www.free-events.co.uk by Barry Griffin
A non-commercial listing of hundreds of amazing events - many free.
Updated 21 May 2013
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The Free-Events website lists hundreds of events in the UK. Many make ideal family days out and holiday ideas, whilst others are more adventurous, colorful, exciting, and even eccentric or quirky. We include carnivals and parades, firework displays, music festivals, county agricultural shows, pet shows, village fates, sporting events, air shows, boat shows and many charity events. You will find event descriptions, dates, times and locations, and links to further information - blue for external information, red for internal pages with event descriptions and photographs. The main page lists brief descriptions of events in date order for the year ahead. If you would like your event considered for inclusion, please see the contacts page.
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24 May-08 Jun 2013 Salisbury Festival
Annual series of quality arts events, both free and ticketed.
25 May 2013 Sat 14:00-22:30 Celebrate the opening of the Festival with circus, dance, music and fire. Bring a picnic - lots of free events.
24 May 2013 Saddleworth & District Brass Band Contests
Whit Friday. Described as the greatest free show on Earth. Over a hundred open air performances at 20 venues around the moorland villages and towns. There can be 50 or more bands at the busier venues, and you can expect some world class playing. Each band plays two pieces - one on the march. Competition is fierce, and adjudication can last into the early hours.
27 May 2013 Wool Sack Races, Tetbury
Mon 14:00. Wacky event where dozens of hopefuls race up and down Gumstool Hill in Tetbury town center carrying 60lb sacks of wool (35lb for the ladies). The course runs the 280 yards, between The Royal Oak and The Crown, and is a very steep 1-in-4. Street entertainment, magic and music from 10:00. Races from 14:00. Attendance 10,000.
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|27 May 2013 Cheese
Rolling, Brockworth, Gloucester
Mon 12:00 Coopers Hill, Brockworth. Foolhardy souls cartwheel down a 1 in 1 gradient, chasing a 7lb cheese. There are five downhill & four uphill races. No advanced booking for competitors, and free viewing for the public, but a modest parking charge. This long-standing Gloucester tradition is held on common land. The hill is very steep - competitors & spectators must do their own risk assessment.
A wave of events will wash over Liverpool this May and June as the city welcomes three special maritime weekends to the iconic waterfront.
24-28 May 2013 70th Commemoration of the Battle of Atlantic, Liverpool Waterfront.
07-08 Jun 2013 Music On The Waterfront. Pier Head, Liverpool Waterfront.
07-09 Jun 2013 Mersey River Festival. Pier Head, Liverpool Waterfront
26 May 2013 Luton Caribbean Carnival
Sun 12:00-18:00 Wardown Park and Town Centre.
Huge one day Caribbean carnival, with an attendance of 50,000.
The Procession usually starts at 13:30 from Wardown Park.
Static sound systems, food & entertainers.
27 May 2013 Love Food Festival
Bank Holiday Mon 10:30-16:00 Queen Square, Bristol BS1 4JE.
Two of Bristol’s favorite events will join forces to create a bank holiday food lovers paradise. From 13 to 27 May 2013, Eat Drink Bristol Fashion returns to Queen Square with the best food, drink and entertainment that Bristol has to offer. Housed once again in a spectacular tipi village.
Love Food Festival will be joining in the fun on the last day. Try some superb street food and some great local ales and cider whilst the Love Food DJ’s keep your ears happy with their well, loved blend of laid back grooves.
25 May 2013 Portsmouth
Fri 13:00 for 14:00 - possibly Rose Gardens, Esplanade
Bolton Steam Museum, Mornington Rd, Chorley Old Rd, Bolton BL1 4EU. Tel 01204 846490.
Volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society have rescued and restored 27 old stationary steam engines - some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the North of England. Most will be running in steam on these dates. The collection includes several unique engines - the only ones of this type restored and running in steam anywhere in the world!
26-27 May 2013 Spring Steamings Sun-Mon.
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24-27 May 2013 Torquay
|26 May 2013 Sponsored Walk & Family Fun
Sun 11:00 California Country Park, Nine Mile Ride, Finchampstead RG40 4HT.
Join ABC to Read for our annual 2.2 mile guided sponsored walk through woodland, bog & heathland.
13:00 Free family fun day featuring African drummers, folk songs, Reading community choir and jugglers & dancers.
|25 May 2013 Munch Street Food Festival
Sat 10:00-22:00 The Scoop at More London, South Bank, Tower Bridge Riverside SE1 2DB.
Street food from leading traders, music from up-and-coming
artists and a well stocked bar.
|Quay for my Car, Poole
18:00-21:00 Friday evenings on Poole Quay. Themed car events with free entry onto the quayside for specific car owners to park up and show off their vehicles.
| 25 May & 01 Jun Brighton
Festival - Fringe City
Saturdays 12:00-16:00 New Road, and on some weekends, Jubilee Square.
Everything from comedy to cabaret and puppetry to poetry, sample the best Brighton Fringe has to offer.
Fringe City events are free, and part of Brighton Festival Fringe
18-19 May 2013 Rickmansworth Festival Sat 10:30-22:30, Sun 10:30-17:30. Held on the third weekend in May at Batchworth Lock. Canal boats, boat tug of war, boat trips, guest speakers, environmental fair, live music and an animal farm for the children.
25 May 2013 Twickenham Regatta.
One of the world’s leading horticultural organisations, and the UK's leading gardening charity.
21-25 May 2013 Chelsea Flower Show
|23 May-02 Jun 2013 How
The Light Gets In, Philosophy Festival, Hay on Wye
Philosophical talks, live music and workshops. Some events free, others tickets available on the website.
For 2013, lots of big names coming, including literary critic Terry Eagleton, author Terry Pratchett, philosopher Susan Neiman, psychologist Richard Bentall and novelist AS Byatt.
|21-25 May 2013 Oliver
Charles Cryer Studio Theatre, High Street, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 3BB.
Consider Yourself’ invited to Avalon’s
production of this well known and well loved musical, Oliver.
Tue-Sat evenings at 19:30, plus Sat matinee at 14:30.
Adults £15 - concessions available. Box Office 020 8770 6990.Avalon Theatre Company is an amateur group that enjoys putting on musical shows for the local community.
10-26 May 2013 Norfolk & Norwich Festival
Two weeks of amazing events -
circus, music and visual arts,
both free and ticketed.
The 45 minute walks are free, suitable for all ages. Most start from the orange information kiosk outside Holborn Station at 13:00, and last 45 minutes.
Tue 21 May 2013 Let it Bee. Sites connected with The Beatles. 17:30-19:00 from the GoToMidtown shop at 56 New Oxford Street, London. WC1A 1ES, and ending at
Southampton Sailings - Mayflower Park is an ideal viewing point.
20 May 2013 Adonia 16:00
Picture: P&O Ventura - 116,017 tons, 950 feet, 14 passenger decks.
|04-26 May 2013 Brighton
Three weeks of arts & street theatre on a huge scale, many free.
|02 Apr - 24 Sep 2013 Coles Miller Dream Machines,
The UK's biggest and best weekly bike meet takes place on Poole Quay every Tuesday from 18:00.
The entire Quay is closed off to all traffic, except bikes.
Numbers of motorbikes regularly exceed 1000, and there is a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
Fully marshalled event, with a £1 entry charge per night
Sat 25 May 2013 Stornoway Half-Marathon
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Weymouth Events - Over 200 events throughout the year - 01305 785747.
25 May 2013 Gig Regatta, Nothe Gardens, Newtons Cove.
26-27 May 2013 Quayside Music Festival, Harbour, Town Bridge
31 May - 02 Jun 2013 Wessex Folk Festival, Harbourside. www.wessexfolk.co.uk
09-13 Jun 2013 Sail for Gold Sailing Regatta
16 Jun 2013 Vintage Bus Running Day, Lodmoor Car Park.
16 Jun 2013 Classics on the Prom, Jubilee Clock www.transportofyesteryear.com
22-28 Jun 2013 Armed Forces Day. Sat 10:00 military vehicles & veterans rendezvous, Pavilion. Beach Assault & Bridge Building by the Royal Engineers, Beach. Sun: Service of Remembrance 11:00 and Parade.
Soap Box Derbys
27 May 2013 Whitehill
Bordon 11:00 Chalet Hill. Fete in
Candid Arts Trust, 3 Torrens St, Islington, London, EC1V 1NQ. Tel 020 7837 4237.
31 May - 02 Jun 2013 Candid Arts Exhibition. 12:00-18:00. Free admission. Painting, photograhy, sculpture and print.
at the Chiltern Gateway Centre
Whipsnade Road, Dunstable LU6 2GY. 01582 500925 firstname.lastname@example.org
25 May 2013. Guided
walk to look for the butterflies that thrive on the rare chalk grassland
of Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade.
13 Jul 2013 Glow Worm Night Walk. Sat 22:00. Come and observe these fascinating little creatures at night. Bring a small torch. Walk will be lead by one of our Ranger team. £2 per person. Booking essential. Car parking £2. Meet at Sharpenhoe car park. Bookings: 01582 500920.
20 Jul 2013 Glow Worm Night Walk. Sat 22:00. Come and observe these fascinating little creatures at night. Bring a small torch. Walk will be lead by one of our Ranger team. £2 per person. Booking essential. Car parking £2. Meet at Chilterns Gateway Centre. Bookings: 01582 500920.
09 Jun 2013 Shepton Mallet - Bath & West Showground BA4 6QN
& Agricultural Shows 2013
27 May 2013 Surrey
County Show - Stoke Park, Guildford
22 May - 02 Jun 2013 Bath International Music Festival Multiple free events.
24 May 2013 Party in the City, Bath Fri 17:00-23:55 Exciting programme of free events in venues including the Assembly Rooms, Bath Abbey, Guildhall, Pump Room and Parade Gardens. Part of Bath International Music Festival. Opens with the Schools Procession. Fireworks at 22:00.
24-27 May 2013 Fishguard Folk Festival, Pembrokeshire Fri-Mon. Concerts, dance, busking, real ale and guided smugglers walk.
24-27 May 2013 Chippenham Folk Festival. Fri-Mon. Over 200 events in the town centre. Ceilidh and concert events in the riverside park. Multiple pub sessions, workshops, concerts and dances. Full program of children's events, craft marquee, catering facilities and an open air arena in the park. The High Street and historic Market Square are traffic-free, and feature buskers, street theatre and processions. There is a large street fair on Monday.
24-28 May 2013 Margam Park Kite Festival Kite festival, Margam Country Park, just off the M4 near Port Talbot, Wales. Amazing variety of kites and other attractions, in a relaxed environment, close to good beaches. Free entrance.
24-27 May 2013 Norton Beer Festival 12:00-23:00 The Norton Public House, 54 Latchingdon Road, Cold Norton CM3 6JB. Over 30 Real Ales and Ciders from breweries nationwide, including a selection of fine real ales from independent local brewers. Open all day Fri, Sat, Sun and Mon, live music most sessions, pub food, BBQ, Morris dancers, garden and ample parking. Free entrance.
24 May - 09 Jun 2013 [TBC] Bath Fringe Festival. Multiple events and locations. Attendance 16,000.
25 May 2013 Twickenham Regatta Raced over 1,250m from a stakeboat start, providing an ideal opportunity for crews, both lightweight and heavyweight, to get some high intensity speed work. Located on London's most beautiful stretch of the Thames between Eel Pie Island and Richmond Bridge, every year Twickenham Regatta welcomes some 500 competitors in more than 130 races. Free enclosure for spectators and competitors at Buccleuch Gardens, overlooking the finish line at Richmond riverside - live music from 13:30, sandwiches and cakes, tea and coffee, Pimms bar, real ale bar, race commentary, picnic area, prize giving. Regatta enclosure: Buccleuch Gardens, Petersham Rd, Richmond TW10 6UW. Boating area: River Lane, Richmond upon Thames TW10 7AG
25-27 May 2013 Bedford International Kite Festival Russell Park. Giant parafoils, stunt flights, street theatre, crafts, dragon boat racing, flower and gourmet markets along the promenade, music stage in Russell Park and a motor show on Mill Meadows. Arena for the public to fly their own kites. 50,000 spectators. Free entrance. 01234 221955 email@example.com
04 May 2013 Calderdale
|12-14 Jul 2013 Bournemouth
20 Jul 2013 Hull
27 Jul 2013 [TBC] Torbay Party in the park
27 Jul 2013 [TBC] Nottingham
27 Jul 2013 [TBC] Belfast
27 Jul 2013 Norwich 19:30 Chapelfield Gardens
03-04 Aug 2013 Brighton Sat 11:00 Parade. Sat-Sun Party in Preston Park .
03 Aug 2013 Liverpool
03 Aug 2013 [TBC] Stoke
10 Aug 2013 [TBC] Black London
10 Aug 2013 [TBC] Plymouth
10 Aug 2013 [TBC] Swindon
23-26 Aug 2013 Manchester
17 Aug 2013 [TBC] Doncaster
24 Aug 2013 [TBC] Truro
31 Aug 2013 Reading
01 Sep 2013 [TBC] Barnsley
07 Sep 2013 Cardiff Mardi Gras
Lawn Mower Racing
May 2013 [TBC] Early May British Championship Rounds 4/5
25-26 May 2013 [Cancelled] Southend Airshow Sat-Sun. One of Europe's largest free air shows. Attendance 500,000. Nine hours of flying. One mile of ground attractions on the seafront. 01702 390333.
26 May - 02 Jun 2013 [TBC] Rainbow Film Festival, London Various venues. Films, both documentary and features, celebrating the diversity of Asian culture, all with English sub-titles.
26 May 2013 BUPA London 10,000 Road Race Sun 10:00 The Mall. 10k Circular route through Westminster and The City.
26 May 2013 Bupa Great Manchester Run
26 May 2013 Ipswich
Waterfront Market 10:00-16:00
Ipswich Waterfront IP4 1FF. Stalls with
nauticalia, jewellery, fashion, handbags and food. Plus
Association of Dunkirk Little Ships for their annual commemorative cruise.
0773 199 1669
27 May 2013 Public Holiday - Spring Bank Holiday
27 May 2013 Soham Heavy Horse Show 09:00-17:00. Bank holiday Monday. The Recreation Ground, Fountain Lane. Heavy Horse Show from 9.00am until 1.00pm. The Carnival Parade of Decorated Vehicles will start at Townsend at 1.00pm. Vintage & Classic Vehicle Show Starts at 3.45pm. Live Bands Plus DJ’s, Real Ales Beer Tent, Soham Fenlander Majorette Troupe, Stalls from Local Tradesmen, Charities, Children’s Races, BBQ, Punch & Judy etc.
27 May 2013 Surrey County Show Mon 09:00-18:00 Stoke Park, Guildford. Largest one-day agricultural show in the UK. 40 acres of shopping malls, packed with 350 trade stands selling everything from tractors to garden furniture. Two and a half miles of tents and marquees; 71 judges scrutinizing everything from bulls to hens. The traditional end to the day is the mass launch of hot air balloons.
27 May 2013 [Cancelled] Reading Community Carnival Mon 12:30-19:00 Prospect Park and surrounding streets. Caribbean style carnival. Reading Community Carnival Video
27 May 2013 [TBC] Lord Mayor's Family Show, Birmingham 11:00-17:00 Victoria Square and Chamberlain Square, City Centre. Free entry. Live entertainment, stalls and attractions, picnic areas, children's rides and entertainment, spitfire aircraft, vintage vehicles and lots more. We look forward to seeing you at this fun filled event.
27 May 2013 [TBC] Hove Lions Carnival, Brighton Mon 12:00-18:00 Community Fun Day, Hove Park BN3 7BF.
27 May 2013 [TBC] Steyning Country Fair, Sussex Mon 11:00-15:30. Fun day organised and run for the people of Steyning and surrounding areas. Traditional crafts and farmers produce, music and dancing, dog show, livestock, rural crafts, stalls, clowns, jugglers and puppets.
Tue 28 May 2013 Guards Chapel Recital 13:10 Guards Chapel, Birdcage Walk SW1E 6HQ. Free.
Sat 01Jun 2013 Major General's Review of Trooping the Colour, Horse Guards Parade 11:00.
Sat 08 Jun 2013 The Colonel's Review of Trooping the Colour, Horse Guards Parade 11:00.
Wed 12 Jun 2013 Household Division Beating Retreat, Horse Guards Parade.
Thu 13 Jun 2013 Household Division Beating Retreat, Horse Guards Parade.
Sat 15 Jun 2013 The Queen's Birthday Parade, Trooping the Colour on Horse Guards Parade at 11:00.
Mon 17 Jun 2013 Garter Service, Windsor Castle
Tue 25 Jun 2013 Guards Chapel Recital 13:10 Guards Chapel, Birdcage Walk SW1E 6HQ. Free.
02-24 Aug 2013 The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
29 May - 01 Jun 2013 [TBC] The Royal Bath & West Show The country's biggest rural festival with something for everyone. 600+ trade stands.
30 May-09 Jun 2013 [TBC] Hay Festival
|31 May 2013 Cotswold
Friday, Dover's Hill, Chipping Campden. Morris Men, Pipe Band, German Shepherd Dogs, Fighting Arts, Tae Kwan Do, Tug of War, Fairground Rides, Birds of Prey, Climbing Wall, Gurning. Hot and cold food. About £6 entrance.
14:00-18:00 Jacobean Village, Medieval Dance, Falconry, Tug-of-War
Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Fri 31 May 2013, 13:00-16:00
|30 May - 02 Jun 2013 The
Big Knock - British Diesel Bike Rally
Main days: Fri-Sat. New Location: Springbok Estate, Alfold, Nr. Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8EX. Tel: 01403 752555
Small, but enthusiastic annual gathering of riders with their machines. The event features a group ride-out to a scenic location. Camping costs at this new venue are £9 per tent per night and this goes to support the Estate which is a registered War Memorial Charity for Merchant Seamen. Food available at The Three Compasses pub, within walking distance.
31 May - 02 Jun 2013 Old Gaffers Boat Festival Fri-Sun Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Yarmouth's picturesque harbour filled with life and colour with more than 100 visiting traditional sailing, steam and motor vessels, including the cream of the Old Gaffers fleet. Race in the Solent on Saturday morning. Street Entertainment, live music, spectacular classic and gaff-rigged boats in the harbour, exciting racing for gaff-rigged boats within sight of the shore, classic vehicles, craft fair, flower festival, lifeboat demonstration.
31 May - 01 Jun 2013 StowFest Fri-Sat Chilton Fields, Stowmarket. Free community music festival in Suffolk.
31 May -02 Jun 2013 Wessex Folk Festival, Weymouth Fri-Sun. Around Hope Square and the Old Harbour in Weymouth. Free and ticketed events. On Saturday there will probably be Morris dancing on the promenade and Brewers Quay and a parade on the promenade at 13:00. Various venues and pub sessions - check web site for details. A rover ticket for all events costs about £20.
01 Jun 2013 Epsom Derby
Sat. Epsom Downs Racecourse.
A day at the races.
Free entrance to the central area. 150,000 revelers, music stage with a party atmosphere, lots of market stalls, food, drink and picnics.
The main race starts at 15:45 in 2013.
01 Jun 2013 Strawberry Fair, Cambridge Sat 11:00-23:00 Midsummer Common. 11:00 Spectacular parade from Christ's Pieces, through the town to Midsummer Common. Three music stages, including live dance acts & DJs. Attendance: 35,000. Free entrance. Strawberry Fair Map
01 Jun 2013 World Custard Pie Championship Sat 14:00 Coxheath, Kent. Teams parade, custard pie throwing, family fun and craft stalls. Entrance is free and all are welcome. Contact Les Mitchell firstname.lastname@example.org, Leslee Hardy Harris 07776 301888 or Mike FitzGerald 01622 743270.
01 Jun 2013 Kemptown Carnival Brighton
Sat 11:00 St Georges Road. Parade of Flowers & Samba Parade with over 200 performers. 5 live stages with over 25 bands, street performers, Capoeira displays, choirs, dance troupes, break dancing, a fashion event, art and book fairs, crafts, community market, a children's area, magicians, creative workshops
01 Jun 2013 [TBC] Liverpool Lord Mayors Pageant Sat 13:00 Pall mall. 0151 228 2255.
01 Jun 2013 [TBC] British Beach Week Finale, Hastings. Jubilee pier party on Saturday. The fun-packed pier picnic and party offers a perfect day out for families looking for a way to make the most of the Diamond Jubilee weekend festivities. British Beach Week is hosted by www.cottages4you.co.uk and runs across the UK.
01-02 Jun 2013 [TBC] Barton Mills Scarecrow Festival Sat-Sun. Bi-annual event. Householders in the village make scarecrows to put on display. Event attracts thousands of visitors who also visit the Open Gardens. Live music at The Bull Inn. More info 01638 713155.
01-02 Jun 2013 [TBC] Birmingham Pride Sat-Sun. Hurst Street area. 12:00 Sat - parade Victoria Square, New Street, Temple Street, Temple Row, Colmore Row and Bull Street, and into the Gay Village area. Birmingham Pride
01-02 Jun 2013 [TBC] Hamstreet Country Fayre, Ashford, Kent Sat-Sun 11:00-17:00 Marsh Road, Hamstreet. Steel Band, Tunbridge Twirlers, Dance Academy, party bus, horse rides, falconry, children's train rides, fun fair, bucking bronco, gladiator challenges, bouncy castle, wood turners, apple press, rope modelling, Magic etc. Hog roast, BBQ, tea rooms, bar, beer festival, cider, Ice Cream. Music till late. Host to the British Lawn Mower Races. Entrance about £6.
01-02 Jun 2013 [TBC] Morris Minor National Rally Sat-Sun. Nebworth.
01-02 Jun 2013 [TBC] Happy Days Festival, Surrey Sat-Sun 14:00-22:00 Imber Court, East Molesey KT8 0BT. 3 decades of amazing music with other entertainments including themed retro bars, pyrotechnics, games area, family fun activities and an after show party. 40 acre site. World fusion food. See link for more info & tickets.
02 Jun 2013 London-Brighton Mini Owners Run Sun 08:00-17:00 Crystal Palace to Madeira Drive. Annual Mini-Owners run organised by the London & Surrey Mini Owners Club. Trade stands and auction etc.
02 Jun 2013 [TBC] Preston Caribbean Carnival 12:00-20:00. The parade begins at Moor Park and parades through the city centre, following a procession route through to Avenham Park where the music continues in to the evening. 01772 903660
The British Dragon Boat Racing Association run a national league calendar together with national championships held annually.
| May to Sep 2012 Dragon
Events charity Dragon Boat Races:
02 Jun 2013 [TBC] Lavender Festival, London Sun 11:00-17:00 One mile of family friendly attractions, entertainment and games by the Trader's Association of Lavender Hill - live music, competitions, market stalls, farm animals to pet, face painting, Punch and Judy, plus a display of entries to the inter-school Lavender Creative Writing Competition. The event is working to support the Rainbow School for autistic children in Wandsworth.
|02 Jun - 08 Sep 2013 [TBC] Sky
Car-free routes around major cities. Sky Ride aims to get one million more people onto cycles by 2013.
02 Jun 2013 [TBC] Bath
03-09 Jun 2013 [TBC] Adur Festival, Beach Dreams Beach Dreams Marquee, Beach Green, Shoreham. One week of community entertainment. Main day Sat - 11:00 Schools Parade, 12:30-21:00 Beach Dreams Big Weekend. Sun 10:00-20:00. Mellow & chilled music. Free. Beach Dreams Map
05-07 Jun 2013 [TBC] Tour Britania UK's premier Race Tour. Primarily designed for historic cars.
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The Scoop at More London, South Bank, Tower Bridge Riverside SE1 2DB.
05-28 Jun 2013 Free Fringe. Wed to Fri 18:30. A week of dance kicks off the festival. Includes tunes from the 30s and 40s, the sensual Brazilian Zouk dance, urban dance styles and Shamanic drumming.
03-26 Jul 2013 Free Music. Wed to Fri 12:30-14:00 and 18:30-21:30. Four weeks of quality live performances. Includes choirs, drumming; African, urban and contemporary music. The AllStars Collective headline Friday evenings.
07 Aug - 01 Sep 2013 Free Theatre. Weds to Sun 18:00 and 20:00. The Thebans directed by Phil Willmott; two productions inspired by the ancient Greek city of Thebes. Prince of Thebes for family audiences is a blend of comedy, adventure, music and puppetry. As twilight gathers, older audiences are invited to discover the terrible fate of the adult Oedipus and his children in Oedipus and Antigone - a new production which combines masterpieces by Aeschylus and Sophocles.
11-27 Sep 2013 Free Film. Wed to Fri 19:30. An inspirational mix of classic, cult and contemporary films. Includes Skyfall, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Frankenweenie; Back to the Future; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly; Les Miserables, Amour and Hitchcock's The Birds.
Free events. Food available, or bring a picnic.
|06-07 Jun 2013 Newark
Nottinghamshire Showground, Newark NG24 2NY.
Thu 09:00-18:00 - buyers two day ticket £20.
The largest event of
its kind in Europe, with up
to 2,500 stands over 84 acres.
Often featured on BBC1's Bargain Hunt.
06-09 Jun 2013 The Gate to Southwell Folk Festival Fri-Mon Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0PT. Roots and folk, dancing on two marquee stages, children's festival, events around town and in local pubs. Real ale, cider, quality food and craft stalls. Camping in adjacent fields and good toilets. Lineup includes Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra (Friday), plus many others including: Dougie MacLean, Le Vent du Nord, Brass Monkey, Breabach, Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings, Beoga, Martyn Joseph, Karine Polwart Trio, Morris On, Calan.
06-12 Jun 2013 [TBC] Appleby Horse Fair, Cumbria Highlight of the year for Gypsies and Travelers and an opportunity to have some fun, see old friends and do some business. Lots of people, lots of horses, lots of hustle and bustle, but no dodgems, no carousels, no big stage. Attendance 40,000.
|07-09 Jun 2013 MINT Polo In The Park Hurlingham Park, Fulham, London SW6 3PR. Eat, drink, shop, socialise, and enjoy a day of entertainment at the leading outdoor polo and lifestyle event in Central London.|
07-09 Jun 2013 [TBC] Wimborne Folk Festival, Dorset Traditional English and Celtic music and dance, Irish, Scottish and clog dancing displays, market stalls, clothing, jewellery and gifts.
08 Jun 2013 [TBC] Great
Knaresborough Bed Race, Yorkshire Saturday.
90 teams of six runners and passenger
run for charitable and community causes. Thousands
of spectators. 10:00 Bed preparation, Castle
Ground. 11:00 Fete and entertainment, Conyngham Hall Field. 11:30 Judging,
13:00 Procession, Castlegate to Conyngham Hall. 15:00 Race Start. 16:30 Presentation of Prizes
08 Jun 2013 [TBC] Northampton Carnival 10:45 Delapre Park
08 Jun 2013 [TBC] Man v Horse Marathon, Wales Sat 11:00 Llanwrtyd Wells. Start at the Town Square, finish at Victoria Wells, a mile away. Lots of vantage points for spectators. Madcap race where the fittest of the fit race against horses. The 22 mile hilly course, down tracks and over moorland, is crafted to make it just possible for man to win.
08 Jun 2013 [TBC] Pangbourne Village Fete Sat 12:00-17:00 The Riverside Meadow. Novelty dog show, tug of war, coconut shy, wellie wanging, egg throwing, climbing wall, boat rides, duck race etc. Pangbourne Village Fete.
08 Jun 2013 [TBC] Blackpool Pride Sat 10:30-12:00 Parade, 3 music stages, party near the pier, wrestling, fair, pub events.
08 Jun 2013 [TBC] Jewellery Charity Event and Family Fun Day, Herts 09:45-17:00 Harriet Kelsall Jewellery Design, Fairclough Hall Farm SG4 7DP. Meet the jewellery designers, see goldsmiths at work, children’s jewellery making workshops, charity raffle. In a nearby field in Fairclough Hall Farm is the annual Classic Car Rally and Picnic organised by the Letchworth Classic Car Club. A large number of vintage and classic cars are on show as well as a bar, jazz band and fun children's activities.
08-09 Jun 2013 Weston-Super-Mare
A major new kite festival on Weston beach.
Invited guest flyers will join with local kite group Avon Kite Flyers in staging aerial displays on the beach throughout the weekend. Spectators will be able to enjoy colourful kites of all shapes and sizes with giant 3D creatures, awesome power kites and synchronised team routines flown to music.
Festival Office c/o ABC, 5 Lilymead Avenue,
Bristol BS4 2BY
08-23 Jun 2013 [TBC] Broomhill Festival, Sheffield. Multiple events.
2013 [TBC] Bucks
Open Studios Largest visual arts
event in the county. 400
artists in 150 venues across Bucks open
their studios and run exhibitions and events for the public to visit. Go
behind the scenes, talk to artists and see work in progress. Demos,
workshops and exhibitions, showcasing a wide range of arts and
- High Wycombe
08-09 Jun 2013 [TBC] Ritchey Bristol Bikefest Sat-Sun 09:00 upper area, Ashton Court. Fast figure of eight course with bridge and short climbs. 12 hour event on Saturday. Sunday is aimed at newer sport riders, and lasts 6 hours. Saturday night live music and bar. Broad selection of the latest bikes and kit available for testing. Camping available for competitors - booking essential. Food and drink in the event village. Spectators welcome.
08-09 Jun 2013 [TBC] Newhaven Fort Living History Weekend, Sussex
08-09 Jun 2013 [TBC] Evesham Balloon Festival Sat-Sun About 20 balloons. Saturday - dawn and dusk launches, hovercraft, fun fair on Crown Meadow, live music, night glow and fireworks. Sunday - family fun run.
08-09 Jun 2013 [TBC] Wandle Jubilee Weekend, London Sat-Sun. Activities for all ages along the river in Wandsworth, Merton, Sutton and Croydon. Events include arts and crafts, heritage and nature discovery activities, archaeology 'digs', historical displays and talks, river clean-ups and music. There are also guided cycle rides, fun runs and other sports activities and a variety of long and short guided walks in parks or along the river. Mostly free.
08-09 Jun 2013 [TBC] Amthai Thai Festival, Wimbledon One of the largest Thai events in the UK. Organised by Amthai Newspaper, the first Thai newspaper in the UK. Authentic Thai culture including Thai music, Thai massage, Thai cultural performances, Thai products and of course Thai foods. There will also be stalls selling Thai goods and crafts and a fun fair for the children. Wimbledon Park (Athletic Stadium) London 11:00-19:00. £3 entrance. Trafalgar Square London Thai Festival - pictures
08-09 Jun 2013 [TBC] Amthai Thai Festival, London Sat-Sun 11:00-18:00 Wimbledon Park. Thai food, musicians, martial artists, dancers, massage, funfair.
08-09 Jun 2013 [TBC] Marlow Town Regatta & Festival Saturday - Regatta and rowing programme set in the beautiful and scenic riverside town of Marlow, with a garden party atmosphere. Sunday Marlow Dragon Boat Festival 600+ participants in 42 teams, combined with overwhelming numbers of supporters creating a fantastic day out. 0845 130 2248 email@example.com for more details.
09 Jun 2013 [TBC] Classic
& Veteran Car Rally, Kent Sun
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09 Jun 2013 [TBC] Nuneaton Carnival Sun 13:00 Caldwell Road - 25 decorated floats, carnival queen, marching bands, majorette troupes, cheerleaders and over 100 walking entries. One of the largest voluntary organised town Carnival's in the country.
09 Jun 2013 [TBC] Great Midlands Fun Run Sun 11:00 Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield. 8.5 mile charity fund raiser. Map
09 Jun 2013 [TBC] Classic Motor Cycle Meet & Run, Eastbourne 09:45-16:45 Western Lawns. 250 classic motorcycles, fun walk, funfair, dancing, live music, morris dancing, charity stalls and refreshments. Classic Motorcycle Run at 11:00 - 60 miles through scenic East Sussex.
09 Jun 2013 [TBC] London-Brighton Classic Car Run Sun 09:00 Brooklands Museum, Weybridge KT13 0QN
09 Jun 2013 [TBC] Peterborough Kite Festival Sunday. Organized by the Great Ouse Kite Fliers club, and held at Ferry Meadows. The eleventh annual kite festival. Many displays from small kites to large inflatables - as an example last year included a 3m lizard, a 3m scuba diver, a pair of legs, a giant Manta ray and novel features like teddy bears being parachuted down and dropping sweets for children. Expect to see exciting club flying. Free to enter but there is a car parking charge. Packed arena program with some excellent kite flying skills on display. Ferry Meadows offers plenty of room for everyone to fly with a huge field for sports and power kites, a single line arena and a childrens workshop and their own arena to fly in.
09-16 Jun 2013 [TBC] Nudefest, Cornwall A weekend of events and activities run by British Naturism that takes place a short distance from Newquay at 25-acre, 400-pitch Newperran Holiday Park. Exclusive use of the park, and nudity will be permitted throughout the event, from midday, Thursday to midday, Sunday. Heated pool, sunbathing terraces, pub, shop & cafe. Two live music sessions, disco, pub quiz, sacred dance, body-painting, yoga, life coaching, sports and exhibitors from the naturist world.
12-15 Jun 2013 [TBC] Crystal Palace Overground Festival Saturday. Westow Park 11:00-18:00. Live music, food, crafts village, frescoball, Tug of War, decorated bike competition, face painting, drumming workshop, magic shows, Supernova drama, Diddidance, healing tent, art workshops etc. The Triangle 11:00 till late. Local bars will host gigs and DJs late into the night, Gipsy Hill Workshops open day with a ceramic workshop for children, a silent auction, painting and tailoring demonstrations, Antenna Studios theatre and poetry, Coopers Yard open air cinema and our vintage hideaway Haynes Lane will come alive with live music.
14-16 Jun 2013 [TBC] Whitehaven Maritime Festival, Cumbria Fri-Sun. Bi-annual. Biggest maritime festival in the UK. Activities on the water, in the air and on the harbour side. Tall ships, air displays, street entertainment, music, drama and re-enactments. Amazing fireworks Friday & Saturday about 22:45. Attendance 250,000 over three days. Free entrance. Contact 01946 694444. Website
14-16 Jun 2013 [TBC] Fuse Medway Festival Fri-Sun. Street entertainment, music and pyrotechnics in and around Rochester, Kent. Video www.fusefestival.org.uk
14-16 Jun 2013 [TBC] Oceanfest, Devon Fri-Sun Croyde Bay. Beach ocean sports and music festival. Friday acoustic. Saturday 12:00-23:00 live bands. Sunday until 21:00. See link for tickets.
15 Jun 2013 [TBC] Lewes Carnival. Saturday. Procession from County Hall to Malling Fields, Fairground, Stalls, Displays. Organised by Rotary Club of Lewes Castle.
15 Jun 2013 Dorset
Sat 11:00-16:00 Slades Open Space, Bournemouth BH10 4HF.
Celebrate dogs, green spaces and the countryside. Annual fiesta is packed with fun for people and dogs alike, with agility, dog demos and taster sessions, a fun dog show and lots of stalls, pop-up café, ice-cream, family activities and face-painting and more.
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|15 Jun 2013 LBBS Family Fete
Sat 11:00-17:00 Ringmer Village Green, Lewes,
|15 Jun 2013
Orchid Hunt and Nature Walk
Join us on this fantastic walk and discover the natural gems of the Downs.
Sat 11:00-13:00 Dunstable Downs, Chilterns Gateway Centre, Whipsnade Road, DUNSTABLE, Beds LU6 2GY. Telephone and to book: 01582 500925.
Hopefully the orchids will be in full bloom and you will be surrounded by hundreds. Our wardens will guide you through the different fascinating and beautiful wildlife and plant life found at the Downs. There will be walking up and down the hills. Please wear suitable clothing for the weather. Meet at the Chiltern Gateway Centre. £2 per person. Booking essential. Car parking £2.
15 Jun 2013 [TBC] Trooping The Colour, London Sat 11:00 Horse Guards Parade & The Mall. Official birthday of HM The Queen. The five Household Regiments - Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards take their turn each year. After 12:00 RAF fly-past, watched by members of the Royal Family on the Palace balcony. Trooping The Colour
15 Jun 2013 [TBC] The Old Fair of Abinger Sat 14:00 Village green. Procession, maypole dancing, tug-o-war, Punch & Judy, music, archery, mediaeval stocks, crafts, cakes, produce, toys, books etc. 14:00 Procession - Knights and Maidens, 14:05 Crowning of the May Queen, 14:20 Maypole dancing, 14:50 Terrier racing, 15:20 Children's races, 15:50 Equestrian acrobatics, 16:40 Tug of War, 16:55 Raffle.
15 Jun 2013 [TBC] Throckmorton Airshow Saturday, Throckmorton Airfield. The UK's premier Emergency and Armed Services fun day, attracting 15,000 visitors, in aid of Help for Heroes. Static and flying exhibits, emergency and armed service exhibits etc
15 Jun 2013 [TBC] Oxford Pride Sat 12:00-18:00 Oxpens Field. Parade 12:00 from Ship Street.
15 Jun 2013 [TBC] Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival Sat 10:00-18:00 River Nene, Town Bridge. Britains largest dragon boat event, with races every 10 minutes throughout the day. Over 50 crews and 10,000 spectators. Ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity. Up to 10 people paddle each 30 boat with a drummer at the front and a helm at the tail steering. Food and drink, beer tent, live music. Continuous activities on the bank include mini hovercraft, aeroball, paintball and crossbow shooting, the giant slide and dragon bouncer, fun inflatables, fairground rides, games and sidestalls, rodeo bull, donkey rides and children’s quads. Media sponsor - Hereward FM. More from Gable Events
15 Jun 2013 [TBC] Hanwell Carnival, Ealing Sat 12:00-19:00 Elthorne Park. 11:00 Procession from Hanwell Community Centre. Music Stage with local bands, dog show, craft fair, fun fair, food stalls including English, Indian and Caribbean. The oldest continuous carnival in London - 15,000 visitors.
15 Jun 2013 [TBC] Calderdale Pride Sat 12:00-19:00 Halifax Piece Hall. Festival-style celebration of diversity, with a stage line-up of fantastic local and national interest. Numerous commercial, craft, food and information stalls offering a huge variety of goods and information. Attendance: 9000. Winner of Halifax Courier’s Best New Charity 2011. Previous headline acts have included X Factor's Diva Fever. Free entrance.
15 Jun 2013 [TBC] Shrewsbury Carnival 10:00-17:00 Quarry Park. 14:00 town centre parade of floats & walkers, led by the carnival princess on a horse drawn carriage. Trade stands, charity stalls and displays at Quarry Park. Shropshire Team Challenge - 19:30-21:30 - dressed in Victorian costume each team will compete for a grand prize in one of the following sports: Tilting, 8 Legged Race, Pig Catching, Canon Ball Throw, Tossing the Hay sack, Jingling, Wheelbarrow Race. Info: 01743-233378. Part of the 3 day Shropshire Olympian Festival
15 Jun 2013 [TBC] Crystal Palace Overground Festival Sat 11:00 Westow Park & Crystal Palace Triangle, London SE19 3AN. The best local live music, poetry, theatre, comedy, film, food and fashion. Gourmet food market, crafts, and children's arts workshops. Local bars and shops will host stalls, gigs and DJs into the night. Art market in Victory Place, plus antique and vintage shopping at the Church Road market. Free entrance.
15 Jun 2013 [TBC] Proms in the Park, Bognor Sat 19:30-21:30 Hotham Park. Bring a picnic and a bottle of wine. Last night of the proms classics by the Bognor Regis Concert Band. Free entrance. Bognor Regis Town Council Marketing, Tourism & Events Dept. 01243 825535 Bognor Proms
15 Jun 2013 [TBC] Portchester Gala Sat 12:00 Portchester Castle. Arena events, brass band, fun fair etc. Free entrance. Alan Simpson, 29-31 West Street, Portchester, Hants PO16 9XB. 02392 201629.
15-16 Jun 2013 [TBC] Derby Emergency Services Show Sat-Sun Markeaton Park, Derby. Staged by volunteers and operated on a not for profit basis. Over 50 vehicles on Saturday morning and live events throughout both days.
15-16 Jun 2013 [TBC] World City Music Village, Clissold Park Sat-Sun 13:00-21:00 Clissold Park, Stoke Newington Church Street N4 2EY. Free admission. Cultural Co-operation (CC) is an independent London-based arts & education charity set up in 1987. It promotes intercultural contact and understanding through arts and education activities throughout the year. It is a National Portfolio Organisation funded by Arts Council England. World City Music Village Festival, London Video
15-16 Jun 2013 [TBC] Southampton Kite Festival 10:00-17:30 Lordshill Recreation Ground, Redbridge Lane. Free entry and parking.
15-16 Jun 2013 [TBC] Bristol Festival Of Nature Sat-Sun Harbourside, BristolVoted Bristol’s ‘Tourism Event of the Year’, the Festival of Nature unleashes the city’s wild side once again this summer, taking over the Harbourside. The UK’s largest free celebration of the natural world, the Bristol Festival of Nature lets loose wildlife enthusiasts of all ages to explore, enjoy, and get close to nature in the heart of the city. Throughout the weekend, the festival site will be packed with exciting free activities from over 150 organisations. What's On
2013 [TBC] Polperro
community event run by volunteers for the benefit of this historic and
beautiful Cornish village and it’s surrounding environment. L ive
music of all genres daytime and evening, inside and out, street theatre and
entertainment , parades , morris
dancers , arts
and crafts , drama,
poetry, children’s entertainment , coastal
walks , treasure
hunt, new music
day & schools
day . Marketing
& PR, Robert Springett 07813 303445. Please come and support us. For more information pick up a souvenir programme during
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music of all genres daytime and evening, inside and out, street theatre and
entertainment , parades , morris
dancers , arts
and crafts , drama,
poetry, children’s entertainment , coastal
walks , treasure
hunt, new music
day & schools
day . Marketing
& PR, Robert Springett 07813 303445. Please come and support us. For more information pick up a souvenir programme during
the week or see website.
, parades , morris
dancers , arts
and crafts , drama,
poetry, children’s entertainment , coastal
walks , treasure
hunt, new music
day & schools
day . Marketing
& PR, Robert Springett 07813 303445. Please come and support us. For more information pick up a souvenir programme during
the week or see website.
15-22 Jun 2013 [TBC] Swindon Old Town Festival Jazz concert, ghost walk, hog roast, dog show, beer tent, stalls. Sat family fun day - procession at 11:00.
15-23 Jun 2013 [TBC] Bike Week. A national celebration of freedom, Bike Week is an annual opportunity to promote cycling as a source of fitness and fun. Up and down the UK, thousands of free cycling events will provide the opportunity for everyone from total novices to passionate cyclists to get on their bikes.
15-30 Jun 2012 [TBC] St Albans Festival The best in entertainment, film, literature, theatre, live music, dance and family fun. Multiple events and venues - many free.
15 Jun - 05 Jul 2013 [TBC] Furzedown Festival, London Local venues and Furzedown recreation ground.
16 Jun 2013 [TBC] Gladstone Park Festival, London Sunday 13:00-19:30 Gladstone Park, Kendal Road, NW10. Live music, junior funfair, dog show, community stalls, sports, Dr Bike, green fair, beer tent, food and drink. Free entrance. Gladstone Park Festival
16 Jun 2013 [TBC] Weymouth Vintage Bus Running Day 10:00. Free.
16 Jun 2013 [TBC] Windsor Triathlon Sun 06:00 Alexandra Gardens. 1.5km Swim, 42km Bike, 10km Run. Multi-lap run course includes Windsor Castle, Eton Bridge and High Street. 2500 competitors and thousand of spectators.
16 Jun 2013 [TBC] Congleton Food and Drink Festival Sunday town centre activities include, festival food and farmers market, demos and competitions in the town hall, music and street entertainment, wine tasting, a wild food forage and Beartown Brewery tours.
16 Jun 2013 [TBC] Psychic & Holistic Fair, Southampton. Sun 11:00-16:00 Dolphin Hotel, High Street SO14 2HN. Psychic and holistic therapies, alternative therapies, new age clothing etc. Organised by Seriously Mysterious Fun Entertainments. £2.16 Jun 2013 [TBC] London to Brighton Bike Ride Sunday. 27,000 take part in this annual 54 mile cycle ride for charity. Organised by the British Heart Foundation. Start about 07:00 from Clapham Common. Video BHF Events
16 Jun 2013 [TBC] Manchester Day Parade Sunday. The city's biggest summer event. Over 1800 participants - amazing wheeled structures, vibrant costumes, fantastic street dance and performance. Produced by outdoor events experts Walk the Plank.
16 Jun 2013 [TBC] RMAS Heritage Day, Sandhurst Sun 11:00-16:30 Royal Military Academy, London Road, Camberley, Surrey. Visitors can watch a variety of sporting and military events including polo, cricket, military music and Gurkha Kuhkri dancing, explore some of the famous buildings and enjoy the Academy's beautiful grounds. Admission is free and gates open at 10.30 am. Last entry is at 3.30 pm. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times. For further details please call 01276 412088 / 412179.
16 Jun 2013 [TBC] Twickenham Carnival Sun 12:00-17:00. 12:00 Vibrant carnival parade, bursting with spectacular costumes, dancers and drummers, will set off from York House and wind its way along the riverside to the Carnival Village in the grounds of Orleans House Gallery. Join the crowds dancing to traditional steel pans and the carnival sound system playing everything from Samba to Soca. The Carnival village will showcase the best in traditional music and dance from around the world, along with a craft bazaar, performance workshops, arts activities and a vast array of global food and drink for sale. This annual event is free to attend. Attendance 3,000 and growing.
16 Jun 2013 Newbury
& District Amateur Radio Boot Sale
Annual boot sale organised by the Newbury & District Amateur Radio Society. Demonstrations, displays, clubs, societies and special interest groups, plus over 100 traders selling amateur radio gear, test equipment, computers etc. Newbury Showground, M4, J13. From 09:00. Entrance £2. Newbury ARS Rally & Boot Sale
16 Jun 2013 [TBC] Wellesbourne & Shakespeare Raft Race Sun 09:00. Annual event raises over £10,000 pounds for charity. 7.5 mile course down the river Avon from Wellesbourne to Stratford upon Avon recreation ground.
16 Jun 2013 [TBC] Greenfest, London Sun 13:00-17:00. Furnival Gardens, Hammersmith. Environmental groups - London Cycling Campaign, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund, and kids face painting.
17 Jun 2013 Admiral of the Port's Challenge, London Thu 19:00 Palace of Westminster to Westminster Boating Base - 1.33 miles. Race of traditional Thames Waterman's Cutters, each 34 feet long with seats for up to six rowers and room for a cox and passengers.
17-22 Jun 2013 [TBC] Emerge Festival Shipley Country Park. Bi-annual world music and dance festival. Local young bands, street dancing, craft stalls etc. 01773 719961.
18-22 Jun 2013 [TBC] Royal Ascot Tue-Sat 14:30-18:00. Premier annual horse racing & society event. Ascot request both ladies and gentlemen dress in a smart manner in keeping with the occasion. Ladies Day Thursday. Military bands perform on the bandstand and in the Silver Ring on each day of the Royal Meeting. Free entrance to the heath, inside the course. Royal Ascot
19-24 Jun 2013 [TBC] Midsummer Fair, Cambridge One of the country’s most historic traditional fairs – a perfect, fun-packed outing on Midsummer Common for all the family with thrilling rides to suit everyone from little ones upwards. Civic opening procession Wednesday.
20-22 Jun 2013 [TBC] Dent Music And Beer Festival A weekend of music and family fun set in a beautiful location on the the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, 16 miles east of Kendal. 25 mainly Acoustic Acts covering Folk, Blues, Country, Bluegrass and Jazz on 2 stages. Free admission.
20-23 Jun 2013 [TBC] Leigh Folk Festival Thu-Sun. One of the largest free folk roots music and dance events in the UK. 100's of performers and thousands of spectators at various locations. Fri evening pub sessions, Sat pm family events in Leigh Library Gardens and Broadway, Sat evening barn dance and music in the Old Town. On Sunday, the Festival completely takes over the Old Town with dancing and stage events happening all along the High Street, on the wharfs and on every piece of open space. In the evening there is the family barn dance and music sessions in local pubs. Sunday 13:00 - procession of Dance Sides from Belton Flyover to Victoria Wharf. Leigh Folk Festival
20-23 Jun 2013 [TBC] Taste of London Festival Thu-Sun Regents Park. The capital’s biggest food and drink event with an attendance of 50,000. Taste of the World festivals are held in 15 major cities around the world. Tel 020 7471 1092. More
20-23 Jun 2013 The Royal Highland Show Thu-Sun. About £20 per day (accompanied under 16's free). Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston 0131 335 6200. Map
21-29 Jun 2013 Greenwich Festival Nine day roller-coaster of theatre, dance and spectacle. The best of UK and international street arts will bring extraordinary sights and sounds to Greenwich and East London. Greenwich Festival
21 Jun 2012 Summer Solstice, Stonehenge Watch the new dawn arrive. English Heritage provide managed, Free access and a free, lit, marshaled car park, located close to Airmans Cross A344/A360 junction. You will be given a site map. Please note your row number to locate your vehicle later. Monument and car park open from 19:00. 1km grass walk to Stonehenge - a small torch may be useful. Sunrise about 05:00. Food and toilets available. Bag search at entrance, with a modest alcohol limit. Attendance 20,000 to 35,000. Video Solstice 2012
|21 Jun 2012 National
Fri 19:30-22:30 Chilterns Gateway Centre, Whipsnade Road, DUNSTABLE LU6 2GY. email@example.com
Summer punch reception, 2 course barbeque and live music for £20 per person.
21-29 Jun 2013 [TBC] The Hoppings, Newcastle Europe's largest traveling fair, Town Moor. Last week in June. Over 60 rides appealing to all ages - from roller coasters and funhouses to teacups and big wheels. Alongside all of these rides are dozens of catering units. 13:30-23:00 daily.
21-30 Jun 2013 Portsmouth Festivities Ten-day annual arts festival presenting a diverse programme of events celebrating Portsmouth’s history and heritage. What's On
21-30 Jun 2013 [TBC] Brighton Japan Festival
22 Jun 2013 [TBC] Tottenham Carnival and Festival Sat 11:00 Parade from Eade Road to Bruce Castle Park. 12:00-19:00 Party in the Park with 3 music stages. Free entrance. www.tottenhamcarnival.co.uk
22 Jun 2013 [TBC] World Worm Charming Championships Sat 14:00 Willaston County Primary School, Willaston, Nantwich. Spectator entrance £1.
22 Jun 2013 [TBC] Heart of the Forest Festival Sat 11:00 Measham, Leicestershire. Street entertainers, parade, marching bands, vintage vehicles, funfair, dog show, donkey rides, tug of war, biplane aerobatics, 100 stalls.
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Harriet Kelsall Jewellery Design Ltd, Fairclough Hall Farm, Halls Green, Herts SG4 7DP. 01462 790565.
Sat 22 Jun 2013 Inspiration Through Design - a talk by Rebecca Howarth, our award-winning jewellery designer. 11:00.
22 Jun 2013 [TBC] Aldershot Garrison Show
Sat 10:00-18:00 Queens Parade, Queens
Avenue, Aldershot. Big military event, replaces the Army show.
Expected attendance 20,000. The largest show of Army assets in the Country. Arena displays, traders & exhibitors, children’s rides and much more.
Displays include: The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment’s Freefall Parachute Display Team. The Flying Gunners motorcycle display team. The Band of the Army Air Corps. Free entrance.
22 Jun 2013 [TBC] Tiptree Carnival, Essex Sat 13:30 Main event at Thurstable School - stalls, food, drink and local bands. 19:00 evening procession. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org 07800 893435
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22 Jun 2013 [TBC] Avon
15:00 Avon Dassett, Warwickshire.
22-23 Jun 2013 [TBC] AfricaOye, Liverpool Sat-Sun 12:00-21:30 Sefton Park. The largest free African music festival in the UK.
22-23 Jun 2013 [TBC] West End Live, Trafalgar Square, London Sat 11:00-18:00 Sun 12:00-18:00 Trafalgar Square. Showcase of West End theatre productions. Free entrance. What's On www.westendlive.co.uk
22-23 Jun 2013 [TBC] Petersfield Festival of Food & Drink 120 stalls selling food and drink, cookery demonstrations from celebrity chefs, live music and entertainment.
22-23 Jun 2013 Midsummer Watch Parade, Chester Sat-Sun 14:00-15:30. Cavalcade of medieval characters including giants, beasts, animated tableaux and a kaleidoscope of costumed characters. Town Hall Square, St Werburgh Street, Eastgate Street, Watergate Street, Bridge Street, Northgate Street, Town Hall Square. Gallery Video
22-23 Jun 2013 [cancelled] Lowestoft Seafront Airshow Thu-Fri 12:30-17:30. Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Red Arrows, Tucano, Hawk (subject to sevicability), King Air, The Blades, Tigers Parachute Team, Hawker Hunter, Wing Walkers, Vulcan etc. Ground displays, funfair, music. Free, but voluntary donation appreciated. Map
22-28 Jun 2013 [TBC] Armed Forces Day, Weymouth Beach assault, war games, bridge building demonstration, colourful parades, drills, cannon and musket firing.
22 Jun - 07 Jul 2013 [TBC] TakePart, Brighton & Hove A two week programme for schools with over eighty different taster activities including sailing, windsurfing. skateboarding, volleyball.
23 Jun 2013 Love Food Festival
Sun 11:00-16:00 Newark Park, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7PZ.
You can expect a bustling producers market with everything you need for your own midsummer feast from deliciously soft cheeses to freshly baked bread and cakes, superb local jams, handmade chocolates, local wine, oils and sauces and much more. Local produce, street food, a talk on foraging and how to make some delicious wild treats at home. Children's activities - painting, planting, and storytelling and a treasure hunt.
Free entrance to the festival, but normal admission prices apply to the house.
23 Jun 2013 [TBC] Thai Festival, Epsom Sun 10:00-18:30 Hook Road Arena KT19 8QH. Music & dance, Thai Boxing, Thai carving. About £3.
23 Jun 2013 [TBC] Derbyshire County Show Shardlow showground. Parade ring. Horses, dogs, vintage vehicles, horticultural and floral tent. 01332 793068
23 Jun 2013 [TBC] Olney Duck and Raft Races Sunday, Emberton Park. 13:00 Duck Race, 14:00 Raft Race, from the weir. At the finishing line by the town steps there are amusements, refreshments and live music. Tel 07743 983686.
23 Jun 2013 [TBC] Meditation in the Park Sunday 12:00-17:00 Russia Dock Woodland Ecological Park, London SE16 (old South London docks). Free community event with an attendance of 2500 - one of London’s best kept secrets. Relax in an urban woodland sanctuary, win prizes for the best healthy picnics and try out various hands-on workshops. Instruction in yoga and meditation, cheese, yoghurt and pasta making, guided nature walks, fruit smoothies and Make Your Own Muesli stands. Similar to a village fete, with plenty to do. The only requirement is to bring a homemade picnic in order to win one of the many prizes. Organised by local professionals who volunteer their time and skills to give something back to their community.
23-29 Jun 2013 [TBC] Mevagissey Feast Week Sun-Sat 6 days. Mevagissey, Cornwall. Live music, dancing, processions, raft races and more. Provisional details, subject to change: Sunday 15:00 big fish procession, 16:30 air-sea rescue. Friday 20.00 live music on the quay. Saturday 19:30 carnival, 22.45 fireworks. Festival Office, 53 Lavorrick Orchards, Mevagissey, PL26 6TL. Tel: 01726 74014.
24-30 Jun 2013 [TBC] Purley Festival A free festival of events, workshops and music. Finale on the Rotary Fields (Brighton Road, opposite Christchurch CR8 2BN) on Sat-Sun with a music stage, beer tent, food, activities, stalls and more for all ages. A community, not-for profit event.
26-30 Jun 2013 Glastonbury Festival
26-30 Jun 2013 [TBC] Henley Royal Regatta About 100 races over five days, on a 1 mile 550 yard course, which takes approximately seven minutes to cover.
27-28 Jul 2013 Maidenhead Carnival Town centre & Kidwels Park. Saturday - town centre, live music in Kidwells Park & fireworks at 22:30. Sunday 12:00 Carnival parade, Kidwells Park.
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28 Jun 2013 [TBC] Moonriders London-Brighton Night Bike Ride Fri Alexandra Palace to Brighton Seafront. Hundreds of Moonriders in aid of some special charities. A party atmosphere at the start, full hospitality en-route, and a celebration at the finish. Open to all abilities; some will speed through the night and others take a more leisurely pace. Riders aim to complete the 100km course just as the sun rises over Brighton seafront.
28-30 Jun 2013 [TBC] Godiva Festival & Carnival, Coventry UK's Biggest and Best Free Family Festival. War Memorial Park. Attendance 85,000. Friday night retro stars, Saturday a rockier edge, Sunday more relaxed. Top class live music, family entertainment, carnival procession, demonstrations, community groups and Funfair. The festival is free - no ticket required. www.godivafestival.com
28-30 Jun 2013 [TBC] Morris Minor National Rally Kelmarsh Hall, Northampton. Traders, music, food & bar etc.
28-30 Jun 2013 [TBC] Dundee Blues Bonanza Dundee's free blues music festival held in multiple city centre venues, all within easy walking distance of each other. Run by a voluntary committee, from modest beginnings its present level includes a massive UK complement, plus many International acts. Attracts over 12,000 fans to more than 120 live performances in 30 city centre venues.
28-30 Jun 2013 [TBC] Southwark Irish Festival, London Fri St.Thomas More Hall SE22. Ceili night. Sat 11:00-18:30 Peckham Common. Irish dancing, music & sports. Sun 11:00-19:00 Peckham Common. Music stages, dancing & family entertainment. Free entrance. 07958 903410 email@example.com
29 Jun 2013 [TBC] Pride London Sat 11:00 Procession - Portman Square to Trafalgar Square. Main stage entertainment in Trafalgar Square until 18:00. 2012 Video Previous Videos: Procession Trafalgar Square Trafalgar Square 2 Pride London
29 Jun 2013 [TBC] Round The Island Race, Cowes Saturday, Cowes. Round the Island Race is the largest annual yacht race of its kind in the world. 1830 boats 16,000 keen sailors. Olympic medallists and round-the-world skippers mix with first timers and family cruisers to complete the 50 nautical mile course round the Isle of Wight. Fri-Sat Regatta Village in Cowes Yacht Haven off High Street - free entry. Plenty of activities and evening live entertainment. Map & times. Round the Island Race
29 Jun 2013 [TBC] Ryde Arts Festival Parade Sat Lunchtime - Union Street, Ryde Isle Of Wight PO33 2LF. Over 1000 performers take part in the Island’s largest mixed arts event. This must-see parade has all the excitement and panache of a flamboyant Mardi gras carnival & marks the start of Ryde Arts Festival, a ten-day program of fun-filled activities set at various locations throughout the town. 17:30-19:30 Music in Vernon Square. Tel 01983 817280 More
29 Jun 2013 Armed Forces Day Multiple events & locations.
29 Jun 2013 [TBC] Bournville Village Festival 14:00-22:30 Cadburys Recreation Ground, Linden Road, Bournville B30 1UE. Family day out, with maypole dancing and a full day's arena events. Fireworks at 22:00. Entrance about £2.50.
29 Jun 2013 [TBC] The Sumo Run. Sat 10:00 Bandstand, Battersea Park, London. Fancy Dress Charity 5k fun run in which participants dress in inflatable Sumo Suits.
29 Jun 2013 [TBC] Great Dorset Stinging Nettle Eating Contest Sat 12:00-23:00 The George Inn, Chideock DT6 6JD. Live music and entertainment.
29 Jun 2013 [TBC] Glow Dance Festival Spectacular Torch-lit Performance Event Saturday, Castle Green, Hereford.
29 Jun 2013 [TBC] Clapham Street Party Sat 14:00-22:00 Kazbar, Edgeley Road.
Ealing Summer Festivals Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, Ealing W5.
29 Jun 2013 [TBC] Greenford Carnival. Sat
29 Jun 2013 [TBC] Greenford Carnival, London 12:00-19:00 Ravenor Park. Music, dance, sports, arts, crafts and funfair, food, drink and community stalls. This a great day out for the whole family. About £2.
29-30 Jun 2013 [TBC] Chesterfield Canal Festival Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00 Staveley Town Basin S43 3XZ. Canal boats, vintage bus & steam train tours, entertainment marquee, children’s rides, canoeing, birds of prey, stalls and food & drink including a real ale bar. Saturday night concert. firstname.lastname@example.org 01246 477569.
29-30 Jun 2013 [TBC] Stratford River Festival Sat-Sun. Live music, stalls, market traders, food & drink, plus street entertainment around Stratford Upon Avon. Attendance 20,000. Free.
29-30 Jun 2013 Preston Park Fire Engine & Vintage Vehicle Rally Sat-Sun 11:00 Preston Hall Museum and Park, Eaglescliffe TS18 3RH. Preserved & new fire engines and vintage vehicles, craft & trade stalls & fun activities for the children. Modest admission charge gives access to the museum and historic street.
29-30 Jun 2013 [TBC] Wellingborough Carnival and Party in the Park Sat 13:00 Parade, Broad Green to Croyland Park. Sun 12:00 live music by local bands in Croyland Park. Free. 07979 506120.
29 Jun - 07 Jul 2013 [TBC] Peterborough Arts Festival Embankment and riverside Town and Country Fair, Boat Festival, Market stalls selling traditional goods and local produce, animal displays including birds of prey and shire horses and a range of traditional vehicles.
29 Jun - 14 Jul 2013 [TBC] Spirit of the Sea Festival, Weymouth
30 Jun 2013 [TBC] Canada Day, London Sun 10:30-22:00 Trafalgar Square. Live Music, food, street performance, meet the Mounties, hockey matches etc. Free entrance.
30 Jun 2013 [TBC] London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival. Sunday 10:00 London Regatta Centre, Royal Albert Docks (opposite City Airport). 40 teams. Shore entertainment & food. Organised by the London Chinatown Lions Club.
30 Jun 2013 [TBC] Capital Age Festival, London Sunday 14:00-18:00 Bernie Spain Gardens, South Bank. London’s largest, liveliest and most vibrant cultural festival programmed by and for older people and their families. The festival welcomes Londoners of all ages. Live music, street theatre, workshops and tea tent. This free annual event, takes place as part of Coin Street Festival, a series of summer festivals. Coin Street Festival, London
30 Jun 2013 [TBC] Capital to Coast, London to Hove Charity Bike Ride. Sunday. 2000 riders expected. Start 07:15 and 10:00 London Eye. Choose from 3 starting points 75, 60 or 30 miles.
30 Jun 2013 [TBC] Keynsham Music Festival, Bristol Sun 12:00-22:00 Memorial Park, Keynsham. Some of the best unsigned bands in the region as well as lots to do for the family, delicious food, real ales, stalls, creative workshops. Attendance 10,000. Free entrance. Top Stage Fairtrade River Stage Time Out Stage Performance Stage
30 Jun 2013 [TBC] Cats
Protection Summer Fete Sun 10:00-16:00 National Cat Centre
, Chelwood Gate
, Chelwood Gate
31 Jun - 08 Sep 2013 [TBC] Watch This Space Festival, London The National Theatre’s annual outdoor festival with a range of theatre, circus, dance and music performances for all ages - many free.
04 -07 Jul 2013 [TBC] Norwich Mayors Celebration Fri: world market, uphill cycle Races. Sat: world market, 5k Road Race, carnival procession, street acts in the county, fireworks, tree illuminations. Sun: river swim, world market, summer fayre, stalls, cafés, music, performance art, duck race. Norwich Mayors Celebration
05-06 Jul 2013 [TBC] British Beach Polo Championships Fri-Sat Sandbanks, Dorset. £25 general admission, £50 including evening beach party.
05 -07 Jul 2013 [TBC] Cambridge Big Weekend Fri-Sun Parker's Piece. Free event. Fri 18:00-22:00 live music, fireworks. Sat parade, circus, music, dance. Sun Asian Mela, world music.
05 -07 Jul 2013 [TBC] Winchester Hat Fair Fri-Sun. A weekend of absurd and enchanting street theatre. Saturday evening procession. Sunday 12:00-18:00 Picnic in the Park at Oram's Arbour, with performances, food market, crafts and children's workshops. Video Winchester Hat Fair
05 -07 Jul 2013 [TBC] ClogFest Sat-Sun Skipton, North Yorks. Held on the second weekend in July to celebrate English Step Dance.
05 -07 Jul 2013 [TBC] East of England Show Fri-Sun Peterborough Showground. Livestock, show jumping, motor show, working steam, flower & garden pavilion, horses, farmers market and hundreds of retail stands. About £15.
05-14 Jul 2013 [TBC] Birmingham International Jazz Festival More jazz per square metre than New Orleans - multiple venues citywide.
05-21 Jul 2013 [TBC] Brass:
Durham Internation al Festival
al FestivalCombining brass, folk, opera, dance and spectacular outdoor theatre in stunning venues and city streets.
06 Jul 2013 [TBC] Lewisham Peoples Day Saturday Mountsfield Park. An eclectic mix of entertainment including music, dance and wonderful street theatre as well as children’s activities, sports, fashion shows and crafts. Attendance 30,000. Free entrance. Themed stages. Lewisham Peoples Day
06 Jul 2013 [TBC] World Tin Bath Championships, Isle of Man. Saturday Castletown Harbour. A hundred competitors and thousands of spectators. There are also snake races, short entertainment displays, and even a rope drop. A fun afternoon for the whole family, as wacky races hit the Isle of Man.
06 Jul 2013 [TBC] Guildford Lions Raft Race Saturday. Guildford Millmead to Stoughton Waterside Centre. Rafters raise funds for charities. Preparation begins at 13:00 and the race starts at 15:00. Spectators attend for free. Call Guildford Lions on 01483 546046 for more details. Video
06 Jul 2013 [TBC] Stobart Summer Festival Sat - Carlisle Racecourse. Headliners - Madness. Attendance about 9,000.
06 Jul 2013 [TBC] Stamford Riverside Festival Sat 13:00-23:00 Stamford meadows, Stamford, Lincs. Biggest music and arts event in the area. Hosting 30 musical acts on three stages - acoustic, rock and dance. Real ale beer festival, arts tent, kids activities, stalls and firework finale. Attendance 10,000. About £7.
06 Jul 2013 [TBC] Maindee Festival, Nr Newport Sat 12:00-18:00. Free community arts event and vibrant parade. Live music, traders, stalls and international food and drink.
06 Jul 2013 [TBC] Sharrow Festival Sat 12:00-20:00 Mount Pleasant Park, Sheffield. Two music stages, global food, crafts, circus skills & street dance. Free.
06 Jul 2013 [TBC] Southampton Mela Sat 12:00-21:00 Hoglands Park, City Centre. Leading Indian Classical, Folk, World Music, Qawwali and Asian fusion. Live music and dance on the main stage, workshops and demonstrations in Music & Dance and Arts & Crafts. Family fun with a range of Arts & Crafts activities, a designated play area and a funfair. Stalls - varying from ethnic clothes and accessories, beauty and henna hand tattooing, arts & crafts. Attendance 20,000. Free entrance. 023 8022 6212 or email email@example.com Facebook
06 Jul 2013 [TBC] Leicester Cosmopolitan Carnival. Sat 14:00-22:00 Manor House Community Centre. Live bands, dance, arts activities and workshops, fire and light projections and carnival procession.
06 Jul 2013 [TBC] St Ives Carnival, Cambridgeshire Saturday 12:00 Parade of Floats through the town centre into Warner's Park. Stalls, side shows, fair, refreshments, licenced bar and entertainment on and off the stage. Sunday 12:00-21:00 about 12 local bands and barbeque.
06 Jul 2013 [TBC] Park Life, Bracknell 12:00-18:00 South Hill Park, Bracknell. Free celebration focusing in on new and exciting companies in performing arts.
06 Jul 2013 [TBC] Littlehampton Carnival Saturday From 10:00 Town Centre. 18:00 Procession.
06 Jul 2013 St Paul's Caribbean Carnival, Bristol
Sat 13:00 Portland Square area. Mas bands, about 15 static sound systems, carnival food and drink. If you like carnivals, you will love St Pauls. 0117 944 4176. St Pauls Caribbean Carnival
06 Jul 2013 Bermondsey Beat Sat 12:00-18:00 The Bandstand, Jamaica Road, London SE16. Live bands, food, fun fair and possible fireworks. Attendance 30,000. Free entrance. Recent acts include Alexander O'Neal, The Blockheads, The Bachelors. Bermondsey Beat
06 -07 Jul 2013 Paddle Round The Pier, Brighton Sat-Sun. Mad cap charity water event attracts 30,000 people. Races throughout the weekend. Typical line-up: Saturday 09:00 Sea Swim Competition, 10:00 Kayak Demo, 11:15 Bike Show, 12:00 Urban Athletics Parkour, 12:30 White Crane Martial Arts, 13:00 British Surf Ski Race, 14:00 Coastguard Helicopter & Lifeboat Demo, 18:00 Wakeboard Demo. Sunday 10:00 Inshore Rescue Boats, 11:00 Surf Life Saving, 11:15 Bike Show, 12:00 Urban Athletics Parkour, 12:30 White Crane Martial Arts, 13:00 Paddle Something Unusual, 14:00 Paddle Round The Pier.
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06-07 Jul 2013 999 Weekend, Eastbourne Sat-Sun Western Lawns. The largest public display of the emergency services in the UK. Promotes the 999 services to the community. Arena events, including Police Dog demonstration, extinguishing kitchen fires and mock road crash scenes demonstrating the emergency response. There are sea-borne displays from the RNLI and Coastguard and it is anticipated helicopters from the Police, Coastguard search & rescue, and a fixed wing Coast Guard search plane will fly by. Attendance 30,000. More
06-07 Jul 2013 [TBC] Maritime Modelling Festival, Weymouth Sat-Sun.10:00. 1000 static models on display in the Pavilion Ocean Room, trade stands, marine craft exhibition, live warship battles. Radipole Lake - display of model boats and action on the water. Pier - National Grand Prix Power Boat Racing. Free beach and esplanade events. 01305 785754
06 -07 Jul 2013 [TBC] Hobby Horse Festival, Banbury Sat-Sun. First weekend in July. Morris dancing & general horsing about. Sat 15:00 procession, Sun 13:30 parade of beasts.
06 -07 Jul 2013 [TBC] Brighton Kite Festival Sat-Sun 11:00-17:00 Stanmer Park. One of the longest running kite festivals in the UK, and still free. Spectacular kite flying and displays from leading kite flyers from around the UK. More Kite Events
06-07 Jul 2013 Heddington & Stockley Steam Rally One of the biggest steam rallies in the area, attracting exhibitors and visitors from all over the country, who enjoy our friendly and relaxed rally. Vintage traction engines in full steam, miniature steam, stationary engines, tractors, classic cars, motor cycles and bygones. Large display of military and commercial vehicles. Large trade area.
06-07 Jul 2013 [TBC] Music on the Moor festival, Hemel Hempstead Rock and pop on Saturday and jazz, blues and classical music on Sunday. Other attractions include the Ecology & Community Village, children’s activities, percussion workshops and poetry reading. Free biennial event from the Box Moor Trust, in partnership with Hemel Hempstead School. 01442 253300. Map
06-14 Jul 2013 [TBC] Stafford Festival Street theatre, live music, and party in the park.
Ealing Summer Festivals Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, Ealing W5.
06 Jul 2013 [TBC] Acton Carnival. Sat
07 Jul 2013 [TBC] Kelvedon Music Festival, Essex Sat 12:00-19:30. Two live music stages. Free entrance. Map
07 Jul 2013 [TBC] Hinckley BID Soap Box Derby Sun 11:00-15:00 Castle Street, Hinckley. Annual fun day for teams, supporters and spectators, open to ages 12-70. Prizes will be awarded to competitors in recognition of their dedication to the day. Themed soap boxes encouraged, and viewing is free for spectators. Prospective teams contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 01455 698494
07 Jul 2013 [TBC] Bognor Regis Carnival Sat 14:30 Parade Regis Centre Car Park - into Clarence Road, Esplanade, West Street, Aldwick Road, Park Road and then right onto Marine Drive West. It will finish at West Park, where the presentation of the Awards will take place. This will be followed by entertainment with Benson's Fun-Fair and fireworks. Bognor Regis Lions Club - 01243 864001. email@example.com
07 Jul 2013 [TBC] Portishead Raft Race Sunday. 30 Rafts. 12:00 Music Starts, 12:30 Edible Boat Regatta, 13:00 First Raft Race, 15:30 Raft Race Final, 16:00 Music headline act.
07 Jul 2013 [TBC] British Pedal Car Grand Prix Sunday 14:00 New Milton. About 40 "formula one" pedal cars race for 2 hours around a 1 kilometer course. 10,000 spectators.
07 Jul 2013 [TBC] T4 On The Beach. Sunday. Weston Super Mare. Impressive music festival with an attendance of 30,000. About £35
07-20 Jul 2013 [TBC] Wenlock Olympian Games A multitude of sporting events over 5 days.
Soap Box Derbys
09-11 Jul 2013 [TBC] Great Yorkshire Show Great Yorkshire Showground. Attendance 125,000. At the Show
11 Jul 2013 [TBC] Standard Chartered Great City Race, London Thu19:15 Start & finish at the Honourable Artillary Company Ground in The City (near Finsbury Square). 5km route with public catering, full road closures, takes in St Pauls Cathedral, Tower 42 and the Bank of England. About 6,500 runners. Managed by the London Marathon team. Map
11-14 Jul 2013 [TBC] Mouth Of The Tyne Festival Thu-Sun. Live music, art and pyrotechnics, with a maritime flavour - north and south of the river, all weekend. Spectacular parade & fireworks 21:30-23:00 on Saturday. Map1 - Tyneside Map2 - South Shields
12 Jul 2013 [TBC] Waterloo Carnival, London Friday 12:00-21:00. Procession of 300 people at 13:30. Live music stage, outside Cubana, Lower Marsh. Carnival de Cuba @ Waterloo carnival - www.carnival-de-cuba.com
12 Jul 2013 [TBC] Oxted Pram Race 19:15
12-13 Jul 2013 [TBC] Huddersfield Carnival Fri: 21:00 Warm up at Huddersfield Carnival Arts Centre. Sat: 00:00-03:00 D'Jouvert Night Procession - music, revelry, paint, mud and oil. 13:00 Carnival Procession, Hudawi Cultural Centre, to town centre. 13:00-21:00 Local artists & Caribbean food - St George’s Square, St Peter’s Gardens & Market Place. Carnival After Party at The Lime, Huddersfield Carnival Centre, Westgate. In 2012 the main event after the procession, attracting 25,000, was relocated from Greenhead Park to the town centre.
12-14 Jul 2013 Willow Festival, Peterborough Fri 16:00-23:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-23:00 Peterborough Embankment. 120 bands, 6 stages, 50,000 attendance. Format as in previous years, but with further attractions. Bands perform at their own cost. TWF is run by unpaid volunteers, and is non-profit making. Free event with quality music from punk to jazz. Video The Willow Festival, Peterborough
12-14 Jul 2013 [TBC] Brouhaha Carnivals & Festivals, Liverpool Events include Carnival City, World In Princes Park, Liverpool International Carnival and Lost Paradise
12-14 Jul 2013 [TBC] Brazilica, Liverpool The UK's biggest Samba Carnival, with Saturday night-time parade. Parade attendance 40,000. The festival weekend will feature vibrant art exhibitions, interactive family activities, drumming workshops, capoeira demonstrations and a samba parade. Live music, dance and South American cuisine.
12-14 Jul 2013 [TBC] British Rowing Championships 800 entrants. National Water Sports centre, Nottingham.
12-14 Jul 2013 [TBC] Bus Stop Sat-Sun Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum. Event welcoming all VW vehicle owners. Trade stands, vehicles & parts, live music and on-site camping.
12-20 Jul 2013 [TBC] Manchester Jazz festival 60 gigs, 300 hundred musicians and hours of live music, plus a full array of special events and activities, indoors and out, on stage and on screen.
13 Jul 2013 [TBC] Uckfield Festival Big Day Out Sat 10:00-17:00 Big Day with street performers, arena events, dance and music. Bring a picnic. Free admission. 13:30 Amazing Procession with Giant Carnival Figures, High Street to Luxfield Field. Uckfield Festival Video
13 Jul 2013 [TBC] Romsey Beggars Fair Saturday. Music, dance and street entertainment, Romsey, Hampshire. Folk, jazz, blues and world music, colourful dance displays and children’s entertainment. From big bands on the Cornmarket stage to acoustic music in gardens and pub sessions - the day has a great atmosphere. Free event.
13 Jul 2013 [TBC] Dorset Charity Horse and Dog Show Saturday. Homelands Farm, Three Legged Cross, Nr. Wimborne, Dorset BH21 6QZ. Run on behalf of the Wimborne & Ferndown Lions Club. All profits will go to Dorset Charities and other worthwhile causes. 350 Horses and 200 dogs, numerous trade stands, ferret racing, children's rides, show jumping and other entertainment activities in the main ring for the Public to enjoy.
13 Jul 2013 [TBC] Derby Caribbean Carnival Sat 13:00 Parade Pear Street to city centre.
13-14 Jul 2013 [TBC] Eastbourne Extreme Sat-Sun 11:00-17:00 Eastern seafront. One of the biggest FREE extreme sports festivals in the UK! Kick off the summer holidays with an adventure filled weekend on Eastbourne seafront at the south coast's coolest, fastest and most intense FREE sports festival. Featuring a huge line up of air, land and water based outdoor pursuits. Get involved and get your adrenaline pumping! Eastbourne Extreme
13-14 Jul 2013 [TBC] Tewkesbury Medieval Festival Europes biggest free medieval event. Sat 11:00 Festival opens, 12:00 Archery on Windmill Hill, 15:00 Falconry display, 16:00 Battle re-enactment, 18:00 Events move into town. 19:00 Storming the Abbey, 19:30 Trial and be-heading of captured Lancastrians. Sun 11:00 Site opens, 11:30 Guided walk, 12:00 Archery competition, 13:30 Guided walk, 14:00 Falconry display, 15:00 Battle re-enactment, 17:00 Festival ends.
13-14 Jul 2013 [TBC] Rythms Of The World Festival Sat 12:00-23:00 Sun 12:00-21:00 Hitchin Priory, Tilehouse St, SG5 2DL. Seven stages, around 140 acts, Family Area, Community Art in 20 acres of parkland. Attendance 23,000. The Main Stage - world music. The Nettlebed Stage - softer Afro beat, blues, Americana. BBC Stage - indie, funk, hip hop and rock to metal, punk and country. St Mary’s Stage - folk, bluegrass, jazz, gospel. Arcadeclectic Stage - poets, musicians. Priory Park Stage - chilled out tunes & grassy picnic space. The Arena - village fete, dance and sports. About £10. Video
12-14 Jul 2013 Sompting Festival Fri-Mon. Multiple community events.
13-14 Jul 2013 [TBC] Royal International Air Tattoo Sat-Sun RAF Fairford. The biggest UK air show - attendance 167,000. See site for tickets.
13-14 Jul 2013 [TBC] Taste Of the World, Sussex Sat-Sun 10:00-16:00 Fontwell Park Racecourse, Arundel BN18 0SX. A celebration of food and culture from around the world; with cuisines from the Far East to North Africa, the Caribbean to Central Asia, the Mediterranean to Africa, Europe to the Americas and the British isles. Includes live celebrity cooking demonstrations, creative cooking activites for the whole family, cake decorating competition, plus stands from top food specialists from all over the UK Entrance £2, under 16's free.
13-14 Jul 2013 [TBC] Bourne Free, Bournemouth Sat-Sun. Pride weekend. Parade on Friday at 19:00 from The Triangle, through town.
13-14 Jul 2013 [TBC] Dunstable Downs Kite Festival Sat-Sun 11:00-17:00 Dunstable Downs LU6 2NB. Run in association with the National Trust, and featuring some of the worlds greatest and most beautiful kites. Free entrance, £2 parking.
13-14 Jul 2013 [TBC] Manchester Mela. Sat-Sun. Platt Fields Park. Walk the Plank will perform 'In the Dhol drum', a spectacular of Bhangra, theatre and pyrotechnics more
13-21 Jul 2013 [TBC] Shoreditch Festival, London Regent's Canal and Shoreditch Park. Free entrance. Friday 19:30-21:30 Philharmonic Orchestra & Fireworks. Shoreditch Festival
13-21 Jul 2013 [TBC] London 2012 Open Weekend The 2012 Open Weekend returns to celebrate art, culture, sport, and everything that makes up the London 2012 Games. Last year around 700,000 people enjoyed 655 events. This year promises to be bigger and better – a three-day celebration for the whole of the UK. Find an Event
14 Jul 2013 Race For Life, Hyde Park Sunday, Hyde Park, London. Women's charity runs. 09:00 10k run, 11:00 5k run. Race For Life, London Video
14 Jul 2013 [TBC] McMichael Radio Rally & Car Boot Sale Sun 09:30 Reading Rugby Football Club, Sonning Lane RG4 6ST. Annual Sale of amateur radio equipment, test equipment, computers etc. Large Car Boot area, licensed bar, barbecue, demonstrations and displays by special interest groups. Indoor area for Traders. McMichael Radio Rally
13-14 Jul 2013 Basingstoke Live
Sat 13:00-22:30, Sun 13:00-19:30 War Memorial Park, Basingstoke RG21 4AH.
Free festival in the heart of Basingstoke, showcasing the best in local artists alongside national and international performers.
Five stages packed with a mix of music and dance from a huge range of artists.
14 Jul 2013 [TBC] British 10K London Run Sunday 09:35 Hyde Park Corner on Piccadilly. Olympic athletes and celebrities from stage and screen, as well as tens of thousands of fun runners who raise over a million pounds for charity Map
14-16 Jun 2013 Great North Swim, Windermere
17-21 Jul 2013 [TBC] War and Peace Show Wed-Sun 09:00-18:00 The Hop Farm, Beltring, Kent. The World's largest military vehicles and collectors fair. 3500+ military vehicles, arena events, 1940s fashion, 1000+ stalls. About £18. War and Peace Show
18-26 Jul 2013 [TBC] Wrexham
Science Festival A diverse range of
talks, demonstrations and exhibitions. A key
feature will be a one day family event called Scientriffic,
packed with interactive exhibitions and fun shows.
Jul 2013 [TBC] National Sheepdog Trials, Wales
19-20 Jul 2013 [TBC] Music On The Waterfront, Liverpool Fri-Sat Pier Head. Two free concerts. Fri: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra with popular classics. Sat: Eight stellar music acts
19-21 Jul 2013 [TBC] Bristol Harbour Festival Fri-Sun 12:00-17:00 Bristol Harbour. Attendance 200,000 - one of the most popular free festivals in the West Country. 7 performance stages, 3 fringe stages, historic ships, children’s entertainment, continental market, a fantastic array of food and drink. Free event. Map
19-21 Jul 2013 [TBC] Upton Blues Festival Fri-Sun. Britain’s biggest free blues festival with over 90 performances on 3 official stages and 9 pub stages. Excellent camping facilities. Free event.
19-21 Jul 2013 [TBC] Crawley Mela Sat-Sun. The Hawth, Crawley. African rhythms, Jazz Fusion and international music, free workshops, community stage, stalls, bazaar and funfair. Traditional Indian and international cultures, dancing, music, food, art, fashion, and crafts, together with a wide range of family-oriented amusements and activities. Attendance 10,000. Relaxed friendly family atmosphere. Free entrance. www.crawleymela.org
19-21 Jul 2013 Tramlines Festival, Sheffield Fri-Sun. Expected attendance 175,000. 4 main stages and over 70 venues in the city to explore, including The Leadmill, O2 Academy Sheffield, Barkers Pool, The University of Sheffield, The Harley, The Bowery, the Peace Gardens, Endcliffe Park and the main stage at Devonshire Green - capacity 8,000. 600 national and local artists - Rock, Indie, Pop, Electronic, Dance and Hip Hop. Entry is £6 per day this year. Youtube Channel
19-21 Jul 2013 [TBC] Reedham Beer Festival & Fete, Norfolk Village Hall & Field. Food fair, crafts, boot sale, live music, Morris dancing, barbeque and family activities. Sat 12:00-22:00, Sun 12:00-17:00. 01493 701818.
19-21 Jul 2013 [TBC] Sunderland International Airshow Sat-Sun 10:00-18:00 Seafront, Seaburn. The largest free air show in Europe attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators. Likely B-52, RAF premier aerobatic team, Red Arrows, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Typhoon, Harrier, Royal Netherlands Air Force F16s, Royal Navy Black Cats Helicopter Display Team and RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team.
19-28 Jul 2013 [TBC] Milton Keynes International Festival Large-scale family events, promenade concerts, theatre, dance, music and visual arts installations in unusual locations such as parks, public squares, disused shops or warehouses. Attendance estimated at 80,000. Programme
20 Jul 2013 [TBC] One Festival, Hackney
20 Jul 2013 [TBC] Newport Main Carnival IOW Annual event held in July. Start 19:30 from Matalan Car Park. One of a series of daytime and evening illuminated carnivals held across the Island, including Sandown, Shanklin, Ventnor, Cowes, Yarmouth, Ryde and St Helens. Isle of Wight Carnivals Video
20 Jul 2013 [TBC] Pier to Pier Race, Brighton Sat 12:00. About 60 take part in the swim, run under ASA laws by the Brighton Swimming Club, which is the oldest swimming club in the country.
20 Jul 2013 [TBC] Barge Driving Match, London Saturday. Unique 7 mile barge row between the Palaces of Greenwich and Westminster. The event is very skilled, navigating under oars, using strength, experience and the tide to propel craft, which can weigh up to 30 tonnes. No more than three crew members can row at any time using the 20ft oars. Two of the rowers power the craft whilst the third steers. Popular with spectators, who watch from pleasure craft or vantage points on the bridges. PLA event dates
20 Jul 2013 [TBC] The Ripley Event Free family fun day by the Rotary Club of Ripley & Send, from 13:30, Ripley village green, Surrey. Vintage & classic cars, pony rides, dog show, Elmbridge model club, children's races, children's dancing, live music, stalls and refreshments. Free parking. More info from Malcolm Pritchett 01932 343929.
20 Jul 2013 [TBC] Goring & Streatley Regatta
20 Jul 2013 [TBC] Broadwater Summer Carnival, Worthing Saturday - Procession 13:00 from Worthing High School, St Lawrence Avenue. Events, sideshows, rides, big top, circus performers, arena events and charity stalls.on Broadwater Green 10:00-16:00. Daytime contact 01903 237719. Email
20 Jul 2013 [TBC] New Romney Country Fayre Saturday 10:00-17:00 St Martin's Field and the Fairfield Road Recreation Ground, just off the High Street, New Romney, Kent. Procession through the town to the event field. Displays, crafts, stalls, entertainment all day, refreshments. Free entrance.
20 Jul 2013 [TBC] Thanet Pride Saturday 11:30-19:00. Parade and Seafront Stage entertainment. Thanet Pride Video
20-21 Jul 2013 [TBC] Aylesbury Festival Weekender Sat-Sun 11:00-16:00 Kingsbury, Aylesbury Town Centre. Free festival featuring music through the Ages. Free event. Facebook
20-21 Jul 2013 [TBC] TurkishFest, London Potters Fields, South Bank - Sat 11:00-21:00, Sun 11:00-18:00. Exciting programme of entertainment, creative artists and rich river side bazaar. Art Fair - fine collection of painting, photographs and handcrafts etc. Turkish food, drink, spices and art from painting to calligraphy and photographs to handcrafts.
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20 Jul 2013 [TBC] Newport Main Carnival. Sat
20-21 Jul 2013 [TBC] Hastings Town and Country Show Sat-Sun 10:30-17:30 Alexandra Park. Suffolk Punch horses, birds of prey and falconry displays, medieval re-enactment village including fighting knights, sheep sheering, working and Newfoundland dogs as well as rural demonstrations. Arts, craft and gift marquees as well as lifestyle and food hall stands will give you the chance to sample and buy unique products. Children's entertainer, bouncy castles and fairground. Entrance about £5. Dog Show Full Schedule
21 Jul 2013 Lewes to Newhaven Raft Race
Sun 11:30 Start on the riverbank, at Lewes Rowing Club, South Street.
Annual fun race, with fantastic rafts. Spectators who throw eggs and flour bombs, risk a soaking by water canon. After an hour and a half or so, the first raft crosses the finish line at Newhaven Bridge (near The Bridge Inn), to the sound of a klaxon. Free public viewing. Organised by Lewes & District Round Table. Please call race co-ordinator Matt Craig on 01273 813093 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
21 Jul 2013 [TBC] Hastings
Pirate Day Sunday - beach and Old Town.
The biggest pirate day
in the world.
Pirate music, stunt action, sword fighting and a pirate market.
Guinness World Record attempt for largest gathering of pirates at 13:00. Finale fly-past by the Red Arrows.
21 Jul 2013 [TBC] Party In The Park, Leeds Sun 13:30 for 15:00 Temple Newsam Park. UK's original and biggest free annual outdoor music concert, with some of the hottest names and chart topping acts brought to the stage by Leeds City Council and 96.3 Radio Aire. Attendance 70,000. Free, but ticketed.
21 Jul 2013 [TBC] Luton Mela Sunday 12:00-19:00 Wardown Park, Luton. Free entrance.
21 Jul 2013 [TBC] Strawberry Hill Music & Fun Day, Twickenham Sunday 11:30-19:30 Strawberry Hill House, Waldegrave Road. Supporting the restoration of Strawberry Hill House, an important castle in the Gothic revival. Live Music, Fairground Rides, Craft Stalls, Community Stalls, Children's Entertainment, Food Stalls, Beer Tents and more. Entry by donation, suggested £2 - Children 0-14 free. Friends of Strawberry Hill
21 Jul 2013 [TBC] Albury Free Festival 13:00-20:00 Picnics and live music at Albury Cricket Ground. Community event run by the Albury Produce Association & Albury Churches with support from the cricket & football club and parish council.
23-25 Jul 2013 [TBC] New Forest Show New Park, Brockenhurst. Motorcycle stunt display, show jumping, livestock, vintage farm machinery, steam, land girls, food fare, crafts, antiques, art, flower show, WI, forestry commission, honey & bees, blacksmiths, vegetables & flowers, climbing wall & ropes, ferret racing, fishing, falconry & gundogs. About £19.
24 Jul - 28 Aug 2013 [TBC] Great Yarmouth Norfolk Summer Fireworks Wednesdays 20:00 Central Beach - music and entertainment. 22:00 fabulous firework display. Free event. Visit Britannia or Wellington Pier for a good spot. Tourist Information 01493 846346.
25-28 Jul 2013 [TBC] Hatherleigh Festival, Devon Four days of amazing street theatre and performance, with many free events.
25-28 Jul 2013 Warwick
Warwick Folk Festival and its friendly Fringe offer something for everyone with a pulsating programme of more than 130 events . Traditional English folk music and dance with blues, country and rock. Dance displays, procession and open air concerts during the weekend. See website for further details and tickets.
Tourism - Fireworks on the Quay
Summer Breeze with Fireworks on the Quay
Please see website for other major events at Poole.
26 Jul 2013 [TBC] Caernarfon Pram Race
26-27 Jul 2013 [TBC] Tough Guy Contest - Nettle Warrior Perton Farm WV6 7HB. Extreme endurance event - physically challenging, mentally demanding, fear inducing & visually spectacular. Video Map
26-28 Jul 2013 Weymouth Beach Volleyball Classic Fri-Sun 09:00 daily. Weymouth Beach. About 72 teams compete in the UK Championships. Festival site includes a magnificent show court surrounded by a specially constructed beach grandstand (free to the public), nine tournament courts, over 100 top class 2 a-side men and women's volleyball teams, live commentary, music intervals and a volleyball trade village.
26-28 Jul 2013 [TBC] The Big Cheese, Caerphilly Fri-Sun. In the shadow of Caerphilly Castle. Street entertainers, living history re-enactments, comedy, music, dance, a traditional funfair, folk dancing, falconry, fire eating, minstrels, troubadours, craft and market stalls with produce from near and far, and much much more. Attendance 80,000. Free event.
27 Jul 2013 [TBC] Oxford & Thame Show Saturday, Thame Showground. One of the greatest one day agricultural shows in the country, with 20,000 visitors. Sheep, cattle, show jumping, a dog show which attracts an entry of 1000 dogs, local produce, crafts, an indoor shopping mall and many trade stands.
27 Jul 2013 [TBC] Maidstone River Festival Sat 11:00 Opening, 12:00 First Raft Race Heats, 13:00 Second Raft Race Heats, 14:00 Fun Raft Race, 16:00 Raft Race Final, 16:30 Dingy Pagent, 17:00 Best Dressed Boat Competition, 18:30 Prize Presentation, 21:30 Illuminated Boat Parade, 21:45 Light Elements - Maidstone Bridge & St. Peter's Bridge, 22:30 Firework Finale, What's On,Maidstone River Festival
27 Jul 2013 [TBC] Linslade Canal Festival Sat 11:00-17:00 Tiddenfoot Waterside Park. Community event with a conservation and heritage theme. Rural crafts, canal art, working narrow boats, folk music, stalls, childrens activities, bids of prey, mobile farm and canal boat trips. Ninety exhibits in three different areas of the park. Free entrance, small charge for car parking. Attendance 6000. No mooring fees for narrow boats, but owners are advised to book. 01525 631915.
27-28 Jun 2013 [TBC] Riverside Festival Sat 12:00-22:00, Sun 11:00-20:00 Mill Lane, Charlbury, Oxford. The best local bands, festival fringe with the battle of the buskers, food and drink gifts from the festival traders. Free event.
27-28 Jul 2013 [TBC] Hastings Model Flying Club Fly-In Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00 Bulverhythe Recreation Ground, off Bexhill Road, St. Leonards. Some of the greatest pilots of remote controlled aircraft in Europe put on a truly amazing air show. You will see show display teams flying planes with wingspans of up to 20ft, and aircraft ranging from First World War Fighters, to today's modern day Euro Fighter typhoon jets, flying at speeds of over 200mph. Trade stands and attractions for everyone. About £6. Tel.01424 446524. Video
27-28 Jul 2013 [TBC] Wheels Littlehampton Sat-Sun. Free family event on Littlehampton Seafront. Motoring thrills, BMX stunt teams, classic 7 vintage cars, skates, skate boarding, new cars, classic car clubs, motorcyclists, slot car racing, simulators, remote control cars - anything with a wheel from a unicycle upwards. Attendance 20,000.
27-28 Jul 2013 [TBC] Godiva Carnival, Coventry Sat 21:15-22:30 The Awakening, University Square, City Centre, CV1 5AB. Sun 12:30-14:30 Godiva Carnival, Broadgate, City Centre, CV1 1NF. Spectacular performance involving the Godiva Choir, dancers, actors, aerialists, musicians, pyro-technicians, carnivalists in a big procession. Mon. Godiva begins her epic journey to London on her her cyclopedia, passing through seven towns inspiring a series of extraordinary outdoor celebrations. Powered by 100 cyclists, Godiva will arrive in London to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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27-28 Jul 2013 [TBC] Rox Festival, Bognor Sat 13:00-23:00, Sun 13:00-22:30. Bognor Seafront. live music, food and drink. Free entrance. Video Rox Festival
27-28 Jul 2013 [TBC] Hastings Free Beach Concert Free live music to raise money for the RNLI. Showcase for local bands popular with locals and visitors. Sat 13:00-21:00. Sun 13:00-19:00. Toilets are nearby in the Stade car park, on-site licensed bar, plus food outlets and ice-cream van, free sun cream and a free supervised children's play area. No beach camping. Map
27-28 Jul 2013 [TBC] Worstead Festival 10:00-18:00. The largest village festival in Norfolk. Display ring, exhibitions, heavy horses, classic cars, weavers, road race, auction. About £5.
27-28 Jul 2013 [TBC] Nottinghamshire Pride Sat-Sun 12:00-18:00 Forest Fields Recreation Ground (Goose Fair site). Attendance about 7000. Sat - main stage, acoustic stage, community stage, dance tent, cabaret tent, comedy tent, burlesque tent etc. £1 entrance over both days. 07875 377145.
27-28 Jul 2013 [TBC] Thai Festival, London Sat-Sun 11:00-18:00 Ealing Common. Opening parade, Buddhist ceremony, food and drink, music, dance, martial arts and massage. About £4.
27-28 Jul 2013 [TBC] Clarence Park Free Music Festival 12:00-20:00 Clarence Park, Denby Dale Road, Wakefield. email@example.com 07779 911914
27-28 Jul 2013 [TBC] Country Fair & Kent VW Festival Sat-Sun 10:00 till late Chilli Farm, Coldred, A2 Dover, Kent ,CT15 5AH. Traditional Country Fair with something for everyone - horse and cart rides, steam engines, railway rides, dog show, funfair, craft and trade stalls, birds of prey, custom and classic cars, arena displays and beer tent. Enquiries Luke or Sylvia 01227 700894.
27 Jul - 03 Aug 2013 [TBC] Swanage Regatta & Carnival A week of amazing events. Sun 13:00 Red Arrows fly past, 15:00 big seafront parade, with floats, Caribbean bands, clowns and costumed walkers. 2.5 miles a long sea front and back to Sandpit Field. Every Saturday in August, there are fireworks and music on Swanage beach. Swanage Carnival
28 Jul 2013 [TBC] Mini's on the Wreck, Shoreham 10:00-16:00 Adur recreation ground, Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex. Saturday - an evening cruise around the South Downs. Sunday - the main show with raffle, tombola, auto jumble, trade stands, a sound off, show and shine, and various bouncy things for the children. For the public there is free entry, while for mini cars there is a small charge. Free camping. All proceeds to charity.
28 Jul 2013 [TBC] American Rod & Custom Show Sunday, Worthing Seafront. American vehicles, hot rods, muscle cars, Harleys and Goldwings. Live music, trade stands, fun fair and French market. Run in conjunction with the Worthing Festival. Free entrance. American Rod & Custom Show
28 Jul 2013 [TBC] Ilfracombe Birdman Sunday. Flying madness from the pier. Music from The Wurzels, Falling Apart, Sonic Fusion, Kama Linden, & Deluded. Fairground, strongman, stalls and refreshments.29 Jul - 03 Aug 2013 [TBC] Ramsgate Week Hosted by the Royal Temple Yacht Club. A must for all sailing enthusiasts, with plenty of evening entertainment in the town.
22 Jul - 30 Aug 2013 [TBC] Play Beach, Twickenham 08:00-20:00 Champions Wharf, Riverside, Twickenham TW1 3DU. Families and groups from across the borough are welcome to experience the golden sands and gather in search of pirate treasure, pretty shells and sand castles. Bring your buckets and spades. Free Play Ranger Sessions. Free entrance.
31 Jul - 04 Aug 2013 [TBC] Stockton International Riverside Festival Thu-Sun. Biggest street arts festival in the UK - still fresh and edgy. Outdoor theatre, street entertainment, circus, music, dance and star-studded Fringe.
01 Aug 2013 [TBC] Helmsley Yorkshire Day 11:00-16:00 Market Square, Helmsley, North Yorkshire YO62 5BL. Yorkshire-themed fun, games and goodies suitable for the whole family. Celebrate all that is Yorkshire, from flat cap throwing and a Yorkshire Pud-off to WI demos. Free entry.
01-25 Aug 2013 [TBC] Free Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Laughing Horse 6,000 performances, 300 shows, 30 stages and 17 venues. Programme
02-04 Aug 2012 [TBC] Admiral Cardiff Big Weekend Fri-Sun 12:00-23:00 Civic Centre. UKs biggest free outdoor festival and traveling fair. Fireworks each night. Mas Carnival Saturday. Cardiff Festival
02-04 Aug 2013 [TBC] Nottingham Riverside Festival Fri-Sun Victoria Embankment. Join 100,000 at Nottingham's biggest free festival weekend along the beautiful River Trent. Music, arts, river activities, street theatre, street fair, steam engines and crafts.
02-04 Aug 2013 [TBC] Brightlingsea Free Music Festival Fri-Sun. Friday evening - local musicians in public houses around the town. Saturday from 12:30 - main stage on the Western Promenade. Sunday afternoon acoustic music on Hurst Green. 8,000 visitors, 25 acts and 136 musicians.
02-04 Aug 2013 [TBC] Spraoi Festival, Waterford, Ireland Fri-Sun. Free street party, street theatre and world music. Attendance 100,000 over the Irish Bank Holiday weekend. Parade usually 21:30 Sunday at The Quays - 400 brilliantly costumed performers, floats, lights and special effects, followed fireworks over the River Suir.
02-09 Aug 2013 [TBC] Sidmouth Folk Week Multiple events around town, on outdoor spaces, and in pubs and clubs.
03 Aug 2013 [TBC] Brighton Pride Sat 11:00 Parade, Madeira Drive to Preston Park - vibrant, brash and cheeky. 13:00-20:00 Party in Preston Park - about £17.50. Video Pride Brighton
03 Aug 2013 [TBC] Over and Out, Newcastle Sat 21:30 Newcastle Quayside. The river will be transformed into a magical theatre of pyrotechnics and neon-bright lighting effects. Performers will appear and disappear, carrying out dare-devil acts under cascades of silver rain which have you holding your breath in wonder and amazement, all set to music that reflects the mighty power of the river. Produced by Newcastle Gateshead Initiative in partnership with Walk the Plank. Free entrance.03 Aug 2013 [TBC] Hastings Old Town Carnival Sat 17:00 Procession, Rock-a-Nore Road, and seafront. 21:00 Fireworks at dusk from the castle. Video Hastings Old Town Carnival Week Hastings Old Town Carnival 2012 - Video. Hastings Old Town Carnival 2012 Fireworks - Video.
03 Aug 2013 [TBC] Pride Swindon Sat 12:00-22:00 Old Town Gardens. 11:30 Parade from the Avery in the Old Town Gardens. Swindon Pride
03 Aug 2013 [TBC] Leicester Caribbean Carnival Sat 11:00-20:00 Victoria Park. Sound systems, reggae zone, Caribbean food, fun fair and children's village. 13:00 Parade from Victoria Park through the city centre. More
03 Aug 2013 [TBC] Shanklin Illuminated Carnival, Isle of Wight. Saturday 19:00 Popham Road, Old Village, Chine Avenue. Part of Shanklin Carnival Week.
03-04 Aug 2013 [TBC] World Triathlon Championship, London Hyde Park. 1500m swim, 40km cycle and 10km run. Triathlon London
03-04 Aug 2013 [TBC] Bognor Birdman Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00. Competitors launch themselves from the pier and beach, attempting man-powered flight. Bognor Birdman
03-04 Aug 2013 [TBC] Great North Arts And Culture Show Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00 Wynyard Rooms, Wynyard Park, Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees TS22 5TB. Exhibition of arts and crafts, paintings, ceramics, textiles, farmer’s market, children’s entertainment, armed forces and emergency services etc for a great family weekend out. Free admission, but £3 charity donation requested.
03-04 Aug 2013 [TBC] Newlyn East Wartime Weekend 10:00-17:00 Sat-Sun St Newlyn East recreational field Cornwall TR8 5NP. WW2 vehicles, displays, re-enactors and entertainment and vintage stalls. Sat 19:30 dance in the Village Hall with DJ and Bar. Sun 11:00 Parade led by St Newlyn East Silver Band. Proceeds to the Village and the Royal British Legion. Come dressed up in the 40’s fashion!
03-04 Aug 2013 [TBC] Military and Flying Machines Show
Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00 Damyns
Hall Aerodrome, Upminster, Essex.
Essex & London's premier military vehicle show. 300+ vehicles, flying displays, heavy tanks, mock battles, living history, tank & helicopter rides, collectors stalls, arena events and all day music. Entrance about £8.
03-04 Aug 2013 [TBC] Todstock Music Festival Sat-Sun Todmorden Centre Vale Park, Lancashire. Free and friendly community event event hosting a variety of musical styles, showcasing the best in local talent. Holistic therapies, kids activity tents, good wholesome food, rides and stalls. The festival is split equally between dance and live music, with all styles catered for. The park is a beautiful environment and there is a very relaxed atmosphere. Expected attendance: 5000+
03-09 Aug 2013 [TBC] Creation Fest, Devon Fri-Sun 10:00-22:00 Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 7JE. Christian music festival - simply turn up and enjoy a good line up of bands. Includes teaching seminars, workshops, a skate park, sports and family activities. Close to the surf beach. Free entrance.
03-10 Aug 2013 [TBC] National Eisteddfod of Wales, Cardiff. The Eisteddfod will be located on the Rhiwlas Estate near Bala, Gwynedd. All the various facilities provided by the Eisteddfod – the caravan site, youth village, MaesB and MaesC will be situated in the surrounding fields. Pageantry, poetry, dance, theatre, choral singing and rock music attracts more than 160,000 visitors annually. Big pavilion, 320 trade stalls, science pavilion, dance stage, visual arts gallery & sport areas. Tickets about £15.
03-04 Aug 2013 [TBC] Odiham Fire Show Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00 Lodge Farm, Warnborough. Up to 200 fire engines and emergency vehicles take part in drills and displays of fire fighting through the ages. About £5.
04 Aug 2013 Ride London Sunday, Olympic Park to The Mall.
04 Aug 2013 [TBC] Rye Raft Race Sun 12:00 Fete BBQ, beer tent, live music, 50+ stalls and children's rides held on Rye Salts. 14:00 Raft Race on the River Rother. Both events are free, with the Lions collecting for charity. 0845 833 2825 firstname.lastname@example.org
04 Aug 2013 [TBC] UK
Beatbox Championships Sunday O2 Academy
Islington, London. Vocal percussion of drum
beats, rhythm, and musical sounds using mouth, lips, tongue and voice.
04 Aug 2013 [TBC] Margate Carnival Sun 15:00 The Piazza The Parade, Margate. One of the biggest carnivals in the Southeast. 80 floats and live music, with the UK's biggest DJ's, Caribbean BBQ, stalls and family fun. Tel 01843 293733
04 Aug 2013 [TBC] Bournemouth Carnival Procession A week of events, culminating in the procession on Sunday. 14:30 Procession from East Overcliff Drive to Pier Approach. 19:30 till late - Carnival Gala Night, Carrington House Hotel - free entrance.
04 Aug 2013 [TBC] Birmingham Carnival Sunday 12:00-21:00 Handsworth Park. 13:00 Procession from Holyhead School to Handsworth Park. Steel bands and live soca, calypso and reggae music and Caribbean food. Held every two years. Tel: 0121 303 3008.
04 Aug 2013 [TBC] British Crabbing Championship. Walberswick, Suffolk. Great fun for children of all ages. 1250 entrants. Over a 90 minute period, armed with line and bait, the person landing the heaviest crab wins. Refreshments available at the RNLI stalls on site.
08-09 Aug 2013 [TBC] Jersey Battle of Flowers Thu 14:30-17:00 Flower Parade. Held on the second Thursday in August. Fri 21:00-22:45 Moonlight Parade. Illuminated finale.
08-11 Aug 2013 [TBC] Bristol Balloon Fiesta Thu-Sun Ashton Court. Europe's largest annual Hot Air Balloon event - 100+ balloons, 500,000 visitors over four days. Mass Balloon Ascents. 06:00 & 18:00 daily. Night Glow & Fireworks 21:30 Thu & Sat. Arena events. Trade stands. Free entrance. Video 1 Video 2 Bristol Balloon Fiesta
08-11 Aug 2013 [TBC] Eastbourne Airbourne Thu-Sun. Daily sea front air show - classic WW2, latest military jets, helicopters, air-sea rescue, wing walkers etc - weather permitting. Ground displays, arena events and trade stands. Evening concerts and fireworks. Popular viewing areas - The Pier, The Wish Tower Slopes, Beachy Head. The biggest free seafront air show in the world. Eastbourne Airbourne
09-16 Aug 2013 [TBC] Broadstairs Folk Week 10:00-22:00 Victoria Gardens, bandstand and town centre. In the parks, pubs, gardens, beaches and promenade; musicians - from the highly professional to the inexperienced amateur - get together in impromptu sessions whilst Morris dancers, Appalachian clog dancers, rapper sword dancers and many others demonstrate their skills on the streets and along the prom. Large craft marquee. Entertainment all day. About 70 events daily, with varying admission charges.
10 Aug 2013 [TBC] Ryde Main Carnival, Isle of Wight Saturday. 16:45 assemble esplanade & canoe lake, 17:15 judging, 18:15 procession.
10 Aug 2013 [TBC] World Pipe Band Championships Saturday. The biggest and best event in piping. Bands from across the globe will descend onto Glasgow Green with one goal - to be World Pipe Band Champions. 8,000 pipers, 16 nations and 45,000 spectators. General admission about £10. Highland games, children's area, highland dancing, drum major competition, craft fair and mass march past.
10-11 Aug 2013 [TBC] Manchester Caribbean Carnival & Festival Sat-Sun 12:00-20:00 Alexandra Park, Moss Side M16 7JL. 12:00 Parade on Saturday. Steel bands, floats, DJs, dance troupes, Caribbean food & drink, fairground, crafts and stage featuring calypso, soca and reggae.
10-17 Aug 2013 [TBC] Dawlish Carnival One of Devons largest. Includes free International Airshow, with an attendance of 100,000 on the sea front. Parade Fri 17 Aug at 19:30 from John Nash Way.
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Cowes Week, Isle of Wight 40 daily
races - 1,000 boats
and 8,500 competitors. 100,000 spectators. Live music on the water's edge.
Fireworks at 21:30 on the last Friday.
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Sun 11:00-17:00 Kings Lawns, Hove Promenade BN3 2FR.
11 Aug 2013 UK Backward Run Sunday, Heaton Park, Manchester M25 2SW. Five categories, including male 1 mile backward race, female 1 mile backward race.
11 Aug 2013 Lowedges Festival, Sheffield Sun 12:00-17:00 Greenhill Park, Gresley Road S8 7HN. Four arenas, bands, singers, dancers, medieval re-enactment and encampment, 200 classic cars, motor bikes, funfair, farmers market, unknown free ride to be announced, car boot and big als funhouse. Over 15,000 visitors in 2012. Stall bookings taken from Jan 2013 (please book early, last year was over-subscribed) email@example.com Tel 01142 374492. Free event.
11 Aug 2013 [TBC] Skegness Carnival Sun 14:30 Procession, playing fields on the industrial estate to the seafront. About 30 floats and six bands. Gala events, baby show, super heroes, BBQ, beach games, tiny tots competition, Miss Seaside, pet show etc.
Swallow Antique Fairs - Lincolnshire
collectables, reproduction and reclamation items for home and garden.
The largest in Europe with 2,500 stalls.
13-14 Aug 2013 [TBC] British Fireworks Championships, Plymouth Tue-Wed 21:30. Very spectacular. 6 firework companies battle over two nights for the title of British Fireworks Champion. 3 ten minute displays per evening. Attendance 200,000. Music stage, morris dancing, fairground rides, catering outlets etc. The fireworks will be set off at Mountbatten Breakwater. Popular viewing areas are The Hoe and Queen Anne's Battery. Free event. Map British Firework Championships
14 Aug 2013 [TBC] Weymouth Carnival Wednesday. 10:00-22:00 Events and entertainment all day. Attendance 100,000. Sandcastle Competition, Fun Run, Red Arrow fly-past. Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, comprising Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane. All day fairground on the seafront. Provisional times: 10:30 Sand Sculpting, 11:00 Weymouth Carnival Sky Divers, 10:30-17:30 Beach Football, 13:30 Beach Space Hopper Race, 17:00 Waitress Trolley Race, 17:30 Coach Pull Challenge, 17:30 Childrens Fun Run, 18:00-20:30 Steel band, King's Statue, 18:30-20:30 Seafront Procession, 19:15 Live music, beach stage, 21:30 Fireworks. Facebook
14 Aug 2013 [TBC] Cromer Carnival Wednesday. Red Arrows fly-past.
16-18 Aug 2013 [TBC] Northampton Balloon Festival Fri-Sun Billing Aquadrome A Great Day Out for All The Family, with planned Balloon Flights AM & PM, evening glow, endless selection of stands, stalls and attractions. About £5 pedestrians, £15 vehicles. Northampton Balloon Festival
16-24 Aug 2013 [TBC] Monmouth Festival One of Europe’s biggest and best free music festivals featuring rock, classical, pop, folk, jazz, ska, punk and world music. Attendance 50,000. Blestium Street car park.
16-26 Aug 2013 [TBC] Arundel Festival One of the biggest arts festivals in the South of England. Multiple events including Castle events, street entertainment, gallery trail, 10k run, bath tub race, Jubilee Gardens stage, hot air balloons, poetry readings, orchestral concerts and children’s activities.
17 Aug 2013 [TBC] Carnaval del Pueblo - Latino Festival Sat 12:00-18:00 The Coronet Theatre, Elephant Road entrance, London SE1 6TJ. Previous event: Carnaval del Pueblo, London Video
17 Aug 2013 [TBC] Nottingham Caribbean Carnival Sat 11:00 Forest Recreation Ground. Caribbean food, funfair and family area. Attendance 80,000. Free.
17 Aug 2013 [TBC] Race The Train, Wales Saturday. Annual cross-country run organised by the Rotary Club of Tywyn. 14.75 mile cross country hilly race. The train takes about 1 hour 47 minutes for the return journey. The start is adjacent to the Talyllyn Railway station. Both the runners and the train are started by the train whistle ordered by the timekeeper. The course is run alongside the railway over fields, rough pasture, and farm tracks.
17 Aug 2013 [TBC] Christchurch Regatta Fireworks, Isle Of Wight. Saturday.
17-18 Aug 2013 [TBC] Worthing Birdman Sat-Sun. Competitors launch themselves from the pier and compete for the furthest flight in home made flying contraptions and winged fancy dress costumes, raising thousands of pounds for charity. Live music, market stalls, local radio etc. Saturday - Flying starts 11:30 - serious flyers. Sunday - Flying starts 12:00 - serious and fun competitors.
17-18 Aug 2013 [TBC] Oldham Carnival Big parade. Alexandra Park will come alive with over sixty acts, on three separate stages, on Carnival weekend. Viking show with battles, ironmongery, woodcraft, stunt comedy escapology act. Parade Programme
17-18 Aug 2013 [TBC] Beccles Carnival Weekend Saturday Teddy Bears Parade from the Kings Head to Beccles Quayside. Entertainment from KYSLR with prize give-aways, fun and games, fancy dress for children, displays and stalls. Sunday 14:00 Carnival Parade, Rainbow car park to Beccles Quay. Fun fair, displays, competitions and family entertainment. 07527 115697. www.askanthea.com/becclescarnival
17-18 Aug 2013 [TBC] Berkshire 4x4 Show In aid of Help For Heroes. Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00 Mereoak Lane, Grazeley, Reading. Military vehicles, classic cars and bikes, arena displays, crafts and more. Admission £10 adults, children under 14yrs free, concessions £5.
17-18 Aug 2013 [TBC] Join In UK Join In Local Sport are encouraging the nation to head down to their local sports club. The aim is for every sports club or community group in the UK to put on a special event or activity on the Join In Weekend.
17-18 Aug 2013 [TBC] World Music On The Riverside Sat-Sun 12:00-20:00 Richmond upon Thames Riverside. As part of Showtime, Richmond Riverside will come alive in a two day global celebration of live music and dance from around the world. Two days of the best bands will form an eclectic line-up for residents and world music enthusiasts alike. Free event.
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17-18 Aug 2013 [TBC] Bridport Carnival, Dorset Sat 19:30 Carnival. Sun 21:00 Torch procession, 22:00 Fireworks.
17-19 Aug 2013 [TBC] Aldeburgh Regatta & Carnival, Suffolk Sat-Mon - 3 days of events for all ages. Carnival Monday - swimming races in the sea, children’s sports, and the life-boat launch. Afternoon carnival procession, fun fair, entertainment in the High Street by The Knots of May, samba dancers, and The Parachute Regiment Band. Chinese Lantern Procession to the beach. Beach Fireworks. Map
17-19 Aug 2013 [TBC] Whitby Regatta
17-24 Aug 2013 [TBC] Yarmouth Carnival, Isle of Wight Sat 17:30 Procession, Yarmouth Green through the town - culmination of the week's festivities.
18 Aug 2013 [TBC] Rye Maritime Festival 12:00-17:00 Strand Quay. Fancy dress competition, RNLI, circus performers, rotary club, fire brigade, belly dancers, pearly king & queen, wild owl show, Hastings diving association, antique diving association, antique diving display, Cinque Port volunteers, environment agency, food, beer tent and live music.
18 Aug 2013 [TBC] Arundel Bathtub Race Sun 10:30-17:30 River, Mill Rd, Arundel BN18 9PA. 14:00 Race start. About 33 teams race in bathtubs on the River Arun. Entertainment and music into the evening. Hot Air Balloon flights in the evening, weather permitting. The race is free to view, and raises funds for charity. firstname.lastname@example.org 01243 826183. Video1 Video2 Arundel Bathtub Race
18 Aug 2013 [TBC] The London Mela Sunday, Gunnersbury Park. Carnival, music, drumming, community zone, kids zone, food market, stalls, exhibitors and fun-fair.
18 Aug 2013 [TBC] London Mela Sun 13:00-20:30 Gunnersbury Park. The UK's largest Asian Mela. Seven zones with urban, classical and experimental music, DJs, circus, dance, visual arts, comedy, children’s area & food from around the world. Pop and classical music, cabaret, cultural stalls, martial arts, street theatre. Free entrance, but parking charge. London Mela Map
18 Aug 2013 Rugby Music Festival Sun, Caldercott Park. Music and family entertainment. Free event.
18-24 Aug 2013 [TBC] Fowey Royal Regatta
22 Aug 2013 [TBC] Southend Illuminated Carnival Sat 19:45 from Chalkwell Avenue. Illuminated Parade of about 60 floats and samba bands etc. The parade usually pauses on Marine Parade at about 21:00 for a firework display, then continues on to The Castle public house. Video Southend Illuminated Carnival
22-23 Aug 2013 [TBC] Clacton Airshow Thu-Fri 11:00-17:00 Seafront. Free air display with vintage and jet fly-pasts and ground displays. Attendance 90,000
22-26 Aug 2013 [TBC] Harleston & Waveney Festival Street entertainers, music weekend at the Swan Hotel. Holiday Monday family fun day 11:00-17:00 Harleston recreation ground - vintage cars, tractors and military vehicles, dancing, whacky races, kickboxing, stalls, BBQ, bar, boot sale and bouncy castles. Free entrance.
23-24 Aug 2013 [TBC] Wargrave & Shiplake Regatta
23-25 Aug 2013 [TBC] Streets of Summer Festival, Durham Market Place Stage - street performers, clowns, acrobats and jugglers, Millenium Place Music Stage - eclectic mix of contemporary and breakthrough acts, Crook Hall & Gardens - Folk Music.
23-25 Aug 2013 [TBC] Upton Festival Fri-Sun Fish Meadow, Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire. Live music till midnight. Camping available. See link for details and tickets.
23-26 Aug 2013 [TBC] NASC Street Rod Nationals Trinity Park, Ipswich. Cruise Sunday, show & shine, live bands. Public day is Sunday.
23-26 Aug 2013 [TBC] Worcester Music Festival Fri-Sun. Over 30 venues and 130 bands - mostly free. Staged in pubs, clubs, cafes, and historic buildings in and around the city. The festival supports local charities. Facebook
23-26 Aug 2013 [TBC] Bands at The Boot, Cheshire Saturday The Boot & Shoe, Nantwich. Mini free music festival held in a marquee in the beer garden. Rock, pop, jazz and blues.
23 Aug - 01 Sep 2013 [TBC] Bridgnorth Music and Arts Festival Live music, fine art, photography and gaming events. 10 days, 20 venues and 100’s of artists. Free entrance.
24 Aug 2013 [TBC] Swindon Mela Sat 12:00-18:00 Town Gardens. Three stages with top names from Asian entertainment, featuring Bollywood and Bangra. Attendance 17,000. Free entry.
24 Aug 2013 [TBC] Port Sunlight Summer Festival Sat 11:00-18:00 Port Sunlight, King George's Drive, Wirral, CH62 5DX. Major free festival in Wirral with family friendly activities, fairground, fun dog show with 250 dogs, 100 stalls, food and drink, live music stage, plus the Wirral Historic Car Rally, arriving in the afternoon.
24 Aug 2013 [TBC] Manchester Pride Sat 13:00 Parade - Deansgate to the gay village, Whitworth Street. 100+ floats.
24 Aug 2013 [TBC] Sturminster Newton Carnival Sat 19:15 Carnival parade with illuminated floats, dancers, bands and drummers. The first carnival on the Wessex carnival circuit, unique in that it attracts entries from all over the south west plus local groups. A number of the larger illuminated carts from the circuit, plus locals. Lots of masqueraders, both local and from the Wessex and other circuits. Firework finale. 01747 840045. www.sturcarnival.co.uk
24 Aug 2013 [TBC] Colchester Free Festival Sat 11:00-19:00 Castle Park. Music and arts festival organised by the community for the community. Attendance 15,000.
24-25 Aug 2013 [TBC] Bruce Festival Sat-Sun 11:00-16:00 Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline KY12 8QH. One of the best free events in Scotland. Medieval village, main arena historic action, jugglers, dancers, craftsmen, story-tellers, falconry, crafts, produce. Demonstrations, jousting with full armour, medieval encampment, re-enactment groups, piping and drumming music.
24-25 Aug 2013 [TBC] Talgarth Festival of the Black Mountains Sat-Sun. Popular family festival. Various venues throughout this beautiful market town. If past years are anything to go by, expect to see a colourful parade, bagpipes, morris men, stilt walkers, a duck race on the river Ennig and craft fair. Live bands and a DJ on George's Green all afternoon. Evening candlelit concert in the mediaeval church of St Ellwye, high up in the Black Mountains on Saturday, and Talgarth's own Male Voice Choir on Sunday. Local pubs have live music 'til late. Grand firework display near the Rugby Club at 21:15 on Sunday. What's On
24-26 Aug 2013 [TBC] Summer Squall, Ramsgate Sat-Mon. Ramsgate Arts presents a festival of arts, music, theatre, architecture and film.
24 Aug - 08 Sep 2013 [TBC] Artwave Festival, Sussex Lewes district’s annual Open House Festival. Artists open their homes and studios, showcasing their work and introducing visitors to a wealth of skill and talent. The opportunity to buy pieces directly from the artists and makers.
Country Illuminated Carnivals
GFCA Circuit 2-3 hours.
The South Somerset FC Circuit - 2
hours. Wessex GP
Circuit - 1 hour.
14 Sep 2013 [TBC] Mere. Sat
19:30. Wessex GP
05 Oct 2013 [TBC] Ilminster. Sat
19:25. South Somerset FC
02 Nov 2013 [TBC] Bridgwater. Sat 19:00. Somerset County GFCA
25 Aug 2013 [TBC] Swaffham Free Festival, Norfolk Sun 14:00-20:00 Town Centre. Two music stages, street entertainers, stalls and refreshments. 01760 722800.
25 Aug 2013 [TBC] Grasmere Sports & Show Sun 10:00 The Showfield, Stock Lane Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SL. Cumberland Wrestling, Guides Races, Hound Trails, Mountain Biking, Dog Shows. About £8.
25 Aug 2013 [TBC] Beer Festival & Fun Day, Wiltshire Sunday 12:30 White Horse Country Park, Westbury BA13 4LU. Live music, BBQ & family fun.
25 Aug 2013 [TBC] Great North Bike Ride 09:00 Seahouse Tourist Information Car Park to Tynemouth Priory. Charity cycle ride with over 1700 cyclists raising funds for the Chris Lucas Cancer Trust. 54 miles through the beautiful Northumberland coastline. www.chrislucastrust.com
25 Aug 2013 [TBC] Bognor Illuminations Gala Sun 20:00-22:00 Night spectacle of floats and walking characters, beautiful lights and a procession from West Park to the Esplanade, finishing with fireworks at the end of the pier.
25 Aug 2013 [TBC] Thong Rangers Family Fun Day Extravaganza Sunday 12:00 till late, Didcot Town Football Club, Loop Meadow Stadium. Arena events, games, stalls, penalty shootout, ball in bucket game, balloon race, skill games, train rides, inflatables, auction, dog agility, owl display, dog grooming, children's fancy dress competition, fire and police displays, stalls. BBQ, refreshments and live music. Free entrance. Raising money for Fan
24-25 Aug 2013 [TBC] Chippenham River Festival Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00 Island Park. Festival flotilla, raft race, canoeing, live music. Free entrance to the park.
Green Events is a not-for-profit company whose aim is to benefit the local economy of Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales, by attracting visitors to the town through the organisation of unusual events.
24 Aug 2013 [TBC]
The Bog Triathlon
24 Aug 2013 [TBC] Panorama Steel Band Championships Sat 18:00-22:00 Horniman's Pleasance Park, Kensal Road. Croydon Steel Orchestra, Caribbean Steel International, Ebony Steel Band, Mangrove Steel Band, Metronomes Steel Orchestra and Real Steel. Attendance 5,000. Free event. More Panonthenet More Video:
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25 Aug 2013 [TBC] Notting Hill Carnival - J’Ouvert (Jouvay) Sun 06:00-09:00 from junction Kensal Road & Ladbroke Grove. Traditional day break start to carnival, steeped in tradition. Participants cover themselves and others in paint, chocolate, mud, oil and white powder. Be aware that you may be hugged by muddy revelers. Video
25-26 Aug 2013 Notting Hill Carnival
09:00-19:00 Parade Ladbroke Grove. One million revelers, 7500 participants, Mas Bands, Steel Bands and 40 Static Sound Systems. Kensal Town to the north is very vibrant, with thousands dancing to big sound systems including Sancho Panza. 300 food stalls, 1 ton of chicken curry, 1 ton of Jamaican patties, 15000, deep-fried plantains, 30000 corn on the cob, 1 ton of rice and peas, 12000 mangoes, 16000 coconuts, 5 million hot and cold drinks & 25,000 bottles of rum. If you like carnivals, you will love Notting Hill.
25-26 Aug 2013 [TBC] Mathew Street Festival, Liverpool Sun-Mon 11:00-18:00. The UK's largest free annual outdoor music festival, with 150 bands on six stages.
25-26 Aug 2013 [TBC] Luton Summer festival St Georges Square. DJs, music, street theatre and carnival.
25-26 Aug 2013 [TBC] Eye Show & Country Fair 10:00-19:00 Goodrich Park, Palgrave, Suffolk. Top class entertainment for the whole family. Main arena performers, countryside demonstrations, children's entertainers, market, music, trade stands and funfair.
26 Aug 2013 Public Holiday - Summer Bank Holiday
26 Aug 2013 [TBC] World Gravy Wrestling Championships Mon 12:00-17:00 Rose n Bowl, Newchurch Road, Stacksteads OL13 0UG. Inflatables, water bombs, fancy dress, semi pro wrestling and big screen action. BBC Radio Lancashire will judge the event. More Video
26 Aug 2013 [TBC] Bourton On The Water Football In The River Monday. Red and White teams from Bourton Rovers FC play a half hour six-a-side football match in the River Windrush. The goals are between two bridges, and thousands of spectators line the river bank. www.soglos.com Gallery Video.
26 Aug 2013 [TBC] Newlyn Fish Festival Mon 09:00-17:00 Harbour. Seafood, Cooking Demonstrations, Children’s Workshops, Fish Auctions, Open Vessels, Craft, Art and Trade stalls together with a full programme of Music and Harbour Entertainments including Gig Racing, Naval War Ships, Helicopters, The Penlee Lifeboat, and the Camborne Youth Band.
26 Aug 2013 [TBC] Leeds West Indian Carnival Monday. Early parade 06:00 Leeds West Indian Centre. Maim parade 14:15 Potternewton Park. Main stage with Soca, Calypso & Caribbean music. Lots of stalls, crafts and carnival food. Attendance 120,000. Route
26 Aug 2013 [TBC] Bexhill 100 Classic & Custom Car Show Monday 10:00-17:00 Polegrove Recreation Ground, West Parade, Bexhill on Sea. Classic and custom cars, trade stalls and crafts.
26 Aug 2013 [TBC] Bodiam Fun Day and Dog Show. Holiday Monday 12:00-16:00 Recreation Field, Bodiam, Nr. Robertsbridge, East Sussex (behind the Castle Inn). East Sussex TN32 5UB. Attractions include bouncy castles, coconut shy, traditional ’gallopers’, side shows, craft stalls, rides, refreshments, teas, ices, beer tent and BBQ, go carts, brass band, model aircraft flying display, tombola and raffle. Dog show is a ’fun’ event with 21 classes contested. The village is also home to Bodiam Castle (NT) and the Kent & East Sussex Railway. Free Fun Day and Dog Show parking. Charity event for village primary school. Dog Show entries taken from 10:00, Dog Show starts at 12:15.
26 Aug 2013 [TBC] Portsmouth Multicultural Festival Sun 10:00-18:00 Castle Field Southsea. Two live performance stages playing Afro Urban, Salsa, Reggae and Indie Rock, plus Street, Irish and Flamenco dancing. Workshops featuring Drumming, Salsa and Latin rhythm. Music, dance, face painting t-shirt making, ethnic crafts, stalls, food & drink. An important free event in the city’s cultural calendar, attended by thousands. The Portsmouth Multicultural Group is a charitable organisation, run by volunteers, who promote awareness and celebrate diverse cultures. 02392 862224.
28 Aug 2013 [TBC] Sandown Illuminated Carnival Wednesday. Line up 19:00. Judging 20:00. Procession 21:00 Culver Parade through town. Route takes 1 hour. 01983 402334.
28 Aug - 01 Sep 2013 [TBC] The Great Dorset Steam Fair Wed-Sun 08:00-24:00 (17:00 Sun) South Down, Tarrant Hinton, Blandford DT11 8HX. 60 showman's engines, 30 steam tractors, 20 steam road locomotives, 20 steam lorries, 25 steam road rollers, 100 vintage & classic vehicles, 100 military vehicles, 140 Vintage motorcycles, 120 vintage tractors, 150 static vintage tractors, 100 horticultural tractors, 120 stationary engines plus rural displays, crafts, food hall & live music. About £16. 600 acre site!
29 -31 Aug 2013 [TBC] Dartmouth Regatta Thu-Sat. Regatta, air display, fete, cider night, market, plus free firework displays Thu and Sat.
29 Aug - 01 Sep 2013 [TBC] Bournmouth Air Festival Thu-Sun. Seafront. Free entrance. Air & Ground displays. Royal Marine Beach Assaults, Princess of Wales Parachute Display Team, Typhoon, Matadors, Tutor, Tucano, Hawk, SallyB, Vulcan, The Red Arrows, Breitling Wingwalkers, F-16, Typhoon, RAF Tutor, RAF Tucano, The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment’s Parachute Display Team – The Tigers, The Matadors, King Air, RAF Hawk, SallyB, Vulcan and Black Cats Helicopter Team. Night Air - Thu, Fri and Sat - Lower Gardens and seafront: hot air balloons, film screenings, street entertainers, stilt walkers, flame throwers, dusk air display, live music, military bands, forces displays. Saturday attendance 340,000. Vulcan Video Bournemouth Air Festival
29 Aug - 01 Sep 2013 [TBC] Burnham-On-Sea FolkFest, Somerset. Fri-Sun. Over 70 live acts, markets, workshops, arts and crafts, exhibitions, kids' entertainment, dancing and much more. 2009 bands booked include: Dambuskers, Bag Of Rats, Kent DuChaine, Polly & The Billets, Doux, Steve Turner, Three Sheets T'Wind, The FOS Brothers, Phil King, The Cherry Pickers, Stompin' Dave Allen, Inu. Live music in local pubs on Saturday 12:00-23:00, Clog and Morris Dancing, a Craft Fair in the middle of the Town. Likely to include Sunday Open Air Concert in Manor Gardens 12.00-18:00. Friday opening concert ticketed, everything else free.
30 Aug - 01 Sep 2013 [TBC] BunkFest, Wallingford Sat-Mon. Multiple locations and events - many free. Concerts, Ceilidhs, fringe, vintage displays, boat trips, beer fest, craft fair etc. Attendance 20,000.
30 Aug - 01 Sep 2013 [TBC] Chatsworth Country Fair Fri-Sun. Massed pipe and military bands, demonstrations and parades, hot air balloons, parachuting, over 300 trade stands, rural crafts, vintage car parade, terrier racing, clay pigeon shooting, bouncy castle, old time fairground, horse shoeing, ferret racing, archery, sheep dog trials etc etc. About £17.
30 Aug - 01 Sep 2013 [TBC] Shrewsbury International Street Festival Fri-Sun 11:00-18:00 Town Centre.
30 Aug - 01 Sep 2013 [TBC] End Of The Road Festival Fri-Sun Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset. Art, atmosphere, workshops, comedy, cinema, woodland library, games area, enchanted forest, healing field, quality food & drinks and good music.
30 Aug - 01 Sep 2013 [TBC] Stroud Fringe Festival Fri-Sun.150 acts on outdoor stages and local pubs. Facebook Get involved
30 Aug - 01 Sep 2013 [TBC] Cardifest Fri-Sun Daily until late. Main stage, metal stage, acoustic stage, exhibitors, stalls and arena.
30 Aug - 01 Sep 2013 [TBC] National
Amateur Gardening Show. Bath
& West Showground. Spectacular garden displays, fruit and vegetables, the biggest dahlia show in the world,
TV celebrities, top gardening experts, celebrity
workshops, entertainments arena, monster veg & UK national championships,
giant floral marquee, ask the experts, quality food area, children's area,
dahlias and best bougainvillea display anywhere in Europe help to make
this a must. About £12 on the gate.
Sussex Bonfire Season 2013 Events
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31 Aug - 01 Sep 2013 [TBC] Bristol International Kite
Festival Sat-Sun 11:00-17:00 Ashton Court.
Spectacular arena displays, kite fighting battles, power kites and inflatables.
See giant octopi, manta rays, squids, flying fish and Roly the mega killer
Free entrance, but on-site parking charge.
International Kite Festival
Bristol International Kite Festival
31 Aug 2013 [TBC] Uckfield Bonfire & Carnival Sat 13:30 Children's Procession from Victoria Pleasure Ground, followed by children's fancy dress competition in Holy Cross school playing field. 18:30 Adults Fancy Dress Competition, Elizabeth Gardens. 19:30 Torchlight Procession. 21:00 Bonfire Prayers. 21:10 Grand Torchlight Procession with big Tableaux. Free bonfire & fireworks the day before the parade 20:30 at Holy Cross School Field. 01825 762763. Video 1 Video 2 Uckfield Bonfire
31 Aug 2013 [TBC] Ryde Illuminated Carnival Sat 20:30 The Esplanade. Biggest of the Isle of Wight Illuminated Carnivals. Ryde Illuminated Carnival
31 Aug 2013 [TBC] Devizes Carnival Sat 18:00 Parade. Streets of Devizes Two weeks of festive activities - one of the biggest, free outdoor celebrations in Wiltshire. Includes the famous international Street Festival, Picnic in the Park, and the Confetti Battle.
31 Aug 2013 [TBC] Wem Carnival, Shropshire Saturday. Two parades, each a mile long, from Bowensfield to Lowe Hill Rd at 13:30 and 19:45. Fancy dress and floats, marching bands, military and classic vehicles. 01939 232547.
31 Aug 2013 [TBC] Cardiff Mardi Gras Sat 13:00-21:00 Coopers Field, behind Cardiff Castle CF10 3RB. Gay & lesbian festival. Attendance 40,000. Free entrance.
31 Aug - 01 Sep 2013 [TBC] Faversham Hop Festival, Kent Fun weekend in the medieval town square and surrounding streets, celebrating hop picking in Kent. Music to suit eclectic tastes, children's entertainers, professional street theatre, stilt walkers, Morris dancing, craft fare, and ceilidh. Stages in Market Place and Preston Street and craft stalls in the surrounding streets. Free event.
31 Aug - 01 Sep 2013 [TBC] Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival. Sat-Sun 10:00-18:00 (16:30 Sunday) South Quay. Tall ships, replica 18th Century frigate, lifeboat demonstrations, Royal Naval Simulators and guided heritage walks. Music from shanty groups, craft marquees, street entertainment, Punch & Judy, seafood and a beer tent. Many events free.
01 Sep 2013 [TBC] Angel Canal Festival, London Sunday 11:00-18:00 City Road Lock and Basin to Packington Park. Stalls, fair, music, food, regatta, boat race & boat trips. 70 stalls selling canal ware, crafts, books. These give many local and national charities the chance to raise funds. There will be walks and talks, hawks, owls, bee keepers, food stalls, music, funfair and a wide range of boats with bell-boat racing. Admission free.
01 Sep 2013 [TBC] Portsmouth Multicultural Festival Sunday 10:00-18:00 Castle Field Southsea. Two live performance stages playing Afro Urban, Salsa, Reggae and Indie Rock, plus Street, Irish and Flamenco dancing. Workshops featuring Drumming, Salsa and Latin rhythm. Music, dance, face painting t-shirt making, ethnic crafts, stalls, food & drink. An important free event in the city’s cultural calendar, attended by thousands. The Portsmouth Multicultural Group is a charitable organisation, run by volunteers, who promote awareness and celebrate diverse cultures. 02392 862224.
01 Sep 2013 [TBC] The Great British Duck Race Sunday. Charity event. World Record 175,000 rubber ducks launched into the River Thames on a dedicated course at Molesey Lock near Hampton Court. £2 to adopt a duck (plus £3 recommended donation to the charity of your choice) and you could win the first prize of £10,000 or one of 30 other prizes. At 12:00 the ducks will be loaded into Molesey Lock and at 13.30 will be released into the River Thames. The natural current will take them down the 1 Km course (Guinness World Record requirement) and should take several hours to complete. The Great British Duck Race. Video 1 Video 2
01 Sep 2013 [TBC] Family Fun Day, Radnor Gardens, Twickenham Sun 12:00-18:00
01 Sep 2013 [TBC] World Bellyboard Championship Chapel Porth Beach, Cornwall. Held on the first Sunday in September. A celebration of all things connected with the art of riding traditional wooden boards. With contributions from the evolving wooden surfboard community. Organised and hosted by the National Trust.01 Sep 2013 [TBC] Kingston Carnival Sun 12:00 Clarence Street to the Guildhall. Two music stages until 17:00. Caribbean Soca, Steel Band, Afro-Cuban salsa and African jazz. Attendance 20,000. Free. 020 8547 2332 Kingston Carnival
01 Sep 2013 [TBC] Swan Lifeline Open Day Sun 11:00-16:00 Cuckoo Weir Island, South Meadow Lane, Eton SL4 6SS. Visit the swans and treatment centre. Fun and games, refreshments, fair stalls, raffle, dance performances, delightful river cruise from Windsor Promenade. Free entrance and parking.
01 Sep 2013 [TBC] Monmouth Charity Raft Race Sun 12:00 Monmouth Rowing Club. 6.5 mile course down the River Wye to Tump Farm, Whitebrook, where there is entertainment and refreshments. Organised by the Rotary Club of Monmouth.
01 Sep 2013 [TBC] Brentford Festival, London Sun 12:00-17:30 Boston Manor Park, Hounslow. Held on the first Sunday in September. Community fun day with two music stages, dog show, arts, crafts and charity stalls. Childrens activities include family fair, pony rides, inflatables, climbing wall, bungee and land train. Sports samplers in kayaking, football, basketball, rugby and a tennis club tournament. Two bars, a cafe and food stalls. Attendance 10,000. Free entrance. More
02-03 Sep 2013 [TBC] St Giles Fair, Oxford One of the most prestigious in the country, dating back to 1625. Traditional fun fair rides combined with some exciting up-to-date, white-knuckle rides. St Giles Fair, Oxford Video More
03-08 Sep 2013 [TBC] Out There Festival, Great Yarmouth Town Centre and St. Georges Park. The region's largest free street arts festival. Musical Masquerade featuring amazing carnival creations, international street arts and circus entertainment, and a range of wild, wacky events including amazing high wire shows. Over 30 acts, 90 performances and 600 performers.
04 Oct 2013 [TBC] Dartford Festival of Light 18:30-19:30 Lantern parade High Street. Probable climax with performances by Bloco Fogo Samba. More
08-15 Sep 2013 [TBC] Tour of Britain Cycle Race Tour of Britain
05-12 Sep 2013 [TBC] Liverpool River Festival The Waterfront will come alive with aerobatic displays, stunning street theatre, a bistro village and rustic farmers market, live music, RAF Flypast, P1 Powerboats and Tall Ships.
06 Sep 2013 [TBC] Kendal Torchlight Procession Fri 19:00. Street Art Performers, 19:45 Torchlight Carnival - folk dancers, heavy horses, Steam Engines, Spectacular Floats, Marching, Pipe and Display bands and nationally acclaimed carnival groups.
06-07 Sep 2013 [TBC] Findon Sheep Fayre Nepcote Green, Findon Village. Fairground, sheep shearing, falconry display, morris dancing, craft stalls, Punch & Judy. Dances Friday 12th & Saturday 13th in the evening in marquee. 01903 264161.
06-08 Sep 2013 [TBC] Arts Fresco, Market Harborough Welland Park, Streets and Square. Children’s Village with face painting, story-telling, craft workshop and clown performances. Free entrance. Tel 01858 410563.
06-08 Sep 2013 [TBC] Birmingham Artsfest. Fri-Sun. 25 hours of live performance including world renowned acts, plus 400 performers, stunning street theatre and exhibitions in 32 venues. Ballet, Bhangra, Indie bands, Samba music & comedy. Possible fireworks finale.
07 Sep 2013 [TBC] Pride Reading Sat 12:00 till late. Kings Meadow, by the Thames. 2 music stages, dance, cabaret. beer tent, stalls, fun fair and picnic area.11:30 Parade from Broad Street Mall - arrives Kings Meadow 12:00. Free entrance. Traders - call 0844 3570124 www.readingpride.co.uk
07 Sep 2013 [TBC] National Speed Trials, Brighton Sat 10:00-18:00 Madeira Drive. Annual speed trials for cars and motorcycles, veteran to current. Quarter mile course, run under RAC Motor Sport Association regulations. Timed Runs 11:30-13:00 & 14:00-18:00. Viewing is free from the upper level, but for entry to the paddock, there is a charge. Video1 Video2 Brighton and Hove Motor Club
07 Sep 2013 [TBC] Crowborough Bonfire Held on the second Saturday in September. Afternoon events on Chapel Green. 19:30 Torch Procession from Chapel Green, returning at 22:30 for bonfire. Sussex Bonfire Societies taking part include Crowborough, Waterloo, Uckfield, Mayfield, Burgess Hill, Littlehampton and East Hoathly. Tel 01892 661675. Video
07 Sep 2013 [TBC] Last Night Of The Proms Sat 17:30-22:45 Hyde Park, London. Live open-air concert with high-profile artists and presenters, culminating in a BBC Big Screen link-up to the Royal Albert Hall and a firework finale in the park. Bring a picnic and get ready for a fabulous night out. BBC Concert Orchestra with all the last night favourites. Sir Terry Wogan introduces a top line-up of performers. Large stage, quality sound system and giant screens. Plenty of food & drink outlets. Great atmosphere with 40,000 revelers. About £35. BBC Proms In The Park
07 Sep 2013 [TBC] Romsey Show, Broadlands Park. Saturday. Excellent country show for families. About £11.
07-08 Sep 2013 [TBC] Southport Air Show Sat-Sun 09:00-17:00. The North West's largest Airshow, this fantastic family event attracts up to 150,000 spectators over two days. Red Arrows, Vulcan Bomber (Sat only), Tornado GR4, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, and many more military, heritage and civilian air craft plus a village packed full of entertainment, including bmx stunts, flight simulators and much more. About £9.
07-08 Sep 2013 [TBC] Acoustic Gathering 12:00-22:30 Peasholm Park, North Bay, Scarborough. Free one-day music festival, with non-stop music from 32 acts, community group stalls and family entertainment. The Parks Cafe will be open with an added bar facility.
08 Sep 2013 [TBC] Ace
Cafe London Brighton Motorcycle Ride Sun
10:30 From the Ace Cafe,
North Circular Road. Up to 40,000
participate in this annual bike ride.
08 Sep 2013 [TBC] World Black Pudding Throwing Championships Sun 12:00-22:00 Royal Oak, Bridge Street, Ramsbottom BL0 9AD. Hurling Black Puddings at a pile of Yorkshire Puddings on a 30ft plinth. Held on the second Sunday in September.
08 Sep 2013 [TBC] Tour de Furness, Cumbria Sunday. Charity cycle event, organised by The Rotary Club of Furness. Family fun ride of 5 miles, Tour de Furness route of 13 miles, which passes by Furness Abbey, and Furness 50 mile to Coniston and back.
08 Sep 2013 [TBC] Nun’s Run, London Sunday. Start and Finish from Dunster Court, nr Tower Hill. Start Time: in waves 10:00-10:30. A non-competitve Charity run on footpaths past the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, South Bank, London Bridge, Southwark Bridge, Globe Theatre, Tate Modern, Blackfriers Bridge, Thames Path, Tower of London and finish back in the city. In conjunction with the West End musical Sister Act.
08 Sep 2013 [TBC] Farleigh Hospice Cycle for Life, Essex Sunday 50 or 20km scenic rides through Essex, raising vital funds in support of your local hospice, funding free care and support to people affected by life limiting illness. Register online or contact the events team on 01245 457408.
08 Sep 2013 [TBC] The London Duathlon Richmond Park. The worlds biggest run, bike, run event. Classic 10k run, 40k bike, 5k run which offers athletes moving up to longer distance racing the chance to test themselves in the safety of a closed-road environment. Provisional times: 08:45 Elite Race, 08:55 Ultra Distance, 09:10-11:45 Challenge Distance, 12:00 10k Run, 14:00 Fun Distance. Spectators
08 Sep 2013 [TBC] Women's 5K Challenge, Hyde Park, London Sun 10:10 warm-up around the stage, 11:00 start, 12:30 awards. 15,000 runners, and a great atmosphere. Adidas Women's 5K Challenge Video: Warm-up Race
10 Sep 2013 [TBC] Widecombe Fair Tue 09:00 till late. Devon country fare immortalized by the song Uncle Tom Cobley. Held on the 2nd Tuesday in September. Livestock, sheep, dog show, gymkhana, maypole dancing, crafts, vintage vehicles and funfair on the village green.
12 &14 Sep 2013 [TBC] Imperial Wharf Jazz Festival Imperial Wharf, London SW6 2QD. Annual free event featuring highly creative jazz musicians, outstanding Thames views, and waterside bars and restaurants. Thu 18:00-22:00 Abimaro & The Free, Courtney Pine. Sat 13:00-22:00 Hackney Colliery Band, The Cuban Jazz Project, Matthew Halsall, John Etheridge & Christian Garrick, The Lucinda Belle Orchestra, YolanDa Brown, Omar.
13-29 Sep 2013 [TBC] New Mills Festival, Derbyshire Two weeks of diverse events including concerts, poetry, flower festival, alternative health and a lantern procession.
13-15 Sep 2013 [TBC] Newquay Fish Festival Fri-Sun. Live bands, Cooking demonstrations, Sand castle competition, Local fish and produce stalls, Live marine and rock pool demonstrations, shark throwing competition, dolphin spotting trips, art exibition and competition, fresh caught fish barbeque and Newquay male voice choir.
13-15 Sep 2013 [TBC] Goodwood Revival The world’s most popular historic motor race meeting and the only event of its kind to be staged entirely in the nostalgic time capsule of the 1940s, 50s and 60s. A celebration of flat-out wheel-to-wheel racing around the classic racetrack. Advance tickets only.
13-22 Sep 2013 [TBC] London Design Festival 300+ events and activities across the city, showing the richness and depth of the design activity that takes place in and beyond the capital. To that we add a series of major events at the world's greatest design museum, the V&A, as well as our own high profile Landmark Projects in some of London's best loved landmarks.13-22 Sep 2013 [TBC] Southampton Boat Show 10:00-19:00 Mayflower Park. Show marina with over 2km of pontoons. 1000 boats and 500 exhibitors. 122,000 visitors. About £20
14 Sep 2013 [TBC] Mayfield Bonfire Saturday. 12:30-15:30 Street Market, High Street. 15:00 Children's Fancy Dress Procession, Royal Oak to the Middle House. 19:00 Ceremonial Laying of the Wreath. 19:30 Procession 1 - West Street to Rose and Crown. 20:20 Procession 2 - Rose and Crown, High Street, Stone Cross. 21:15 Procession 3 - Stone Cross to Natwest Bank. 21:30 Procession 4 - Natwest Bank to Memorial Hall. 22:15 Fireworks. 22:30 Prizes & Trophies, Memorial Hall. Video: Procession Fireworks Mayfield Bonfire Society
14 Sep 2013 [TBC] The Great River Race, London Saturday - Docklands to Richmond. 10:40 Start - Millwall Riverside, spread over 75 minutes. 13:40 End - Ham House, Richmond, spread over 2 hours. Biggest race of its type in Europe - 22 miles, 300 boats & 2000 competitors. Thousands of spectators gather at the riverside near Ham House. Popular also is Chiswick Pier with BBQ, drinks and refreshments.
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14 Sep 2013 [TBC] Ringwood Carnival Sat 14:00 Children's Afternoon Procession. 19:15 Torchlight Evening Procession. 21:45 Fireworks.
14 Sep 2013 [TBC] Egremont Crab Fair & Sports Gurning Championships, Cycling Races, Fancy Dress Pony, Terrier Racing, Stunt Show, Cumberland Wrestling, Wheelbarrow Races, Pet Competition, Egg Throwing Competition, Parade, Morris Dancing etc etc. Entrance to field about £4.
14 Sep 2013 [TBC] Bracknell Big Day Out Sat 13:00-22:30 South Hill Park, Bracknell. Live music in beautiful lakeside grounds. £10. South Hill Park
14 Sep 2013 [TBC] Will Adams Festival, Rochester Sat 11:00-16:30 Gillingham Park. A mix of Japanese culture and traditions and Tudor life at the time of Will Adams, the English Samurai.
14-15 Sep 2013 Thames Festival Sat-Sun - Between Westminster Bridge and Tower Bridge. Street arts, river events, massed choirs, night carnival and pyrotechnics. Attendance 500,000. Sun 19:15-22:00 Night Carnival followed by fireworks. All free. Thames Festival
14-15 Sep 2013 [TBC] Lambeth Country Show Sat-Sun 11:00-19:00 Brockwell Park, London. Largest event of its type in South East England Attendance 120,000. Traction engines and steam parade, medieval re-enactment, falconry; horticultural competitions; fairground rides; crafts; community stalls; live performance stage and arenas. Free entrance. Video Lambeth Country Show
14-15 Sep 2013 [TBC] The Berkshire Show Sat-Sun Newbury Showground, M4, J13. Great British Food and Craft; top-flight equestrian showing classes, the pony scurry driving; International Show jumping; The Countryside and Vintage Areas, Military and Sports Zones; amazing floral displays in the Horticulture Tent; The Young Farmer’s Tug of War Championships and to end both days the traditional spectacle of the mass balloon ascent will ensure that the Show ends on a high note. About £18.
14-15 Sep 2013 [TBC] Hastings Seafood & Wine Festival Sat-Sun, Stalls with a huge variety of dishes including ostrich burgers, oysters, cuttlefish in a tomato sauce, barbecued wild local game and locally smoked fish. Local musicians and bands. Organised by Hastings Borough Council. Attendance 50,000 - possibly the biggest event of its kind in Europe. Festival Market - Sat-Sun 11:00-17:00 Winding Street, Hastings Old Town TN34 3AT.
14-15 Sep 2013 [TBC] Twickenham Riverside Regatta Saturday - stalls, bar & food on the embankment, free live music stage on Champions Wharf, Shetland pony rides, children’s fairground. Sunday - Stand Up Paddleboarding races from 12:30
14-15 Sep 2013 [TBC] Rhythm Force, Twickenham Saturday. Orleans Gardens, Twickenham Riverside. Open air concert and recruiting event featuring rock, jazz, blues etc. from Army bands. About £13. Now held in conjunction with Twickenham Riverside Regatta.
15 Sep 2013 [TBC] Great North Run Sun 11:00 Newcastle to South Shields. 54,000 runners, 80,000 spectators and an electric atmosphere. 13.1 miles. The biggest and most iconic half marathon in the world. See The Red Arrows at the start and finish. Main start about 10:40. Evening party on the quayside. The junior run is usually the day before, on Saturday.
15 Sep 2013 [TBC] Yellow Umbrella Day, London Sunday. Free community festival - Chiswick’s largest annual charity event, raising money for children’s charities. Live music, BBQ, cartoonist, bouncy castle, crazy golf, street entertainers, face painters and more. The Yellow Umbrella Day 10K run and 5K walk has become famous in West London for being a fantastically organised event along the river. Both events kick off at 11:00 and start and finish at Chiswick Park. All participants will receive a warm-up leg massage and a free Yellow Umbrella Day medal and t-shirt. Food, drinks, live music and entertainment will be available after the run and walk at Chiswick Park Yellow Umbrella Day
16-22 Sep 2013 [TBC] The Little Big Peace Event, Streatham Mini-festival to mark the International Day of Peace, with free activities for all the family including music and performance arts by local and international artists. Wed 18:00 Celebration - live music, performance art and poetry at The White Lion, 232 Streatham High Road Thu 20:00 Vibration - candle-lit gathering with surprises at Streatham Green. Drumming with Ancestral Hands. Sat 12:00-18:00 Contemplation - talks, displays and workshops at Gracefield Gardens SW16 2ST. email@example.com twitter: @littlebigpeace
19-21 Sep 2013 [TBC] Derby Festé Derby Festé is the highlight of Derby’s events calendar featuring live performance, music, dance, film and more. On Saturday - The streets come alive with a fantastic selection of street entertainers. Many free events.
20-22 Sep 2013 [TBC] Alchemy Festival, Lincolnshire Scholey Park, Conningsby, Lincolnshire LN44PD. 100 bands and DJs over 6 areas. Free kids activities. About £60.
21 Sep 2013 [TBC] Eid in the Square, London 14:30-18:30 Trafalgar Square. Muslim festival marking the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan. Main stage with music and theatrical performances.
21 Sep 2013 [TBC] Bewl Barrel Race Sat 14:00 The Bull Inn, Three Leg Cross, Ticehurst, East Sussex TN5 7HH. Up to 20 teams compete in a charity cross country half marathon carrying a full 55kg beer barrel. The winners get to keep the barrel and drink the 72 pints of ale. BBQ during the day and live music in the evening. The Bewl Barrel Race
21 Sep 2013 [TBC] Great Gorilla Run, London Sat 10:30-12:30. 1000 runners in gorilla suits race 7km around the city for charity. Mincing lane, Lower Thames St, south over Tower Bridge, west past HMS Belfast, north over London Bridge, south over Southwark Bridge, north over Blackfriars Bridge, Queen Victoria St, Cornhill, Mincing Lane. Video Map Great Gorilla Run
21 Sep 2013 [TBC] Stockwell Festival Sat 12:00-18:00 Larkhall Park, Courland Grove, SW8 2PX. Main Stage, Children's Village, Nature Garden, Sustainability Zone, Adventure Playground, Marketplace, Go Kart Track. Music, dance, magic and storytelling, circus, drumming, face painting, Dr Bike, Giant Peace Wall and Larkhall Urban Gym + an array of stalls including world food. www.stockwell.org.uk 07973 711173 firstname.lastname@example.org
21 Sep 2013 [TBC] Bermondsey Street Festival Saturday. Annual traditional village fete with an attendance of 7000. Live music, fashion, competitions, tennis, food, art and crafts. More
21-22 Sep 2013 [TBC] Open
House London Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00. It is a simple but powerful concept: in
celebration of design excellence, 700 buildings of every conceivable type,
shape and size will open their doors to Londoners completely for free. For
one weekend in the year, Londoners come together exploring all corners of
the Capital. Relevent reading: Open House London by Victoria Thornton,
published by Ebury Press, August 2012, £25.
21-22 Sep 2013 [TBC] Paws in the Park Sat-Sun 10:00-18:00 Kent Showground, Detling, Maidstone ME14 3JF. UK's largest outside dog show for working, trained and pet dogs. Have a go activities, terrier racing, gun dogs, stunt dogs, agility, police dogs etc. About £10.
21-22 Sep 2013 The Bristol Festival Ashton Court (balloon festival field). Entry by advanced ticket only - about £33 for the weekend.
21-22 Sep 2013 [TBC] The London Triathlon Sat-Sun ExCeL Centre, London. Super Sprint: 400m swim, 10k bike, 2.5k run. Sprint: 750m swim, 20k bike, 5k run. Olympic: 1500m swim, 40k bike, 10k run. Spectator Viewing
21-29 Sep 2013 [TBC] Isle of Wight Cycling Festival Over half the island is designated an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are over 200 miles of well maintained, well signposted cycle tracks.
22 Sep 2013 [TBC] Chiswick House Gardens Dog Show Sun 10:30-15:45 on the cricket pitch - entrance via Staveley Road. Free dog show with 14 fun classes, new agility course and mini-course. Licensed bar, barbecue, face painting, cream teas and over 40 charity and retail stalls. A great day out for the whole family.22 Sep 2013 [TBC] Hinckley Classic Motorshow Sun 10:00 Hinckley Town Centre. 200 beautiful and carefully restored classic vehicles - last year saw cars, lorries, bikes, scooters and even a working steam engine, double-decker bus and 1916 tractor.
Bring your classic car, bike, scooter or other interesting vehicle along. Free to enter & visit. Tel 01455 698494. Organised by the Hinckley Town Centre Partnership BID.
22 Sep 2013 [TBC] St Giles Dragon Boat Challenge Sunday - The Washlands (off Watson Street), Burton upon Trent DE15 9HF. Teams of ten plus a drummer take part in this series of charity races along the 200-metre course on the River Trent. To sign up or find out more, please contact Jenni Dawson on 01543 434 542 or email email@example.com
22 Sep 2013 [TBC] World Stone Skimming Championship Sun 12:00 Quarryside, Easdale Island, Oban, Argyll. Registration at Easdale Island Community Hall from 11:00. Pre-skim Party on the Saturday night before the event, in Easdale Island Community Hall - licensed bar, live music, children welcome.26-29 Sep 2013 [TBC] Soho Literary Festival Thu-Sun, Soho Theatre, Dean St, London W1D 3NE. A glittering combination of writers and thinkers, chosen for their wit, flair and literary brilliance, selected from the cream of English writing, historians, novelists, journalists and politicians at the cutting edge of contemporary thought. Interviews, one-man shows, panels and debates. John Major talks on Music Hall; Giles Coren on restaurants; Michael Palin on his latest novel; Fay Weldon on hers; Craig Brown will bring a series of parodies and sketches with one or two surprise friends drawn from London’s literary finest.
26-29 Sep 2013 [TBC] Didsbury Arts Festival More than 170 arts events, exhibitions, performance and street theatre across 50 venues. Sat 12:00 Music and street theatre. Most events free. Programme
26-29 Sep 2013 [TBC] Canterbury Anifest Annual animation festival for people of all ages. A range of workshops, young people awards and family-friendly events. Anifest also caters for specialists and those in the industry, featuring national and international awards, and guest speakers from some of the biggest names in animation. Tel: 01227 787787.
27 Sep 2013 [TBC] Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning Friday - across the country. The World's Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan Cancer Support's biggest fundraising event. We ask people across the UK - and sometimes further afield - to hold a coffee morning, where donations on the day are made to Macmillan. Last year 43,000 people registered to hold a coffee morning, raising over £8 million.
27-28 Sep 2013 [TBC] International Rally Of Yorkshire 92 miles of classic North Yorkshire stages. Spectator tickets bought on the day for a single stage will cost £15 per person and includes a free programme. For access to all stages on the Friday and Saturday, tickets can be purchased for £20 per person and will also include a free programme. As usual, children under 16 can gain free access providing they are accompanied by an appropriate adult.
27-29 Sep 2013 [TBC] British Musical Fireworks Championships Fri-Sun 19:00-22:00 Kings Gardens, Southport, Merseyside PR8 1RX. Some of the UK's leading firework display companies competing for the title of British Musical Fireworks Champions. Billed as one of the most spectacular events in the country. Attendance 40,000. Tel: 01704 533333.
27 Sep - 11 Dec 2013 [TBC] Play Poland Film Festival The largest and longest festival organised by Polish Art Europe, featuring screenings of the best recent Polish short films.
28 Sep 2013 [TBC] Burgess Hill Bonfire Held on the last Saturday in September. Well supported by the Sussex Bonfire Societies. Thousands will line the streets. Programs on sale around the town. 01444 233017. 19:30 Procession 1 - Cyprus Rd Car Park, Crescent Rd, Mill Rd, Cyprus Rd, Church Rd, Station Rd, Silverdale Rd. 20:30 Procession 2 - Silverdale Rd, Station Rd, Civic Way, Church Rd, Royal George Rd, Fairfield Rd, Western Rd, Recreation Ground. 21:45 Fireworks and Bonfire at Fairfield Recreation Ground. Video: Procession Fireworks Burgess Hill Bonfire.
28 Sep 2013 [TBC] Burnham Illuminated Carnival Sat 19:30 Illuminated procession with bands, floats, floodlit tableux, visiting carnival queens and walkers in fancy dress. Burnham on Crouch Carnival
28-29 Sep 2013 [TBC] North
West Vintage Fair Organ & Steam Rally Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00 Victoria
Park, Widnes. The largest free admission gathering of Vintage Fair Organs and Vintage machinery in the UK. Lovingly restored to the highest standards. Something for everyone,
including falconry and a sheep show.
29 Sep 2013 Mouth Cancer Foundation 10K Awareness Walk
13:00 for 14:00 Hyde Park, London.
29 Sep 2013 [TBC] UpRise Anti-Racism Festival Sun 13:00-22:00 CRE8 Centre, The Old Baths, 80 Eastway; Hackney Wick; London; E9 5HJ. Live music, DJs, live art, poetry, dance, speakers, games, debate, workshops, and talks. Born out of the ashes of the former anti-racism Free event. Rise Festival
01-31 Oct 2013 [TBC] The Big Draw Annual month-long festival of over one thousand events across the UK. Museums, galleries, heritage sites, libraries, schools and parks join in, inviting people of all ages to discover how drawing can connect them with their surroundings and the wider community.
02-06 Oct 2013 [TBC] Nottingham Goose Fair Wed-Sun. Forest Recreation Ground just off Mansfield Road, 2 miles north of Nottingham City Centre. The Biggest traveling fair in Europe with 500 attractions including white knuckle rides, crafts marque, market stalls, and food. Attendance 500,000. Free admission.
03 Oct 2013 [TBC] National Poetry Day 13:00 The Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX. Join Southbank Centre and the Poetry Society for this celebration of poetry featuring Dannie Abse, Helen Mort and others. The theme for this year's annual event is stars. Don't forget to drop into one of the tents inspired by Deborah Warner's commission for London 2012 Festival: Artichoke's Peace Camp. The camp pops up along the South Bank for one day only in the form of its schools' project tents. Free event.
04 Oct 2013 [TBC] Light Night Leeds Friday. 80 free, often quirky, events across 50 venues that are sure to keep you busy all night.
04-06 Oct 2013 [TBC] Swanage Blues & Roots Festival, Dorset 20 indoor venues with 50 free admission gigs. Dig deep when the collections come round - your donations keep this going. Organised by Steve Darrington
04-06 Oct 2013 [TBC] Broadstairs Food Festival 10:00 Victoria Gardens and Promenade. 60 stalls plus local chefs and a team from Thanet College.
05 Oct 2013 [TBC] Rotherfield & Mark Cross Bonfire Sat.14:00-16:00 Market stalls and live entertainment in the village. 19:30 Torch-lit procession. 22:00 Lighting the beacon, bonfire and fireworks at the fair ground. 01892 852477. Video: 2012 Procession 2012 Fireworks Rotherfield & Mark Cross Bonfire Society. Free event.
05 Oct 2013 [TBC] Eastbourne Bonfire Sat 19:30 Seafront torch procession from Fisherman's Green BN22 7AA. 20:30 Fireworks and beach bonfire. Supporting societies likely to include Mayfield, Rotherfield, Robertsbridge, Section 5, Battle, Rye, Burgess Hill, Uckfield, Hastings, Waterloo, Commercial Square and Pentacle Drummers. Programmes available from the Tourist Information Centre in Cornfield Road. Video: Fireworks Eastbourne Bonfire 07793 557194.
05 Oct 2013 [TBC] Ilminster Illuminated Carnival Sat 19:15-21:30. About twenty highly illuminated carts, dance groups, carnival walkers and music. Up to 25,000 line the streets. www.ilminstercarnival.co.uk Somerset Illuminated Carnivals - Ilminster
05 Oct 2013 [TBC] World Porridge Making Championship Saturday. A toast to the Porridge and the procession of judges and competitors set of to the village hall led by the Badenoch and Strathspey Pipe Band. Attractions might include the Carrbridge Challenge Fun Run, an aerobic warm up, the Cairngorms Farmers Market, product tastings, Porridge Bar, belly dancing, live music and street entertainment.
05 Oct 2013 [TBC] Somerset Illuminated Carnivals - Gillingham. Sat 19:30 Illuminated Procession (1 hour to pass by). 18:00 Judging at Brickfields Business Park, 18:45 Parade of bands, 19:15 Cavalcade Of Steam. Gillingham Illuminated Carnival
05 Oct 2013 [TBC] Space Hopper Events - Craft & Gift Fairs Aston University. Birmingham Vintage, craft & pre-loved extravaganza.
05 Oct 2013 [TBC] Sponsored Walk Saturday, Bedes Way. Fight poverty step by step by taking part in a Christian Aid sponsored walk. Celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the North East on this historic trail. Choose the full day 12-mile route or the all ages four mile walk. Walk in solidarity with over 100,000 poor people from across India as they complete their historic march for justice to claim their land rights.
05-13 Oct 2013 [TBC] Hastings Week 9 days of events including the 1066 Battle, Hastings Bonfire, ghost walks etc. Hastings Week 2012 Events
06 Oct 2013 [TBC] Royal Parks Half Marathon, London Major half marathon. 12,000 runners & 40,000 spectators. Start and finish in Hyde Park. Taking in Kensington Gardens, Green Park, St James’s Park) and passing Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Marble Arch and the Royal Albert Hall. 09:00 Warm up, 09:30 Start, 10:30-14:00 Finish, 16:00 Close. 08:00-16:00 Food & Fitness Festival Hyde Park. Royal Parks Half Marathon Video Route
Pass It On Africa A Brighton-based registered charity working tirelessly to build schools and support education in some of the poorest parts of Africa. We achieve this through our fund-raising events in the UK, including our flagship superhero-themed races, the Heroes Run 06 Oct 2013 Heroes Run, London Heroes Run
06 Oct 2013 [TBC] Rock Your Mind Festival, Middlesbrough 13:30-23:15 Westgarth Social Club, 99 Southfield Road TS1 3EZ. Tel 01642 242164. Free Music Festival promoting mental health awareness.
06 Oct 2013 [TBC] Pearly Harvest Festival, London Sun 15:00 St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square. Annual Pearly Kings and Queens Association harvest festival. The produce collected is donated to help the homeless. The public are welcome at the service. Picture kindly donated by Teresa Watts, Pearly Queen of Clapton.
06 Oct 2013 [TBC] Bupa Great Edinburgh Run Sunday. 10k road race is Edinburgh's fastest growing and most popular running event. 10,000 runners. Starts and ends on The Meadows, and passes many famous landmarks. Includes top athletes, thousands of club, fun and charity runners, and a junior event as well. A great day out for all the family.
06 Oct 2013 [TBC] World Conker Championships, Northamtonshire Sunday 10:30-15:00 New Lodge Fields, between Ashton & Polebrook. Spectator entrance about £4. Plenty to see and do beforehand so arrive in good time. About 350 competitors and 5,000 spectators. Conkers provided.
11-12 Oct 2013 [TBC] Weymouth Octoberfest 11:00-23:00 Weymouth Pavillion, The Esplanade DT4 8ED. 11:00-15:00 £3. 18:00-23:00 £4 (Live music at the evening sessions). Good food at every session. 70+ Real ales & ciders. Tel 01305 783225.
12 Oct 2013 [TBC] UK Rock Paper Scissors Championships Sat 18:45 (registration from 17:30) Crosse Keys Pub, 9 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 0DR. Rock Paper Scissors - the classic way to settle a dispute or decision. Wacky Nation bring this crazy contest to central London. Hundreds of entrants do battle in a knock-out tournament for a chance to win the title of UK Champion at the ultimate decision making game. Spectators welcome. Closing date for entries 10 Oct.
12 Oct 2013 [TBC] Chard Illuminated Carnival Sat 19:15 Tapstone Road, Old Town, Duck Lane, Crowshute Link, High Street, Fore Street, East Street, Victoria Avenue Roundabout.
12 Oct 2013 [TBC] Exmouth Iluminated Carnival Sat 19:30 start from Marine Way, Exeter Road, The Parade, past the Strand Gardens, Town Hall, Manor Gardens to fountain roundabout. There will be great entries, both single entries, small team floats and the huge displays, the quality is always fantastic. Exmouth is proud to have new entries every year.
12-13 Oct 2013 [TBC] British National Ploughing Championships & Country Festival Sat-Sun. Whittington, near Lichfield, Staffordshire. Extensive trade stands, steam ploughing engines; vintage machinery, rural crafts, vintage tractors, agricultural engines, plus shire horses at work. Attendance 15,000. Different location every year.
12-13 Oct 2013 [TBC] Weston Beach Race. Fri-Sun. Beach Motocross. Attendance 100,000. See website for ticket information.
13 Oct 2013 [TBC] Weymouth Beach Motocross Sun 12:00 Seafront. 250+ top riders on machines ranging from 125cc to 500cc. Up to 70mph on a one mile course over jumps and hollows. 15,000 spectators watch the six half hour races. Fun fair, trade stalls and family entertainment. Video Free viewing.
13 Oct 2013 [TBC] Brightona Sun 09:00 Madeira Drive, Brighton BN2 1EN. Custom Bike Show, Wall of death, Hot Rods, lots of Trade Stands, Bands on 3 stages and more bands at Concorde 2. £5 admission.
13 Oct 2013 [TBC] Cardiff Half Marathon Sun 09:00 Civic Centre to Cardiff Castle. Well attended with many runners in fancy dress.
16-17 Oct 2013 [TBC] The Showman's Show Newbury Showground. UK's original and most comprehensive exhibition of products, services and entertainments for the outdoor and special event world.
18-25 Oct 2013 [TBC] Free For Arts Festival, Manchester 11:00-16:00 Creative events and exhibitions from the North-West and beyond. From contemporary art exhibitions located in diverse city-centre spaces, to innovatively presented interactive events and one-off performances taking place each evening. Free entrance.
19 Oct 2013 Hastings Bonfire Sat 19:15 Spectacular Torchlit Procession from Rock a Nore Road. 21:00 Fireworks & Giant Beach Bonfire. Full facilities available - catering, toilets etc. The backdrop of Hastings Old Town makes this one of the more atmospheric Sussex Bonfires. Hastings Bonfire celebrations are just part of the amazing Hastings Week Video: 2012 Procession 2012 Fireworks. Attendance 30,000. Free event.
19 Oct 2013 [TBC] Fletching Bonfire Sat 16:30 Fancy dress competition, village hall, 19:00 Procession 1, 20:45 Procession 2, 21:45 Bonfire, Flame Balls.& Fireworks. Typical line-up: Fletching, Newick, Firle, Littlehampton, Lindfield, Uckfield, Burgess Hill & Band, Ewhurst & Staplecross, Chailey, Newhaven Band, Commercial Square, Eastbourne, Crowborough, South Street, Expedient Jazz Band, East Hoathly, Borough, Maresfield, Five Ashes, Who the Devil are We, Hove Scout Band, Barcombe Scout Band, Rotherfield & Mark Cross, Waterloo, Neville, Hastings, Cliffe, Rye, Whatlington, Battle and Robertsbridge. 01825 760155 ~ 01273 476360. 2012 Video: Procession Fireworks
19 Oct 2013 [TBC] Nevill Bonfire Sat 18:30 Procession 1 Highdown Road, Lewes, 20:00 Procession 2, 21:15 Fireworks - modest charge. Nevill Juvenile Bonfire Society
19 Oct 2013 [TBC] Hailsham Bonfire Sat 19:30-24:00. Torch procession, bonfire and fireworks. Held on the 3rd Saturday in October. Good attendance from the public. Procession route: Station Road, Bell Banks Road, Market Street, High Street (firecrackers), then Vicarage Lane, Vicarage Road, George Street and South Road. Grand firework display followed by the explosive destruction of a set piece.
19 Oct 2013 [TBC] Seaford Bonfire Sat 18:30 Procession - Claremont Road, Avondale Road, Broad Street and High Street. Free bonfire and firework display at the Martello Field. The event is being covered by Seahaven FM. The latest bonfire society to be re-established. More
19 Oct 2013 [TBC] Ninfield Bonfire Sat 19:00 Torch procession from Church Lane, 20:00 Bonfire, 20:30 Fireworks.
19 Oct 2013 [TBC] Nigerian Carnival, London Sat 10:00-18:00 Kennington Park, London SE11 4BE. The largest and most popular African event in the UK. Music, food, games and children's entertainment. Tel: 01322 837656. firstname.lastname@example.org Free event.
19 Oct 2013 [TBC] Bury Light Night Sat 18:00 till late - multiple town centre locations. A mix of arts, music, performance, workshops, tours and much more. Many free events. Bury Light Night
19 Oct 2013 [TBC] Beach of the Dead Zombie Walk, Brighton Sat 15:00-17:00 Brighton West Pier to Madeira Drive. Come dressed to possess for a scary parade. After party at the Concorde2 (£3).
19 Oct 2013 [TBC] Somerset Illuminated Carnivals - Trowbridge. Sat 19:00
19 Oct 2013 [TBC] Somerset Illuminated Carnivals - Taunton Sat 19:00 (1 hour to pass by)
20 Oct 2013 [TBC] London October Plenty Sun 12:00 Bankside, Southwark, outside Shakespeare's Globe. Ancient seasonal customs and theatre. See The Berry Man, decked with wild fruits and foliage, join the procession through the streets to the Borough Market to join in the Apple Day festivities with market stalls, conker fights, apple bobbing, music and song. Free event.20 Oct 2013 Abingdon Marathon Sun 09:00 Tilsley Park OX14 1PU. One thousand runners, and popular with spectators. Abingdon Marathon
25 Oct 2013 [TBC] Ottery St Mary Carnival Fri 19:45 Carnival Parade, followed by fireworks on The Land of Canaan.
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26 Oct 2013 [TBC] Ewhurst and Staplecross Bonfire Saturday. 18:00 Judging of the fancy dress competition, 19:00 Procession forms up outside the Cross Inn, 19:15 Torch Procession, Staplecross to Cripps Corner, then back to the bonfire field near the Cross Inn, 20:30 Giant Bonfire, 21:00 Fireworks. Hot dogs and refreshments. Entrance about £1. 01580 765764. Map
26 Oct 2013 [TBC] Firle Bonfire 18:30 Torch Processions from The Ram Inn, West Firle. Most spectacular fireworks and set pieces. Traditionally held on the last Saturday in October. Free event - parking about £10. Video Firle Bonfire Society
26 Oct 2013 [TBC] Littlehampton Bonfire 17:00-22:30 Town centre and seafront. Bonfire Societies, steam engines, illuminated floats and walking groups. 17:00 Childrens Procession. 19:45 Main Procession, Maltravers Road to Sea Road. 21:15 Bonfire, The Green, Sea Road. 21:30 Fireworks. 22:00 Return procession. Traditionally held on the last Saturday in October. Tel 01903 725149.
26-27 Oct 2013 [TBC] Scottish Ploughing Championships Sat-Sun 09:30-15:00. Horse ploughing, vintage ploughing, trade area, children's rides, vintage machinery displays.
27 Oct 2013 End of British Summer Time - clocks go back 1 Hour
27 Oct 2013 [TBC] Liverpool
Halloween Lantern Carnival Sun 17:30-21:00 Sefton Park L17 1AP.
Fantastic 800 Lantern Parade from Aigburth boating lake.
Over 150 weird and wonderful performers
and ghosts of all shapes and sizes. See the giant floating Dreamer as she falls
asleep, and take a peek at the dreams inside her sleeping head, courtesy
of French masters of the surreal, Delirium Lumens, whose astonishing live
projections create huge, vividly coloured landscapes of imaginary
luminous beings. The first parade will begin at 17:30 for those
with young children who can see the mesmerising Giant Dreamer before
heading home. The second parade will begin at 19:30. Both parades
culminate with an extraordinary event that brings the giant’s dreams to
27 Oct 2013 [TBC] Sheffield Fright Night Sun 15:30-20:30 Sheffield City Centre, Fargate, Tudor Square, Barkers Pool, Peace Gardens, Surrey Street, Leopold Street, Orchard Square, Millennium Square & Winter Gardens. Britain’s biggest Halloween party, attracting up to 40,000 people. Street theatre, ghost tours, fire spinners, food stalls etc. Free entrance. Info 01142 21 1900
27 Oct 2013 [TBC] Diwali on the Square Sun 14:00-18:30 Trafalgar Square, London. Official Media partner Zee TV presents performances and special guest stars. The event also includes an afternoon of cultural performances, Garba dancing, stalls, displays and delicious food. Organised in association with the Diwali in London Committee. Free entrance. Diwali On The Square
27 Oct 2013 [TBC] Fireworks, Emsworth 19:00 Sailing Club, 55 Bath Road PO10 7ES. BBQ, hot dogs, candy floss. £2 entrance.
27 Oct 2013 [TBC] Titchfield Carnival & Bonfire Sunday. Processions 15:00 & 18:30 email@example.com Tel 07547 681585.
27 Oct 2013 Bupa Great South Run Sun 10:30 Southsea Common. Flat 10 mile & 5km, voted the second most popular road race in the UK with 16,000 runners. Very popular with spectators - catering facilities and free parking on Southsea Common. Junior runs take place the day before. Bupa Great Runs
27 Oct 2013 [TBC] Run to the Beat Half Marathon, London Sun 09:45. London's music half marathon starts and finishes at The O2 and does a lap around the Greenwich Peninsula, including Greenwich town centre. 18,500 runners are expected to run the Docklands course, passing multiple music stages.
31 Oct 2013 [TBC] Halloween Events from The National Trust For kids and big kids.
31 Oct 2013 [TBC] Halloween In London
Oct 2013 Seasonal Events in Salford
01 Nov 2013 [TBC] Gunwharf Quays Firework Display, Portsmouth Fri 17:45 Entertainment, 19:50 Fireworks with musical soundtrack. The stores will be open until 21:00. Video1 Video2 2012 Gunwharf Quays Fireworks
01 Nov 2013 [TBC] Fri 20:00 Brixton, Brockwell
Park, Norwood Road SE24 0PA. Free
02 Nov 2013 [TBC] Sat 19:45 Barnes Sports Club,
Lonsdale Road, Barnes SW13 9QL. £10.
03 Nov 2013 [TBC] Sun 20:00 Barking Park, Longbridge
Road IG11 8TA. £5.
05 Nov 2013 [TBC] Tue 19:00 & 20:30 Crystal Palace Park. £5.
09 Nov 2013 [TBC] Sat 17:00 Lord Mayors Show Fireworks Free
02 Nov 2013 Newick Bonfire Sat 19:30 Torch parades.
20:30 Giant bonfire
& Superb Fireworks. Good pubs include The Bull and The
02 Nov 2013 [TBC] Cuckfield Bonfire 18:45 Bonfire, 19:30 Fireworks to music with the Bright FM roadshow. Hot food. About £7.
02 Nov 2013 [TBC] Bridgwater Illuminated Carnival Sat 19:00-22:00 Illuminated Parade of 140 massive carts - each up to 100 ft long, with up to 30,000 light bulbs. Stand with 150,000 people, feel the heat of a million light bulbs passing in the night chill and feel the throb of the huge generators. Bridgwater is the biggest of the West Country Illuminated Carnivals. If you are new to Bridgwater Carnival, prepare to be shocked by it's sheer scale. 22:45 Squibbing In The High Street Map Free event Bridgwater Carnival
02 Nov 2013 [TBC] Brockham Bonfire Twenty-five foot high sculptured bonfire, plus the biggest bonfire night firework display in the UK - 4 tons of fireworks, costing £50,000 pounds. 14:00 Children’s fancy dress, village hall. 18:15 Procession leaves green. 19:45 Bonfire on the green. 20:15 Amazing firework display. 20:45 Pig Auction. Attendance 20,000. Free event, but parking charges. Brockham Bonfire Video
02 Nov 2013 [TBC] Chiddingfold Bonfire 19:00 Procession, St Mary’s School to village green, 19:30 bonfire, 20:00 fireworks.
02 Nov 2013 [TBC] RAC Future Car Challenge A motoring challenge for Electric, Hybrid and Low-Emission ICE vehicles to use the lowest energy on a 60 mile route from Brighton to London. 60+ entries. Free to view. 07:30 Start Madeira Drive Brighton. 08:00-10:30 Break, Central Sussex College, Crawley. 10:15-12:00 Finish, Pall Mall, London. 10:30-16:00 Regent Street Motor Show.
02 Nov 2013 [TBC] Carlisle Fireshow Sat 18:30-20:00 Bitts Park. In the top ten bonfire and firework displays in the country, attracting 35,000 people. 40ft themed bonfire with pyrotechnics set onto moving parts. The firework display which follows is spectacular and the whole show is set to music and lasts for approximately an hour. Tel 01228 817358. Free event.
02 Nov 2013 [TBC] Winchester Bonfire and Fireworks Saturday. 18:00 Entertainment on the Broadway outside the Guildhall. 18:30 Torch Lit Procession - Broadway, High Street, Jewry Street, River Park. 19:15 Bonfire at River Park. 19:45 Fireworks. Free event.
02 Nov 2013 [TBC] Oxford Round Table Fireworks & Bonfire Saturday. South Park, Morrell Avenue. Gates open 17:00. Fireworks 18:45. Bonfire, 38ft wicker man, funfair, catering village, Jack FM music stage. About £5.
02 Nov 2013 [TBC] Bexleyheath Fireworks 20:00 Fireworks, Danson Park. 18:00-21:30 Funfair, refreshments, live band and beer tent. About £5.
02 Nov 2013 [TBC] Sparks In The Park, Norwich Sat 17:00-22:00 Earlham Park. 18:30 children’s fireworks, 20:00 main display. Including bonfires, burning the guy, funfair and Heart FM soundstage. Adult ticket about £7.50.
02 Nov 2013 [TBC] Sparks In The Park, Cardiff Coopers Field. The largest regular annual fireworks event in Wales and one of the largest in the UK. Amazing display of pyrotechnics, a beast of a bonfire as well as funfair rides, live entertainment from Capital FM, food stalls and many other family attractions. Gates open 16:30, Childrens Fireworks Display 17:45, Bonfire 18:15, Fireworks 19:00 (display lasts approx 30 minutes). About £6.
02 Nov 2013 [TBC] Epsom Fireworks Display & Funfair 17:30 for 19:30 at Hook Road Arena
02 Nov 2013 [TBC] Edenbridge Bonfire, Kent Sat 18:30 Torch procession from Fircroft Way and includes High Street TN8 5AJ. Marching bands and floats. 20:30 Bonfire with celebrity guy and fireworks at Lingfield Road recreation ground. Attendance 20,000. About £7. Tel 01732 863120. More
02 Nov 2013 [TBC] Blackheath Fireworks, London 20:00. South London’s biggest and best free firework displays. Attendence 100,000.
02 Nov 2013 [TBC] Battle Bonfire Torch procession, bonfire and fireworks from the famous Sussex bonfire season.
02 Nov 2013 [TBC] Winchelsea Bonfire
02 Nov 2013 [TBC] Slough Fireworks & Bonfire Saturday, Upton Court Park. Refreshments and a large fun fair. About £6.
02 Nov 2013 [TBC] Barham Park Fireworks Display and Diwali. Saturday - Harrow Road, Sudbury, HA0 2HB. 13:00 Funfair starts, 20:30 Fireworks Display followed by a Laser show, 22:00 Close. Free entrance.
03 Nov 2013 [TBC] London to Brighton Veteran Car Run Annual event held on the first Sunday in November. 531 pre 1905 cars leave Hyde Park in groups of 2, between sunrise, 07:01 and 08:30. The older cars leave first. At the official coffee stop at Crawley, the first car arrives at about 09:10. They arrive at Brighton sea front from 10:40 onwards and closing time is 16:30. See also the Preview, Regent Street, London on the day before 11:00-15:00. LBVCR International Concours - 100 of the best examples of late 19th and early 20th Century motoring history. 500,000 expected to line the route. London to Brighton Veteran Car Run Video
03 Nov 2013 [TBC] Meols
Park, Wirral Sun 18:00 Free
04 Nov 2013 Lewes Badge Night. 18:00 The Dorset and Cliffe High Street. Video
Lewes Bonfire - Biggest of the Sussex Bonfires.
05 Nov 2012 Lewes Bonfire Monday.
Crowds, noise & flame - NOT suitable for pets or young children.
Lewes District Council - bonfire information page
05 Nov 2013 [TBC] Guildford Firework Fiesta 19:45 procession from High Street. 20:30 Fireworks at Stoke Park. Free event.
05 Nov 2013 [TBC] Ottery St Mary Tar Barrel Rolling 16:00 till Midnight. Thousands gather to watch flaming tar barrels carried through the streets. An enormous barrel is carried at Midnight, and there is a 10mtr bonfire, a funfair and other attractions.
05 Nov 2013 [TBC] Sticklepath Fireshow, Devon 19:30 Finch Foundry Field. Themed fire show with puppets, costumes, music and fireworks. About £7.
05 Nov 2013 [TBC] Poole Firework Display Poole Quay BH15 1HJ. 16:30 Street entertainers plus live music along the length of the Quay. 20:00 Massive firework display. Free event.
05 Nov 2013 [TBC] Birmingham Firework Spectacular 19:30 Pype Hayes Park, Erdington B24 0HG. Free admission. Funfair and hot food stalls. Gates open 16:00. Tel 0121 303 3008.
05 Nov 2013 [TBC] Lindfield Bonfire 18:30 Fancy Dress Competition, 19:30 Torchlight Procession Form up – Pondcroft Road, Black Hill, The Witch, Hickmans Lane, High Street & onto the Common, 20:00 Lighting of the Bonfire & Bonfire Prayer, 20:15 Grand Firework Display.
08 Nov 2013 [TBC] Weston Super Mare Illuminated Carnival Fri 19:15. Three hour parade, Locking Road car park, Regent Street, Beach Road, Clarence Road N, Walliscote Road, Station Road & back to start. Up to 140 carts, plus walkers in fancy dress and marching bands. The carts can have up to 25,000 light bulbs and can be up to 100ft long. www.northsomersetcarnival.co.uk www.somersetcarnivals.co.uk
08 Nov 2013 [TBC] Manchester Christmas Lights & Fireworks Fri 18:45 Albert Square. Free celebrations for the festive season. Live music, entertainment, family fun and spectacular fireworks.
08-10 Nov 2013 [TBC] Collage-Arts Open Studios 12:00-18:00 The Chocolate Factory, Clarendon Rd, Wood Green N22 6XJ. 020 8365 7500. Eclectic event with over 100 artists offering an amazing array of contemporary art and design from painters, sculptors, photographers, musicians, film-makers and designer-makers. Discover and purchase affordable art and contemporary design, commission a piece or get your portrait painted. Free entrance.
09 Nov 2013 [TBC] East Hoathly Bonfire Sat 19:00-21:30 Giant Torch-lit Processions, 21:40 Amazing fireworks & huge themed bonfire. Pubs: The Foresters Arms in South Street & The Kings Head in High Street. Please park with care. A small torch is useful here. Video: Procession Fireworks Skull Drummery. Map This free event is a must.
09 Nov 2013 [TBC] South
Heighton Bonfire Sat 18:30 Torch procession from the Flying Fish in
Denton, 20:00 Bonfire & fireworks on South Heighton playing
fields. Family friendly event from a recently formed
Bonfire Society, which has quickly grown to over a hundred members. Give them
your support: Chaiman: Roger Clayton 01273 515045.
Secretary : Clare Dickins 01273 516422
: Clare Dickins 01273 firstname.lastname@example.org
09 Nov 2013 [TBC] Rye Bonfire Sat 19:50 Torch procession from Tilling Green. 20:30 Bonfire on Rye Salts. 20:45 Fireworks. Route: Ferry Road, Cinque Ports Street, Tower Street, Landgate Arch, Hilders Cliff, High Street, The Mint, Wish Ward, Cinque Ports Street, Tower Street, Landgate, Bedford Place, Rye Salts.
09 Nov 2013 [TBC] Chailey Bonfire Sat 18:00 Torch procession, Mill Lane to village hall, 19:15 Fireworks, 20:00 Music and refreshments.
09 Nov 2013 [TBC] Shoreham Bonfire 18:15 Torch procession from Beach green, 19:00 beach bonfire and professional firework display.
09 Nov 2013 [TBC] North-Petherton Illuminated Carnival 19:00, A38 Beggers Brook, into town and out towards Bridgwater. Carts, plus walkers in fancy dress and marching bands. The carts can have up to 25,000 light bulbs and can be up to 100ft long. The Somerset Illuminated Carnivals are probably the largest in the world - Bridgwater, Burnham, Chard, Ilminster, Glastonbury, North Petherton, Shepton Mallet, Taunton, Wellington, Wells, Weston-Super-Mare, and Yeovil. Route Somerset & Wessex Illuminated Carnivals
09 Nov 2013 [TBC] Lord Mayor's Parade, London Sat 11:00-18:00. 6100 participants, 2000 military personnel, 250 horses, 235 motor vehicles, 65 floats, 20 marching bands, 22 carriages and the glorious State Coach, the procession is three and a quarter miles long but travels a route of only 1.7 miles. Largest parade of its kind in the world. 13:00 Start of the return parade - many people gather on Victoria Embankment. 17:00 London's biggest firework display with 3 tons of fireworks - Victoria Embankment ~ South Bank. Lord Mayors Parade Map09 Nov 2013 [TBC] Jewellery Centre Event, Hertfordshire Sat 09:45-17:00 Harriet Kelsall Jewellery Design Ltd, North Barn, Fairclough Hall Farm, Halls Green SG4 7DP. Have a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie at this Christmas event in aid of Keech Hospice. Coffee shop and live acoustic music. Goldsmith demonstrations, watch goldsmiths at work through the glass partition, kid's jewellery making workshops, meet the jewellery designers.
10 Nov 2013 [TBC] West London Radio & Electronics Show Sun 10:00 Kempton Park racecourse, Sunbury on Thames. Amateur radio, computing, test equipment, components etc. Nominal entrance fee. West London Radio & Electronics Show11 Nov 2013 [TBC] Burnham on Sea Illuminated Carnival Mon 19:30. Part of the Somerset Carnival Ring. Many floats are 100 ft long, each illuminated by up to 25,000 light bulbs. This is a Major event - takes 3 hours to pass by. Carts, plus walkers in fancy dress and marching bands. The carts can have up to 25,000 light bulbs and can be up to 100ft long. The Somerset Illuminated Carnivals are probably the largest in the world - Bridgwater, Burnham, Chard, Ilminster, Glastonbury, North Petherton, Shepton Mallet, Taunton, Wellington, Wells, Weston-Super-Mare, and Yeovil. Burnham on Sea Carnival
13 Nov 2013 [TBC] Shepton Mallet Carnival Wed 19:30. Part of the Somerset Carnival Ring. Many floats are 100 ft long, each illuminated by up to 25,000 light bulbs..Major event - takes 3 hours to pass by. Carts, plus walkers in fancy dress and marching bands. The carts can have up to 25,000 light bulbs and can be up to 100ft long. The Somerset Illuminated Carnivals are probably the largest in the world - Bridgwater, Burnham, Chard, Ilminster, Glastonbury, North Petherton, Shepton Mallet, Taunton, Wellington, Wells, Weston-Super-Mare, and Yeovil. Video Shepton Mallet Carnival14 Nov 2013 [TBC] Midsomer Norton Illuminated Carnival Thu 19:15. Part of the Somerset Carnival Ring. Major event - takes 3 hours to pass by. Carts, plus walkers in fancy dress and marching bands. The carts can have up to 25,000 light bulbs and can be up to 100ft long. The Somerset Illuminated Carnivals are probably the largest in the world - Bridgwater, Burnham, Chard, Ilminster, Glastonbury, North Petherton, Shepton Mallet, Taunton, Wellington, Wells, Weston-Super-Mare, and Yeovil. Somerset Carnivals
15 Nov 2013 [TBC] Wells Illuminated Carnival Fri 19:30. Part of the Somerset Carnival Ring. Many floats are 100 ft long, each illuminated by up to 25,000 light bulbs. Major event - takes 3 hours to pass by. Carts, plus walkers in fancy dress and marching bands. The carts can have up to 25,000 light bulbs and can be up to 100ft long. The Somerset Illuminated Carnivals are probably the largest in the world - Bridgwater, Burnham, Chard, Ilminster, Glastonbury, North Petherton, Shepton Mallet, Taunton, Wellington, Wells, Weston-Super-Mare, and Yeovil. Somerset Carnivals
15-17 Nov 2013 [TBC] Crunch Art & Philosophy Festival Globe theatre, Newport Street, Hay on Wye HR3 5BG. Wide range of talks and debates on diverse subjects, exhibitions from local and national art galleries, as well as live music, comedians, cabaret acts and parties. The festival site is free to enter and while most of the talks and evening music acts are ticketed, the art fair is free to browse and there will be free acoustic music acts throughout the weekend. Over 40 talks from key cultural figures and a programme of live music, banquets and all-night parties.
15-17 Nov 2013 [TBC] Front Room - Totterdown Art Trail, Bristol Fri-Sun. Bristol’s original arts trail - 180 artists, 60 venues and 5,000 visitors. Front Rooms, basements and gardens are transformed into mini galleries where artists and visitors can enjoy, discuss and purchase arts. Totterdown is close to Temple Meads station and offers a good variety of participating pubs and restaurants. Free event.
15 Nov - 23 Dec 2013 [TBC] London Traditional Christmas Market Southbank Centre to the London Eye. German style Christmas Market with 70 wooden chalets.
16 Nov 2013 [TBC] Robertsbridge Bonfire Sat 19:00 Super torch processions in the High Street. High quality and atmospheric finale to the Sussex Bonfire season, supported by about 20 Sussex Bonfire Societies. 20:00 Exceptional bonfire and fireworks. Parking available in the A21 lay-by - a small torch is useful here. Video 2012: Procession Fireworks Robertsbridge Bonfire Society
16 Nov 2013 [TBC] Barcombe Bonfire Saturday. Supported by Lewes and many of the Sussex Bonfire Societies. Processions from the Royal Oak. Bonfire and fireworks - all amazing and all free. Programme available via the website. Video Barcombe Bonfire
16 Nov 2013 [TBC] Glastonbury Illuminated Carnival Sat 19:00. Part of the Somerset Carnival Ring. Many floats are 100 ft long, each illuminated by up to 25,000 light bulbs. Major event - takes 3 hours to pass by. One of the three biggest illuminated Guy Fawkes carnivals in the world. Described as the "Mardi Gras" of the Mendips. Carts, plus walkers in fancy dress and marching bands. The carts can have up to 25,000 light bulbs and can be up to 100ft long. The Somerset Illuminated Carnivals are probably the largest in the world - Bridgwater, Burnham, Chard, Ilminster, Glastonbury, North Petherton, Shepton Mallet, Taunton, Wellington, Wells, Weston-Super-Mare, and Yeovil. Glastonbury Carnival
16 Nov 2013 [TBC] St Austell Torchlight Carnival Sat 18:00 Torchlight procession, Tregonissey Road to Penwinnick Road. Lanterns, samba bands, jazz bands, cheer leaders, pirates, highwaymen, music, dance and lights. Music and stalls in the town from 10:00. More
16 Nov 2013 [TBC] Bangor Christmas Fireworks Sat 17:30 Town Hall. Annual free festive musical fireworks and Christmas Tree lights.
16-17 Nov 2013 [TBC] Skegness Beach Race Sat-Sun. Motorcycle & Quad racing. Circuit includes impressive mounds, jumps, waves, hoops, chicanes and fast natural sandy straights. Saturday: Kids, quads and sidecars. Sunday: Adult solo class. Attendence 14,000. Free event.
17 Nov 2013 [TBC] Carlisle Christmas Lights Switch On Sun 14:00 Stage will come alive with non-stop entertainment, 17:30 Christmas lights. Stage and street entertainment with celebrity guests. Admission free.
18 Nov 2013 [TBC] World Toilet Day 2.5 billion people worldwide are without access to proper sanitation. Water Aid
21 Nov 2013 [TBC] Winchester Lantern Procession 18:00 The Lantern Procession, Great Hall, High Street, Cathedral. Ice skating. 19:00 Fireworks.
21 Nov 2013 [TBC] Slough Christmas Lights & Fireworks 18:00 Thursday, Town Square, High Street, Slough SL1 1DH. Dancers, entertainment, lights and fireworks.
21 Nov 2013 [TBC] Salisbury Christmas Lights Thu 18:00 Market Place. BBC Wiltshire, Spire FM, live music. 01722 342860. Possible fireworks.
21 Nov 2013 World's Biggest Liar Bridge Inn, Holmrook, Cumbria CA19 1UX.
21-23 Mar 2014 [TBC] Sport Relief Fri-Sun. Biennial charity event from Comic Relief. Up to 400,000 runners, raising £millions for charity. 1, 3 & 6 mile options. Sport Relief
22 Nov 2013 [TBC] Oxford Lantern Procession & Christmas Lights Fri 17:00-22:00 City Centre. Lantern procession at 18:00, plus lights, live music, Christmas market, festive food and children’s rides. Museums, Castle, Town Hall, theatres and galleries open late. Video Oxford Christmas Lights22 Nov 2012 - 05 Jan 2014 [TBC] Winter Wonderland 10:00-22:00 Hyde Park, London. Ice Rink, Circus, Giant Wheel & Rides, Santa Land and Christmas Market. Winter Wonderland
22 Nov 2013 - 06 Jan 2014 [TBC] Royal Tunbridge Wells at Christmas Christmas outdoor ice skating rink, Calverley Grounds, Tunbridge. Visit Father Christmas in his traditional Christmas log cabin overlooking the ice rink. Open day & evenings - children £7.50, adults £9.50 for one hour’s skating, including hire of skating boots. Tickets office 01892 554645.
23 Nov 2013 [TBC] Calne Winter Festival & Lantern Parade Sat 14:00 Events in the town centre, 16:30 Lantern Parade from Bremhill View social club to town centre. Christmas lights switch on, fun fair, food and drink, street stalls, live music and entertainment on the main stage, children's fun and games, interactive theatrical experience in the grounds of Marden House. 18:00 Fireworks. The Calne Community go Lantern Crazy, with crowds of 10,000 lining the streets and walking in the parade. Info line: 01249 814000. Map Calne Winter Festival
23 Nov 2013 [TBC] South Brent Illuminated Carnival, Devon Sat 18:15. Processions on the last Saturday in June and November. 01364 73292.24 Nov 2013 [TBC] Wokingham Winter Carnival Sun 11:00-17:30. 90 food, craft and charity stalls, children's rides, free entertainment including a magic show, comedy jugglers, clowns, Punch & Judy, Santa's Grotto and live music on the Market Place stage. 16:00 Carnival Procession from Shute End car park - decorated floats, bands, costumed walkers and lanterns. Video Wokingham Winter Carnival
27 Nov 2013 [TBC] Great Yarmouth Christmas Wed 18:30 Live music on the Heart Stage, 19:00 Christmas lights switch-on and rooftop fireworks, 19:00-20:00 live music, most shops open until 20:30 and free parking in Borough Council run car parks from 16:00.
28 Nov 2013 [TBC] Salisbury Lantern Procession Thu 18:00. Hundreds of lanterns cast a festive light through the streets of Salisbury in this annual Lanterns for Salisbury parade on their way to the Salisbury Christmas Market. Tourist Info: 01722 342860 email@example.com
28 Nov - 05 Dec 2013 [TBC] Norfolk Christmas Tree Festival Fakenham Parish Church NR21 9DY. 85 decorated trees in a Grade 1 listed Church. Refreshments, Christmas market, lunches and teas. 01328 862268. Free Entrance. Attendance 25,000 over the week, raising money for charity.
29 Nov 2013 [TBC] Devizes Christmas Festival Fri 12:00-20:30 Market Place & Corn Exchange. Craft and Gift Fair in the Corn Exchange, and an open air market in the Market Place. Food and Drink. 17:00 School choirs singing carols in The Brittox. 17:00-20:00 Street performers & fire jugglers. Giant Lantern Procession & Fireworks 2000 participants and 700 lanterns, sets off from High Street at 18:00 and stops off at The Wharf, where Santas’s Grotto is located, and brings him back to the Market Place to switch on the lights at 18:45 from the balcony of The Bear Hotel. Lantern Line: 01380 723099. Tourist Information Centre: 01380 734669. Devizes Christmas Festival Lantern Video
29 Nov 2013 [TBC] Henley Christmas Festival Fri 17:30-21:00 Town Centre. Children's procession, rides, stalls, food, carol singing and Santa's grotto. Christmas tree lights switched on at 19:00 www.henleytowncouncil.gov.uk
29 Nov - 01 Dec 2013 [TBC] Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre St. Nicholas Church, the Priory and Market Place. Free entrance.
30 Nov 2013 [TBC] Rottingdean Smugglers Night
A night of fire, noise, drumming, costume, fireworks and Christmas fayre. Torch procession & fireworks, supported by South Heighton Bonfire Society.
17:00 Skull Drummery & Section 5
drummers, Lower High Street & The Green,
19:00 Buccaneer March from Lower High Street,
19:20 Drum Salute, War Memorial,
20:00 French Radiers March, Plough Inn to the beach,
20:30 Fireworks, Lower High St.
30 Nov 2013 [TBC] Rainham Village Victorian Xmas Fayre Sat 10:00-16:00 Rainham Village, Essex. Father Christmas, art exhibition, mulled drinks & mince pies, carol singers, Victorian characters and Morris dancing. Free entry.
30 Nov - 01 Dec 2013 [TBC] Rochester Dickensian Christmas Street entertainment, readings, song and dance, stalls, Christmas carols, and familiar characters from Dickens stories. May well contain: Sat-Sun 11:00 The Seven Poor Travellers Procession - High Street - singing chimney sweeps. Sat-Sun 12:00 Grand Parade - High Street to Boley Hill Stage. Sat-Sun 16:45 Candlelit Procession, High Street to Boley Hill Stage for Christmas Carols. More
01 Dec 2013 [TBC] Bracknell Christmas Lights Sun 12:00-18:00 Charles Square. 17:00 Guest celebrity on the main stage. 17:20 Christmas Lights & fireworks. Free event. More Fireworks Video
01 Dec 2013 [TBC] Christmas on Poole Quay 17:00. Live music, carols by the Christmas tree, illuminated boat parade, drummers, pirates and sea shanties.
05 Dec 2013 [TBC] Plymouth Lantern Procession Thu 18:00 City Market Car Park on Cornwall Street PL1 1PS. Lantern procession of 300 children led by Santa in a sleigh pulled by three real reindeer. Live music - last year a samba and brass band with a mix of Afro-Brazilian and percussion music.
06 Dec 2013 [TBC] Wootton Basset Christmas Lights Fri 18:00-21:00 Town Centre. 18:00 Santa and reindeer arrive in the High Street. 18:15 Christmas lights switched on. Wooton Bassett Brass Band, Santa, Elves and Real Reindeer, Mystic Ruth, Gift & Food Stalls, Fairground, Lights switch on with special guest, Carols by the tree. Supported by Wootton Bassett Chamber of Commerce. Organised by Wootton Bassett Town Council.06 Dec 2013 [TBC] Manchester Christmas Lantern Parade Fri 18:00 Tatton Park, Knutsford WA16 6QN. Christmas Lantern Parade with Father Christmas and his Reindeers, Prancer and Dancer. Bring along your Christmas wish list to pop into the special posting box. Bring along any no-longer wanted toys to donate to the Manchester Children's Hospital. Free event. The Gift Fair, shops and restaurant will be open until 19:30. Lantern parade line: 01625 374405.
07 Dec 2013 [TBC] Burntwood Christmas Market and Lantern Parade Sat 18:30 Burntwood Leisure Centre, Staffordshire. Community lantern procession led by Santa through the streets of Burntwood. 17:00-20:00 Christmas market featuring with craft and cake stalls, a small funfair, real reindeer, magician and Santa. Free entry.
07 Dec 2013 [TBC] Brighton Santa Dash Fundraiser for Pass It On Africa. Brighton Santa Dash Sat 10:30 Start 500 metres up from the Peace statue opposite Adelaide Crescent. 5km course west along the seafront to Hove Lagoon and back. Hundreds of Santas run for charity. Pass It On Africa is a Brighton-based charity building schools in the poorest parts of Africa.
05 & 12 Dec 2013 [TBC] Winter Watch Parades, Chester Usually performed on the first two Thursdays in December. 19:00 Eastgate Clock, St Werburgh Street, Northgate Street, Bridge Street & Eastgate Street. Samba bands, dragons and a spectacular fire breathing finale, with the Chester Re-enactment group joining the Chester Watch and a group of giant skeletons.
06-08 Dec 2013 [TBC] Victorian Weekend Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire. Victorian fair, town criers, art exhibition, treasure hunt, open cottages, tombola & auction, magic lantern show, costume competition, Christmas stalls, father Christmas, street entertainment, Christmas lights, museum, guided walks, Victorian food & drink, Dr Busker. Grand finale on Sunday evening with singing in the dock and possible fireworks.
06-08 Dec 2013 [TBC] Padstow Christmas Festival Chef demos, Christmas market, live music, fireworks, lantern parade, hog roast etc. Fri 20:00 Fireworks - North Harbour - view from north or south quay. Multiple free events.
06-08 Dec 2013 [TBC] Huddersfield Festival of Light Fri-Sun. Energetic programme of street theatre and live performances in the town centre from dusk until 22:00 on Friday and Saturday evenings, and from mid afternoon Sunday. Fantastic firework finale Sun 17:00 St George's Square. firstname.lastname@example.org Free event.
06-27 Dec 2013 [TBC] Helmsley Christmas Tree Festival Daily 10:00-16:00 (17:00-19:30 Thursdays) All Saints Church, Church Street, Helmsley, YO62 5BL. 25 individually decorated, 6ft Christmas trees will light up the church. Trees will be unique, decorated by organizations in the town in a theme personal to them. Free, but voluntary contribution towards Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
08 Dec 2013 [TBC] Reading Toy Run Sun 13:00 Foster Wheeler (Formerly Shire Hall) to Wokingham Barnardo's. Annual motorcycle run in which 2000 Christian Bikers deliver new toys for children in Barnardo's care.
12 Dec 2013 [TBC] Leamington Spa Lantern Procession Thu 18:00 Royal Pump Rooms Gardens Bandstand. The procession will be accompanied by a local band and finish with Christmas carols around the Tree of Lights at the Town Hall. Free event.12 Dec 2013 [TBC] Poole Lantern Procession Thu 18:00 Falkland Square, High Street to the Guildhall. Lanterns and illuminated works of art, accompanied by Poole Sea Cadets and stilt walkers. Followed by carols and mince pies.
Free lantern workshops at Lighthouse, Poole on Sat 24 Nov or Sat 01 Dec, 10:00-12:00 & 13:00-15:00. Workshops are free but booking is essential 0844 4068666.
15 Dec 2013 [TBC] Newbury Lantern Procession Sun 16:30-18:00 Northbrook Street to Market Place. Live music, a real community atmosphere and a glittering finale, the winter lantern procession has fast become a Christmas tradition in Newbury. Suitable for all ages. Free event.
15 Dec 2013 [TBC] Jersey Christmas Parade Sun 17:20-18:45 The Esplanade, St. Helier. Floodlit floats, music and dance. Jersey Tourism 01534 448877.
19 Dec 2013 [TBC] River of Light, Caerphilly 18:30 Town Centre to the castle. Lantern parade with samba drummers, street bands and dancers. Spectacular firework finale. Free entrance.
19 Dec 2013 [TBC] Dutch Lantern Procession, Lincoln Thu 18:00 Cornhill & Steep Hill. Children from Westgate Academy will participate in the lantern procession carrying orange paper lanterns. The procession will arrive in Castle Hill at 18:30 for a nativity and carol service. Shops will open for late night shopping.
20 Dec 2013 [TBC] Telford Christmas Lantern Parade Fri 18:00-19:30 Telford Town Park. Festive entertainment and spectacular fireworks set to music. Hot drinks, snacks and toilets available. Free event.
21 Dec 2013 [TBC] Burning The Clocks, Brighton Fri 18:30-20:30 Church Street to Madeira Drive. Giant Illuminated Lantern Procession. Beach Bonfire and Pyrotechnics. Video Procession Fireworks Burning The Clocks is an excellent free event, organized by Same Sky, with an attendance 20,000.
21 Dec 2013 [TBC] Stonehenge to Amesbury Lantern Procession Fri 16:00 From the heel stone. More than 500 expected on the 2 hour walk. £5 includes bus from Amesbury to Stonehenge and a lantern, which can be decorated, with a prize for the best one. Refreshments available after the procession. Information & tickets: Bowman Centre or Amesbury Visitor Centre 01980 622999.
21 Dec 2013 Winter Solstice. Possible small gatherings at Stonehenge, Avebury, Glastonbury Tor etc. Sunrise just after 08:00.
- 25 Dec 2013
11:00 Promenade. Hundreds of madcap swimmers in fancy dress, watched by
crowds of thousands on the beach. 01485 532610
26 Dec 2013 Windlesham Pram Race At 10:30 over 100 teams race through the village, raising money for charity. The annual Boxing Day 3.3 mile fun run stops at all the local pubs, and is very popular with competitors and spectators alike. Video: 2010 2011 2012 Windlesham Pram Race
26 Dec 2013 Pagham Pram Race 11:00 Mill Farm / Downlands Close, Pagham Road, Nyetimber. Oldest continuing pram race in the world, stopping at local pubs and raising money for charity. 80 competitors expected. 3 mile course via The Bear Inn, The Lamb Inn, Pagham Road, Sea Lane, Kings Beach Hotel, Pagham Parade, Harbour View Road, Church Way, Pagham Road and finish at The Lamb Inn. email@example.com
26 Dec 2013 Annual Boxing Day Pub Challenge between The Plough (winners in 2011) and The Black Horse Rottingdean. 12:00 Relay Race around the village pond. Fancy dress optional. 14:00 Tug of War in The High Street outside The Black Horse. 14:30 Boat Race, with two teams of eight sitting in line on The High Street, drinking beer. Come along and cheer the participants. Rottingdean High Street will be temporarily closed during the final 2 events.
01 Jan 2013 Public Holiday - New Year's Day Holiday
|31 Dec 2013 New Year's Eve, London Midnight fireworks at the London Eye. 350,000 revelers watch the intense 10 minute display. Live DJs with music from 22:00 until 00:45. Extra facilities and first aid on Victoria Embankment and South Bank. Giant screens in Trafalgar Square. Plan to arrive several hours early, due to the popularity of this free event. Alcohol, food and drink will not be on sale at the event. If bringing alcohol, please drink responsibly and take plastic bottles or cans (no glass). New Year's Eve, London Video: Dancing Revelers Fireworks Auld Lang Syne|
31 Dec 2013 St Ives New Year's Eve Fireworks, Cornwall Harbour area - revelers in fancy dress. At midnight everyone overspills onto the beach for the fireworks. The streets of St. Ives are closed for traffic at the bottom of Tregenna Hill.31 Dec 2013 New Year's Eve, Newcastle 17:15 Carnival procession, Greys Monument to Civic Centre. Fireworks at 18:00 & Midnight.
31 Dec 2013 Weymouth New Years Eve Free fancy dress party with 20,000 revelers. Town Centre and harbour. Tourist Information Centre 01305 785747.
31 Dec 2013 Nos Galan Races 16:30-20:30 Mountain Ash, Cynon Valley, South Wales. 5km route around the town. More than 1,000 runners take part, with competitions for boys and girls, a fun run for adults and an elite race. Each year a famous mystery sports personality takes part. 18:45 Fireworks. 19:00 Elite Race, 19:30 Fun Race.
30 Dec 2013 to 01 Jan 2014 Edinburgh
31 Dec 2013 [TBC] Fireball Procession, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire At midnight, 60 fireball swingers come down the High Street in a spectacular and unique display to celebrate Hogmanay. Each fireball is a round cage of wire netting about two feet in circumference packed with paraffin soaked rags and coal and swung around on a wire rope. Free event. Video
01 Jan 2014 [TBC] New Years Day Parade, London 11:45 Parade from the Ritz on Piccadilly, past Trafalgar Square, to finish at 15:00 on Parliament Street. 10,000 performers, marching bands, classic cars, balloons, cheerleaders, clowns, steel bands and 500,000 spectators. Video New Years Parade
01 Jan 2014 [TBC] Hyde Park Serpentine Runs 10k race starts at 11:00, 3k fun run starts at 12:00. Course Map01 Jan 2014 [TBC] Bath Tub Race, Poole Harbour 11:00 Dolphin Haven and along The Quays. Organized by the Blue Boar pub (01202 682247) to raise funds for the RNLI and other charities. Attracts an audience of about 1000. Map
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01 Jan 2014 [TBC] Sharlston
11:30 The Green, Sharlston,Wakefield.
03 Jan 2014 [TBC] Hartley Witney Wassail Fri 18:30-20:30 Torch Procession from the Waggon & Horses RG27 8NY, east to the Community Orchard. Complementary cup of cider or apple juice at the orchard. Dancing and ceremony by Hook Eagle Morris Men. Please bring lanterns and torches. firstname.lastname@example.org 01252 845152.
04 Jan 2014 [TBC] Bolney Wassail Sat 18:00 Wobblegate Farm Shop, Old Mill Fruit Farm, Cowfold Road, Bolney, West Sussex, RH17 5SE. Wassailing or Apple Howling is an ancient custom in which the evil spirits are driven out and the good spirits are encouraged to produce a good apple crop for the following year's cider. Morris dancing, torch procession and noisy ceremony. A shotgun is fired into the air, and everyone makes as much noise as possible. Bring your own noisy instruments - rattles etc. Free event with lots of character, held in the apple orchard. Bottled apple juice will be on sale in the barn.
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04-05 Jan 2014 [TBC] Icicle Balloon Meet Sat-Sun. Warren Farm, Savernake Forrest, Marlborough. Informal gathering of up to 100 balloons, with morning flights, subject to weather conditions. Free viewing for the public at the launch site. On-site caterers. Nominal car park charge. 01189 730454 Launch times will be decided at the pilot's briefing at 08:00. Map
05 Jan 2014 [TBC] Twelfth Night, London Sun 12:45 South Bank. Twelfth Night is an annual seasonal celebration held on London's South Bank. A mix of ancient customs with contemporary festivity. It is free, accessible to all and happens whatever the weather. See the Holly Man in evergreen foliage, the Mummers dressed in spectacular colours, and all manner of characters. Twelfth Night, London
05 Jan 2014 [TBC] 12th Night, Guildford Sun 19:30 The Star, then on to The Kings Head, The Angel, The Three Pigeons and The Royal Oak. Wassailing, mummers play, singing and storytelling with The Pilgrim Morris Men. Free entrance.
10-12 Jan 2014 [TBC] London Ice Sculpting Festival Fri-Sun Wood Wharf, Canary Wharf. Teams from around the globe captivate you with their artistic talent and competitive spirit. Fun snow pit. Laser light show. Street market.
10-12 Jan 2014 [TBC] Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival Sat 10:30-15:30 Procession with a decorated plough pulled by a local Morris side, 250 dancers, musicians and street performers. Sunday - Bear burning. Map
11 Jan 2014 [TBC] Saturnalia Beer Festival & Chariot Race Sat 12:00 Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales. Saturnalia was the major annual festival of the Romans, an event of unrestrained merrymaking when slaves were temporarily released and reversed roles with their masters. Enjoy Baccanalian frolics and a plethora of winter warmer ales, with a Real Ale Ramble for walkers. On the Saturday the World Mountain Bike Chariot Racing Championships take place in the grounds of the Abernant Lake Hotel. Open to teams of 3 (2 riders plus a charioteer), over the age of 18. The course comprises an obstacle course and lake, with potholes, puddles, speed bumps and mud. Prizes for the winners and best Roman costumes. Green Events
12 Jan 2014 [TBC] Arun Divers Charity Leap Sun 11:30 Footbridge by Arun View Inn Littlehampton BN17 5DD. Sponsored leap into the River Arun, raising money for local charities which do not get a lot of publicity. The jump is open to anyone willing to brave the elements and collect some money. Fancy dress optional. Safety boats ready to collect the intrepid jumpers, so they won't get too cold. Raffle and auction in the pub after the jump - prizes gratefully accepted. Registration 10:00 for 11:30 start. email@example.com
16 Jan 2014 [TBC] Bracknell Wassail Thu 19:00-20:30 Lily Hill Park. Small traditional orchard wassail accompanied by music and a little tipple or two to celebrate and protect fruit trees and ensure a good harvest. Suitable for all. Bring cider or apple juice. Meet at the main car park in Lily Hill Road RG12 2RX. Bracknell-Events (10Mb pdf). Video Bracknell Wassail
18 Jan 2014 [TBC] Pentacle Drummers Annual Wassail Sat 17:00 Stone Cross Nurseries, Dittons Road, Stone Cross, East Sussex BN24 5ET. Torch procession, Morris dancing, belly dancing, live music, apple bobbing and other games, face painting, bouncy castle and drumming. Supporting East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service. Facebook Free event.
19 Jan 2014 [TBC] Royal Pavilion, Brighton Sun 10:00-17:15. The Royal Pavilion, Brighton BN1 1EE. Tel: 03000 290900. Annual open day - free entry. Come along and find out how you can get involved in helping to conserve and care for the Royal Pavilion all year round. Attendance 3,000.
20 Jan 2014 [TBC] Kilmersdon Wassail 12:00 Kilmersdon Village Hall, Radstock, Bath BA3 5TD Cam Valley Morrismen. Procession to the Community Orchard where the ceremony will take place and then on to the Old School House for tea and apple cake. Tel 01761 437372. Free event.
25 Jan 2014 [TBC] Redhill Wassail Sat 16:30 The Bell Inn, Outwood Lane, Redhill RH1 5PN. Everyone invited. Flaming torches, big bonfire, explosions. More
25-26 Jan 2014 [TBC] Lambing
09:30-15:30 Sparsholt College, Winchester
SO21 2NF. See
350 ewes at lambing time and witness
the shepherding activities at this annual event. Also, a wide range of animals including goats,
donkeys, rabbits, guinea-pigs, chickens and exotic species including red panda, wallabies , reptiles and amphibians.
and exotic species including red panda, wallabies , reptiles and amphibians.
, reptiles and amphibians.
26 Jan 2014 [TBC] Kings Army Annual Whitehall Parade Sun 11:30-13:30 Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX. Each year The English Civil War Society holds an Annual Parade in the footsteps of Martyred King Charles I. The army traces the route of the King's last walk from St James' Palace in the Mall to his place of execution at the banqueting House in Whitehall. The army will be drawn up on Horse Guards Parade while a wreath is laid outside the Banqueting House. The wreath-laying is followed by a short service and the presentation of awards and commissions to deserving King's Army members. Members of The Roundhead Association are also in attendance providing support.
26 Jan 2014 Australia Day Pub events and parties around London. More
28 Jan 2014 [TBC] Up Helly Aa, Lerwick, Shetland The largest fire festival in Europe, celebrated on the last Tuesday of January every year. Torch-light procession of up to a thousand "guizers" through the streets of Lerwick, followed by the burning of a full-size replica Viking long-ship. A night of revelry, dancing and partying until dawn. Video
|01 Feb 2014 [TBC] Marsden
Imbolc Fire Festival Sat 19:00-21:30. 1,500-strong
lantern & torch parade, fire jugglers, drummers, and Celtic
characters. Through woodland. Starts from Marsden Station HD7 6AX,
then up Reddisher Road to Tunnel End, into Waters Road then down the hill to the Watersedge
area for a fire circus accompanied by music. Organiser Angie Boycott
says "a great atmosphere, a little bit edgy." Fantastic
firework finale. Imbolc, pronounced "Imolc", is an
ancient festival where fire represents the
return of the Sun in the coming months. For
more information, of if you would like to help: firstname.lastname@example.org
02 Feb 2014 [TBC] South Essex Radio Rally Sun. The Paddocks, Long Road, Canvey. Amateur radio & electronics. 01842 861089.
02 Feb 2014 [TBC] Chinese New Year, London Sun 12:00-18:00 Trafalgar Square & Chinatown. Parade, lion dance, martial arts, food and a noisy firecracker finale. Video: parade firecrackers http://www.chinatownlondon.org/ http://www.thelondonchinatown.org.uk/pages/chinese-new-year-2013.php Chinese New Year falls on 31 January 2014.
02 Feb 2014 [TBC] Chinese
New Year, Birmingham Sun 12:30-17:30 Arcadian Centre, Hurst Street, Birmingham
B5 4TD. Dragon dances, acrobatics, Kung Fu, firecrackers,
market stalls, food, children’s rides and firework finale. Attendance
30,000. Free admission.
Tel: 0121 685 8510.
02 Feb 2014 [TBC] Chinese New Year, Leicester Sun 10:00-16:00 Leicester Market Centre LE1 5HQ. Lion dance, Chinese music, calligraphy workshops and origami. Free entrance. 01162 517583.
02 Feb 2014 [TBC] Chinese New Year, Liverpool Sun 11:00-16.00 The taste of China street market, Great George Street. 11:30-15:30 Dragon, Unicorn and Lion Street Parades, Nelson Street and Berry Street. 13:00 Fire crackers, Great George Square.
02 Feb 2014 [TBC] Chinese New Year, Manchester Sun 11:00-19:00 Chinatown and Albert Square. 18:00 Fireworks. The high pole lion dance performance is set to be the most spectacular in the UK. Attendance 65,000.
08 Feb 2014 [TBC] Waitangi
Pub Crawl, London Waitangi Day is
6th Feb, but London celebrates on
the nearest Saturday. The day New Zealanders let their
hair down. Sat 10:00
Pride of Paddington, 1 Craven Road, Paddington W2 3BP.
Prince Alfred, 112 Queensway, Westbourne Green, Notting Hill W2 3RR.
The Old Swan, 206 Kensington Church Street, Notting Hill W8 4DP. Prince of Wales, 8 Kensington Church Street, Kensington W8 4EP. Duke of Clarence, 148 Old Brompton Road SW5 0BE. The Zetland Arms, 2 Bute Street, Old Brompton Road, Kensington SW7 3EX. The Phoenix, 14 Palace Street, Westminster, Victoria SW1E 5JA. The Old Star, 66 Broadway, St James's Park, Westminster SW1H 0DB. 16:00 Big gathering and Haka at Old Palace Yard off Parliament Square. Waitangi Day Pub Crawl, London The Pubs Haka Video More
14-23 Feb 2014 [TBC] Showzam, Blackpool Annual festival of circus, magic and new variety.
15-16 Feb 2014 [TBC] Bristol Classic Bike Show 01507 529430.
15-23 Feb 2014 [TBC] Jorvic Viking Festival, York Viking arts, music, drama and action, with many free events. The final Saturday is Battle Day - 10:00-17:00 Activities all day - St Sampson's Square, Hungate, Museum Gardens - have-a-go archery and bird of prey displays. 13.00 Earl Ealdred leads his troops from Museum Gardens across the city to Coppergate. 17:00 Gates open for Festival Battle Finale and Boat Burning at the racecourse. Dramatic reconstruction of the Battle of Woden’s Field in 910AD. Fire jugglers, warriors, special effects and fireworks - the most ambitious re-enactment event ever attempted in York. Food and drink available. Entrance about £10, pre-booking essential: 01904 615505 www.jorvikbookings.com
16 Feb 2014 [TBC] Brighton Half Marathon Sun 09:00 Madeira Drive/ Seafront. 10,000 runners. Video1 Video2 Brighton Half
21-23 Feb 2014 [TBC] Festival of Food, Drink and Rhubarb, Wakefield Fri-Sun. Amazing local produce and culinary talents. Includes a cookery demonstration from Yorkshire Chef and star of ITV’s Taste the Nation, Rosemary Shrager. Rosemary will also attend the festival’s grand finale, a ball organised by Wakefield Hospice at the Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield. Nominated for a White Rose Award for Tourism Event of the Year. Festival Guide
23 Feb 2013 Asian Wedding & Fashion Exhibition Sat 11:00-19:00 Trafford Centre (Event City), Phoenix Way, Manchester M41 7TB. UK’s largest wedding & fashion exhibition to take place under one roof. Over 200 exhibitors showcasing their products & services from across the globe.
24 Feb - 09 Mar 2014 [TBC] Fairtrade Fortnight Highlights global inequalities in trade and promotes Fairtrade products. Hundreds of Fairtrade Towns, Churches and Schools around the UK will promote Fairtrade at a regional level. Last year an estimated 12,000 separate activities and events took place during Fairtrade Fortnight - everything from parades, concerts and debates to coffee mornings, fashion shows and family days. The Fairtrade Foundation expects to scale up this activity and reach an even greater number of people. Fairtrade Fortnight Action Guide
28 Feb 2014 [TBC] St Davids Day Parade, Cardiff 12:00 City Hall - Parade with floats, flags, bands, dragons and participants in national or historic dress. Route St Davids Day
28 Feb - 02 Mar 2014 [TBC] Swanage Blues Festival, Dorset 40 gigs of acoustic and electric blues-based music in 15 indoor venues. Open mic, jam sessions, workshops, acoustic, electric, rural and urban blues. Organised by Steve Darrington
01 Mar 2014 [TBC] Charity Pancake Olympics, Littlehampton Sat 11:00-13:00 High Street. Raise funds for a charity of your choice in this fun packed competition. Teams are invited to compete in four Olympic style disciplines but unlike the real thing it involves a lot of pancakes. There will be sprinting, relaying, flipping and even pancake curling!
01-02 Mar 2014 [TBC] The Yorkshire Brass Band Championships Sat-Sun. St George's Hall, Bradford. About £6 per day. Some of the finest Bands in Britain such as Black Dyke, Brighouse and Rastrick, Grimethorpe Colliery, YBS and many others all competing in the Championship Section. Few contests are so fiercely competitive.
01-02 Mar 2014 [TBC] Thoresby Park Craft & Country Fair Sat-Sun 10:00-18:00 Thoresby Park, Nr Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9EH. Glassblowing, woodturning, blacksmiths, artists, potters, textiles etc - hand crafted items available to purchase. Arena events - falconry, gundogs, horses etc. Food Marquee, trade stands and children's entertainment. About £7.50 adults, £6.50 oap's, £2.00 children.
02 Mar 2014 [TBC] Clowns Parade, Bognor Sun 14:00 Butlins Day Visitor entrance. Grand parade around the town with up to 100 clowns, probably led by the Bloco Fogo Samba band. Butlins, Seafront, Lennox Street, High Street, Bedford Street, pedestrian precinct and returning to Butlins by 16:00. Clowns International
02 Mar 2014 [TBC] Bath Half Marathon Sun 11:00 Great Pulteney Street. One of the longest established and most popular city road events in the UK, raising over £1.2 million for charity. The Runners Village is at the Bath Recreation Ground, open to both runners and spectators. Heart FM Roadshow, food and drink, first aid and toilets. Video Bath Half Marathon
04 Mar 2014 [TBC] The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race Shrove Tuesday 12:30. Get together a sponsored team of four people to enter in the relay race. Bring your own frying pan - pancakes provided. Race run along Dray Walk at The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane. Live music. Small prizes. 020 7375 0441.
04 Mar 2014 [TBC] Olney Pancake Race Shrove Tuesday. The original and unique Olney Pancake Race which is now world famous. Traffic stops while the competitors make their 415 yard dash from Market Place to Church Lane. Start at 11:55 - warning bells are rung from the Church steeple and the race is started by the Churchwarden.
04 Mar 2014 [TBC]
Leadenhall Market Pancake Race Shrove Tuesday 12:30
Outside The Lamb Tavern, 10-12 Leadenhall Market,
|04-05 Mar 2013 Ashbourne
Royal Shrovetide Football
Tue-Wed 14:00-22:00. Everyone takes to the streets to play the largest, most insane football game in the world. Shops are boarded up, and only an unsuspecting visitor would park his or her car in the town. Start at Shawcroft car park. The goals are 3 miles apart, at Clifton & Sturston mills. The ball is kicked, carried or thrown, but generally proceeds in a series of hugs invisible to the spectator, with goals being scored by striking the mill wheel 3 times with the ball. The game can finish well after dark If a goal is scored before 18:00, then a new game is started. If the goal is after 18:00, then the game ends for that day.
08 Mar 2014 [TBC] Women’s Eights Head of the River Race Sat 14:30 Mortlake to Putney, 4 miles 374 yards. 3,000 athletes on the classic championship course.
08-09 & 15-16 Mar 2014 [TBC] Lambing Weekend, Wiltshire Sat-Sun 10:00-17:00 Lackham Farm, Wiltshire College Lackham, Lacock, Chippenham SN15 2NY. Lackham House, museum of agriculture and rural life, gardens, woodland walk and animal centre. Lackham Country Park, Wiltshire
14 Mar 2014 [TBC] Red Nose Day Red Nose Day is a UK-wide fundraising event organised by Comic Relief every two years. On Red Nose Day everyone is encouraged to cast inhibitions aside, put on a Red Nose and do something a little bit silly to raise money - celebrities included! It culminates in a night of extraordinary comedy and moving documentary films on BBC One. It’s an event that unites the entire nation in trying to make a difference to the lives of thousands of people, both across Africa and in the UK, facing terrible injustice or living in abject poverty.
15 Mar 2014 [TBC] Maslenitsa Russian Festival, London Sat 13:30-19:00 Trafalgar Square, with the official part starting at 15:00. Traditional and contemporary music, food, family entertainment and crafts etc. The festival will feature up to 12 bands and artists. Free entrance. Video Maslenitsa Russian Festival, London
15 Mar 2014 [TBC] St Patricks Day, Brent, London Sat 14:00-18:30. Community groups, GAA teams, Irish bands, dancers, musicians and floats make their way from Willesden Green Station in a vibrant celebration of Irish culture. A concert will follow at Willesden Green Library Centre showcasing Irish country and traditional music, local Irish dance schools, stalls, information and activities for all the family. St Patricks, Brent
15 Mar 2014 [TBC] Plymouth Out Fest Saturday. Pride event.16 Mar 2014 [TBC] St Patricks Day, London Sun 12:00 Parade, Green Park to Trafalgar Square. 11:30-18:00 Irish Day Party, Trafalgar Square. Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 Video 4 Video 5 St Patricks Day, London
16 Mar 2014 [TBC] St Patricks Day, Birmingham Sun 12:00-18:00. 12:00 Parade - Camp Hill, with hundreds of balloons being released for a charity balloon race. The parade will then follow Digbeth High Street past traditional Irish pubs, ending on Alcester Street. Pipe bands, floats, Irish music, county flag bearers, Irish dancing, tractors and steam engines. More: www.stpatricksbirmingham.com
16 Mar 2014 [TBC] Reading Half Marathon Sunday. The race starts in Green Park, 250m from the race site at Madejski Stadium - M4-J11. Major event with up to 16,500 competitors. Start times: 09:45 Wheelchair Half Marathon. 10:00 Half Marathon. Usually an early sell-out for runners. Full coverage live on Reading 107 FM.22 Mar 2014 [TBC] Head of the River Race, London Sat 11:00 Mortlake to Putney. A processional race for eights rowed over the 4.25 mile championship course. Up to 420 crews and 3750 competitors start at 10-second intervals. Video Head of the River Race, London pdf file) Reading Half Marathon
22 Mar 2014 [TBC] Exeter Pride Sat 11:30 Parade, St Sidwells Centre. Stalls, women's space offering workshops and information, men's networking space, youth space, speed dating, chillout cafe at Exeter Phoenix cafe/bar, live music and DJs.
22 Mar 2014 [TBC] The Fabulous Fezheads Fig & Date Fayre Saturday. New location every year. 12:00 Fayre opens, 12:30 Dance performances, 14:00 Games Commence - Eye of the Camel, Fruit Rounders, Fig and Spoon race, Fig Roulette, Belly Dance competition, 18:30 presentation of prizes. The Fayre finishes with a 'Night with the Fezheads' with the Fez Band - not for the fainthearted. Free entrance. More
22 Mar 2014 [TBC] Bullfish Charity & Pamper Easter Fair Sat 10:00-14:00 Hanham Community Centre, 118-124 High St, Hanham, Bristol BS15 3EJ. Branded goods, handmade crafts and children's activities. Therapies - Reiki, Reflexology, Massage, Nail Art and Beauty Treatments. Entrance by donation. Proceeds to Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary.
23 Mar 2014 [TBC] Hastings Half Marathon Sun 10:30 Seafront. 5000 runners, entertainment, music and lots of spectators. Route. Organised by The Hastings Lions Club.23 Mar 2014 [TBC] Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club London-Brighton Pioneer Run Sun 08:00-15:00 Tattenham Corner, Epsom to Madeira Drive, Brighton. Over 300 pre 1915 motorcycles. Contact: Ian McGill 01293 771446.
23 Mar 2014 [TBC] World Pooh Sticks Championships Sun 11:30 Days lock, Oxon. Organised by The Rotary Club of Sinodun. Other games and entertainment may include a bouncy castle, hook a duck and splat the rat games, face painting, balloon modeler and possibly even a human fruit machine. We will even have Nordic Walking taster sessions!
30 Mar 2014 Start of British Summer Time - clocks go forward 1 Hour
05 Apr 2014 [TBC] The Grand National Sat 16:15 Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool. 30 fences, 4 miles and 4 furlongs. The Steeplechase Enclosure is a great place to experience the atmosphere of the Grand National - adult tickets about £21.
06 Apr 2014 Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race Sun 16:30 Putney to Mortlake. The annual 4 mile race takes about 20 minutes, and attracts up to 250,000 spectators to the Thames riverbank. Giant viewing screens at Bishops Park in Putney near the start, and at Furnival Gardens in Hammersmith, at the 2 mile point. Pubs Along The Route The Boat Race06 Apr 2014 [TBC] Sharrow Lantern Carnival, Sheffield Sun 19:00-21:30 Mount Pleasant Park, Vincent Road, Sharrow Lane, London Road, Lansdowne Estate and Cemetery Road. Hundreds of beautiful lanterns with a spectacular finale. If it rains the carnival will be postponed for a week - call Lu on 07854 983197 for info. Video: Procession Samba Choir Map Sharrow Lantern Carnival
09-13 Apr 2014 [TBC] Winter Dressage Championships Hartpury Arena, Gloucester GL19 3BE. Whether you’re a fan or know nothing about dressage, you will be amazed at the power and elegance of these horses. Public admission is free, except for the Friday & Saturday Gala Evenings.
12 Apr 2014 [TBC] ThunderSprint Saturday. Motorcycle Hill Climb Sprints and Cavalcade. Anglesey Circuit, Ty Croes, Anglesey, LL63 5TF.
13 Apr 2014 [TBC] Farm Open Day, Essex Sun 11:00-16:00 Lambourne End Outdoor Centre, Manor Road, Lambourne End, Essex, RM4 1NB. 0208 500 3047. A day for all the family to meet the baby animals, have a ride on the pony and cart and have a fun day on the farm! Suitable for all ages. Parking £3. Small charges apply for refreshments and rides.
13 Apr 2014 [TBC] Brighton
Sun 09:00 Start at Preston Park. The route is south to the Seafront, east to Rottingdean, west to Shoreham power station then back to the Pier to finish. Several loops to make up the distance to 26 miles. Live band, DJ's etc at Preston Park, Rosehill Terrace, New Road, The Level, Old Steine, Brighton Band Stand, Hove Lawns, New Church Road and Shoreham Power Station.
18 Apr 2014 Public Holiday - Good Friday.
18-20 Apr 2014 [TBC] Folk Weekend, Oxford Fri-Sun. Some of the top artists from the national folk scene, plus the cream of the local folk music scene. A mix of activities for all the family - from singing in the library, a family ceilidh in a Church Hall, to watching a concert in the refurbished Old Fire Station. You could find yourself blowing enormous bubbles in Oxford Castle Gardens, watching displays of Morris Dancing throughout the city centre, or learning to bellydance in our Sunday lunchtime workshop! Oxford Village Fête, a fun-packed extravaganza of music, dance, and craft.
18-19 & 21 Apr 2014 [TBC] Horsham Piazza Italia Fri, Sat & Mon Horsham Town Centre. Fabulous cars and bikes, tasty Italian foods, lively street entertainment. Good Friday: A rally of nearly 100 Ferraris and over 150 Ducati-led Italian bikes. Easter Saturday: the Vines Italian Job MINI Run with up to 100 Minis. Easter Monday: Supercars, Alfas, Fiats and Scooters. All display vehicles and drivers park in Horsham Town Centre on each day after midday and leave at 3pm or after. email@example.com 01403 215279 Horsham Piazza Italia Video: Ducati Parade Ferrari Parade Supercar Parade
St Georges Day - Tue 23 April 2014
18-20 Apr 2014 [TBC] St George's Festival, English Heritage Sat-Sun 10:00-18:00 Wrest Park. Biggest St. George’s Day event in the country. Displays on horseback, redcoats, traditional games, fire eating, falconry & craft market. About £14.
20 Apr 2014 [TBC] Essex St George's Day Festival Sun 10:00-16:00 Wat Tyler Country Park, Basildon SS16 4UH. Figures from historic England, classic cars, crafts, food & drink, real ale and cider. Free entrance and parking. email
19-20 Apr 2014 [TBC] National Trust Free Weekend Over 200 National Trust properties open for free this weekend. Check which properties
19-20 Apr 2014 [TBC] UK Coach Rally Peterborough Arena (formerly The East of England Showground). Saturday morning competitors will complete an 80-mile road rally route, in the afternoon go through the driving tests and in the evening relax at our Gala Dinner Dance. Sunday morning bright and early a proud line up of coach entries will be judged, also the driving test will take place for the finalists followed by the presentation of awards in the afternoon. Over the weekend alongside the Rally Event is an extensive Trade Exhibition area.
20 Apr 2014 [TBC] The London Marathon
Sun 09:45 Main Start, Greenwich Park
Blackheath - simply
electric. Popular viewing areas include Greenwich, Tower Bridge, Victoria
Embankment and The Mall.
40,000 Runners and One
Million Spectators. Video
20 Apr 2014 [TBC] Munch Street Food Festival 09:00-21:00 Potters Fields, Tower Bridge. A new event to coincide with the London Marathon. Street food festival from some of London’s best street food traders. Live music all day.
20 Apr 2014 [TBC] Vaisakhi, Southampton Sun 13:00 Procession, Gurdwara Nanaksar, Peterborough Road SO14 6HY. Vaisakhi, the Sikh New Year, is the holiest day of the calendar for over 20 million Sikhs worldwide. The celebrations in Southampton, are planned by the Council of Southampton Gurdwara’s in partnership with the Sikh community. A Guide to Vaisakhi Many thanks to John Roath, Council Of Southampton Gurdwara's, for this information. More: Vaisakhi, Southampton
20 Apr 2014 [TBC] London to Brighton Jaguar Run Sunday. Kempton Park Race Course to Lower Esplanade, Madeira Drive, Brighton. Annual event with around 300 Jaguars of all ages. Organised by Kelsey Publishing 01959 541444, and supported by The Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club.
20 Apr 2014 [TBC] Essex St Georges Day Family Festival Sun 10:00-16:00 Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon, Essex SS16 4UH. Village square entertainment, Marching and Brass Bands, Morris and Country Dancers. Classic cars, crafts, food & drink, real ale and cider. Free entrance and parking.
20 Apr 2014 [TBC] West London Radio & Electronics Show Sun, Kempton Park racecourse, Sunbury on Thames. Amateur radio equipment, computing, test equipment, and components etc. Entrance about £4. More
21 Apr 2013 Public Holiday - Easter Monday.
21 Apr 2014 [TBC] Bolney Pram Race, Sussex Easter Monday 12:00 Childrens Race. 13:00 Adult Race - start at The Eight Bells. 13:30 Entertainment. 14:30 Prize giving. Bolney Pram Race Video
21 Apr 2014 [TBC] World Coal Carrying Championship Easter Monday, Gawthorpe, Wakefield. The main event starts at The Royal Oak, Owl Lane, and the course is about 1 mile. The men carry 50kg, and the women less. No event in the Olympic Games could stimulate more enthusiasm than this annual contest of stamina and muscle.
21 Apr 2014 [TBC] The London Harness Horse Parade Easter Monday, South of England Showground, Ardingly, from 09:00. Family event. Ponies, working shire horses, and everything in between. Entrance about £6 per person, children free. The children will love this one. Jackie Shearman 01737 646132 www.lhhp.co.uk
25-27 Apr 2014 [TBC] Powerboat & Rib Show Friday to Sunday 10:00 Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth. Powerboat and rib show, usually held annually held over a weekend in April, attracting over 80,000 people. This event is now free-to-visit, and among the attractions will be a wide selection of RIBs, powerboats and associated products for sale, the opportunity to trial boats on the open water and Free Suzuki RIB Rides. The Powerboat & RIB Show is the only event in the UK that affords the public the genuine opportunity of getting out to sea aboard all of the craft exhibited within the show’s event marina. These boats range from high-performance, through to cabin cruisers, all-weather craft, high-end luxury vessels as well as entry level boats. Video More: Powerboat and Rib Show
26 Apr 2014 [TBC] Warrior Adrenaline Race Sat 11:00 Dunstable Downs. 10km or 5km run with army like obstacles. Whether you’re looking for a new challenge, fundraising for charity or just want a fun wet and muddy experience, we guarantee you’ll love the Warrior Adrenaline Race from Regiment Fitness. Prizes for the winners and runners up in all the main categories. Entry about £32.
27 Apr 2014 [TBC] Bracknell Half Marathon Sun 09:00 South Hill Park Arts Centre. More
27 Apr 2014 [TBC] Vaisakhi Festival, Wolverhampton
Sun 11:00-17:00 West Park, Wolverhampton. Family entertainment, fun fair, stalls, speeches,
Gatka, wrestling, and karate displays, Bhangra, Asian Musicians and Singers.
Free Food, a distinctive feature of the Sikh Religion, will be served through out the day.
Everybody, irrespective of age, colour and background is invited. Organised by The Council of Sikh Gurdwaras in Wolverhampton together with the Asian community. Admission is free.
27 Apr 2014 [TBC] Shakespeare Marathon, Stratford Upon Avon. Sun 09:30. 3,300 runners.
02-04 May 2014 [TBC] Lyme Regis Fossil Festival Fri-Sun Centerpiece grand marquee on the beach is free and open from 10:00-17:00. Hands-on science activities and arts for the whole family, from our partners including the Natural History Museum, Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site team, Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, National Trust, Natural England, Dorset AONB, Dorset Wildlife Trust, RSPB, Lyme Regis Museum, National Museum of Wales, D.I.G.S., Dorset Geologist’s Association, RockWatch, Dinosaur Isle (Isle of Wight), Bristol Dinosaur Project, Purbeck Clay Festival, Plymouth University and National Oceanography Centre, as well as a big Fossil Fair.
03 May 2014 [TBC] Brighton Festival Childrens Parade Sat 10:30 Kensington Street to the sea front. Crowds of 10,000 line the streets. Samba bands, towering tableaux, and 5000 costumed participants with drums and whistles. Organised by community arts group Same-Sky. Video
03 May 2014 [TBC] Surrey Heath Show Sat 10:00-16:00 Frimley Lodge Park, Frimley Green. Classic cars, arts, crafts and community stalls, Surrey Air Ambulance, live music, food stalls, judo displays and the Companion Dog Show. Free event.03 May 2014 [TBC] Spalding Flower Parade Sat 14:00-17:00 Parade of themed carnival floats, hand decorated with half a million tulip heads. The 4.5 mile route takes about 3 hours, and the roads are lined with upwards of 80,000 spectators. Plenty of activities over the weekend. Flower Parade
03 May 2014 [TBC] Downton Cuckoo Fair Sat 10:00-16:30. 20,000 visitors, over 250 stalls, produce market, children's funfair, rural crafts and demonstrations, bands, morris dancing and maypole dancing. Free event. Downton Cuckoo Fair
03 May 2014 [TBC] Stourbridge Party in the Park Sat 11:00-17:30 Mary Stevens Park. Fun filled family day with quality live music, funfair, stalls, food and arena events. About £3 entry.
03-04 May 2014 [TBC] Magnificent Motors, Eastbourne Sat-Sun. Annual display of vintage & classic vehicles on the seafront and the slopes near the Wish Tower. 500 vintage and classic cars, motorbikes, buses, steam traction engines, commercial and military vehicles. Seafront cavalcade at 10:00, both days. Trade stands, French Market, live music stage with local bands and small funfair. Free entrance. Attendance 25,000. Organised by Eastbourne Borough Council, in partnership with Eastbourne Historic Vehicle Club, East Sussex Omnibus Society plus a variety of other historic transport groups. Magnificent Motors
03-05 May 2014 [TBC] Weymouth International Beach Kite Festival Sun-Mon. Saturday is an informal day with some of the best single line displays in the country showing off their biggest, best and newest kites whilst in the gaps you may see our finest display teams warming up. Sunday and Monday part of the beach will be sectioned off to give the general public the best view of spectacular organised flying demonstrations whilst kite clubs and teams fill the sky with colour and wonder. Free event.
03-05 May 2014 [TBC] Norbury Canal Festival Sat-Mon. Norbury Junction, Shropshire Union Canal, Staffordshire. Display of working boats, best decorated boat competition, childrens events, live music, hog roast, boat trips, open air service, craft stalls, brass bands, local charity stalls and vehicle displays. More 01952-883568.03-05 May 2014 [TBC] Canalway Cavalcade, Little Venice, London Community and waterways festival in the heart of London. Over a hundred boats in the pool, both working and traditional. Trade shows, music, children's activities, real ale and food. Free admission. Sat 10:00-18:00, Sun 10:00-18:00, Mon 10:00-17:00. On Sat, music at 20:30 and a procession of illuminated boats. Canalway Cavalcade Map Tel: 07979 676461
03-05 May 2014 [TBC] Urchfont Scarecrow Festival, Wiltshire Sat-Mon Over 50 scarecrows made by families in the village. The Scarecrow Trail commences at the village pond where a programme can be purchased indicating the position of the scarecrows, with the task of identifying and matching the scarecrows to the cryptic clues in the programme is a challenging experience. Children’s competition identifying pictures of children’s characters. Plant Sale adjacent to the pond. Free car parking on the playing fields. Refreshments around the pond. Attendance 10,000. Facebook
04 May 2014 [TBC] Maldon Mud Race, Essex Sun 15:00 Promenade Park‚ Maldon, Essex. 10‚000 spectators watch hundreds of competitors race through the mud of the River Blackwater at low tide. The return crossing can take an hour, and is very heavy going. Best times might be under four minutes. Spectator entry to the park is by personal donation. The event raises tens of thousands of pounds for charity, and usually includes a duck race. Visit maldon Video Maldon Mud Race
04 May 2014 [TBC] Abingdon Charity Air & Country Show Sun 10:00-17:00 Abingdon Airfield, Dalton Barracks. A volunteer run event in aid of Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance. Flying & static aircraft, trade & charity stands, farmers market, crafts, historic & classic vehicles, ground & arena displays, childrens amusements, live music, food and free parking. About £15.
04 May 2014 [TBC] Vaisakhi, London Trafalgar Square 12:00-17:30. Vaisakhi festivities mark the Sikh New Year. Video A Guide to Vaisakhi By John Roath http://www.london.gov.uk/get-involved/events More
04 May 2014 [TBC] Beltane, Thornborough Henge Sun 12:00. A celebration of seasonal change and ancient mystery at one of Britain's most important prehistoric sacred sites. Entrance, stalls & camping free. 07709 681581 firstname.lastname@example.org
05 May 2014 Public Holiday - Early May Bank Holiday.
05 May 2014 [TBC] Jack In The Green Festival, Hastings 1500 performers and 10,000 revelers Free event. From Friday to Monday there will be live music events - please see the website for more details. 09:45 Gathering on Rock-a-Nore Road. 10:15 Procession, 11:15 Stop for refreshment and dancing, Swan Terrace, High Street, 12:00 Swan Terrace, Croft Road, along Collier Road and Priory Road, 12:30 Procession arrives West Hill Festival site - Morris dancing, crafts, food and licensed bar with real ales, 15:30 Slaying of the Jack. Jack In The Green, Hastings
05 May 2014 [TBC] Sweeps Festival Procession, Rochester Mon 14:45 Procession - Rochester Castle & High Street. Sat-Mon Holiday weekend. Biggest gathering of Morris Dancers in the country. Jack-in-the-Green, a seven foot high character, is woken at dawn on May Day from his slumber on Bluebell Hill, then travels to Rochester to start the festivities. Thousands of revelers watch performances at various venues & pubs. It is considered lucky to be kissed by a sweep. 2011 Video Sweeps Festival
05 May 2014 [TBC] Lewes Garland Day Mon from 10:00 Lewes Castle. Children's Garland Competition. 11:00 Procession High Street. Morris Dancing by the Knots of May and Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men.
05 May 2014 [TBC] May Merrie, Kingston Upon Thames Bank holiday Monday. Family entertainment, fun, music, dance, magic and street entertainment. Attendance 10,000. Free entrance. Contact: 020 8247 9513 / 020 8547 1221. Stalls Information Contact: 020 8247 9513. Video May Merrie05 May 2014 [TBC] Poole Festival of Street Arts Mon 11:00-17:00 Poole Quay. Poole Tourism 0845 234 5560. Annual May Bank holiday Street Arts Festival with a host of innovative acts designed to surprise, challenge and entertain. The day will include traditional Morris and Maypole Dancing, stilt walking dragons, conjuring and an arts and craft market.
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05 May 2014 [TBC] Woodhouse May Day Challenge Mon - Start at Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall. A 13.5 mile circular event for walkers and runners, around the glorious Charnwood countryside & The National Forest. 08:30 Start time for walkers, 9:30 Start time for runners. Monies raised goes to good causes.
05 May 2014 [TBC] Chobham Carnival 11:30 Procession, Burrow hill to the Recreation Ground. 01276 858170. Video Chobham Carnival
07 May 2014 [TBC] Helston Flora Day Wed 07:00 The Morning Dance, Guildhall. 08:30 The Hal-an-Tow, St John's Bridge. 09:50 The Children's Dance, Wendron Street. 12:00 The Midday Dance, Guildhall. 17:00 The Evening Dance, Guildhall. Video
09-11 May 2014 [TBC] Holmfirth Festival of Folk Excellent community based festival which draws in a large audience. The events take place in the local pubs and on the streets. The vast majority of the events are free, although audiences are encouraged to contribute to the collection buckets. Because of the nature of the venues, don’t expect big names, but be assured that you will get quality. The concerts in the Old Bridge function room and the Ceilidh are paid events.
10 May 2014 [TBC] East Allington Whacky Races Sat 11:00 East Allington, South Devon. Annual go kart / soap box racing event with downhill races through the village. There will also be skateboard races, a tug-of-war competition and lots of other activities. The event raises funds for the village school, community groups and charities, as well as being a really great fun day out. East Allington’s Got Talent in the Village Hall from 19:00.
10 May 2014 [TBC] CARE London to Brighton Cycle Challenge Saturday. Kingston, Hampton Court, Dorking, Leonard’s Forest, Devil’s Dyke, Brighton.
10 May 2014 [TBC] Environmental Rock, Southampton Sat 12:00-18:00 The Hobbit Pub. 02380 710916. Environmental awareness event with music, information, ideas, tips and activities. Map
10-11 May 2014 [TBC] Pagan Pride Beltane Weekend, Nottingham Includes a parade, a free festival of live music at Melrose Street on Saturday, and picnic at the Arboretum on Sunday.
10-11 May 2014 [TBC] Family Fun Day, Wild Park, Moulsecoomb Sat-Sun 10:00-18:00. Sat - carboot, funfair, samba bands, belly dancers, street music, children's Kung Fu, pompom dancers, face painting. Sun - country & western day, carboot, face painting, line dancing. Free entry, parking £1. Contact Colin Bradford on 01273 701152. More
11 May 2014 [TBC] Boishakhi Mela, London Sun 12:00-19:30 Victoria Park, Tower Hamlets. One of London’s premier street celebrations, with an attendance 100,000. Bangladeshi festival with food, live music, sports activities and traditional arts and crafts workshops. Free event. Boishakhi Mela11 May 2014 [TBC] Basingstoke Festival of Transport Sun 11:00-17:00 War Memorial Park, Basingstoke. Over 900 vehicles on static display, including classic, vintage and commercial vehicles, fire engines, military trucks, and a variety of specialist car clubs, trade stalls and catering outlets. Whether you're a keen motor buff or you just want an interesting and enjoyable Sunday, Basingstoke Festival of Transport is a great day out for all the family. The event has accessible car parking and toilets. Free event, parking £2. Enquiries 01256 844844.
11 May 2014 [TBC] MG Regency Run, Brighton Sunday. Brooklands Motor Museum, Weybridge to Madeira Drive, Brighton. All sorts of MGs along Madeira Drive - from the 1920s to the present day, from the very classy to the nifty and sporty.
11 May 2014 [TBC] London May Fayre & Puppet Festival Sun 10:30-17:30 Covent Garden. Annual celebration of the art of puppetry with Punch and Judy Professors from all over the country commemorating the first sighting of Mr Punch in England by Samuel Pepys in 1662. St Paul's Church Gardens, Bedford Street WC2. Admission Free.
17 May 2014 [TBC] Gumball 3000 Rally Over one hundred rich and famous each pay tens of thousands to drive their supercars 3000 miles in seven days. The event is international, and sometimes starts in London. Previous London pictures Video The 2013 Route starts in Copenhagen.
17-18 May 2014 [TBC] St Ives Food & Drink Festival Culminates in a food and drink producers’ market and cooking demonstrations on West Pier. Taste, try, meet, buy, and enjoy the finest flavours and tastes of Cornwall. See some of the best chefs in the county giving cooking demonstrations. What's On
18 May 2014 [TBC] Dunstable Downs Radio Club Boot Sale Sun 09:00 Stockwood Park, Luton - M1 J10. Annual specialist sale of ham radio, computing and test equipment etc. Food and toilets available. Free entrance. DDRC Boot Sale
18 May 2014 [TBC] Ipswich Waterfront Market Sun 10:00-16:00. Over 40 craft, vintage and gift stalls along the waterfront. A family day out with free entrance. Organised by Ipswich Waterfront Action with support from Ipswich Borough Council.
05 Jul 2014 [TBC] Crowthorne Carnival Sat 12:00 Parade, Wellington Business Park to the Morgan Recreation Ground. Fete with live music stage. Held every two years. Carnival. Route
07-13 Jul 2014 [TBC] Farnborough International Airshow Mon-Sun. 1,500 exhibitors & 270,000 visitors. Flying 12:30-17:00 daily. Gate ticket about £30. Every two years.
|19-20 Jul 2014 [TBC] Bedford River Festival
Sat-Sun 12:00-23:00. Historical
Re-Enactments, Live Music, Funfair, Continental Market. Attendance 350,000. Held every two years.
Events: Carnival 12:00 noon from De Parys Avenue to Riverside Square. On
The River: 14:00
Parade of Cruisers, 16:00 Parade of Boats.
19:00 Dragon Boat final, 21:30 Illuminated Boat Parade. Heritage
Main Battle, Marine Landing & Ground Attack. Main
Stage , Acoustic Stage, Community Stage, Sports Village. Amazing fireworks
at 22:30 Saturday evening.
Steam Museum Mornington Road, Chorley Old Road, Bolton BL1
4EU. 01204 846490. 27 old stationary steam engines have been rescued
and restored - some of the engines which once drove the cotton mills and
woollen mills of the north of England. Most will be running in steam on
these days only. Free admission, although donations towards the cost of
running the boiler would be appreciated. Sat-Sun 10:00-16:00.
25-26 Aug 2013 [TBC] Sun-Mon 10:00-16:00
21 Feb 2015 [TBC] Slaithwaite Moonraking Sat 14:00-20:30 Biennial event in Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire. 14:00-16:00 The Moonraking Mummers Play. 15:00-17:00 Dancing to live music on the Two Valleys Radio stage. 18:30 Moon Raking from the Canal & Giant Lantern Procession. 20:00 Spectacular Finale and fireworks with dancing on the street. Slaithwaite Moonraking Festival Finale Video Music1 Music2 Procession
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