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Outdoor film screening at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire

England has a history of putting on some pretty incredible events. If you're looking for an event to attend this weekend, next month, or something this year, England has something to offer.

VisitEngland have pulled together all of the best events in the country to help you identify an event that will turn an ordinary evening or weekend into something special.

Whether it's a walk in the countryside, dancing in a wonderful setting, eating incredible food or seeing incredible art, there's an event in England for you.

Take a look at the pages below to find events all year round in England.

Manchester Beer and Cider Festival

January events

In the colder months it can get a bit gloomy. Cheer yourself with some comedy at Bristol’s Slapstick Festival, or spend a day enjoying quality beer and cycling at Manchester’s Beer and Cider Festival.

Jane Austen Festival

February events

The festival season really kicks off in February with events in literature, history, music and food, not to to mention Chinese New Year. You’re spoilt for choice. Why not fill every weekend?

Sun setting over Salisbury

March events

Fancy a film festival? Maybe some Shakespeare? Or even science? Take your pick from the events happening in March. It’s a great month for literature!

Shakespeare's Birthday at Mary Arden's House

April events

It’s time for the activity to begin with festivals of walking in Derbyshire and Devon, the London Marathon, and the Aintree Grand National in Liverpool. Take a look at the events in store in April.

Abba Event in Cornwall

May events

If May Day and vintage cars don’t tickle your fancy, why not try a spring festival? And don’t forget to join us for celebrations of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday.

English Music Festival in June

June events

Picnics, proms, and plunges into open water, June is here to cement summer. Wimbledon sees tennis return, and supercars take over Wilton House for a classic and sports car extravaganza.

July Concert in England

July events

During the heat of July, take advantage of the weather with a host of outdoor events spanning the country. Watch colours fill the sky at the St Annes on Sea Kite Festival, and you won’t go hungry with the food festivals springing up.

Notting Hill Carnival

August events

It’s carnival season in the UK; with parades in Nottingham and Leicester, and Pride’s colourful takeover in Brighton, you can get your fill of fantastic costumes and party atmosphere.

October Fairground in England

October events

As this is the month of Halloween, there are a fantastic amount of spooky events to scare your socks off, including the Bram Stocker Film Festival, Spooktacular at Longleat, and Scaresville in Suffolk. There’s also a great selection of food and drink festivals for foodie fans.

Gloucester History Festival

September events

Join residents of Bath in the spectacular Jane Austen Festival, or fill up on deliciousness at Liverpool’s Food and Drink Festival. There are even historical re-enactments (with canons!) in Gloucester.

Carousel at an English Market

November events

As the skies darken the lights come out. With Light Up Lancaster, Durham’s Lumiere Festival and Illuminating Shakespeare in Stratford-Upon-Avon all switching on, there’s a great choice of shiny displays to wonder at.

English Christmas Market Wares

December events

In the build up to Christmas there’s always something jolly and warming to enjoy. Meet Santa, go ice skating, or peruse the Christmas markets. Don’t forget to warm up afterwards with some mulled wine, or attend the Burning of the Clocks in Sussex.

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