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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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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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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Revel in one of Europe’s greatest folk festivals

Revel in one of Europe’s greatest folk festivals

Join thousands in enjoying some of the finest folk music on Earth, at a gorgeous country hall in Cambridge.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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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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Get Invited to the Secret Garden Party

Get Invited to the Secret Garden Party

Wander the wonderful expanse of the Secret Garden Party, with all its quirky attractions and internationally-renowned headline acts to inspire you.

Location: Cambridgeshire

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Revel in music at Westonbirt Arboretum for Forest Live

Revel in music at Westonbirt Arboretum for Forest Live

Forest Live’s gigs are well known for turning England’s forests into music venues, offering an eclectic range of artists & an amazing atmosphere.

Location: Westonbirt near Tetbury, Gloucestershire

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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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Watch the Battle of the Brass Bands in Durham

Watch the Battle of the Brass Bands in Durham

Brass is given a modern twist with art installations in the streets and a dose of contemporary hip hop, at BRASS Durham International Festival.

Location: Durham City

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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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Feast on blues and BBQ at Red Rooster

Feast on blues and BBQ at Red Rooster

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

Location: Euston, Suffolk

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Watch the Lord Mayor brand cars in the Cart Marking ceremony

Watch the Lord Mayor brand cars in the Cart Marking ceremony

From handcarts and horse-drawn carriages to steam-driven vehicles and London buses; see this parade of vehicles marked in this traditional ceremony

Location: London, Greater London

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Tend the Rhythm at Beat Herder Festival

Tend the Rhythm at Beat Herder Festival

Groove to dance music and eclectic live bands on a working farm in Lancashire.

Location: Sawley, Lancashire

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Flock to Weston for a fabulous air show

Flock to Weston for a fabulous air show

Enjoy spectacular displays at Weston’s famous air show in June as you marvel at parachute drops, wing walkers and iconic vintage planes.

Location: Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset

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Skies are filled with colour at the Portsmouth International Kite Festival

Skies are filled with colour at the 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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Say hello to Beatlesweek at the legendary Cavern Club

Say hello to Beatlesweek at the legendary Cavern Club

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

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

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Enjoy the ultimate festival experience for free in Greenwich

Enjoy the ultimate festival experience for free in Greenwich

Visit Greenwich this summer for amazing sights and sounds at the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival whist on a budget break in London.

Location: Greenwich, London

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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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Step into Wonderland on Alice's Day

Step into Wonderland on Alice's Day

Rediscover the charm of this enduring classic with a fun-packed day of events each year on the 1st July in Oxford

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

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All aboard for trains and tunes at Indietracks

All aboard for trains and tunes at Indietracks

Enjoy old-time steam railways and independent rock ‘n’ roll in the East Midlands.

Location: Ripley, Derbyshire

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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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