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England Festivals



Calendar of Festivals & Events

England hosts an ample range of festivals to entertain and motivate everyone. From great weekend dance festivals to relaxing summer days enjoying literature, as well as every type of food & drink festival for the foodies, and great family events to while away the summer holidays with the kids.

Festivals in England

january festivalsJanuary
January in England boasts a vibrant season, especially due to New Year.
EventWhereDate
New Year's day --January 1
Haxey Hood Game Haxey, HumbersideJanuary 5 or 6
Straw Bear FestivalWhittlesey, CambridgeshireFriday and Saturday before Plough Monday
Plough Slots ServiceGoathland, North YorkshireMonday after January 6
Wassailing the Apple TreeCarhampton, SomersetJanuary 17
february festivalsFebruary
February festivals in England features many traditions...
EventWhereDate
Jorvik Viking FestivalYork, North YorkshireEntire month of February
Pancake Day RaceOlney, BuckinghamshireShrove Tuesday
Shrovetide FootballAshbourne, DerbyshireShrove Tuesday
Shrovetide SkippingScarborough, North YorkshireShrove Tuesday
Ideal Home ExhibitionEarls Court, LondonEarly March to early April
Oxford/Cambridge Boat RacePutney to Mortlake, LondonLate March or early April
march festivalsMarch
There are not many festivals in May but UK is still vibrant every night.
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Festivals in AprilApril
Colorful Festivals are held on April, find information here.
EventWhereDate
Midgely Pace Egg PlayCalder Valley, West YorkshireGood Friday
Nutters DanceBacup, LancashireEaster Sunday
Easter ParadeBattersea Park, LondonEaster Monday
Harness Horse ParadeSouth of England Showground, West SussexEaster Monday
Northumbria GatheringMorpeth, Northumbriaweek after Easter
The Grand NationalAintree, Merseyside2nd Saturday in April
Shakespeare's BirthdayStratford-upon-Avon, WarwickshireApril 21
Spring Flower ShowHarrogate, North Yorkshirelate April
Badminton Three Day EventBadminton, Gloustershirelate April or early May
Festivals in MayMay
The Flower Parade and other festivals take place on May
EventWhereDate
May Morning CeremonyOxfordMay 1
Royal May Day CelebrationKnutsford, Cheshire1st Saturday in May
Flower ParadeSpalding, Lincolnshireearly May
Furry DanceHelston, CornwallMay 8
Garland DayAbbotsbury, DorsetMay 13
Chippenham Folk Festival Chippenham, GloucestershireSecond May bank-holiday weekend
Bath Festival of the ArtsBathLate May to early June
Chelsea Flower ShowRoyal Hospital, Chelsea, LondonLate May to early June
Garland DayCastleton, DerbyshireMay 29
Royal Bath and West ShowShepton Mallet, SomersetLate May or early June
Festivals in JuneJune
England boasts several tournaments this month, find here some.
EventWhereDate
The DerbyEpsom, Surrey1st Wednesday in June
Loseley Medieval FestivalLoseley Park, nr Guildford, SurreyFirst weekend in June
Appleby Horse FairAppleby Cumbria2nd Tuesday and Wednesday in June
Trooping the ColourHorse Guard Parade, London2nd Saturday in June
Royal Cornwall ShowWadebridge, Cornwall2nd week in June
Stour Music FestivalBoughton Aluph, KentLate June
Royal Ascot Race MeetingAscot, BerkshireLate June
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis ChampionshipWimbledon, LondonLate June to early July
Festivals in JulyJuly
The Royal Rournament is one of the events you cannot miss on July.
EventWhereDate
Royal Henley RegettaHenley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire1st week in July
Cheltenham International Festival of MusicCheltenham, Gloucestershire1st and 3rd weeks in July
British Rose FestivalChiswell Green, HertfordshireEarly July
Black Cherry FairChertsy, Surrey2nd Saturday in July
Royal TournamentEarl's Court, LondonMid July
Tolpuddle Martyrs ProcessionTolpuddle, Dorset3rd Sunday in July
Durham Miners GalaDurhamSaturday in the 2nd week of July
International Air ShowFarnborough, HampshireLate July
Festivals in AugustAugust
During August festivals most festivals take place on the sea; more information here.
EventWhereDate
Royal National EisteddfodThroughout Wales1st week in August
Sidmouth International Festival Sidmouth, DevonWeek including first Monday of August
Sussex Medieval FestivalBalcombe, nr Crawley, West SussexFirst weekend in August
Cowes WeekCowes, Isle of Wight2nd week in August
Priddy Sheep FairPriddy, SomersetMid August
Grasmere SportsGrasmere, Cumbriaclosest Thursday to August 20
Burning of BartleWest Wilton, North Yorkshireclosest Saturday to August 24
Plague Sunday ServiceEyam, DerbyshireLast Sunday in August
Navy DaysPlymouth and PortsmouthAugust Bank Holiday
Festivals in SeptemberSeptember
Unsusual and unique festivals take place on September.
EventWhereDate
Hop HoodeningCanterbury, Kentearly September
St. Giles FairOxford1st full week in September
Christchurch Medieval FestivalTown Quays, Christchurch, Dorsetfirst weekend in September
Horn DanceAbbots Bromley, Staffordshire1st Monday following 1st Sunday after September 4 (got that?)
Burghley Horse TrialsBurghley House, StamfordEarly Sepember
Blackpool IlluminationsBlackpool, LancashireEarly September to early November
Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fayre Old Warden Park, BedfordshireMid September (3rd weekend after August Bank Holiday
Victorian FestivalLlandidrod Wells, Powys3rd week in September
Great Autumn Flower ShowHarrogate, North Yorkshiremid September
Dr. Johnson's BirthdayLichfield, StaffordshireSeptember 18
Egremont Crab FairEgremont, Cumbriaclosest Saturday to September 18
Barnstaple Old FairBarnstaple, Devon3rd week in September
Painswick Church ClippingPainswick, Gloucestershire3rd week in September
Festivals in OctoberOctober
Festivals held on October include the Horse of the Year Show.
EventWhereDate
Horse of the Year ShowNEC, Birmingham6-10 October
Nottingham Goose FairNottinghamEarly October
Tavistock Goose FairTavistock, DevonOctober 10
Pack Monday FairSherborne, Dorset1st Monday following October 10
Border Shepherds ShowAlwinton, Northumberland2nd week in October
Stratford Mop FairStratford-upon-Avon, WarwickshireMid October
RISC OS ShowEpsom Downs Racecourse, SurreyMid to late October
Festivals in NovemberNovember
Some impressive festivals are held in November, such as: Guy Fawkes Night.
EventWhereDate
London to Brighton Veteran Car RunHyde Park Corner, London1st Sunday in November
Guy Fawkes NightNumerous locationsNovember 5
Tar Barrel RollingOttery St. Mary, DevonNovember 5
Lord Mayor's ShowGuildhall to The Strand, London2nd Saturday in November
Contemporary Music FestivalHuddersfield, West YorkshireLate November
Festivals in DecemberDecember
Inspiring and magical events are held in December.
EventWhereDate
Royal Smithfield ShowLondonEarly December
Festival of Carols and LessonsKing's College Chapel, CambridgeDecember 24
Greatham Sword DanceGreatham, ClevelandDecember 26
Allendale Tar Barrel CeremonyAllendale, NorthumberlandDecember 31



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