NEW: COVID-19 INFO
View results as:
Make the most of the bank holidays with these exciting things to do in May.
Love seafood? Salcombe’s delicious crab celebration should be right at the top of your things to do in Devon list.
Location: Salcombe, Devon
Head to Haworth in West Yorkshire and get a glimpse into life in the 1940s.
Location: Haworth, West Yorkshire
Join the East Lancashire Railway to party like its 1949 in Rawtenstall, Lancashire where the blitz spirit is still going strong.
Location: Rawtenstall, Lancashire
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
Discover Bristol on foot with the UK's largest urban walking festival, featuring themed walks and special events.
Take your family on a weekend break to Suffolk’s biggest and barmiest event near Ipswich and see the Shetland Pony Grand National.
Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
Huge headliners meet exciting new artists in London’s Victoria Park this summer as part of All Points East.
Location: Victoria Park, London
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
Swing into springtime in style at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, one of the leading Jazz events in England.
Location: Cheltenham, 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
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
Norwich becomes a hotbed of international art and performance every May.
Location: Norwich, Norfolk
Celebrate the best food and drink from the South West at this event in May.
Location: Exeter, Devon
Take part in the Salisbury International Arts Festival, and immerse yourself in music, art, dance, and theatre of the highest caliber.
Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire
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
See some of the best performers from the world of burlesque and alternative cabaret at this event in May.
Location: Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
Get a ticket for one of the UK’s largest international music, digital and film festivals.
Location: Liverpool, Merseyside
Soak in a dynamic display of visual and auditory treats at this critically-acclaimed festival in Liverpool’s creative district.
The Great Escape brings hundreds of up-and-coming artists to 35 venues over three days in Brighton and Hove.
Location: Brighton, Sussex
Be the first to hear about our offers and competitions.
The latest travel news, events and ideas for holidays and breaks in England
Read our blog
We've something we want to share
Want to receive travel tips and ideas?
VisitEngland would like to invite you to take part in a short survey about our website, it should take no more than a couple of minutes.
Go to the survey
… you need to be logged in.
If you already have an account, log in.
Or register a