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Make the most of the bank holidays with these exciting things to do in May.
Get a ticket for one of the UK’s largest international music, digital and film festivals.
Location: Liverpool, Merseyside
Witness the world’s most diverse artists and performers from the risqué world of Burlesque.
Location: London, Greater London
Enjoy music and literature from around the world with an incredible programme of arts and events.
Location: Bath, Somerset
Join the East Lancashire Railway to party like its 1949 in Rawtenstall, Lancashire where the blitz spirit is still going strong.
Location: Rawtenstall, Lancashire
Discover Bristol on foot with the UK's largest urban walking festival, featuring themed walks and special events.
Love seafood? Salcombe’s delicious crab celebration should be right at the top of your things to do in Devon list.
Location: Salcombe, Devon
See some of the best performers from the world of burlesque and alternative cabaret at this event in May.
Location: Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
Huge headliners meet exciting new artists in London’s Victoria Park this summer as part of All Points East.
Location: Victoria Park, London
Celebrate the best food and drink from the South West at this event in May.
Location: Exeter, Devon
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
Norwich becomes a hotbed of international art and performance every May.
Location: Norwich, Norfolk
Take part in the Salisbury International Arts Festival, and immerse yourself in music, art, dance, and theatre of the highest caliber.
Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire
The Great Escape brings hundreds of up-and-coming artists to 35 venues over three days in Brighton and Hove.
Location: Brighton, Sussex
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
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
Swing into springtime in style at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, one of the leading Jazz events in England.
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Soak in a dynamic display of visual and auditory treats at this critically-acclaimed festival in Liverpool’s creative district.
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
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
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
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