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August 2019

Whitby Folk Week 2019, Yorkshire

August 17 - August 23
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 than three hundred events across the week ranging from progressive daily workshops learning traditional dancing such as clog dancing, how to play different instruments, or how to sing, afternoon and evening social dances and concerts, to late night ceilidhs and concerts. Many of the pubs host music or song sessions,…

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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
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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 Saturday, Sunday is family day, and the main parade brings the carnival to a grand climax on August Bank Holiday Monday. The Notting Hill Carnival is Europe’s largest free street festival and a culinary spectacular. As one of the best things to do in London in August it is a vital date in the diary…

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Brussels Beer Festival: BXL Beer Fest 2019

August 24 - August 25
Tour et Taxis, Havenlaan 86c
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BXL Beer Fest, Brussels, Belgium

At the Brussels beer festival “BXL Beer Fest”, over 60 independent brewers from a dozen countries show off their artisanal beers. With strictly no room for industrial products at the two-day festival in August, this is where quality and high standard beers flow to you straight from the brewers. With the emergence of craft beers over the past decade, perhaps it’s surprising that the Belgian capital and beer city of Brussels did not have a specific international craft beer festival…

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Burning Man, The Black Rock Desert, Nevada, 2019

August 25 - September 2
Black Rock Dessert NVUnited States
Burning Man

So, you’ve been to some music festivals and now want to go to Burning Man? Throw away all your previous perceptions as this is considered an ‘event’, rather than a festival, with an intriguing philosophy behind it. At the opening of Cory Doctorow’s dystopian novel, Homeland, the protagonist, Marcus Yallow is giving away cold-brewed coffee and partying at Burning Man when he receives crucial, hacked information on an increasingly autocratic and corrupt US government. The action comes on quickly and…

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Moab Music Festival 2019, Utah

August 26 - September 12
Moab Moab,UTUnited States + Google Map
Moab Music Festival

Each September, the Moab Music Festival brings an array of the world’s finest musicians to Utah for a series of traditional, chamber and jazz concerts set against the most amazing backdrop – the red rocks of Moab. Music ranges from contemporary and old chamber music to Latin jazz and traditional music from all corners of the globe. History of the Moab Music Festival The festival was founded in 1992 when to New York-based musicians, Michael Barrett and Leslie Tomkins, decided…

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Venice International Film Festival 2019

August 28 - September 7
Lido, Lido di Venezia
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Venice International Film Festival

The Venice International Film Festival, officially called Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica, is the world’s oldest film festival. Every year you can indulge here in the best...

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Freedom Festival Hull 2019, Yorkshire

August 28 - September 1
Hull Hull,YorkshireUnited Kingdom + Google Map
Freedom Festival Hull

Held in late August, the Freedom Festival Hull is the flagship event in the UK City of Culture’s festival calendar. Celebrating the life of Hull’s most famous son, William Wilberforce, the festival holds its 12th anniversary in 2019, which also marks the 260th of the anti-slavery campaigner’s birth. In response to its growing success and international repute, organisers have now stretched the Freedom Festival to five days. The city will abound with dance, street theatre and acrobatics, as well as music,…

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Lindisfarne Festival, 2019, Northumberland, UK

August 29 - September 1
Beal Farm Northumberlandtd15 2pbUnited Kingdom + Google Map
Lindisfarne Festival

Ocean Colour Scene, Goldie, Pete Doherty and the Puta Madres, and Lidisfarne are amongst the acts performing at the Lindisfarne Festival 2019 held at Beal Farm...

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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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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...

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Waddesdon Manor Chilli Fest 2019, UK

August 31 - September 1
Waddesdon Manor Aylesbury,BuckinghamshireHP18 0JHUnited Kingdom + Google Map
Waddesdon Manor Chilli Fest

The Waddesdon Manor Chilli Fest promises to be the hottest event of the summer. The manor house built for the Baron de Rothschild in the 1870s to entertain guests and exhibit his works of art, will be turned into a chilli festival for one weekend in late August. Some of the country's most loved independent suppliers will descend upon the 19th Century manor house for a weekend of spicy feasting with artisan producers, live music, and fun for the family,…

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Taste of Sonoma 2019, California

August 31
Rohnert Park,CA94928United States
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Sonoma County is one of California’s finest wine regions. Noted for the quality of its wines, especially chardonnay and pinot noir, and a 45-minute from San Francisco...

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September 2019

Onam Festival 2019, Kerala, India

September 1 - September 13
Kerala KeralaIndia
Onam Festival Kerala, India

During the days of the Onam Festival, the biggest and most spectacular festival of Kerala, the entire Indian state goes on a spree of celebrations, music and dance performances...

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Ganesh Chaturthi Festival 2019, India

September 2 - September 12
Mumbai Mumbai,India + Google Map
Ganesh Chaturthi festival worldwide festivals

The spectacular Hindu Ganesh Chaturthi festival in September is an 11-day affair of colourful festivities, involving singing, dancing and theatre honouring the birth of the...

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Food Rocks 2019, Lyme Regis, Dorset

September 6 - September 7
Dorset Rocks, Marine Parade and Cart Road
Lyme Regis,DorsetDT7 3JFUnited Kingdom
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Lyme Regis

The Dorset town of Lyme Regis, immortalised in John Fowles’ novel The French Lieutenant’s Woman, will once more be the setting for the seventh Food Rocks this September....

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National Folk Festival, Maryland, USA, 2019

September 6 - September 8
Salisbury Salisbury,MDUnited States + Google Map

Tired of paying top dollar for your concerts? The National Folk Festival is culturally diverse and has a proud history of presenting up and coming artists across a wide range of genres, and it's free. Music takes over the streets of rural Salisbury, Maryland, with more than 35 groups performing on seven stages, though there are dances and crafts, and there’s storytelling too. Add in free parking and free shuttles to move you around and this is looking like a…

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Longleat Sky Safari 2019, Wiltshire, UK

September 13 - September 15
Longleat Safari Park, Longleat
Warminster,WiltshireBA12 7NWUnited Kingdom
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Longleat Sky Safari

The UK's biggest air balloon bonanza, the Longleat Sky Safari, will take place this 13 to 15 September at the the nation’s premier safari park in Wiltshire. More than 150 balloons...

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Ludlow Food Festival 2019, Shropshire, UK

September 13 - September 15
Ludlow Castle, Castle Square
Ludlow,ShropshireSY8 1AYUnited Kingdom
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The 2017 Ludlow Food Festival seen from the great tower.

Now a veteran of the UK food festival circuit, the first Ludlow Food Festival was held in 1995 when members of the local Chamber of Trade and Commerce decided a food festival would be a great way to promote local producers, and draw visitors to the market town on the Welsh borders. Part of the festival's enduring success is no doubt down to its most wonderful location, set in Castle Square with its open air market and the incomparable Ludlow…

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Rhythm & Brews Festival, North York Moors

September 14 - September 15
Moors National Park Centre Danby,YorkshireUnited Kingdom + Google Map
Rhythm & brews Festival

The Rhythm & Brews Festival is a new beer and music festival held in September to celebrate the diverse and talented pool of North East musicians, as well as regional artisanal brewers. Over the two days of the festival, 15 breweries, such as the Ampleforth Brewery and Bad Seed Brewery in Malton, will have a selection of craft beers to sample. To accompany the ale, an array of streetfood, including gourmet bangers from Leeds' The Sausage Box will be on…

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