Festivals in England

Festivals in England

The more eccentric the festivals in England, the greater the fervour with which we embrace them. St George’s Day is celebrated at concerts and creative events around the country with parades, maypole dancing and thrilling enactments of St George slaying the dragon. May Day fêtes on village greens mark the start of summer. Be entertained by a Morris dancing troupe and the crowning of the May Queen. On Bonfire Night, join a parade through towns where effigies of the traitorous Guy Fawkes are held aloft and eventually burnt. Cheer as the fireworks light up the smoky November sky.

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September events: Pop-up galleries and festival arts in North Yorkshire

The Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage in North Yorkshire invites visitors to experience a unique weekend featuring 130 artists in 90 pop-up galleries.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

November events: Celebrate Mozart with world-class cultural events in Bath

If Mozart is music to your ears then don’t miss a spectacular celebration of the musical genius at the annual Bath Mozartfest this November.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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

December events: Step inside Worcester’s Victorian Christmas Fayre

Worcester's Christmas Fayre is the West Midlands' leading Victorian-themed street market.

Location: Worcester, Worcestershire

August events: Grab a beach spot for the Bournemouth Air Festival

The world's biggest airshow brings together the thrill of gravity-defying plane displays and an abundance of family entertainment on the ground - all for free!

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

October events: Get the giggles at the Halifax Comedy Festival

See rising talent and stand-up greats at the Halifax Comedy Festival.

Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire

Mosh to the biggest acts at Reading and Leeds Festivals

Head to Bramham Park in Leeds or Little John’s Farm in Reading for three days of unbeatable live music.

Location: Reading and Leeds

May events: Put your best foot forward at WalkFest

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

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

The main stage at All Points East in Victoria Park.

Join the crowds at All Points East

Huge headliners meet exciting new artists in London’s Victoria Park this summer as part of All Points East.

Location: Victoria Park, London

Watch Indie A-listers at the End of the Road Festival

The intimate surroundings of the End of the Road Festival give you the chance to get up close and personal with the bands and their music.

Location: Larmer Tree Gardens, North Dorset

May events: Get down to The Suffolk Show

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

November events: Get stuck into a flick at the Cornwall Film Festival

Get involved in a unique celebration of local and international films at the Cornwall Film Festival.

Location: Newquay, Cornwall

Find a festival for everyone in Suffolk

Suffolk is the county for festivals, large and small, with at least one a week between May and October.

Location: Suffolk

September events: Live the sense and sensibilities of Jane Austen’s Bath

Step into a Georgian world and explore the City of Bath that inspired one of England’s most famous writers.

Location: Bath, Somerset

November events: Get inspired at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

Listen along to amazing performances at the UK’s largest international festival of new and experimental music.

Location: Huddersfield , West Yorkshire

October events: Watch a world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival

Book tickets to a wide variety of new and award-winning films at London’s most accessible and exciting film festival.

Location: London, Greater London

October Events: Party hard at England's biggest indoor world music festival

Take a journey through the world of music at Whitby’s annual Musicport Festival, an event full of excellent live music and cultural diversity.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

August events: Be amongst the flowers at the Shrewsbury Flower Show

Flowers, fireworks and two fun-packed days of celebrity chefs, floral displays and family attractions at the Shrewsbury Flower Show.

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Head to Birmingham for a summer of festivals

This summer the streets, parks, bars and squares of Birmingham will be filled with melody as the city plays host to some fantastic music festivals.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

The crowd at British Summer Time in Hyde Park.

Warm up your vocal chords for 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

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