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Make the most of the bank holidays with these exciting things to do in May.
Take part in the Salisbury International Arts Festival, and immerse yourself in music, art, dance, and theatre of the highest caliber.
Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire
Celebrate the best food and drink from the South West at this event in May.
Location: Exeter, Devon
Soak in a dynamic display of visual and auditory treats at this critically-acclaimed festival in Liverpool’s creative district.
Location: Liverpool, Merseyside
The Great Escape brings hundreds of up-and-coming artists to 35 venues over three days in Brighton and Hove.
Location: Brighton, Sussex
Get a ticket for one of the UK’s largest international music, digital and film festivals.
Norwich becomes a hotbed of international art and performance every May.
Location: Norwich, Norfolk
This is undoubtedly one of England's strangest things to do in May, but this unique race dates back to the 17th-century.
Location: Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Discover Bristol on foot with the UK's largest urban walking festival, featuring themed walks and special events.
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
May is usually your first chance to enjoy the spring sunshine, so spend it wisely with an action-packed day at the Nottinghamshire County Show.
Location: Newark, Nottinghamshire
Join the East Lancashire Railway to party like its 1949 in Rawtenstall, Lancashire where the blitz spirit is still going strong.
Location: Rawtenstall, Lancashire
See some of the best performers from the world of burlesque and alternative cabaret at this event in May.
Location: Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
Swing into springtime in style at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, one of the leading Jazz events in England.
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Witness the world’s most diverse artists and performers from the risqué world of Burlesque.
Location: London, Greater London
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
Set sail to Gloucester as the award-winning Gloucester Tall Ships makes its return voyage to the UK's most inland port in May.
Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Put a spring in your step over the spring bank holiday weekend at the North York Moors National Park’s annual walking festival.
Location: North York Moors, North Yorkshire
Head to Haworth in West Yorkshire and get a glimpse into life in the 1940s.
Location: Haworth, West Yorkshire
Take to the streets of Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter to show your support for some of England’s top cyclists during a two-day festival of cycling.
Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Love seafood? Salcombe’s delicious crab celebration should be right at the top of your things to do in Devon list.
Location: Salcombe, Devon
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