Event Category: Festivals in the UK

There are thousands of festivals in the UK ranging from the weird to the mundane. Some of the more famous include the Chelsea Flower Show and the Edinburgh Fringe, but we Brits are prepared to celebrate anything and everything, even watercress.

UK Music Festivals and Carnivals

Music is a key element in many a festival, with festivals specialising in music from rock to contemporary, including Glastonbury, the Isle of Wight Festival and Womad. If in London on the last weekend in August, be sure to head to the Notting Hill Carnival – the biggest party in the capital.

Food Festivals in the UK

Outside of music, food is the most common thing celebrated at UK festivals, from the Ludlow Food Festival to the Malton Food Festival and even the Alresford Watercress Festival. Summer is the best time for foodies to visit the UK, as there are seemingly food events each weekend, catering to all tastes and fads.

Literary Festivals

Another more niche element is the literary of book festival. One of the leading literary events is the Hay Festival. Although you will find literary and book festivals popping up all over the kingdom, including the Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Fringe Festivals

The Edinburgh Fringe held in the Scottish capital in August, is the most notable UK fringe festival, but there are other fringe festivals up and down the land, including the Ventnor Fringe on the Isle of Wight.

The above is just a snippet of all the special events in each and every corner of the UK. With so much on offer, make sure you check out our event pages to ensure you include one of the UK’s many festivals on your UK holidays.

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May 2022

Chelsea Fringe 2022, London, UK

May 21 - May 29
Chelsea, Chelsea
London,United Kingdom
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Free
CHELSEA FRINGE

If you haven’t done so already, be sure to enter 21 to 29 May in your diaries for a diverse and stunningly beautiful festival, the Chelsea Fringe. If you love…

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Chelsea Flower Show 2022, London, UK

May 24 - May 28
Royal Hospital Chelsea, Royal Hospital Road
London,SW3 4SRUnited Kingdom
Chelsea Flower Show

The environment and sustainability was supposed to be the focus for the 2020 Chelsea Flower Show as this famous Royal Horticultural Society event shows that it moves...

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Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling Gloucestershire

May 30
Cooper’s Hill Brockworth,GloucestershireGL3 4SBUnited Kingdom + Google Map
Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling

Held in the village of Brockworth in Gloucestershire, the Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling and Wake is held on the Spring Bank Holiday Monday each year. What started off as a…

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June 2022

Malton Food Festival 2022, Yorkshire, UK

June 3 - June 5
Malton YorkshireYO17United Kingdom + Google Map
Free
Malton Food Festival

One of Yorkshire's premier local food festivals will occur in the town of Malton from 3 to 5 June, 2022. The Malton Food Festival 2022 (or Malton Food Lovers Festival…

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Herefordshire Walking Festival, 2022

June 18 - June 26
Herefordshire HerefordshireUnited Kingdom + Google Map
£6.50
Herefordshire Walking Festival

The 20th Herefordshire Walking Festival will be held from 18 until 26 June. In total there will be 50 walks ranging from two to 25 miles covering a range of…

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Stonehenge Summer Solstice 2022

June 20 - June 21
Stonehenge Wiltshire,SP4 7DEUnited Kingdom + Google Map
Free
Where to Go in June Stonehenge Summer Solstice

The longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, the Summer Solstice is a time when the days really get long and the nights are short. There is no…

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Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2022

June 24 - June 26
Blenhem Palace, Woodstock
Oxford,OX20 1PPUnited Kingdom
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£19.50
Blenheim Palace Flower Show

Held in June each year, the Blenheim Palace Flower Show is a wonderful horticultural show set in the surroundings of arguably England's finest stately home...

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July 2022

Llangollen Eisteddfod 2022, Wales

July 7 - July 10
Llangollen Pavilion Llangollen,WalesUnited Kingdom + Google Map
£12
Llangollen Eisteddfod

The Llangollen Eisteddfod, or Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod to give its full title, returns to Wales after a two-year pause in July. This year’s 75th international music festival will feature…

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Dunmow Flitch Trials 2022, Essex, UK

July 9
Taberds Ley Great Dunmow,EssexUnited Kingdom + Google Map
£12 – £22
Dunmow Flitch of Bacon

Few of the many festivals in the UK are steeped in a history as long as the Dunmow Flitch Trials. Held every leap year, in Great Dunmow Essex, the trials…

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Leominster & Hereford Kite Festival, Berrington Hall

July 9 - July 10
Berrington Hall Leominster,HerefordshireHR6 0DWUnited Kingdom + Google Map
Free
Hereford and Leominster Kite Festival

Berrington Hall will see the return of The Hereford and Leominster Kite Festival in July. Either bring your own kite, or watch hundreds of kites take to the air. The…

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Lymington Seafood Festival 2022, New Forest

July 15 - July 17
Bath Road Park Lymington,HampshireUnited Kingdom
Lymington Seafood Festival

One of the foody highlights of the South Coast, the Lymington Seafood Festival occurs each summer. The Lymington Seafood Festival must be one of the most picturesque food festivals around…

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UK Pride, 2022, Newcastle, UK

July 22 - July 24
Exhibition Park and the Town Moor, Exhibition Park and the Town Moor
Newastle-upon-Tyne,United Kingdom
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Free
UK Pride

The largest celebration of the LGBTQ+ community in Britian, in July 2021, UK Pride will combine with Northern to create a bigger Pride festival. This year marks the 50th anniversary…

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WOMAD 2022: the World’s Music Festival

July 28 - July 31
Charlton Park Malmesbury,WiltshireSN16 9DG.United Kingdom + Google Map
£185 – £240
Womad festival

Travel Begins at 40 gives the run down on this year’s WOMAD music festival, which is staying true to its global roots. Every summer in late July musicians, poets, actors,…

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Rock Oyster Festival 2022 Cornwall

July 29 - July 31
Dinham House Rock,CornwallUnited Kingdom + Google Map
£129
Mischief the mermaid at Rock Oyster Festival.

This July, Dinham House will host the Rock Oyster Festival Cornwall. Overlooking the beautiful Camel Estuary near Padstow, this year the leading UK food and music festival has teamed up…

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August 2022

Valley Fest, Bristol, 2022

August 4 - August 7
Chew Valley Lake Bristol,United Kingdom + Google Map
£170
Valley Fest

Travis, Faithless (DJ set), Kosheen and Clean Bandit are amongst the bands to headline at the Valley Fest 2022. The UK music festival will take place beside Chew Valley Lake,…

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022

August 5 - August 29
Edinburgh Fringe Box Office, 180 High Street
Edinburgh,EH1 1QSUnited Kingdom
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Edinburgh Fringe

One of the largest arts festivals in the world, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival takes place in the Scottish capital from 5 to 29 August, 2022. The world’s oldest fringe festival…

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Green Man Festival 2022, Brecon Beacons, Wales

August 18 - August 21
Brecon Beacons National Park Crickhowell,PowysNP7United Kingdom + Google Map
Green Man Festival

Held in the beautiful Black Mountains, in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales the four-day Green Man Festival is a must for the UK’s festival lovers this…

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Isle of Wight Garlic Festival 2022

August 20 - August 21
Fighting Cocks, Bathingbourne Lane
Newchurch,Isle of WightPO36OLUUnited Kingdom
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£12.50 – £20
Festivals in UK Isle of Wight Garlic Festival (2)

Newchurch, in the centre of the picturesque Isle of Wight, nestling amidst sloping hills, is the perfect location for a festival. It is here that every year in August the…

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Whitby Folk Week 2022, Yorkshire

August 20 - August 26
Whitby Whitby,United Kingdom + Google Map
Whitby Folk Week

Wish you could dance, sing or play an instrument, but don't know where to start? Whitby Folk Week this August may be just what you're looking for. There are more…

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Freedom Festival Hull 2022, Yorkshire

August 26 - September 4
Hull Hull,YorkshireUnited Kingdom + Google Map
Free
Freedom Festival Hull 2021

Held in late August ro early September, the Freedom Festival Hull is the flagship event in the former UK City of Culture’s festival calendar. Now in its 15th year and…

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