A crowd at Ventnor Fringe on the Isle of Wight in July.

July events

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: Journey through British history at Kynren

Experience an epic storytelling journey through time at this spectacular live-action night show in Durham.

Location: Bishop Auckland, Durham

 

July events: Sing along to folk hits at the 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: Chomp on fresh seafood at Seafest Maritime Festival

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

 

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

 

July events: Dive into the famous 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: Go back in time at 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: Surround yourself with artistic talent at 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: Get on board for the Henley Royal Regatta

Enjoy the excitement and action of a classic English pastime in the scenic Oxfordshire countryside.

Location: Henley, Oxfordshire

 

See stars take to the Meridian at Greenwich Music Time

Experience live performances in the magnificent surroundings of the Old Royal Naval College, overlooking the Thames at this music festival in July.

Location: Greenwich, London

 

July events: Experience 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

 

Watch the Battle of the Brass Bands in Durham

Brass is given a modern twist with art installations in the streets and a dose of contemporary hip hop at BRASS Durham International Festival.

Location: Durham

 

All aboard for trains and tunes at Indietracks

Celebrate the best of old-time steam railways and indie rock in the East Midlands.

Location: Ripley, Derbyshire

 

July events: Watch a traditional Cart Marking ceremony

From handcarts and horse-drawn carriages to steam-driven vehicles and vintage London buses; see this parade of vehicles marked in the traditional Cart Marking Ceremony.

Location: London, Greater London

 

July events: Watch a live opera at the 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 events: Enjoy a teddy bears’ picnic at Hertford Castle

Enjoy a whole day packed with free child friendly entertainment and activities on the grounds of Hertford Castle.

Location: Hertford, Hertfordhsire

 

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

 

July events: Discover local art at 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: 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

 

Party in the Peak District at Y Not Festival

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

Location: Pikehall, Derbyshire

 

Hang with the hipsters at Field Day

The coolest festival in London is back and better than ever.

Location: London

 

July events: Enjoy thrilling races 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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