Royal Ascot Race Meeting at the prestigious Ascot racecourse in Berkshire. Large group of spectators watching a race. Jockeys on racehorses racing past in the background.

June events

June’s festival calendar is guaranteed to tickle every fancy from UK music festivals to major sporting events. Swap paddling along the coast for open water swimming in England’s longest lake at the Great North Swim in Cumbria; watch a concert within the picturesque forest of Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire or enjoy retro music, vintage fashions and dandy cyclists at Eroica Britannia in the Peak District.

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June events: Enjoy a flutter on the horses at Royal Ascot

Enjoy a quintessentially British day out at Royal Ascot – a highlight of the summer social calendar and one of the most exciting events of the year.

Location: Ascot, Berkshire

 

June events: Country fair fun at the Royal Cheshire County Show

Spend the day tasting delicious local produce, watching monster truck displays and meeting birds of prey at the Royal Cheshire County Show.

Location: Knutsford, Cheshire

 

June events: Step back in time at Broadstairs Dickens Festival

The usually quiet coastal town Broadstairs comes to life to celebrate the life of Dickens at this week-long, eclectic festival.

Location: Broadstairs, Kent

 

May events: Celebrate nature at Keswick Mountain Festival

Enjoy outdoor activities, world class speakers, sporting events, camping, and live music at this unique festival in the heart of the Lake District.

Location: Keswick, Cumbria

 

June events: Cheer on a winner at the Northumberland Plate Festival

Put on your posh frocks and enjoy three days of racing and live music at one of the biggest events in the North East horseracing calendar.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

 

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

 

June events: Become part of the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

Celebrate Hebden Bridge's quirky and distinctive arts scene at this unique festival, known for delivering big names in a local setting.

Location: Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

 

June events: Lytham Festival

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

Location: Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

 

June events: Revel in music at Westonbirt Arboretum for Forest Live

England’s forests turn into atmospheric music venues for Forest Live, offering an eclectic range of artists & an amazing night out.

Location: Westonbirt near Tetbury, Gloucestershire

 

June events: Celebrate the written word at Stoke Literary Festival

Housed within a working factory, the Stoke Literary Festival is a surprisingly scenic spot for a literary celebration.

Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

 

Rock out at Download Festival

Horn signs at the ready; get set for a weekend of rock as the biggest names in metal take to the stage at Download Festival.

Location: Leicestershire

 

June events: Have a nautical time at Gloucester Tall Ships Festival

Set sail to Gloucester as the award-winning Gloucester Tall Ships makes its return voyage to the UK's most inland port in June.

Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire

 
The crowd at British Summer Time in Hyde Park.

July events: British Summer Time

Thousands of music fans invade London’s largest Royal Park every summer for American Express presents British Summer Time.

Location: Hyde Park, London

 
Upfest, Europe's largest Street Art and Graffiti Festival, Bristol, England. Two men, street artists with paint cans in front of a wall of colourful artwork, illustrations and cartoons.

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