Events

Each week I will post a selection of events taking place around the British coast, including festivals, sporting events and regattas, carnivals and quirky annual traditions.


JUNE/JULY 2017

30 June-1 July: Gairloch Highland Gathering

30 June-2 July: Tunes In The Dunes, Perranporth

30 June-2 July: Malt and Music Festival, Arran

30 June-2 July: Gemau Cymru, Cardiff

30 June-16 July: Deal Festival

1-15 July: The Gower Festival

1-2 July: Filey Town Festival of Arts and Crafts

1-2 July: Grillstock, Bristol

1-2 July: Paddle Round The Pier, Hove Lawns

1-2 July: Tarbert Seafood Festival

1-2 July: Potty Festival, Sheringham

1-16 July: Lafrowda Festival, St Just near Penzance

2 July: Croyde Ocean Triathlon

JUNE 2017

Events this week

22-25 June: British Cycling National Road Championships, Isle of Man


22-25 June: International Canoe Sailing Championships, Weymouth

23-25 June: Sidmouth Literary Festival

23-25 June: Largs Live Music Festival

23-25 June: Cardiff Mini Film Festival

23 June-1 July: Aegon International Tennis, Eastbourne

23 June-9 July: Festival of the Sea, Isle of Wight

24 June: Bigbury Fun Run

24-25 June: Mersey River Festival, Liverpool

24-25 June: Weymouth Lions Music Festival

24-25 June: Newquay 7s Rugby Tournament

24-25 June: Dartmouth Art and Craft Weekend

24-25 June: St Merryn Steam and Vintage Rally, St Merryn, near Padstow

24 June-2 July: Pembrokeshire Fish Week

25 June: North Devon Marathon and Half Marathon

25 June-1 July: Mevagissey Feast Week 

Events this week

15-18 June: Swansea International Jazz Festival

16-18 June: The Falmouth Classics

16-18 June: Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival

16-18 June: Pembrokeshire Street Food Festival, Tenby

16-18 June: Teignmouth Folk Festival

16-18 June: GoldCoast Oceanfest, Croyde

16-24 June: St Magnus International Festival, Orkney

16-25 June: Moray Walking and Outdoor Festival

16-25 June: Portsmouth Festivities

16-25 June: Golowan Festival, Penzance

17 June: Funk The Format Festival, Brighton and Hove

17 June: Abersoch Triathlon

17 June: Brixham Trawler Race

17-23 June: Broadstairs Dickensian Festival

17-25 June: Criccieth Festival

17 June-16 July: Festival of Chichester 

17-18 June: Weston-super-Mare Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend

17-19 June: Weymouth and Portland Armed Forces Celebrations

18 June: Funk The Family, Brighton and Hove 

Events this week

7-17 June: Ulverston International Music Festival 

7-17 June: Belfast Book Festival

8-11 June: Isle of Wight Festival

9-10 June: Wild Life Festival, Brighton

9-11 June: Dickens Festival, Rochester

9-11 June: Whitby 60s Music Festival

9-11 June: Robin Hood's Bay Folk Festival

9-11 June: Blackpool Pride Festival

9-25 June: Aldeburgh Festival

10-11 June: Crail Food Festival

10-13 June: Scilly Laughs Comedy Festival, Isles of Scilly

10-18 June: Polperro Festival

11 June: Tresco Triathon, Tresco, Isles of Scilly

MAY/JUNE 2017

Events this week

2-4 June: Flavour Fest, Plymouth

2-4 June: Wessex Folk Festival, Weymouth

2-4 June: Kingsbridge Food and Music Festival

3 June: Fowey Cider and Cheese Festival

3 June: Henri Lloyd Abersoch 10K

4 June: Salcombe Estuary Rowing Club Regatta 

4 June: Festival of the Sea and Raft Race, Looe

4-9 June: English Riviera International Dance Festival, Torquay

MAY 2017

Events this week

25-28 May: Orkney Folk Festival

25-28 May: Sound City, Liverpool 

25-30 May: Scilly Folk Festival

26-29 May: Bude and Stratton Folk Festival

26-29 May: Lyme Regis Jazz and Blues Weekend

26 May-4 June: Fal River Festival

27-28 May: Fayre In The Square, Weymouth

27-28 May: Love Saves The Day, Bristol

27-28 May: Mutiny Festival, Portsmouth

27-28 May: Rock 'N' Roll Marathon, Liverpool

27-28 May: Royal William Yard Festival, Plymouth

27-28 May: Taste Cumbria, Ulverston

27-29 May: Festival of Southend On Sea

27-29 May: Amble Puffin Festival

27-29 May: New Brighton Seaside Festival

27-31 May: Brixfest, Brixham

27 May-9 June: TT Races, Isle of Man

Events this week

15-21 May: Orkney Nature Festival

18-20 May: The Great Escape, Brighton

18-21 May: Great Yarmouth Beer and Cider Festival

19-21 May: Rail Ale, Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways

19-21 May: Whitby Gospel Music Convention

19-22 May: Arran Mountain Festival

20-21 May: Big Dorset Outdoor Weekend, Weymouth

20-21 May: Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival

20-21 May: Vegfest, Bristol

Events this week

9 May: Guernsey Liberation Day

12-14 May: Dart Music Festival

12-14 May: Coll Bird Festival, Isle of Coll

13 May: Lightnight, Liverpool

13 May: Plymouth Pirate Weekend

13-14 May: Moth Open Water Sailing Championships, Weymouth

13-14 May: St Ives Food and Drink Festival

13-14 May: Whitlit, Whitstable

13-20 May: St Ives Literature Festival

14 May: Musicfest, Brighton Palace Pier

Events this week

1 May: Padstow Obby Oss

1-6 May: Bridlington Golf Festival

1-21 May: Festival of Spring, Colonsay

1-31 May: RNLI Mayday

5-7 May: Folk On The Pier, Cromer

5 May-4 June: Brighton Fringe, including The Warren

6-7 May: Steam On The Dock, Liverpool

6-17 May: Ilfracombe Art Trail

6-13 May: Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature

6-14 May: Liberation Music Festival, Jersey

6-28 May: Brighton Festival

APRIL/MAY 2017

Events this week

27-30 April: Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

27 April-7 May: Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast 

28 April-1 May: World Pilot Gig Championships, Scilly 

28 April-1 May: Filey Folk Festival

29-30 April: Colonsay Book Festival

29 April-1 May: Foodies Festival, Hove Lawns

30 April: Salcombe Crab Festival

Events this week

21-23 April: Porthleven Food Festival

21-23 April: Whitby Goth Weekend

22-23 April: Great Yarmouth Chess Congress

Events this week

14-16 April: Daymark Music Festival, Saint Martins, Scilly

15-16 April: Bristol Chocolate Festival

Events this week

8-9 April: Budleigh Salterton Food and Drink Festival

8-9 April: Sci-Fi, Scarborough 

9 April: Osprey Sprint Triathlon, Portland

MARCH/APRIL 2017

Events this week

30 March-17 April: Falmouth Spring Festival

31 March-2 April: Threshold Festival, Liverpool

1-7 April: Walk Scilly

MARCH 2017

Events this week

23-26 March: Jurassic Coast Sailing Championships, Portland

Events this week

16-19 March: Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival

17 March: Liverpool St Patrick's Day Parade

17-18 March: Ale and Arty Beer Festival, Bexhill On Sea

17-19 March: March Manouche Festival, Menai Bridge

18-19 March: Purbeck Strings Festival, Isle of Purbeck

19 March: Weymouth Bay 10K Run

Events this week

8-12 March: Dartmouth Comedy Festival 

10-12 March: King's Lynn Fiction Festival

11-12 March: Comic Con, Liverpool

11-19 March: Rottingdean Spring Music Festival

12 March: Daffodil Sunday, Hartland Abbey

12 March: Weymouth Half Marathon

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2017

Events this week

28 February: Lentsherd, Clovelly

1-5 March: St Andrews Poetry Festival

5 March: Eastbourne Half Marathon

FEBRUARY 2017

Events this week

23-26 February: Liverpool International Jazz Festival

24 February-6 March: Acoustic Isle, Isle of Wight

26 February: Brighton Half Marathon

Events this week

15-19 February: Fort William Mountain Festival

18-19 February: Coastival, Scarborough

18-26 February: Rye Bay Scallop Week

Events this week

Until 18 March: Fife Jazz Festival, St Andrews and other Fife locations

6 February: St Ives Feast and Hurling the Silver Ball

10-19 February: Eastbourne Music and Arts Festival

11-14 February: Showzam, Blackpool

11-25 February: Brighton Science Festival

JANUARY 2017

Events this week

31 January: Up Helly Aa, Lerwick

Events this week

Until 26 January: Mwldan Film Festival, Cardigan

18-22 January: Bristol Slapstick Festival

DECEMBER 2016/JANUARY 2017

Events this week

31 December: Stonehaven Fireballs

31 December: New Years Eve Fancy Dress Revelry, Weymouth

31 December-2 January: Liverpool International Horse Show

1 January: Loony Dook, South Queensferry

1 January: Grand Duck Race and Lyme Lunge, Lyme Regis


1 January: New Years Day Fireworks, Cromer

DECEMBER 2016

Events this week

21 December: Montol Festival, Penzance

23 December: Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

Events this week

 Christmas markets all over the country

17 December: Christmas In The Square, Portsmouth

17 December: Mousehole Christmas Lights Switch On

17 December: Southsea Castle's Christmas Cracker 

Events this week

Christmas markets all over the country

9-11 December: Fowey Christmas Market

9-11 December: Hunstanton Christmas Tree Festival

10 December: Rye Christmas Festival

Events this week

Christmas markets all over the country

1-4 December: Padstow Christmas Festival

2-4 December: Cromarty Film Festival

2-5 December: Great British Folk Festival, Skegness

3 December: Christmas Magic, Seven Sisters Country Park

3 December: Polperro Christmas Lights Switch On

3-4 December: Dickensian Christmas Festival, Rochester 

3-18 December: Christmas Market at Eastbourne Bandstand

NOVEMBER 2016

Events this week 

Christmas markets all over the country 

25-26 November: Candlelit Dartmouth

26 November: Felixstowe Christmas Lights Switch On

26 November: Lanterns, Lights and 'Luminations, Brixham

26 November: Southwold Christmas Lights Switch On

27 November: Bridlington Old Town Dickensian Festival

26-27 November: Dickensian Christmas Festival, Ulverston


Events this week

Christmas markets all over the country

Until 3 January: Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival

18 November: BoHo Winter Light Festival, Eastbourne

18-27 November: Oban Winter Festival

19 November: Aldeburgh Christmas Lights Switch On

19 November: Eastbourne Book Festival

19 November: Lowestoft Christmas Lights Switch On

19 November: Fleetwood Music and Arts Festival

Events this week

9-13 November: Inverness Film Festival

9-13 November: Looe Literary Festival

10 November: Cardigan Fair

11-12 November: Saltburn Beer Festival 

11-13 November: Dunoon Film Festival

11-27 November: Cine-City, Brighton

12 November: Torquay Christmas Lights Switch-On

Events this week

2-6 November: Lowender Peran Festival, Newquay

3-20 November: Hull Comedy Festival

4-6 November: Aldeburgh Documentary Festival

4-6 November: Aldeburgh Poetry Festival

4-6 November: Whitby Goth Weekend

4-7 November: Jaunt With Jane, (Jane Austen Weekend) Lyme Regis

6 November: London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

OCTOBER 2016

Events this week

Until 6 November: Brickstock, Cardiff

24-30 October: Cardiff Fashion Week

25-31 October: Halloween Evenings of Mini Horrors, Babbacombe Model Village

26-30 October: Spill Festival of Performance, Ipswich

27-30 October: Bram Stoker International Film Festival, Whitby

27 October-9 November: Dylan Thomas Festival, Swansea

28 October-13 November: Brighton Early Music Festival

Events this week

17-23 October: Bristol Cocktail Week

20-23 October: St Andrews Voices

20-23 October: Falmouth Beer Festival

20 October-6 November: Sound Festival, Aberdeen

20 October-19 November: Cardiff Contemporary Festival

21-23 October: Musicport Festival, Whitby

21-23 October: Swn Festival, Cardiff

21-23 October: Dartmouth Food Festival

21-23 October: North Cornwall Book Festival, St Endellion

21-23 October: Conwy Feast

22-23 October: North West Fashion Festival, Liverpool

22-30 October: Norfolk Walking and Cycling Festival

23-31 October:  Cromer and Sheringham Art and Literary Festival

Events this week

13-16 October: Falmouth Oyster Festival

13-16 October: Isle of Wight Literary Festival 

13-23 October: Liverpool Irish Festival

14-16 October: Scotland's Boat Show, Inverkip

14-25 October: Dance Live, Aberdeen

15-22 October: Tiree Wave Classic

15-25 October: Looping the Loop Festival, Thanet

Events this week

6-8 October: Eastbourne Beer Festival

6-9 October: Swanage Blues Festival

7-14 October: Amble Seafood Week

7-10 October: North Wales International Poetry Festival 

8-16 October: Hastings Week


10-15 October: The Veil is Thin, Iona


SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016

Events this week

29 September-1 October: St George's Hall Beer Festival, Liverpool 

30 September-2 October: Broadstairs Food Festival

1-2 October: Powderham Food Festival, Powderham Castle, near Exeter

1-2 October: Bournemouth Marathon Festival

SEPTEMBER 2016

Events this week

20-25 September: Brief Encounters Film Festival, Bristol

21-25 September: Berwick Film Festival

22 Septemer-2 October: Guernsey International Food Festival

23-24 September: Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia

23-25 September: Looe Music Festival

23-25 September: Plymouth Art Weekender

23-25 September: Porthcawl Elvis Festival 

23-25 September: Cornucopia Festival, Burton Constable Hall, near Hull

23-25 September: South Downs Folk Festival, Bognor Regis

23-25 September: Scarborough Jazz Festival

23 September-1 October: Appledore Book Festival

23 September-2 October: Wigtown Book Festival

24-25 September: Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival

24-25 September: Big Sunday, Portstewart

25 September: Lyn Food Festival, Lynton and Lynmouth

Events this week

Until 16 September: South East Cornwall Walking Festival

Until 24 September: St Ives September Festival

12-21 September: Barmouth Walking Festival 

15-18 September: Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival

16-18 September: Out There, Great Yarmouth

17-18 September: Liverpool Food and Drink Festival

17-25 September: Swanage and Purbeck Walking Festival

17 September-1 October: Rye Arts Festival

Events this week

9-11 September: Lyme Folk Weekend, Lyme Regis

9-11 September: Wells Pirate Festival, Wells-Next-The-Sea

9-11 September: Wheels and Fins, Broadstairs 

9-11 September: Factoberfest, Bristol

9-18 September: Agatha Christie Festival, Torquay

10 September: Fishstock, Brixham

10 September: RNLI Around the Mount Open Water Swim, Marazion, Cornwall

10-11 September: Steampunk Festival, Eastbourne

10-11 September: Bathing Beauties, Mablethorpe

10-11 September: Best of theWest Festival, Inveraray

10-11 September: Pirate Festival on the Dock, Liverpool

10-24 September: St Ives September Festival

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2016

Events this week:

30 August-2 September: Bude Jazz Festival

1-30 September: Brighton Digital Festival 

1-4 September: Festival No 6, Portmeirion

1-4 September: Lindisfarne Festival

1-7 Septermber: Orkney Science Festival

2-4 September: Freedom Festival, Hull

2-4 September: National Watersports Festival, Hayling Island

3 September: Kingsbridge Show

3 September: Bridport Hat Festival 

3 September: Cider Festival, Plymouth

3 September: Hamble Valley Festival of Food, Hamble, Hampshire

3-4 September: Food Rocks, Lyme Regis

3-4 September: North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival, Holkham Hall

3-4 September: Jersey Live Festival

3-4 September: Together The People, Brighton

3-4 September: Air Waves Air Festival, Portrush

Events this week:

23-27 August: Mersea Week

24-30 August: International Beatle Week, Liverpool

25-26 August: Clacton Airshow

25-27 August: Dartmouth Royal Regatta

25-28 August: Purbeck Valley Folk Festival 

25-28 August: Copperfest, Amlwch

25-29 August: Rye International Jazz and Blues Festival

26-29 August: North Sea Tall Ships Regatta, Blyth

26-29 August: Folk Festival on the Dock, Liverpool

27 August: Portscatho Regatta

27-28 August: Victorious Festival, Portsmouth

27-29 August: Brighton and Hove Food Festival, various events

27-29 August: Hope Cove Weekend

27 August-4 September: Largs Viking Festival

28 August: Amble Harbour Day

28-29 August: Cardiff Harbour Festival and the P1 Welsh Grande Prix of the Sea 

Events this week:

Until 19 August: Cromer Carnival Week

14-20 August: Fowey Royal Regatta 

16-17 August: British Firework Championships

16-20 August: Childrens Week, Paignton

17-21 August: Mull of Kintyre Music Festival, Campbeltown

18-21 August: Southport Flower Show

18-22 August: V-Dub Island, Isle of Wight

19-21 August: Glass Butter Beach, Abersoch

19-22 August: Whitby Regatta

19-24 August: Torbay Royal Regatta

20 August: Menai Seafood Festival

20-21 August: Isle of Wight Garlic Festival 

20-26 August: Whitby Folk Week

Events this week:


8-14 August: Fringe By The Sea, North Berwick

10-14 August: Boardmasters Festival, Watergate Bay, Cornwall

11-14 August: Airbourne Air Show, Eastbourne

11-14 August: Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

12-14 August: Croyde Beer Festival

13 August: BFest, Bamburgh Castle

13 August: Aberaeron Beer and Cider Festival

13-14 August: Margate Beach Tennis Tournament

13-14 August: Spittal Seaside Festival

13-20 August: Dawlish Carnival Week

14 August: Aberaeron Festival of Welsh Ponies and Cobs

Events this week:

Until 5 August: Sidmouth Folk Week 

Until 6 August: Alderney Week

Until 8 August: Port William Carnival Week

31 July-6 August: Salcombe Town Regatta 

1-7 August: Lytham Festival

5-7 August: Margate Soul Festival 

5-7 August: Brighton and Hove Pride Weekend

5-7 August: Edge Festival, Solva

5-7 August: New Quay Music Festival

5-7 August: Torbay Steam Fair, Brixham

5-12 August: Broadstairs Folk Week

6-13 August: Cowes Week

6-14 August: Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Week

6-14 August: Pittenweem Arts Festival

7 August: Rockfish Crab Festival, Dartmouth
  
JULY 2016

This week's events

Until 31 July: Paignton Festival

Until 31 July: Ramsgate Festival

25 July: Southend Highland Games, Southend, Kintyre

26-30 July: Qatar Goodwood Festival, near Chichester

28-31 July: Camp Bestival, Lulworth

28-31 July: Weston-Super-Mare Real Ale and Cider Festival

28-31 July: Port Eliot Festival, St Germans, Cornwall

28-31 July: British Gymnastics Series, Liverpool

29-31 July: Maryport Blues Festival

29-31 July: Thorpeness Festival of Golf

30-31 July: Gorleston Clifftop Festival

30-31 July: St Annes Kite Festival

30 July-5 August: Charlestown Regatta Week

30 July-6 August: Swanage Regatta and Carnival

30-31 July: Appledore Summer Festival

30 July-6 August: Salcombe Town Regatta

31 July: Lundy Air Day

This week's events

Until 24 July: Eyemouth Herring Queen Festival

21-24 July: Liverpool International Music Festival

21-24 July: Louis Vuitton Americas Cup, Portsmouth

21-31 July: Whitstable Oyster Festival

21 July-2 August: Fishguard International Music Festival

23 July: Viking Longboat Races, Peel, Isle of Man

23-24 July: Dover Festival

23-24 July: Festival Fun on the Green, Lowestoft

23-30 July: Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week

24-29 July: Abersoch Dinghy Week

24-30 July: Conwy Classical Music Festival



This week's events

13-16 July: Hebridean Celtic Festival Outer Hebrides

14-17 July: Latitude Festival, Southwold

15-16 July: Rock Oyster Festival

15-17 July: Bristol Harbour Festival

15-17 July: Plymouth Regatta

15-17 July: Tiree Music Festival

15-17 July: Brazilica Festival, Liverpool

16 July: Cornish Cider Run, Saltash

16-17 July: Beach Life Festival, Eastbourne

16-23 July: Kingsbridge Fair Week

16-30 July: St Peter Port Town Carnival, Guernsey

This week's events

7-10 July: Stonehaven Folk Festival

8-9 July: Electric Beach Festival, Newquay

8-9 July: Jurassic Fields Music Festival, Bridport

8-9 July: Brixham Hap'nin

8-10 July: Swanage Jazz Festival

8-10 July: Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival

9 July: Shakespeare On The Beach, Margate

9-10 July: Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival, Weymouth

9-10 July: Vintage on the Dock, Liverpool

9-16 July: Liverpool Biennial

9-23 July: Wirral Festival of Firsts

JUNE/JULY 2016

30 June-2 July: Hastings Beer and Music Festival

30 June-3 July: North Wales Bluegrass Festival, Conwy

1-2 July: Gairloch Highland Gathering 

1-3 July: Malt and Music Festival, Arran

1-3 July: Gemau Cymru sports event, Cardiff

1-10 July: Bristol Pride Festival

1-16 July: Deal Festival

1-16 July: Gower Festival

2 July: Sark to Jersey Rowing Race 

2 July: Thorpefest, Thorpeness, Aldeburgh

2-3 July: Grillstock, Bristol

2-3 July: Tarbert Seafood Festival

2-3 July: Potty Festival, Sheringham

2-16 July: Lafrowda Festival, St Just, near Penzance

3 July: Croyde Ocean Triathlon 



JUNE 2016

Events this week

20-27 June: Aegon International, Eastbourne

24-26 June: Northern Soul Weekender, Bridlington

25 June: Bigbury Fun Run

25 June: Newquay 7's Rugby Tournament

25-26 June: Dartmouth Art and Craft Weekend

25-26 June: St Merryn Steam and Vintage Rally, St Merryn near Padstow

25-26 June: Filey Town Festival

26 June: Cardiff Mini Film Festival 

26 June: North Devon Marathon and Half Marathon


Events this week

16-26 June: Moray Walking Festival

17-19 June: GoldCoast Oceanfest, Croyde

17-19 June: Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival 

17-19 June: Teignmouth Folk Festival

17-26 June: St Magnus International Festival, Orkney

17-26 June: Portsmouth Festivities

17-26 June: Golowan Festival, Penzance

18 June: Abersoch Sprint Triathlon

18 June: Brixham Trawler Race

18 June: Portsmouth Pride

18-19 June: Weston Air Festival and Armed Forces Weekend

18-19 June: Cock O'The North  Road Races and European Bike Rally, Oliver's Mount, Scarborough

18 June-3 July: Festival of the Sea, Isle of Wight

18-25 June: Criccieth Festival 

18-26 June: Polperro Festival

18 June-17 July: Festival of Chichester

Events this week 

8-19 June: Ulverston Music Festival

9-12 June: Isle of Wight Festival

9-19 June: Belfast Book Festival

10-11 June: Sidmouth Literary Festival

10-12 June: Whitby 60s Music Festival

10-12 June: Robin Hood's Bay Folk Weekend

10-26 June: Aldeburgh Festival

11-12 June: Wild Life Festival, Brighton City Airport

11-12 June: Blackpool Pride Festival

MAY/JUNE 2016

Until 4 June: Amble Puffin Festival

Until 10 June: TT races, Isle of Man


30 May-5 June: Fal River Festival, Falmouth

3-5 June: Wessex Folk Festival, Weymouth

3-5 June: Kingsbridge Food and Music Festival

3-5 June: Mersey River Festival, Liverpool

3-5 June: Dickens Festival, Rochester

3-5 June: Wheels Festival, Bournemouth

3-12 June: Festival of Voice, Cardiff

3-12 June: Whitstable Biennale

4 June: Henri Lloyd Abersoch 10K

5 June: Salcombe Estuary Rowing Club Regatta

5-10 June: English Riviera International Dance Festival 

MAY 2016

This week's events

26-29 May: Orkney Folk Festival

27-29 May: Tunes in the Dunes, Perranporth

27-30 May: Bude and Stratton Folk Festival

27-30 May: Lyme Regis Jazz and Blues Weekend

28-29 May: Love Saves the Day, Bristol

28-29 May: Sound City, Liverpool

28 May-1 June: Brixfest, Brixham

28 May-5 June: Exmoor Coast Fest


This week's events

16-22 May: Orkney Nature Festival

19-21 May: The Great Escape, Brighton

19-22 May: Great Yarmouth Beer and Cider Festival

20-21 May: Portsmouth Beer Festival

20-22 May: Rail Ale, Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog Railway

20-22 May: Whitby Gospel Music Convention

21-22 May: Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival 

21-22 May: Vegfest, Bristol

21 May-4 June: Isle of Anglesey Walking Festival

This week's events

9 May: Guernsey Liberation Day  

11-15 May: Whitlit, Whitstable

12-22 May: Mayfest, Bristol

13 May: Light Night, Liverpool

13-15 May: Coll Bird Festival

13-15 May: Dartmouth Music Festival

13-16 May: Arran Mountain Festival

14-15 May: Plymouth Pirate Weekend

14-15 May: St Ives Food and Drink Festival

14-21 May: St Ives Literature Festival

This week's events

Until 15 May: Festival of Spring, Colonsay

2 May: History Day Sail, Ipswich

2-7 May: Bridlington Golf Festival

3-15 May: Liberation International Music Festival, Jersey

6 May-5 June: Brighton Fringe

6-8 May: Steam on the Dock, Liverpool

6-14 May: Fowey Festival

7-8 May: Ilfracombe Art Trail


APRIL 2016

This week's events

26 April-2 May: RNLI Mayday

28 April-8 May: Cathedral Quarter Festival, Belfast 

29 April-7 May: Food Connections, Bristol

29 April-1 May: Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

29 April-2 May: Landmark Beer and Music Festival, Ilfracombe

30 April-1 May: Brighton Tattoo Convention

30 April-1 May: Filey Folk Festival

1 May: Salcombe Crab Festival

1 May: Padstow 'Obby Oss 

1-31 May: Brighton Fringe

This week's events

16-22 April: Boscastle Walking Week

22-24 April: Whitby Goth Weekend 

23-24 April: Great Yarmouth Chess Congress tournament

23-24 April: Colonsay Book Festival

This week's events

16-17 April: Porthleven Literary Festival

16-17 April: Surfaced Pro, Watergate Bay, Cornwall

16-17 April: Oliver's Mount Spring Cup, Scarborough

16-22 April: Boscastle Walking Week

16-24 April: Cardiff Children's Literary Festival

This week's events

Until 9 October: Weston Sand Sculpture Festival, Weston-Super-Mare

8-10 April: Tap Takeover, craft beer festival, Brighton

9-10 April: Sci-Fi, Scarborough

MARCH/APRIL 2016

This week's events

31 March-3 April: Great Yarmouth Easter Fair 

1-3 April: Threshold Festival, Liverpool

MARCH 2016

This week's events


26-27 March: Bristol Chocolate Festival

27 March: Easter Bonnet Parade, Lyme Regis


This week's events

17 March: St Patrick's Parade, Liverpool

18-20 March: Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival

This week's events

8-12 March: Dartmouth Comedy Festival

10-28 March: Falmouth Spring Festival

11-13 March: Ilfracombe Film Festival

11-13 March: Kings Lynn Fiction Festival

12-13 March: MCM Comic Con, Liverpool

12-13 March: Weymouth Leviathan Maritime Literary Festival

12-13 March: Purbeck Strings, Swanage

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2016

This week's events

2-6 March: Stanza Poetry Festival, St Andrews

6 March: Eastbourne Half Marathon

This week's events

24 February-6 March: Acoustic Isle, Isle of Wight

25-28 February: Liverpool International Jazz Festival 

26 February: Seaton Town Winter Beerfest

28 February: Brighton Half Marathon

This week's events

17-21 February: Fort William Mountain Festival

18-20 February: Luminous Landscapes, Spring Festival of Light, Liverpool

20-28 February: Rye Bay Scallop Week

This week's events

8 February: St Ives Feast and Hurling the Silver Ball

11-14 February: Fife Jazz Festival

12-21 February: Eastbourne Music and Arts Festival

12-14 February: BBC6 Music Festival, Bristol

12-14 February: Coastival, Scarborough

13-20 February: Showzam Festival, Blackpool

This week's events

2-28 February: Brighton Science Festival

JANUARY 2016

This week's events

26 January: Up Helly Aa, Lerwick

This week's events

21-25 January: Slapstick Festival, Bristol

This week's events

8-31 January: Out To Lunch Arts Festival, Belfast

DECEMBER 2015/JANUARY 2016

31 December: Stonehaven Fireballs 

31 December: New Years Eve Fancy Dress Revelry, Weymouth

1 January: Loony Dook, South Queensferry

1 January: New Years Day Fireworks, Cromer

DECEMBER

This week's events

21 December: Montol 2015, Penzance

26 December: Tenby Boxing Day Swim

This week's events

Christmas Markets all over the country.   For a list follow this link. 

10 December: Hunstanton Christmas Tree Festival

11-13 December: Christmas At The Castle, Southsea

12 December: Aldeburgh Christmas Lights Swtich-on

12 December: Rye Christmas Festival

12 December: Mousehole Harbour Christmas Lights Switch-on

Christmas Markets all over the country.   For a list follow this link.


3-6 December: Padstow Christmas Festival

4-6 December: Fowey Christmas Market

4-6 December: Cromarty Film Festival

4-7 December: Great British Folk Festival, Skegness 

5 December: Polperro Christmas Market and Lights Switch-on

5-6 December: Rochester Dickensian Christmas Festival

5-6 December: Nadelik - A Cornish Christmas, Pendennis Castle, Falmouth

NOVEMBER

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Christmas Markets all over the country.   For a list follow this link.

26-29 November: The Ultimate Christmas Fair, Liverpool

27-28 November: Candlelit Dartmouth

27-29 November: Tarbert Book Festival

28 November: Felixstowe Christmas Craft Market and Lights Switch-on

28 November: Southwold Christmas Lights Switch-on

28 November: Lanterns, Lights and 'Luminations, Brixham

28-29 November: Dickensian Christmas Festival, Ulverston

This week's events

Christmas Markets all over the country.   For a list follow this link.

13-29 November: Cine-City, Brighton

20 November: Launch of Fourth Cardiff Children's Literature Festival

20-29 November: Oban Winter Festival

21 November: Light Fantastic, Paignton

21 November: Fleetwood Music and Arts Festival

22 November: Bridlington Old Town Dickensian Festival and Fair


This week's events

Some of the Christmas markets start this week.  For a list follow this link.

10 November: Cardigan Fair

12-15 November: Looe Literary Festival

13-14 November: Saltburn Beer Festival

16 November: Torquay Christmas Sparkle and Lights Switch-On

This week's events

1-15 November: Hull Comedy Festival

4-8 November: Inverness Film Festival

6-8 November: Aldeburgh Poetry Festival

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER

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25-31 October: Halloween Evenings of Mini Horrors, Babbacombe Model Village

27 October-9 November: Dylan Thomas Festival, Swansea

29-31 October: Skye Swing Jazz Festival

30 October-1 November: Whitby Goth Weekend

31 October: Burnham-On-Sea Food and Drink Festival

1 November: London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

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22-25 October: St Andrews Voices

23-31 October: Coast 2015, Cromer and Sheringham Art and Literary Festival

23 October-8 November: Brighton Early Music Festival

23-25 October: Dartmouth Food Festival

23-25 October: North Cornwall Book Festival 

24-25 October: Conwy Feast

24-25 October: Falmouth Beer Festival

This week's events

14-18 October: Lowender Peran International Celtic Festival, Newquay

15-18 October: Isle of Wight Literary Festival


15-18 October: Legends of Rock, Great Yarmouth

16-18 October: Swanage Railway Autumn Steam Gala

16-18 October: Musicport Festival, Whitby

16-19 October: Jaunt With Jane, Jane Austen Lyme Regis Weekend

This week's events

7-10 October: North Wales International Poetry Festival

8-10 October: Eastbourne Beer Festival 

8-11 October: Falmouth Oyster Festival

8-11 October: Woodbridge Shuck Shellfish Festival

9-11 October: Scotland's Boat Show, Inverkip

9-18 October: Looping The Loop Festival, Thanet

9-24 October: Brighton Comedy Festival

10-11 October: Rochester Literary Festival

10-11 October: Anglesey Oyster Produce Festival, Trearddur Bay Hotel

10-15 October: The Veil Is Thin artists' retreat, Iona

10-17 Ocrtober: Tiree Wave Classic

10-18 October: Hastings Week

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

1-4 October: Swanage Blues Festival

2-4 October: Broadstairs Food Festival

2-4 October: FlipSide Festival, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh

3-4 October: Powderham Food Festival

3-4 October: Boscastle Food, Art and Craft Festival

3-4 October: Bournemouth Marathon Festival

SEPTEMBER

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23-27 September: Berwick Film Festival

25-27 September: Porthcawl  Elvis Festival

25-27 September: Cornucopia Festival, Burton Constable Hall near Hull

25-27 September: South Downs Folk Festival, Bognor Regis

25-27 September: Scarborough Jazz Festival

25 September-4 October: Wigtown Book Festival

26-27 September: Weston-Super-Food Festival, Weston-Super-Mare

26-27 September: Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh

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Until 18th September: South East Cornwall Walking Festival

Until 27th September: Rye Arts Festival

15-20 September: Brief Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, Bristol

16-20 September: Guernsey Literary Festival

16-20 September: The Costume Games, Brighton

17-28 September: Splash On The Street, Falmouth

18-20 September: Dunoon Film Festival 

18-20 September: Looe Music Festival 

18-20 September: Out There, Great Yarmouth

18-20 September: Bude For Food

18-27 September: International Festival of Food, Guernsey

19-20 September: Eastbourne Book Festival

19-20 September: Liverpool Food and Drink Festival

19-27 September: Swanage and Purbeck Walking Festival

This week's events

11-13 September: Factoberfest, Bristol

11-13 September: Wheels and Fins Festival, Broadstairs

11-20 September: Agatha Christie Festival, Torquay

12-13 September: Steampunk Festival, Eastbourne