Take advantage of the summer weather and head outside for one of England’s many festivals and events this July, catering for all tastes and interests. Fix your eyes to the skies for thrilling displays at the Sunderland International Air show; celebrate the written word at the Penzance Literary Festival, head to Wiltshire’s Charlton Park for the best in world music and dance at WOMAD and fill your belly with fresh seafood at Scarborough Seafest.
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July events: Henley Royal Regatta
Enjoy the excitement and action of a classic English pastime in the scenic Oxfordshire countryside.
Location: Henley, Oxfordshire
July events: Open Studios Isle of Wight
It’s a rare opportunity to be invited into an artist’s creative space, but in the Isle of Wight, they’re happy to fling open their doors every July for you to come and take a look.
Location: Newport, Isle of Wight
July events: Rhythmtree Festival
Rhythmtree Festival on the Isle of Wight promises vegan food and happy faces, along with top global music stars for festival-goers of all ages.
Location: Shalfleet, Isle of Wight
July festivals: Kendal Calling
Kendal Calling is the most fun you can have in the countryside with fields full of activities and attractions.
Location: Penrith, Cumbria
July events: Holmfirth Art Week
Over 400 artists combine art, music, comedy, theatre and literature for the UK's largest open art exhibition.
Location: Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
July events: Sunderland International Airshow
Pack a picnic, head to the beach and lie back for dazzling aerial acrobatics, classic aircraft, live music, fireworks and traditional seaside fun.
Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
July events: Scarborough Cricket Festival
The annual festival is one of the most historic sporting events in the world and has played host to some great cricketers over the years.
Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire
July events: 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
July events: WOMAD Festival
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
July events: 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
July events: Warwick Folk Festival
For four days each summer, Warwick is awash with the sights and sounds of folk music from across the world.
Location: Warwick, Warwickshire
July events: 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
July events: Penzance Literary Festival
A literary festival on the Cornish coast with a distinctly local flavour and a relaxed atmosphere that’s ideal for book lovers.
Location: Penzance, Cornwall
July events: Whitstable Oyster Festival
One of the biggest events in Kent’s calendar, the annual oyster festival in trendy Whitstable is far more than a foodie’s fiesta.
Location: Whitstable, Kent
July events: Stratford-upon-Avon’s River Festival
Stratford-upon-Avon’s River Festival in the summer is a two-day extravaganza on the banks of the River Avon.
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
July events: Buxton International Festival
Take your seats and enjoy a summer celebration of music, art, opera and literature on the edge of the scenic Peak District.
Location: Buxton, Derbyshire
July festivals: Durham Brass
Brass is given a modern twist with art installations in the streets and a dose of contemporary hip hop at BRASS Durham International Festival.
July Events: South Tyneside Festival
This fabulous summer festival brings three months of free entertainment to the vibrant seaside resort of South Shields.
Location: South Shields, Tyne and Wear
July events: 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
July events: Tewkesbury Medieval Festival
Originally one of the world’s biggest battle re-enactments, this event in the normally quiet village of Tewkesbury has grown into a festival recreating all aspects of medieval life.
Location: Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
July events: Seafest
Celebrate Scarborough’s seafood heritage by filling your hamper with some of the best food from local suppliers and heading for the beach.
Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire