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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July events: Step into Wonderland on Alice's Day

July events: Step into Wonderland on Alice's Day

Rediscover the charm of Wonderland with a fun-packed day of events on Oxford’s unique Alice’s Day.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

 
Visit Hyde Park at Christmas and witness a Winter Wonderland

Visit Hyde Park at Christmas and witness a Winter Wonderland

Gather the family and get your skates on for the UK’s biggest outdoor ice rink at London’s Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.

Location: London

 
August events: Revel in the sounds of the Cambridge Folk Festival

August events: Revel in the sounds of the Cambridge Folk Festival

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

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

 
Dance the night away at Love Saves The Day

Dance the night away at Love Saves The Day

Bristol is home to an array of festivals in summer but Love Saves the Day is undoubtedly a stand-out event, kicking off the UK festival season in style.

Location: Bristol

 
July events: Global sounds and a world of words at WOMAD

July events: 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

 
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 in their thousands since the seventies.

Location: Pilton, Somerset

 
July events: Celebrate 10 years of Ventnor Fringe

July events: Celebrate 10 years of Ventnor Fringe

Inspired by the famous Edinburgh event, the Ventnor Fringe brings outdoor cinema, the best new comedians, and quirky cabaret events to the Isle of Wight's coastline.

Location: Ventnor, Isle of Wight

 
Celebrate children’s creativity at the Juice Festival

Celebrate children’s creativity at the Juice Festival

Get up to NewcastleGateshead and be inspired by a festival centred around art and creativity in children.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

 
See Barbara Streisand at British Summer Time

See Barbara Streisand at British Summer Time

Thousands of music fans invade London’s largest Royal Park every summer for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time to see international superstars.

Location: Hyde Park, London

 
July events: Enjoy music from around the globe at Rhythmtree Festival

July events: Enjoy music from around the globe at Rhythmtree Festival

Rhythmtree Festival on the Isle of Wight offers hippy food and happy faces, along with top global music stars for festival-goers of all ages.

Location: Shalfleet, Isle of Wight

 
Celebrate Mozart with world-class cultural events in Bath

Celebrate Mozart with world-class cultural events in Bath

If Mozart is music to your ears then don’t miss a spectacular celebration of the musical genius at the annual Bath Mozartfest this November.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 
May events: Push boundaries at the London Burlesque Festival

May events: Push boundaries at the London Burlesque Festival

Witness the world’s most diverse artists and performers from the risqué world of Burlesque.

Location: London, Greater London

 
Get stuck into a flick at the Cornwall Film Festival

Get stuck into a flick at the Cornwall Film Festival

Get involved in a unique celebration of local and international films at the Cornwall Film Festival.

Location: Newquay, Cornwall

 
September events: Calling all food lovers to Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival

September events: Calling all food lovers to Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival

A weekend of tasty treats, markets, live music and entertainment in Holmfirth.

Location: Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

 
May events: Learn from food experts at Salcombe Crab Festival

May events: Learn from food experts at Salcombe Crab Festival

Love seafood? Salcombe’s delicious crab celebration should be right at the top of your things to do in Devon list.

Location: Salcombe, Devon

 
June events: Enjoy boat trips and live music at Leicester Riverside Festival

June events: Enjoy boat trips and live music at Leicester Riverside Festival

Head to the River Soar in Leicester for a fun-filled weekend of waterside entertainment and activities that all ages will enjoy.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

 
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

 
June events: Revel in the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival

June events: Revel in the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival

Visit Greenwich this summer for amazing sights and sounds at London's biggest festival of free theatre and performing arts.

Location: Greenwich, London

 
July events: Party hard at Wireless Festival

July events: Party hard at Wireless Festival

Enjoy three days of dancing to world class pop, dance and R&B acts at Wireless Festival in London’s Finsbury Park.

Location: Finsbury Park, London

 
Connect with Dot to Dot Festival

Connect with Dot to Dot Festival

This festival of indie, pop, electronic and alternative music is a travelling show, moving between three cities over three consecutive days.

Location: Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham

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