics, proms and performances at Iford Manor

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

Location: Iford, Wiltshire

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Experience Stratford-upon-Avon’s River Festival

Experience Stratford-upon-Avon’s River Festival

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

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

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Enjoy watching great bands in the sun at Ashton Court Estate

Enjoy watching great bands in the sun at Ashton Court Estate

Make the most of balmy summer evenings at Ashton Court Estate with Bristol’s outdoor music festival.

Location: Bristol

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Experience the Bristol Harbour Festival on the water or dry land

Experience the Bristol Harbour Festival on the water or dry land

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

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Join a celebration of Dorset seafood

Join a celebration of Dorset seafood

Taste some of the best seafood and see cooking demonstrations by famous chefs at the Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival.

Location: Weymouth & Portland, Dorset

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Get on board for the Henley Royal Regatta

Get on board for the Henley Royal Regatta

Quintessentially English sporting event on the River Thames.

Location: Henley, Oxfordshire

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Experience the world’s biggest sailing regatta

Experience the world’s biggest sailing regatta

With up to 40 races a day and more than 1,000 boats pulling into harbour, Cowes Week is the sailing spectacular event not to be missed.

Location: Cowes, Isle of Wight

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See international stars take to the Meridian at Greenwich Music Time

See international stars take to the Meridian at Greenwich Music Time

Experience live performances in the magnificent surroundings of the Old Royal Naval College, overlooking the Thames.

Location: Greenwich, London

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Join the arts takeover of a seaside town

Join the arts takeover of a seaside town

Inspired by the famous Edinburgh event, the Ventnor Fringe brings all varieties of arts to the Isle of Wight.

Location: Ventnor, Isle of Wight

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Dive into the famous Whitstable Oyster Festival

Dive into the famous Whitstable Oyster Festival

One of the biggest events on Kent’s calendar, the annual oyster festival in trendy Whitstable is far more than a foodie’s fiesta.

Location: Whitstable, Kent

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Surround yourself with artistic talent at Holmfirth Art Week

Surround yourself with artistic talent at Holmfirth Art Week

Over 400 artists combine art, music, comedy, theatre and literature for the UK's largest open art exhibition.

Location: Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

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Taste the best of the Trout ‘n About Food Festival

Taste the best of the Trout ‘n About Food Festival

Take your pick from hand crafted jewellery to award-winning sausages at this gourmet event in the heart of the Test Valley.

Location: Test Valley, Hampshire

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Fly by for the Sunderland International Airshow

Fly by for the Sunderland International Airshow

Pack a picnic, head to the beach and lie back for dazzling aerial acrobatics, classic aircraft, live music, fireworks and traditional seaside fun.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

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Enjoy the energy of the South Tyneside Festival

Enjoy the energy of the South Tyneside Festival

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

Location: South Shields, Tyne and Wear

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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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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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