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July 2019

Edinburgh Food Festival 2019

July 19 - July 28
Edinburgh Food Festival, Assembly George Square
Edinburgh,ScotlandEH8 9JUUnited Kingdom
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Edinburgh Food Festival

The 5th Edinburgh Food Festival returns to the Assembly George Square Gardens this July. The only Edinburgh food market festival held in the Scottish capital's city centre, the 2019 festival has twice the schedule compared with last year’s event. Festivalgoers can meet local producers, experience chef demonstrations and sample food from more than 20 stalls, featuring some of Scotland’s finest food and drink producers. This is foodie Edinburgh paradise; the place to taste the full Scottish larder. Last year, some…

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Gentse Feesten 2019 (Ghent Festival) in Belgium

July 19 - July 28
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Gentse Feesten Belgium

During the 10 days of Gentse Feesten (Ghent Festival), the entire city of Ghent in Belgium turns into Europe’s largest cultural open air festival with over 3,300 international and local music, dance and street theatre performances, exhibitions, fun fairs, parades, processions, circuses and much more. Dating back to 1843, Gentse Feesten have always been free and have since grown to become one of Europe’s three biggest popular festivals, together with the Oktoberfest in Munich and Fallas in Valencia. The variety…

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Ventnor Fringe, Isle of Wight 2019

July 23 - July 28
Ventnor Exchange, 11 Church Street
Ventnor,Isle of WightUnited Kingdom
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Ventnor Fringe

Celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2019, the Isle of Wight's award winning arts festival, Ventnor Fringe will be from 23 to 28 July, 2019. This year's Fringe will centre around The Magpie Big Top, where comedy, theatre and circus will be performed, including 'Improv Shakespeare'. There will also be an outdoor cinema and improv events, such as a hip hop laundrette and a 1930s Parisian Book Bus. As always the Fringe will feature emerging talent and future stars in a…

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Gilroy Garlic Festival 2019, California

July 26 - July 29
Gilroy Hill Park, 7959 Miller Avenue
Gilroy,CA95020United States
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Garlic lovers get your diaries out now and book in July 26 to 29 for the forty-first Gilroy Garlic Festival. This weekend is full of fun and great garlicky food, such as garlic chips and garlic flavoured ice cream. Started in 1979 by Dr Rudi Melone, Don Christopher and Val Felice, the Gilroy Garlic Festival is one of the largest food festivals in America and as a non-profit organisation it gives all money raised to charity. Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival…

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August 2019

Cambridge Folk Festival 2019

August 1 - August 4
Cambridge Folk Festival, Cherry Hinton Park
Cambridge,United Kingdom
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Cambridge Folk Festival

There is no booming DJ tent, round-the-clock cinema or secret location, but Cambridge still stands as the most elegant festival on the UK summer music calendar. Set within the Edenic woodland of Cherry Hinton Park, the 53-year-old Cambridge Folk Festival continues to place one quality above all others: the power and authenticity of the performer and their ability to communicate with an audience. This year’s line-up is typically strong and features headlining slots from two legends, Janis Ian and John…

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Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza 2019

August 1 - August 4
The Woods at Mammoth Lakes, 5701 Minaret Road
Mammoth Lakes,CAUnited States
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Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza

The Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza is a mix of many shades of blues music and even more flavours of craft beers and ciders. Music ranges from blues to R&B, soul and rock, with more than 20 bands performing on twin stages during Bluesapalooza, including multi-Grammy-award-winner Buddy Guy, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. The appaloosa is a tough, western horse, so blues as rugged as wild horses? That’s one for the mind to ponder.…

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019

August 2 - August 26
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 2 to 26 August, 2019. Marking its 72nd anniversary, this year sees some 3,841 shows performed in the world’s oldest fringe festival, that runs alongside the Edinburgh Festival 2019. Expect theatre, cabaret, musicals, circus, comedy, dance, spoken words and more than 700 free performances (as well as 404 pay-as-you-like shows), with just over 2,000 premieres, as the world takes to…

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Edinburgh Festival 2019

August 2 - August 26
Edinburgh Festival The Hub, Castlehill
Edinburgh,EH1 2NEUnited Kingdom
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Edinburgh Festival 2018

Featuring 2,750 artists from 31 countries, the Edinburgh Festival, or Edinburgh International Festival, kicks off on 2 August, 2019. This year’s programme features some of the best and emerging contemporary artists from around the world. Last year resident theatrical company Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord takes centre stage with three original pieces, including a re-working of The Beggar’s Opera, while Peter Brook presents his new play The Prisoner, and Katie Mitchell has adapted Duras’ La Maladie de la Mort. There…

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Feria de las Flores 2019, Medellin Colombia

August 2 - August 11
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feria de las flores

Medellin Colombia is a city transformed and what better way to experience this wonderful city than by visiting its annual Feria de las Flores or Flower Festival held each August? In the 1990s the city was in a precarious position, associated with drug lords, rampant crime and terror attacks, safety in Medellin Colombia was a serious concern. A visit today reveals a triumph of urban regeneration that for just over one week is celebrated in bloom. Some of the main…

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Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival 2019

August 9 - August 11
Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Park
San Francisco,CAUnited States
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$155 – $355
Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival

Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival at the Golden Gate Park attracts the top names in the music world. Though don’t just think it’s all about music. Add to the concert art displays, a wide selection of food and, of course, Californian wine and you are starting to appreciate that there are wider possibilities at the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival. At Grass Lands, bartenders are replaced with budtenders as the festival offers a curated cannabis experience that celebrates…

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Lendy Cowes Week, Isle of Wight

August 10 - August 17
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Cowes week, the largest regatta of its type in the world, c. Paul Wyeth

Since 1826, Lendy Cowes Week has been an essential entry in the English summer calendar, alongside Wimbledon and the Henley Regatta. Of its type, the largest sailing regatta in the world and one of Britain’s longest running sporting events, each day as many as 800 boats, with yachtsman ranging from Olympians to the weekend sailor, will compete in 40 races throughout Cowes week. More than 100,000 spectators are expected to descend upon the small town of Cowes on the north of…

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Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2019, Kerala, India

August 10
Kerala KeralaIndia
Nehru Trophy Boat Race Kerala, India

Held every year on the second Saturday of August, the Nehru Trophy Boat Race that sees huge, iconic snake boats engaged in a fierce and colourful contest, has turned into one of the state’s most popular and renowned tourist attractions. Since 1952, Punnamada Lake – India’s lengthiest lake – is where teams in long, black canoes compete against each other in a commemoration of Kerala’s maritime past. The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is part of an old tradition that reflects…

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Brussels Summer Festival 2019, Belgium

August 14 - August 18
3 locations in the Brussels city centre Brussels,Belgium + Google Map
€35 – €75
Brussels Summer Festival Belgium

The Brussels Summer Festival in August has grown to one of Europe’s not-to-be-missed music festivals. The five-day event will turn the royal quarter of Brussels into a massive dance floor with a rich programme that includes major international music acts as well as new discoveries and Belgian stars. Brussels has always had a lot to offer in terms of music, and at the Brussels Summer Festival you will be treated to 50 different world class acts spread over three stages…

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Pukkelpop 2019 Music Festival in Belgium

August 15 - August 18
Pukkelpop, Kempische Steenweg
Kiewit,3500Belgium
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Pukkelpop Festival Belgium

From roaring rock, pumping house and blazing metal to low-fi singer-songwriters, indie and pure pop, young and old will love the Pukkelpop music festival in August featuring one of the most varying and creative line-ups in Europe. Over 200 music acts – from iconic bands to visionary alternative artists – will populate Pukkelpop’s eight different stages. Attracting over 200,000 revellers last year, the festival has grown into one of the biggest in the Benelux countries. But not only music lovers…

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Isle of Wight Garlic Festival 2019

August 17 - August 18
Fighting Cocks, Bathingbourne Lane
Newchurch,Isle of WightPO36OLUUnited Kingdom
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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 Isle of Wight Garlic Festival is held. Separated by the Solent from Hampshire and quintessentially English with its small coves, compact fields, dramatic cliff faces and small villages, the Isle of Wight still has a touch of the 1950s about it somehow in parts of the island. History of the…

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The Women-only Colorado Classic, USA, 2019

August 22 - August 25
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Colorado Classic

If you know your sports and are into cycling, the Women-only Colorado Classic is the only stand-alone professional women’s road race in the western hemisphere. With its four stages it provides a great way to get to know the state of Colorado. It begins in Steamboat Springs, with its geothermal waters and beautiful mountain views. The second day is at Avon, in the heart of the Eagle River Valley. Golden, once a gold rush settlement, is now almost a suburb…

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A Taste of Donegal 2019, Ireland

August 23 - August 25
The Pier, Quay Street
Donegal,DonegalIreland
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A Taste of Donegal

Billed as the biggest food festival in North West Ireland, A Taste of Donegal will feature more than 130 food exhibitors from across Ireland and the UK, as well as beer and wine tasting, live music and a spectacular fireworks display over beautiful Donegal Bay, this August. Now in its 11th year, the festival has grown from humble beginnings to become a mainstay of the food festival circuit, blessed with its backdrop of the Blue Stack Mountains and with the…

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Notting Hill Carnival, London 2019

August 24 - August 26
Westbourne Grove, Westbourne Grove
London,W10United Kingdom
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Notting Hill Carnival

The iconic Notting Hill Carnival returns bigger and better this year over the August bank holiday weekend as usual. Starting with the Panorama event on the Friday, Saturday is family day, and the main parade brings the carnival to a grand climax on Bank Holiday Monday. The Carnival is Europe’s largest free street festival and a culinary spectacular. It is a vital date in the diary for any Londoner and visitor to London, featuring a spectacular parade that showcases London's rich and…

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Lindisfarne Festival 2019

August 30 - September 1
Beal Farm Northumberlandtd15 2pbUnited Kingdom + Google Map
Lindisfarne Festival 2018

Happy Mondays will headline the Lindisfarne Festival 2018 held at Beal Farm, Northumberland from 30 August to 2 September. Overlooking the majestic Holy Island, the festival showcases music, comedy and the creative arts. Building on from the success of the 2017 event, this year will see a special blues tent, reggae and dub shack and an ecstatic dance extravaganza. (This page will be updated when details of he 2019 line-up are announced.) Celebrating their 3oth year in the business, Brighton's The…

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Meatopia 2019, London, and Meatopia Dublin

August 30 - September 1
Tobacco Dock, Junction of Wapping Lane and Pennington Street,
London,E1United Kingdom
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Meatopia

Meat lovers should head to London’s Tobacco Dock from 30 August to 1 September for Meatopia, the celebration of sustainable, quality meat, alternatively take the trip to Dublin for the Guinness X Meatopia in July. Founded by Josh Ozersky in the States, Meatopia was brought to the UK by Richard H Turner. Now turned seven, the festival uses ethically-sourced meat, cooked over ethically-sourced wood and charcoal by top chefs. If you wish to read its manifesto, you will find it…

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