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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Watch creatures fly at Portsmouth International Kite Festival

Watch creatures fly at Portsmouth International Kite Festival

Join thousands of spectators in Portsmouth and watch kites of every shape and size take to the air in mid-August.

Location: Southsea, Hampshire

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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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Dance ‘til dawn at Standon Calling

Dance ‘til dawn at Standon Calling

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

Location: Standon

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Eat, drink and be merry at the Newlyn Fish Festival

Eat, drink and be merry at the Newlyn Fish Festival

Celebrate the Cornish fishing community’s hard work and delicious produce at the Newlyn Fish Festival.

Location: Newlyn, Cornwall

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Enjoy a movie under the stars

Enjoy a movie under the stars

The Summer Nights Film Festival brings classic and contemporary films to heritage locations around Derbyshire from 15 July - 17 September 2016.

Location: Derbyshire

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Listen to famous faces and discover new ones at Brisfest

Listen to famous faces and discover new ones at Brisfest

Brisfest gives you the chance to see the latest in up-and-coming musical and performing talents, and gives them their big break.

Location: Bristol

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Party in the Peak District with Noel Gallagher

Party in the Peak District with Noel Gallagher

Watch big-name - music acts perform live with sweeping views of the Peak District National Park as your backdrop at the Y Not Festival.

Location: Pikehall, Derbyshire

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Bring the kids to family-friendly Victorious Festival 2016

Bring the kids to family-friendly Victorious Festival 2016

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Manic Street Preachers and Mark Ronson are coming to Southsea this summer for Victorious Festival 2016.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Witness the thrill of the race at Barbury International Horse Trials

Witness the thrill of the race at Barbury International Horse Trials

Saddle up for this three-day event, which tests the strength and stamina of horses and their riders.

Location: Marlborough, Wiltshire

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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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Join Exeter for a weekend of star-studded rugby action

Join Exeter for a weekend of star-studded rugby action

Exeter will be host to the Rugby Europe’s 2016 Grand Prix 7s Series at its premier rugby venue this summer.

Location: Exeter, Devon

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Sit courtside at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships

Sit courtside at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships

Experience the thrill of top-class tennis at the world's oldest tennis tournament, the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships.

Location: Wimbledon, Greater London

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Step into a midsummer night’s dream at Port Eliot Festival

Step into a midsummer night’s dream at Port Eliot Festival

Culture galore, plus the beautiful Cornish countryside make the Port Eliot Festival a truly magical summer event.

Location: Port Eliot, Cornwall

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Step back to the Summer of Love at the Isle of Wight Festival

Step back to the Summer of Love at the Isle of Wight Festival

See some of the biggest names in the business from the past, present and future at this legendary music festival in June.

Location: Newport, Isle of Wight

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Join in this most colourful of parades at Bristol Pride

Join in this most colourful of parades at Bristol Pride

Take in some drag queen cabaret or chill out to some pumping tunes; whatever you decide to do at Bristol Pride, it won’t be boring.

Location: Bristol

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Lose yourself at the legendary Glastonbury Festival

Lose yourself at the legendary Glastonbury Festival

Experience a weekend of music, arts and comedy at the south-west’s most iconic farm, where festival-goers have been flocking since the seventies.

Location: Pilton, Somerset

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Skies are filled with colour at the Portsmouth International Kite Festival 2016

Skies are filled with colour at the Portsmouth International Kite Festival 2016

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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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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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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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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