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Whitby Regatta, the fireworks celebrations at night over the historic town of Whitby and the harbour, North Yorkshire, England.

If you're looking for an event this weekend, next month, or something this year, England has it covered. VisitEngland have pulled together some of the best events in the country to help you find that one-off or annual event that will turn an ordinary weekend into something special.

Whitby Regatta, the fireworks celebrations at night over the historic town of Whitby and the harbour, North Yorkshire, England.

If you're looking for an event this weekend, next month, or something this year, England has it covered. VisitEngland have pulled together some of the best events in the country to help you find that one-off or annual event that will turn an ordinary weekend into something special.

If you're looking for an event this weekend, next month, or something this year, England has it covered. VisitEngland have pulled together some of the best events in the country to help you find that one-off or annual event that will turn an ordinary weekend into something special.

Find events near you all year round in England.

People ice skating at Somerset House

January events

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.

The Temple of the Four Winds, Castle Howard, York, England

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?

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre. View of the Theatre from the River Avon. Barges and rowboats, passenger boats moored on the river. Bridge across the water

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!

Daffodils flowering. Bright yellow flowers in the grass under the trees. People sitting on the grass.

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.

Aerial photograph of Wembley Stadium and Brent in London

May events

If May Day and vintage cars don’t tickle your fancy, why not try a spring festival? From quirky traditions to dramatic sporting moments, May has something for everyone.

Royal Ascot Race Meeting at the prestigious Ascot racecourse in Berkshire. Smiling young women wearing dresses and hats, watching a race from the grandstand.

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.

The London 2012 parade and event held to celebrate World Pride. Crowds on the streets in costume with banners. LGBT gay pride event.

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.

Upfest, Europe's largest Street Art and Graffiti Festival, Bristol, England. Two men, street artists with paint cans in front of a wall of colourful artwork, illustrations and cartoons.

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.

The Roman Baths in Bath, England.

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.

Woman pushing two children in a wheelbarrow, Undley Pumpkin Patch & Maize, Suffolk, 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.

Leeds Castle fireworks

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.

Family inside tunnel of lights

December events

Discover Christmas markets, ice rinks, pantomime, light trails and much more festive fun to make your December dazzle.

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