Festivals in England

Festivals in England

The more eccentric the festivals in England, the greater the fervour with which we embrace them. St George’s Day is celebrated at concerts and creative events around the country with parades, maypole dancing and thrilling enactments of St George slaying the dragon. May Day fêtes on village greens mark the start of summer. Be entertained by a Morris dancing troupe and the crowning of the May Queen. On Bonfire Night, join a parade through towns where effigies of the traitorous Guy Fawkes are held aloft and eventually burnt. Cheer as the fireworks light up the smoky November sky.

Festivals in England

The more eccentric the festivals in England, the greater the fervour with which we embrace them. St George’s Day is celebrated at concerts and creative events around the country with parades, maypole dancing and thrilling enactments of St George slaying the dragon. May Day fêtes on village greens mark the start of summer. Be entertained by a Morris dancing troupe and the crowning of the May Queen. On Bonfire Night, join a parade through towns where effigies of the traitorous Guy Fawkes are held aloft and eventually burnt. Cheer as the fireworks light up the smoky November sky.

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October events: Get the giggles at the Halifax Comedy Festival

October events: Get the giggles at the Halifax Comedy Festival

See rising talent and stand-up greats at the Halifax Comedy Festival.

Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire

 
July events: Join the colourful parade at Bristol Pride

July events: Join the colourful parade 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

 
May events: Taste Yorkshire’s best at the Food Lovers Festival

May events: Taste Yorkshire’s best at the Food Lovers Festival

Known as Yorkshire's Food Capital, the usually quiet village of Malton comes to life when this tasty festival rolls into town.

Location: Malton, North Yorkshire

 
July events: Celebrate a cultural cocktail at the Lytham Festival

July events: Celebrate a cultural cocktail at the Lytham Festival

Enjoy a new week-long summer festival of music, comedy and literature in the classic Lancashire seaside resorts of Lytham and St Annes.

Location: Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

 
May events: Put your best foot forward at WalkFest

May events: Put your best foot forward at WalkFest

Put a spring in your step over the spring bank holiday weekend at the North York Moors National Park’s annual walking festival.

Location: North York Moors, North Yorkshire

 
October events: Get lost in words at the Isle of Wight Literary Festival

October events: Get lost in words at the Isle of Wight Literary Festival

Visit the Isle of Wight between 10-13 October for the Isle of Wight Literary Festival, and you can help honour the great literature that was inspired by the island.

Location: Cowes, Isle of Wight

 
October events: Channel your inner monster at Broadway Cinema

October events: Channel your inner monster at Broadway Cinema

Satisfy your need for thrills and spills, as Broadway Cinema delights you with their weird and wonderfully gruesome Mayhem Film Festival.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 
Visit the largest Viking Festival in Europe

Visit the largest Viking Festival in Europe

Immerse yourself in the gruesome world of the Vikings as the city of York celebrates its Norse past.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

 
August events: Eat, drink and be merry at the Newlyn Fish Festival

August events: 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

 
Get that festive feeling at a cosy Christmas Fair

Get that festive feeling at a cosy Christmas Fair

Soak up the festive atmosphere at a Christmas fair, while staying in a luxury apartment, and sipping cuppas with cute kitties.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 
May events: Get down to The Suffolk Show

May events: Get down to The Suffolk Show

Take your family on a weekend break to Suffolk’s biggest and barmiest event near Ipswich and see the Shetland Pony Grand National.

Location: Ipswich, Suffolk

 
May events: Feel inspired at The Bath Festival

May events: Feel inspired at The Bath Festival

Enjoy music and literature from around the world with an incredible programme of arts and events.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 
Enjoy the festive season at Worcester’s Victorian Christmas Fayre

Enjoy the festive season at Worcester’s Victorian Christmas Fayre

Worcester's Christmas Fayre is the West Midlands' leading Victorian-themed street market.

Location: Worcester, Worcestershire

 
All the fun of the fair with Dorset’s summer festivals

All the fun of the fair with Dorset’s summer festivals

Dorset entertains the whole family all summer long hosting an array of amazing events and festivals that are unique, nostalgic or just plain fun!

Location: Dorset

 
August events: Notting Hill Carnival

August events: Notting Hill Carnival

Dance to the steel pans, see amazing costumes and enjoy a slice of the Caribbean at Notting Hill Carnival, the biggest street carnival in Europe.

Location: Notting Hill, Greater London

 
June events: Mix music and rides at Margate’s Dreamland

June events: Mix music and rides at Margate’s Dreamland

Mix retro rides with modern music at Dreamland in Margate.

Location: Margate, Kent

 
Feel the winter glow of a city illuminated for Light Night

Feel the winter glow of a city illuminated for Light Night

See Nottingham become filled with after dark illuminations and neon displays as it blinds the winter chill from the air with live music and street theatre.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 
September events: Get your jazz hands out for the Scarborough Jazz Festival

September events: Get your jazz hands out for the Scarborough Jazz Festival

Each September, the annual Scarborough Jazz Festival on Yorkshire’s north coast provides the ideal tonic for music lovers to wash away those summer blues.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

 
July events: Dance ‘til dawn at Standon Calling

July events: Dance ‘til dawn at Standon Calling

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

Location: Standon, Hertfordshire

 
June events: Enjoy toe-tapping music at Wymondham Music Festival

June events: Enjoy toe-tapping music at Wymondham Music Festival

Discover a variety of new music and toe-tapping classics at this quaint music festival, just south of Norwich.

Location: Wymondham, Norwich

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