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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.

OCTOBER 2019

Events this week

11-26 October: Lightpool Festival, Blackpool

15 October-3 November: Belfast International Arts Festival

17-27 October: Dance Live, Aberdeen

17-27 October: Liverpool Irish Festival

18-20 October: Dartmouth Food Festival

Events this week

Until 11 October: Speed Week, Weymouth

8-13 October: The Iris Prize Festival, Cardiff

9-13 October: Falmouth Oyster Festival

10-12 October: Eastbourne Beer Festival

10-13 October: Isle of Wight Literary Festival

11 October: Farmer's Bash, Belfast

11-13 October: Scotland's Boat Show, Inverkip

11-13 October: Mull Rally

11-20 October: Two Moors Festival of classical music, Powderham Castle

12 October: Portsvaria Beer Festival, Portsmouth

12-18 October: Tiree Wave Classic

12-20 October: Hastings Week

12-25 October: Brighton Digital Festival

Events this week

1-12 October: English Riviera Film Festival

1 October-11 November: Tennerfest, Guernsey and Jersey

2-6 October: Swansea International Jazz Festival

3-6 October: Swanage Blues Festival

3-6 October: Portobello Book Festival, Portobello, East Lothian

3-12 October: Leap Dance Festival, Liverpool

3-14 October: Aberdeen Comedy Festival

4 October: Sound City, Ipswich

4-6 October: Broadstairs Food Festival

4-13 October: Sidmouth Science Festival

5 October: Dials Festival, Portsmouth

5-6 October: Powderham Food Festival, Powderham Castle, Devon

5-6 October: Bournemouth Marathon

5 October-16 November (every Saturday): Seafront Fireworks, Southend-on-Sea

SEPTEMBER 2019

Events this week

24-29 September: Encounters Film Festival, Bristol

26-28 September: St George's Hall Beer Festival, Liverpool

26-29 September: Tidelines Book Festival, Irvine

27-29 September: British Musical Fireworks Championship, Southport

27-29 September: Porthcawl Elvis Festival

27-29 September: Plymouth Art Weekender

27 September-6 October: Wigtown Book Festival

28 September: Boundary Festival, Brighton

28-29 September: Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival

28-29 September: Docks Heritage Weekend, M-Shed, Bristol

28-29 September: Teign Shanty Festival, Teignmouth

28 September-6 October: Shetland Wool Week

29 September: Lyn Food Festival, Lynton

Events this week


18-22 September: Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival

19-22 September: Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival

19-22 September: South Downs Folk & Ukelele Festival, Bognor Regis

20-22 September: Tarbert Music Festival

20-22 September: Looe Live

20-22 September: Scarborough Jazz Festival

20-28 September: Appledore Book Festival

20-29 September: Liverpool Comedy Festival

20 September-6 October: England's Seafood FEAST, Torbay

21 September: Boats, Boards and Baps, Paignton

21 September: Classic Car Show, Sidmouth

21 September: Abersoch Half Marathon

21-22 September: Art Eat, Ipswich

21-22 September: Salute to the 40s, Chatham Dockyard

21-27 September: Sidmouth and East Devon Walking Festival

Events this week

10-15 September: HighTide Festival, Aldeburgh

12-15 September: International Agatha Christie Festival, Torbay

13 September: World Fireworks Championships (Canada), Blackpool

13-14 September: City of Liverpool Tattoo

13-15 September: DadFest, Kingsbridge

13-15 September: Newquay Fish Festival

13-15 September: Llandudno Arts Weekend

13-15 September: Stranraer Oyster Festival

13-15 September: Purbeck Nordic Walking Festival

14 September: Last Team Standing, Babbacombe Cliff Railway

14-15 September: Out There Festival, Great Yarmouth

14-15 September: Plymouth Seafood Festival

14-15 September: North Norfolk Railway 1940s Weekend

14-15 September: Burnham-on-Sea Kite Festival

14-23 September: Barmouth Walking Festival

14-28 September: St Ives September Festival

14-28 September: Rye Arts Festival

15 September: Ironman Wales, Pembrokeshire

15 September: Great Bristol Half Marathon

15 September: Love Minsmere Festival, RSPB Minsmere, Suffolk

Events this week

5-11 September: Orkney International Science Festival

6 September: World Fireworks Championships (Estonia), Blackpool

6-8 September: Festival of the Sky, Cleethorpes

6-8 September: Southport Air Show

6-8 September: St Annes International Kite Festival, St Annes-on-Sea, Lytham St Annes

6-9 September: Festival No. 6, Portmeirion

7 September: Bridport Hat Festival

7 September: Kingsbridge Show

7-8 September: Albert Dock Food Festival Feast, Liverpool

7-8 September: Wheels and Fins Festival, Joss Bay, Broadstairs

7-8 September: Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

7-8 September: SteamPunk Festival, Eastbourne

7-8 September: Staithes Festival

7-15 September: Bridport and West Dorset Open Studios

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2019

Events this week

Until 31 August: Dartmouth Royal Regatta

27 August: Ride the Lights, Blackpool

27-30 August: Bude Jazz Festival

28 August-1 September: Freedom Festival, Hull

29-31 August: Cowal Highland Gathering, Dunoon

29 August-1 September: Wight Proms, Cowes

29 August-1 September: Bournemouth Air Festival

29 August-1 September: Lindisfarne Festival

30 August: Blackpool Illuminations Switch-on

30 August-1 September: Lyme Folk Weekend, Lyme Regis

30 August-1 September: Fusion Festival, Liverpool

31 August-1 September: Taste of Liverpool Festival

31 August-1 September: The Downs Festival, Bristol

31 August-1 September: Beaumaris Food Festival

31 August-1 September: Faversham Hop Festival

31 August-1 September: Air Waves, Portrush

31 August-1 September: North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival, Holkham Hall

31 August-1 September: Vintage by the Sea Festival, Morecambe

31 August-8 September: Largs Viking Festival

31 August-8 September: Coastal Currents Arts Festival, Hastings and St Leonards

1 September: Art on the Prom, Felixstowe

1 September: Lobster and Crab Feast, Clovelly

1-30 September: Taste of Scilly, Isles of Scilly

AUGUST 2019

Events this week

20-24 August: Children's Week, Paignton

21 August: Broadstairs Summers Fireworks

21-27 August: International Beatles Week, Liverpool

22 August: The Oban Games

22-23 August: Thorpeness Regatta

22-23 August: Clacton Airshow

22-24 August: Swansea Bay Beer and Cider Festival

22-25 August: Creamfields, Liverpool

22-26 August: Rye International Jazz and Blues Festival

23-25 August: Victorious Festival, Portsmouth

23-25 August: Pride Cymru, Cardiff

23-26 August: Torbay Royal Regatta

23-26 August: Hope Cove Weekend

23-26 August: Isle of Wight International Scooter Rally, Ryde

23 August-1 September: FriendsFest, Blaise Castle Estate, Bristol

24 August: Portscatho Regatta

24-25 August: Wake the Giant, Warrenpoint, County Down

24-25 August: The British Fish Craft Championships, Cardiff Bay

24-26 August: Landmark Gin, Beer and Music Festival, Ilfracombe

24-26 August: Bude Lifeboat Weekend

25 August: World Pier Crabbing Championships, Cromer

25 August-20 September: Festival of Bowls, Great Yarmouth

Events this week

14-15 August: British Firework Championships, Plymouth

15 August: Shanklin Beach Regatta

15-18 August: Airbourne, Eastbourne

15-18 August: Southport Flower Show

16-18 August: Woofstock, Dartmouth

17 August: Cardigan River and Food Festival

17 August: Helmsdale and District Highland Games

17 August: Bude Carnival

17-23 August: Cromer Carnival Week

17-23 August: Whitby Folk Week

17-26 August: TT Grandstand, Isle of Man

18 August: Caldey Swim, Tenby

18 August: Hunstanton Kite and Classic Car Festival

18-21 August: Scarborough Cricket Festival

18-24 August: Fowey Royal Regatta

Events this week

Until 10 August: Ferry Fair, South Queensferry

Until 10 August: Salcombe Town Regatta

Until 11 August: Fringe By The Sea, North Berwick

7 August: Isle of Skye Highland Games

7-11 August: Boardmasters Festival, Newquay ***CANCELLED***

8-9 August: Battle of the Flowers, Jersey

8-11 August: Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

9 August: Assynt Highland Games, Lochinver

9 August: Farmer's Bash Live at the Beach, Portrush

9-10 August: Aberaeron Beer and Cider Festival

9-11 August: Sark Summer Festival

9-11 August: St Annes International Kite Festival *** CANCELLED***

9-11 August: Ocean City Blues and Jazz Festival, Plymouth

9-11 August: Spittal Seaside Festival, Spittal, Berwick upon Tweed

9-11 August: Jack Up The Summer, Ryde

9-16 August: Broadstairs Folk Week

9-18 August: Falmouth Week

10 August: Brodick Highland Games

10 August: North Berwick International Highland Games

10-11 August: Blackpool Air Show

10-16 August: Dawlish Carnival Week

10-17 August: Cowes Week

11 August: Sea 2 Shore Festival, Aberystwyth

11 August: Brighton Coffee Festival

11-16 August: Mersea Week

JULY/AUGUST 2019

Events this week

31 July: Arisaig Highland Games

31 July: Broadstairs Water Gala

1 August: Yorkshire Day Civic Celebration, Whitby

1-31 August: Snape Proms

2 August: Torbay Steam Fair, Churston Ferrers, Brixham

2-4 August: New Quay Music Festival

2-4 August: Brighton and Hove Pride

2-4 August: Margate Soul Festival

2-9 August: Sidmouth Folk Festival

3 August: Inverkeithing Highland Games

3 August: Johnshaven Fish Festival

3-4 August: Clovelly Maritime Festival

3-4 August: Menai Food Festival, Menai Bridge

3-10 August: Alderney Week

3-10 August: Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Week

3-11 August: Pittenweem Arts Festival

4-31 August: Summer on the Dock, Liverpool

JULY 2019

Events this week

Until 28 July: Ramsgate Festival of Sound

Until 2 August: Fishguard International Music Festival

22-27 July: Abersoch Dinghy Week

23-26 July: Dartmouth Shakespeare Week

24-28 July: Manx Heritage Transport Festival, Isle of Man

25-27 July: Sunshine Beer and Cider Festival, Teignmouth

25-28 July: Cinema Rediscovered, Watershed, Bristol

25-28 July: Port Eliot Festival, St Germans, Cornwall

25-28 July: Camp Bestival, Lulworth

26 July: Durness Highland Games

26-28 July: Scarborough Seafest

26-28 July: Hull Folk and Maritime Festival

26-28 July: Weymouth and Portland Pride

26-28 July: Eilean Dorcha Festival, Benbecula

26-28 July: Weston Lions Real Ale and Cider Festival, Weston-Super-Mare

27 July: Arran Rock, Blues and Beer Festival

27 July: Cliftonville Games, Cliftonville, Kent

27 July: Let's Rock Liverpool, Croxteth Hall Country Park, Liverpool

27-28 July: Liverpool Pride

27-28 July: Gorleston Cliff Top Festival

27-29 July: Whitstable Oyster Festival

27 July-2 August: Charlestown Regatta

27 July-3 August: Swanage Carnival

27 July-4 August: Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week

27 July-4 August: Paignton Festival

28 July: Manx 100 Mountain Bike Endurance Event, Isle of Man

Events this week


15 July: Burntisland Highland Games

16 July: Inveraray Highland Games

17-20 July: HebCelt Festival, Stornoway

18 July: Mull Highland Games

18-21 July: Latitude Festival, Southwold

19 July: Cream Classical in the Park, Liverpool

19-21 July: Bristol Harbour Festival

20 July: Dundee Fake Festival

20 July: Inverness Highland Games

20 July: Lochcarron Highland Games

20-21 July: Holkham Country Fair

20-21 July: Liverpool International Music Festival

20-21 July: Heysham Viking Festival

20-27 July: Conwy Classical Music Festival

21-27 July: Stromness Shopping Week

Events this week

7 July: Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival, Aberaeron

11-14 July: Mouth of the Tyne Festival, Tynemouth

12 July: New Music Biennial, Hull

12-13 July: British Beach Polo Championships, Sandbanks

12-13 July: Jurassic Fields, Bridport

12-14 July: Folk on the Dock, Liverpool

12-14 July: Stonehaven Folk Festival

12-14 July: Gwyl Arall, Caernarfon

12-14 July: Tiree Music Festival

12-14 July: Plymouth Regatta

12-14 July: Vintage For Victory, Cardiff

12-20 July: Budleigh Salterton Music Festival

12-21 July: Netball World Cup, Liverpool

13-14 July: Nyetimber Dorset Seafood Festival, Weymouth

13-14 July: Beach Life Festival, Eastbourne

13-14 July: Loch Fyne Viking Festival, Tarbert

13-14 July: Swanage Jazz Festival

13-15 July: Kingsbeer Festival, Kingswear

13-20 July: Hopeman Gala, Hopeman, Moray

13-27 July: St Peter Port Town Carnival

14 July: Brazilica, Liverpool

14 July: Croyde Ocean Triathlon

14-15 July: Cider Festival, Exmouth

14-21 July: The Open Golf Championship, Portrush

14-27 July: Kings Lynn Festival

Events this week

1-13 July: Gower Festival

1-14 July: Bristol Pride

1-31 July: Bristol Shakespeare Festival

3 July: Bristol Comedy Garden

3-6 July: Hastings Beer and Music Festival

3-6 July: Penzance Literary Festival

5-6 July: Gairloch Highland Gathering

5-7 July: Sark Folk Festival

5-7 July: Gemau Cymru, Cardiff

5-20 July: Lafrowda Festival, St Just, Cornwall

6 July: St Paul's Carnival, Bristol

6-7 July: Paddle Round The Pier, Brighton

6-7 July: Potty Festival, Sheringham

6-7 July: Tarbert Seafood Festival

6-7 July: Faversham Nautical Festival

6-14 July: Festival of Firsts, Wirral

7-14 July: Rathlin Festival Week

JUNE 2019

Events this week

24-29 June: Skye Food and Drink Festival

24-30 June: Blackpool Armed Forces Week

26-29 June: Bristol Sounds

26-30 June: East Neuk Festival, Fife

27-30 June: Felixstowe Book Festival

28-30 June: Largs Live

28 June-13 July: Deal Music and Arts Festival

29 June: Round the Island Race, Isle of Wight

29 June: Sprint Triathlon, Abersoch

29 June: Malt and Music Festival, Arran

29 June: Scarborough Armed Forces Day

29-30 June: Dartmouth Art and Craft Weekend, Royal Avenue Gardens

29-30 June: English National Adaptive Surfing Open, Fistral Beach, Newquay

29 June-7 July: 3 Harbours Arts Festival, East Lothian

30 June: North Devon Marathon & Half Marathon

Events this week

Until 23 June: Polperro Festival

Until 23 June: Portsmouth Festivities

19-23 June: Williams BMW International Tennis Tournament, Liverpool

20-24 June: Bristol Sounds

21 June: Stonehaven Highland Games

21-23 June: GoldCoast Ocean Fest, Croyde

21-23 June: Teignmouth Folk Festival

21-27 June: St Magnus International Festival, Orkney

21-29 June: Nature Valley International Tennis Tournament, Eastbourne

21-30 June: Golowan Festival, Penzance

22 June: The Moveable Feast, Criccieth

22-23 June: Africa Oye, Liverpool

22-23 June: Cardiff Mini Film Festival

22-23 June: First Light Festival, Lowestoft

22-23 June: Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, Portsoy

22-23 June: Weston Air Festival, Weston-Super-Mare

22-29 June: Southwold Arts Festival

23 June: RNLI Harbour Raft Race, Rhyl

23-29 June: Mevagissey Feast Week

Events this week

11 June-28 July: River Town, Bristol

12-23 June: Bristol Food Connections

13-16 June: Isle of  Wight Festival

13-16 June: Brighton Bear Weekend

14-15 June: Occombe Festival, Paignton

14-16 June: Pembrokeshire Street Food Festival, Tenby

14-23 June: Moray Walking and Outdoor Festival

14 June-14 July: Southend Festival

15 June: Ultra Trail Scotland, Arran

15 June: Brixham Trawler Race

15-16 June: Alnmouth Arts Festival

15-22 June: Criccieth Festival

15 June-14 July: Festival of Chichester

16 June: Cleethorpes Blues Rhythm & Rock Festival

16 June: London to Brighton Bike Ride

16 June: Medway River Festival, Chatham

16 June: Sundried Southend Triathlon

Events this week

5-9 June: D-Day Celebrations, Portsmouth

6-16 June: Great Yarmouth Arts Festival

7-8 June: Oban Live

7-8 June: Craft Beer Festival, Bristol

7-9 June: Whitby 60s Music Festival

7-9 June: Bay Folk Weekend, Robin Hood's Bay

7-15 June: Ulverston International Music Festival

7-16 June: Belfast Book Festival

7-23 June: Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Maltings

7-26 June: Larne Arts Festival

8 June: Cider Salon, Bristol

8-9 June: Crail Food Festival

8-9 June: Vegan Summer Festival, Brighton

8-9 June: Blackpool Pride

8-11 June: Scilly Laughs Comedy Festival, Isles of Scilly

8-16 June: Leith Festival

9 June: Ardrossan Highland Games

MAY 2019

Events this week:

30 May-1 June: Festival of Discovery, Anglesey

30 May-3 June: Wirral Folk Festival

31 May-1 June: Inside Out Festival, Cardiff

31 May-2 June: Baltic Weekender, Liverpool

31 May-2 June: Bordeaux Wine Festival, Liverpool

31 May-2 June: Mersey River Festival, Liverpool

31 May-2 June: Flavour Fest, Plymouth

31 May-2 June: Wessex Folk Festival, Weymouth

31 May-2 June: Kingsbridge Food and Music Festival

31 May-3 June: FyneFest, Loch Fyne

1 June: The Fitness Festival, Southsea

1-9 June: Festival of Nature, Bristol

1-9 June: Gower Walking Festival

1 June: Abersoch 10K

1 June: Helensburgh and Lomond Highland Games

1-2 June: Torbay Air Show

2-7 June: English Riviera International Dance Festival

2-30 June: Guernsey Floral Festival

Events this week:

21-28 May: Dundee Design Festival

23-26 May: Orkney Folk Festival

23-27 May: Southend Film Festival

23-28 May: Scilly Folk Festival

24 May-1 June: Islay Festival of Music and Malt

24-26 May: Tunes in the Dunes, Perranporth

24-26 May: Beer and Cider Festival, Eastbourne

24-27 May: Jazz Jurassica, Lyme Regis

24-27 May: Bude and Stratton Folk Festival

24 May-2 June: Greenbank Fal River Festival, Falmouth

25 May: Lord Mayor's Day, Plymouth

25 May: Scilly Swim Challenge

25-26 May: Love Saves The Day, Bristol

25-26 May: Portrush Raft Race Weekend

25-26 May: Fayre in the Square, Weymouth

25-26 May: Taste Cumbria, Ulverston

25-26 May: Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, Liverpool

25-27 May: Amble Puffin Festival

25-29 May: Brixfest, Brixham

25 May-7 June: TT Races, Isle of Man

Events this week:

13-19 May: Orkney Nature Festival

16-18 May: Great Yarmouth Beer and Cider Festival

17 May: Beo Festival, Armadale Castle, Skye

17 May: Light Night, Liverpool

17-20 May: Arran Mountain Festival

17-19 May: Rail Ale Festival, Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways

17-19 May: Whitby Gospel Music Convention

18-19 May: Fish and Ships, Whitby

18-19 May: Crab and Lobster Festival, Cromer and Sheringham

Events this week:

9 May: Guernsey Liberation Day

9-11 May: The Great Escape, Brighton

9-12 May: Liberation, Jersey International Music Festival

9-12 May: Crimefest, Bristol

10-12 May: Folk On The Pier, Cromer

10-12 May: Dart Music Festival, Dartmouth

10-12 May: St Ives Food and Drink Festival

10-12 May: Foodies Festival, Bristol

10-12 May: Ullapool Book Festival

10-12 May: Wirral Poetry Festival

10-18 May: Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature

10-22 May: Creative Scilly

11-12 May: Bristol Thai and Multicultural Festival

11-12 May: Pirates Weekend, Plymouth

11-17 May: St Ives Literature Festival

12 May: Gourock Highland Games

12-18 May: North West 200, Antrim coast

APRIL 2019

Events this week

22 April-5 May: Fightback, Brighton

23 April-4 May: Roseland Festival

26-28 April: Porthleven Food Festival

26-28 April: Country on the Coast Festival, Portsmouth

27-28 April: Colonsay Book Festival

27-28 April: Great Yarmouth Chess Congress

Events this week

18-21 April: Nuart Festival, Aberdeen

19-20 April: Easter Weekend at Snape Maltings

19-20 April: Thanet Beer Festival, Margate

19-22 April: Torbay Easter Hockey Festival

20-21 April: Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Kite Festival

Events this week

12-14 April: Heritage On The Dock, Liverpool

12-14 April: Brighton Marathon Weekend

12-14 April: Whitby Goth Weekend

13 April: Inverness Whisky and Gin Festival

Events this week

3-12 April: Walk Scilly, Scilly Isles

5-7 April: Prisoner Convention Weekend, Portmeirion

MARCH 2019

Events this week

29-30 March: Ale and Arty Festival, Bexhill-on-Sea

29-30 March: Threshold Festival, Liverpool

29-30 March: Vintage 60's Festival, Cromer

29-31 March: BBC 6 Music Festival, Liverpool

Events this week

22-24 March: Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival

22-24 March: March Manouche Festival, Menai Bridge

24 March: Love Food Spring Festival, Bristol

24 March: 5K or 10K Your Way! Menai Bridge

Events this week

Until 16 March: Highbridge Festival of the Arts, Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge

14-17 March: British Gymnastics Championships, Liverpool

15-17 March: King's Lynn Fiction Festival

17 March: Liverpool St Patrick's Day Parade

17 March: Weymouth Half Marathon

Events this week

6-10 March: Stanza Poetry Festival, St Andrews

8-9 March: Ullapool Dance Festival

8-17 March POW! Arts and Culture Festival, Thanet

9-10 March: MineVention, Dreamland, Margate

Events this week

3 March: Eastbourne Half Marathon

Events this week


18 February-10 March: Portsmouth Bookfest 

20-24 February: Fort William Mountain Festival

21-24 February: Liverpool International Jazz Festival

23 February: Scira 2019 Viking Festival, Sheringham

23 February: Rhyl 10 Mile

23-3 March: Rye Bay Scallop Week

24 February: Brighton Half Marathon

Events this week

15-16 February: Dartmouth Beer Festival

16-24 February: Brighton Science Festival

Events this week

4 February: St Ives Feast Day

8-10 February: Chinese New Year, Liverpool

9-17 February: Eastbourne Music and Arts Festival

10-17 February: British Dal Festival, Bristol

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019

Events this week

29 January: Up Helly Aa, Lerwick, Shetland

31 January-2 February: Winter Ales Festival, Liverpool

1-3 February: Profound Sound Festival, Folkestone

JANUARY 2019

Events this week

25 January: Vegan Festival, Eastbourne

Events this week

16-20 Slapstick Festival, Bristol

Events this week

11-20 January: Horror-on-Sea Festival, Southend-on-Sea

Events this week

1 January: Loony Dook, South Queensferry

1 January: Duck Race and Lyme Lunge, Lyme Regis

1 January: New Year's Day Fireworks, Cromer

DECEMBER 2018

Events this week

28-31 December: Liverpool International Horse Show

31 December: Stonehaven Fireballs

31 December: New Years Eve Fancy Dress Revelry, Weymouth

Events this week

21 December: Montol Festival, Penzance

23 December: Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

Events this week

15 December: Mousehole Christmas Lights Switch-on

16 December: Chase The Pudding, Weymouth

Events this week

6-9 December: Padstow Christmas Festival

7-9 December: Hunstanton Christmas Tree Festival

8 December: Rye Christmas Festival

8-9 December: Port Solent Festival of Christmas, Portsmouth

NOVEMBER 2018

Events this week

30 November-1 December: Candlelit Dartmouth

30 November-2 December: Cromarty Film Festival

30 November-2 December: Portmeirion Food and Craft Fair

30 November-3 December: Great British Folk Festival, Skegness

1 December: Felixstowe Christmas Craft Market and Lighting Up Day

1 December: Polperro Christmas Lights Switch On

1-2 December: Rochester Dickensian Christmas

2 December: Woodbridge Christmas Street Fair

Events this week

23-25 November: Islay Sessions

24 Novebmer: Wells Christmas Tide Festival, Wells-Next-The-Sea

24 November: Fleetwood Music and Arts Festival, Fleetwood

24 November: Lanterns, Lights and 'luminations, Brixham

24 November: Southwold Christmas Lights Switch-on

24 November: Brighton and Hove Book Fayre

24-25 November: Ulverston Dickensian Festival

25 November: Orford Festive Makers Market, Orford

Events this week

Christmas markets all over the country

Until 6th January: Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival

15-18 November: Looe Literary Festival

15-18 November: Atlantic Sessions, Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland

16-18 November: Tenby Blues Festival

16-25 November: Oban Winter Festival

17 November: Torquay Christmas Carnival

17 November: BoHo Winter Light Festival, Eastbourne

18 November: Clovelly Herring Festival

Events this week

Until 10 November: Looping The Loop Festival, Thanet

7-11 November: Inverness Film Festival

8-12 November: Ways With Words Festival, Southwold

9-11 November: Dunoon Film Festival

9-25 November: Cine-City Film Festival, Brighton

10 November: Cardigan Fair

OCTOBER 2018

Events this week

Until 4 November: Sound Festival, Aberdeen

26 October-11 November: Brighton Early Music Festival

26-28 October: Gwledd Conwy Feast

26-28 October: Whitby Goth Weekend

27 October-9 November: English Riviera Film Festival


27-28 October: Steampunk Halloween Festival, Felixstowe

28 October-4 November: Cardiff Fashion Week

31 October-4 November: Lowender Peran Festival, Newquay

1-18 November: Hull Comedy Festival

2-4 November: Aldeburgh Poetry Festival

4 November: London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

Events this week

9-14 October: The Iris Prize Festival (LGBT film festival), Cardiff

11-14 October: Falmouth Oyster Festival

11-14 October: Isle of Wight Literary Festival

11-27 October: Dance Live, Aberdeen

12-14 October: Scotland's Boat Show, Inverkip

13 October: Oxjam, Portsmouth

13 October: Vegan Festival, Portsmouth

13-19 October: Tiree Wave Classic, Tiree

13-20 October: Speed Week, Weymouth

Events this week

Until 26 November: Eastbourne Beer Festival on Tour

4-7 October: Giant Spectacular, Liverpool

4-7 October: Swanage Blues Festival

4-13 October: Aberdeen Comedy Festival

6 October: Dials Festival, Portsmouth

6-7 October: Bournemouth Marathon

6-7 October: Powderham Food Festival, Powderham Castle, Devon

6-14 October: Hastings Week

6 October-7 November (every Saturday): Fireworks, Southend

SEPTEMBER 2018

Until the end of the month

Until 30 September: Guernsey Food Festival

19-23 September: Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival

20-23 September: Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival

20-23 September: South Downs Folk Festival, Bognor Regis

20-30 September: Smash The Keys, Liverpool

21-23 September: Looe Music Festival

21-29 September: Appledore Book Festival

21-30 September: Wigtown Book Festival

22-23 September: Sandman Triathlon, Newborough

23 September: Blackpool Music Run

25-30 September: Encounters Film Festival, Bristol

27-29 September: St George's Hall Beer Festival, Liverpool

28 September: Party At The Park, Cardiff

28-30 September: British Musical Firework Championships, Southport

28-30 September: Scarborough Jazz Festival

28-30 September: Plymouth Art Weekender

28-30 September: Broadstairs Food Festival

28-30 September: By The Sea Festival, Margate

28-30 September: Elvis Festival, Porthcawl

29 September: Boundary Brighton

29 September: Mary Rose Live: After Hours - Waterfront Sessions, Portsmouth

29-30 September: Teign Shanty Festival, Teignmouth

29-30 September: Docks Heritage Weekend, M-Shed, Bristol

29-30 September: Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival

30 September: Tresco Triathlon, Tresco, Isles of Scilly

30 September: Lyn Food Festival, Lynton

Events this week

Until 16 September: South East Cornwall Walking Festival

11-14 September: British Science Festival, Hull

13 September-13 October: Brighton Digital Festival

14-15 September: City of Liverpool Tattoo

14-16 September: Agatha Christie Birthday Celebration Festival, Torbay

14-16 September: Llandudno Arts Weekend

14-16 September: Stranraer Oyster Festival

14-16 September: Tarbert Music Festival

14-16 September: Out There Festival of Street Arts and Circus, Great Yarmouth

14-16 September: Purbeck Nordic Walking Festival, Dorset

14-30 September: Liverpool Comedy Festival

15 September: Portsmouth Pride

15-16 September: Pirates on the Dock, Liverpool

15-16 September: Plymouth Seafood Festival

15-16 September: Salute to the 40s, Chatham Historic Dockyard

15-16 September: North Norfolk Railway 1940s Weekend, Sheringham and Holt

15-16 September: Barmouth Walking Festival

15-17 September: Wells Pirate Festival, Wells next the Sea

15-30 September: Rye Arts Festival

Events this week

5-9 September: Isle of Man Film Festival

6-9 September: Festival No. 6, Portmeirion

6-12 September: Orkney International Science Festival

7-9 September: Newquay Fish Festival

7-9 September: Wheels and Fins Festival, Joss Bay Beach, Broadstairs

7-9 September: Best of the West Festival, Inveraray Castle

7-15 September: Blas Festival, various locations in the Highlands

8 September: Fishstock, Brixham

8-9 September: Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival

8-9 September: Steampunk Festival, Eastbourne

8-9 September: Staithes Festival

8-22 September: St Ives September Festival

9 September: Rye Festival of the Sea

9 September: Ironman Wales, Pembrokeshire

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2018

Events this week

26-28 August: The Ould Lammas Fair, Ballycastle

26-31 August: Mersea Week

27 August: Rhyl Comic Con

28-31 August: Bude Jazz Festival

30 August-1 September: Dartmouth Royal Regatta

30 August-2 September: Bournemouth Air Festival

30 August-2 September: Lindisfarne Festival

31 August-2 September: Lyme Folk Weekend, Lyme Regis

31 August-2 September: Freedom Festival, Hull

31 August-4 November: Blackpool Illuminations

1 September: Kingsbridge Show

1 September: Bridport Hat Festival

1-2 September: Beaumaris Food Festival

1-2 September: Air Waves, Portrush

1-2 September: St Annes International Kite Festival

1-2 September: Vintage By The Sea, Morecambe

1-2 September: North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival, Holkham Hall

1-3 September: Lockdown Festival, Powderham Castle

1-8 September: Manx Electric Railway 125th anniversary celebrations, Isle of Man

1-9 September: Largs Viking Festival

1-30 September: Coastal Currents Arts Festival, Hastings and St Leonards

1-30 September: Taste of Scilly, Isles of Scilly

2 September: Lobster and Crab Feast, Clovelly

AUGUST 2018

Events this week

22-28 August: International Beatle Week, Liverpool

23 August: St Ives RNLI Lifeboat Day

23-24 August: Clacton Air Show

23-25 August: Swansea Bay Beer and Cider Festival, Swansea

23-25 August: Landmark Beer, Food and Music Festival, Ilfracombe

23-26 August: Isle of Wight International Scooter Rally, Ryde

23-27 August: Rye International Jazz and Blues Festival

24 August: The Moveable Feast, Cemaes Bay, Anglesey

24-26 August: Victorious Festival, Portsmouth

24-26 August: Pride Cymru's Big Weekend, Cardiff

24-27 August: Folk On The Dock, Liverpool

24-27 August: Hope Cove Weekend

25 August: BFest, Bamburgh

25 August: Portscatho Regatta

25-27 August: Torbay Royal Regatta

25-27 August: Cardiff Harbour Festival

25 August-2 September: Bude Lifeboat Week

26 August: World Pier Crabbing Championships, Cromer

26-31 August: Mersea Week

26 August-21 September: Great Yarmouth Festival of Bowls

Events this week

Until 17 August: Cromer Carnival Week

14-15 August: Weymouth Carnival

14-18 August: Children's Week, Paignton

16-19 August: Airbourne, Eastbourne

16-19 August: Southport Flower Show

16-19 August: The Wight Proms, Cowes

18 August: Bude Carnival

18 August: Cardigan River and Food Festival

18-24 August: Whitby Folk Week

19 August: Killyleagh Summer Festival, County Down

19 August: Menai Seafood Festival, Menai Bridge

19 August: Hunstanton Kite Festival & Classic Car Rally

19-25 August: Fowey Royal Regatta

Events this week

Until 12 August: Fringe By The Sea, North Berwick

8 August: Planet Love, Belfast

8-9 August: British Fireworks Championships, Plymouth

8-12 August: Boardmasters Festival, Newquay

9-12 August: Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

10-11 August: Aberaeron Beer and Cider Festival

10-12 August: Ocean City Blues and Jazz Festival, Plymouth

10-12 August: Spittal Seaside Festival

10-13 August: Mousehole Carnival

10-17 August: Broadstairs Folk Week

10-19 August: Falmouth Week

11 August: Lynmouth Raft Race

11 August: Whitstable Harbour Day

11-12 August: Jack Up The 80s Festival, Ryde

11-12 August: UK Pro Beach Volleyball, Bridlington

11-17 August: Dawlish Carnival Week

11-18 August: Salcombe Town Regatta

12 August: Rhyl Music Festival

12 August: The Moveable Feast, Conwy

12 August: Sea 2 Shore Festival, Aberystwyth

12 August: Aberaeron Festival of Welsh Ponies and Cobs

Events this week

Until 5 August: Port William Carnival Week

3 August: Torbay Steam Fair, Brixham

3-4 August: Harbour Fest, Hayle

3-5 August: New Quay Music Festival

3-5 August: Brighton Pride

3-5 August: Margate Soul Festival

3-10 August: Sidmouth Folk Week

4 August: Menai Food Festival, Menai Bridge

4 August: Woofstock, Dartmouth

4-11 August: Cowes Week

4-11 August: Alderney Week

4-12 August: Pittenweem Arts Festival

4-12 August: Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Week

5 August: Herne Bay Cartoon Festival

JULY 2018

Events this week

Until 27 July: Charlestown Regatta Week, Cornwall

23 July-3 August: Fishguard International Music Festival

24-28 July: Dartmouth Shakespeare Week

25-29 July: Manx Heritage Transport Festival, Isle of Man

26 July: Pirate Day, Land's End

26 July: Be In Birkenhead Festival

26-27 July: Ocean City Sounds, Plymouth

26-29 July: Camp Bestival, Lulworth

26-29 July: Port Eliot Festival, St Germans, Cornwall

27-28 July: Eilean Dorcha Festival, Benbecula

27-29 July: Weston Lions Real Ale and Cider Festival, Weston-Super-Mare

28-29 July: Bude Castle Heritage Festival

28-29 July: Festival of Filey

28-29 July: Gorleston Clifftop Festival

28-29 July: Clipper Race, Liverpool

28-30 July: Upfest, Bristol

28 July-3 August: Lyme Regis and Charmouth RNLI Guild Lifeboat Week

28 July-4 August: Swanage Regatta and Carnival

29 July: Manx 100 Mountain Bike Event, Isle of Man

29 July: Rhyl RNLI Harbour Raft Race

Events this week

18-21 July: HebCelt Festival, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

20-22 July: Bristol Harbour Festival

20-22 July: Scarborough Seafest Maritime Festival

21 July: Arran Rock 'n' Blues Festival, Brodick

21-22 July: Heysham Viking Festival

21-22 July: Liverpool International Music Festival

21-22 July: Whitstable Oyster Festival

21-22 July: Port Erin Festival of the Beach and Sea, Isle of Man

21-22 July: Lowestoft Summer Festival

21-28 July: Conwy Classical Music Festival

21-29 July: Paignton Festival

21-30 July: Ramsgate Festival

22-27 July: Abersoch Dinghy Week

Events this week 

8 July: Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival, Aberaeron

12-15 July: Latitude Festival, Southwold

13-14 July: British Beach Polo Championships, Sandbanks

13-14 July: Jurassic Fields, Bridport

13-15 July: Gwyl Arall, Caernarvon

13-15 July: Kingsbeer Festival, Kingswear

13-15 July: Tiree Music Festival

13-15 July: Plymouth Regatta

13-15 July: Swanage Jazz Festival

13-21 July: Budleigh Salterton Music Festival

14 July: Brazilica Festival, Liverpool

14 July: Food Fair at The Copse, Dawlish

14 July: Clovelly Maritime Festival

14 July: The Kate Burge Sea-To-Summit Fell Race Trailer, Laxey (start), Isle of Man


14-15 July: Vintage For Victory, Whitchurch, Cardiff

14-15 July: Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival, Weymouth

14-15 July: Beach Life Festival, Eastbourne

14-15 July: Beer and Cider Festival, Exmouth Pavilion

14 July-28 October: Liverpool Biennial

15 July: Douglas Carnival, Isle of Man

15 July: The Dockyard Bakeoff, Chatham Historic Dockyard

15-22 July: The Open Golf Championship, Carnoustie

15-28 July: King's Lynn Festival

15-29 July: St Peter Port Town Carnival & La Faete De La Musique, Guernsey

Events this week

2-14 July: Gower Festival

2-15 July: Bristol Pride Festival

2 July-2 September: Gromit Unleashed, Bristol

4-7 July: Penzance Literary Festival

4-7 July: Hastings Beer and Music Festival

5-8 July: Mouth of the Tyne Festival, Tynemouth

5-8 July: Stonehaven Folk Festival

6-8 July: Gemau Cymru, various locations in Wales

6-8 July: Southport Air Show

6-8 July: BSRA National Scooter Rally, Cleethorpes

6-8 July: Rock Oyster Festival, Rock, Cornwall

6-8 July: Sark Summer Festival

6-9 July: Loch Fyne Viking Festival

6-21 July: Lafrowda Festival, St Just, Cornwall

7-8 July: Paddle Round The Pier, Brighton

7-8 July: Potty Festival, Sheringham

7-8 July: Tarbert Seafood Festival

7-9 July: British Style Collective, Liverpool

7-15 July: Rathlin Festival Week, Rathlin Island

8 July: Croyde Ocean Triathlon

8 July: Thorpefest, Thorpeness, Suffolk

JUNE/JULY 2018


Events this week

29 June-14 July: Deal Music and Arts Festival

25 June-1 July: Blackpool Armed Forces Week

27 June-1 July: East Neuk Festival, East Neuk of Fife

27 June-1 July: Felixstowe Book Festival

30 June: Abersoch Triathlon

30 June: Music By The Sea, Aldeburgh

30 June: Gairloch Highland Gathering

30 June: Scarborough Armed Forces Day

30 June: Malt and Music Festival, Lochranza, Arran

30 June-14 July: Festival of Firsts, Wirral

1 July-15 August: The Southend Festival

JUNE 2018

Events this week

21-24 June: Isle of Wight Festival

21-24 June: Williams BMW Liverpool International Tennis Tournament

22-24 June: Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival

22-24 June: Teignmouth Folk Festival

22-24 June: The Falmouth Classics

22-24 June: Largs Live

22-24 June: Cardiff Mini Film Festival

22-24 June: Cider Salon, Bristol

22-28 June: St Magnus International Festival, Orkney

22-30 June: Nature Valley International, Eastbourne

23 June: The Moveable Feast, Criccieth

23-24 June: Weston Air Festival

23-24 June: Dartmouth Art and Craft Weekend

23-24 June: St Merryn Steam and Vintage Rally, St Merryn near Padstow

23-25 June: Weymouth and Portland Armed Forces Celebrations

23-30 June: Southwold Arts Festival

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

24 June: Bigbury Fun Run

24 June: North Devon Marathon and Half Marathon, Woolacombe

24-30 June: Mevagissey Feast Week

Events this week

11-17 June: Bristol Food Connections

14-17 June: Brighton Bear Weekend

14-17 June: Swansea International Jazz Festival

15 June: Pembrokeshire Street Food Festival, Tenby

15-17 June: GoldCoast Oceanfest, Croyde

15-24 June: Portsmouth Festivities

15-24 June: Moray Walking and Outdoor Festival

15-24 June: Golowan Festival, Penzance

16 June: Medway River Festival, Chatham

16 June: Ultra Trail Scotland, Arran

16 June: Brixham Trawler Race

16-17 June: Africa Oye, Liverpool

16-17 June: The Haven Great Yarmouth Air Show

16 June-15 July: Festival of Chichester

17 June: London to Brighton Bike Ride

17 June: Sundried Southend Sprint Triathlon

17-25 June: Criccieth Festival

Events this week

6-16 June: Ulverston International Music Festival

6-16 June: Belfast Book Festival

8-9 June: Festival of Reggae, Liverpool

8-9 June: Ukulele Proms, Oddicombe Beach, Babbacombe

8-9 June: Crail Food Festival

8-10 June: Whitby 60s Music Festival

8-10 June: Bay Folk Weekend, Robin Hood's Bay

8-11 June: Blackpool Pride

8-24 June: Aldeburgh Festival

9-12 June: Scilly Laughs Comedy Festival, Isles of Scilly

10 June: Maldon Mud Race

10 June: Mythfest, Talacre Beach near Prestatyn

10-18 June: Polperro Festival

Events this week

1-3 June: FyneFest, Cairndow, Loch Fyne

1-3 June: Flavour Fest, Plymouth

1-3 June: Kingsbridge Food and Music Festival

2 June: The Fitness Festival, Southsea

2-3 June: Wessex Folk Festival, Weymouth

2-10 June: Gower Walking Festival

2-10 June: Larne Arts Festival

3 June: Fowey Cider and Cheese Festival

3 June: Henri Lloyd 10K, Abersoch

3-7 June: English Riviera International Dance Festival, Torquay

MAY 2018

Events this week

24-28 May: Jazz Jurassica, Lyme Regis

24-29 May: Scilly Folk Festival

25-27 May: Orkney Folk Festival

25-27 May: Beer and Cider Festival, Eastbourne

25-28 May: Bude and Stratton Folk Festival

25 May-3 June: Fal River Festival, Falmouth

26-27 May: Portrush Raft Race Weekend

26-27 May: Vegfest, Bristol

26-27 May: Fayre In The Square, Weymouth

26-27 May: Love Saves The Day, Bristol

26-27 May: Mutiny Festival, Portsmouth

26-27 May: Taste Cumbria, Ulverston

26-28 May: Tallships Regatta, Liverpool

26-28 May: Amble Puffin Festival

26-30 May: Brixfest, Brixham

26 May-8 June, TT Races, Isle of man

27 May: Fire and Sea Festival, Harlech

27 May-10 June: Volvo Ocean Race Cardiff Stopover

Events this week

14-20 May: Orkney Nature Festival

17-19 May: The Great Escape, Brighton

18 May: Lightnight, Liverpool

18 May: Great Yarmouth Beer and Cider Festival

18-20 May: Coll Bird Festival, Island of Coll

18-20 May: Hanse Festival, King's Lynn

18-20 May: Rail Ale, Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways

18-20 May: Whitby Gospel Music Convention, Whitby Pavilion

18-21 May: Arran Mountain Festival

19-20 May: Crab and Lobster Festival, Cromer and Sheringham

Events this week

7-12 May: Bridlington Golf Festival

9 May: Guernsey Liberation Day

9-19 May: Liberation - Jersey International Music Festival

10-20 May: Mayfest, Bristol

11-13 May: Folk On The Pier, Cromer

11-13 May: Dart Music Festival, Dartmouth

11-13 May: St Ives Food and Drink Festival

11-19 May: Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature

12 May: Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway Fun Day

12-13 May: Pirates Weekend, Plymouth

12-13 May: Steam on the Dock, Liverpool

12-19 May: St Ives Literature Festival

13-19 May: North West 200 motorcycle races, Portrush, Portstewart and Coleraine

Events this week

30 April-20 May: Festival of Spring, Colonsay

1 May: Padstow Obby Oss

1-31 May: RNLI Mayday, countrywide

3-13 May: Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast

4 May-3 June: Brighton Fringe

4-6 May: World Pilot Gig Championships, Isles of Scilly

4-7 May: Filey Folk Festival

5 May: Riding of the Bounds, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

5-6 May: Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

5-7 May: Ilfracombe Art Trail

5 May-3 June: Plymouth History Festival

5-27 May: Brighton Festival

6 May: Salcombe Crab Festival

APRIL/MAY 2018

Events this week

23 April-13 May: City Reads, Brighton and Hove

27-29 April: The Brighton Tap Takeover

27-29 April: Whitby Goth Weekend

28-29 April: Colonsay Book Festival

28-29 April: Great Yarmouth Chess Congress

28 April-13 May: Isle of Wight Walking Festival

APRIL 2018

Events this week

20-22 April: Bristol New Music

20-22 April: Grinagog Festival, Torquay

20-22 April: Porthleven Food Festival

21-22 April: Sci-Fi Scarborough


21 April-5 May: Roseland Festival, Cornwall

Events this week

13-14 April: Threshold Festival, Liverpool

14-15 April: Comic Art Festival, Margate

Events this week

3-4 April: DRAWin Festival, Brighton


4-14 April: Walk Scilly


5-8 April: Heritage On The Dock, Liverpool

8 April: Osprey Sprint Triathlon, Castletown, Isle of Portland

MARCH/APRIL 2018

Events this week

30 March: Great British Spring Clean, West Wittering

31 March-1 April: Kite Festival, Newbiggin-By-The-Sea

1 April: Beastly Egg Hunt, Bamburgh Castle

1 April: Mull of Galloway Foghorn Event

MARCH 2018

Events this week

23-25 March: Manouche Festival, Menai Bridge


Events this week

15-18 March: Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival

15-18 March: Liverpool St Patrick's Day Weekender

16-17 March: Ale and Arty Beer Festival, Bexhill-On-Sea

16-18 March: Kings Lynn Fiction Festival

18 March: Weymouth Half Marathon

Events this week

7-11 March: St Andrews Poetry Festival

7-11 March: POW Festival, Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2018

4 March: Eastbourne Half Marathon

FEBRUARY 2018

Events this week

21-25 February: Fort William Mountain Festival


21-24 February: Liverpool Beer Festival

22-25 February: Liverpool International Jazz Festival

24 February: Rhyl 10 Mile

24 February-4 March: Rye Bay Scallop Festival

25 February: Brighton Half Marathon

Events this week

3 February-18 March: Fife Jazz Festival

5 February: St Ives Feast Day

9-18 February: Eastbourne Music and Arts Festival

10-17 February: Sheringham Viking Festival

10-18 February: Brighton Science Festival

11-14 February: Showzam, Blackpool

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018

Events this week

30 January: Up Helly Aa, Lerwick

2-4 February: Profound Sound Festival, Folkestone

JANUARY 2018


Events this week

25-28 January: Bristol Slapstick Festival

Happy New Year!

1 January: Loony Dook, South Queensferry

1 January: New Year's Day Duck Race, Lyme Regis

1 January: New Year's Day Fireworks, Cromer