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

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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Enjoy the very best local produce Broadstairs Food Festival

Enjoy the very best local produce Broadstairs Food Festival

Fresh, local, award-winning produce, live demonstrations and more in October. Simply delicious.

Location: Broadstairs, Kent

 
Experience a summer of celebrations in Manchester

Experience a summer of celebrations in Manchester

From jazz to street carnivals with much more in between, Manchester is a city of celebration this summer.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

 
Laugh out loud at England's best comedians

Laugh out loud at England's best comedians

Catch famous acts at the Bath Comedy Festival – a series of events in April.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 
Follow your bliss at Blissfields

Follow your bliss at Blissfields

This festival is totally independent, limited to 5,000 tickets a day and keeps its prices reasonable.

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

 
Global sounds and a world of words at WOMAD

Global sounds and a world of words at WOMAD

Grab your tent and learn more about cultures across the world at the long-running World of Music, Arts and Dance Festival.

Location: Malmesbury, Wiltshire

 
Visit the UK’s Festival City this October

Visit the UK’s Festival City this October

Nottingham is the UK’s festival city in October, with 15 major festivals and events taking place in the city centre.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 
Soak up the fun at Gloucester Quays' Victorian Christmas Market

Soak up the fun at Gloucester Quays' Victorian Christmas Market

Enjoy a traditional shopping experience in Gloucester, featuring Victorian characters, brass bands, choirs, entertainers and a traditional carousel.

Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire

 
Discover Somerset's secret festival

Discover Somerset's secret festival

There's more than cows at Farmfest; tons more in fact, thanks to their eclectic music line-up, street food trucks, kids activities and comedy shows.

Location: Somerset

 
Step back in time at the Victorian Festival of Christmas

Step back in time at the Victorian Festival of Christmas

Get in the festive spirit at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

 
Step into another world at Boomtown Fair

Step into another world at Boomtown Fair

Enter a festival with an entire storyline behind it, and become part of the next chapter of the tale.

Location: Winchester

 
Seafood, real ale and free music in bundles

Seafood, real ale and free music in bundles

Throw three sheets to the salty Scarborough wind, with a smorgasbord of food and drink fit for the most famed of seafarers.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

 
Thrill yourself with some mayhem at Broadway Cinema

Thrill yourself with some mayhem 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

 
See the Yorkshire Dales come alive in a myriad of creativity

See the Yorkshire Dales come alive in a myriad of creativity

This summer’s Grassington Festival in June is a popular two-week extravaganza in the Yorkshire Dales, with music, theatre, film, comedy and more.

Location: Grassington, North Yorkshire

 
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

 
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

 
Flicks in the Sticks in Mortimer Country

Flicks in the Sticks in Mortimer Country

Cinema lovers can enjoy watching nearly 100 film titles from across the globe at venues spread throughout Herefordshire and Shropshire from 24 February to 12 March.

Location: Herefordshire

 
Help yourself to the best food and drink at Aldeburgh

Help yourself to the best food and drink at Aldeburgh

Fine food, local brews and idyllic seaside make the perfect ingredients for a tasty weekend away.

Location: Aldeburgh, Suffolk

 
Experience York's Literature Festival

Experience York's Literature Festival

Rub shoulders with best-selling authors as York gets all bookish.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

 
Experience Gloucester’s festival favourites

Experience Gloucester’s festival favourites

Bring the whole family along to experience Gloucester’s festival favourites this summer. There is a huge range to do and see so join in the fun.

Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire

 
Music and theme park rides mix at Margate’s Dreamland

Music and theme park rides mix at Margate’s Dreamland

Mix retro rides with modern music at Dreamland in Margate

Location: Margate, Kent

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