Festivals, Carnivals and Events around the UK, England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, including music festivals, carnivals and summer fayres.

Activities at Arundel Castle

Sussex’s rich history will be revisited this August bank holiday, 24-26 August, as Arundel Castle enters a time warp for 12,000 Years of Combat. 

From the Stone Age to the Victorians and beyond, weapons and combat tactics from history will be put to the test in the ultimate who-would-win showdown! Falconry and medieval gunnery displays will thrill, while completely unchoreographed free fighting will show weapons of the past in action.

Totally Thames Festival Boat

Totally Thames 2019 has announced the incredible full programme of events for this year’s festival, exploring the environmental importance and the rich and varied cultural heritage of the capital’s river. Totally Thames encourages visitors from London and further afield to participate in artistic, historical and musical events in celebration of this iconic landmark.

Eco-friendly festivals!

Fancy a festival with green credentials next summer? Check out ethical cleaning company Bio-D’s list of the biggest and best eco-friendly festivals across the UK to add to your bucket list.

Sunrise Celebration

Taking place in Hertfordshire, Sunrise is an ethical living, organic arts and music festival that is all about being good to the earth, as well as being good to yourself.

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Flowers at Burley Festival

The beautiful village of Burley, which is nestled in the heart of the New Forest, launch their debut festival on 24 and 25 August at Manor Park. An abundance of food, drink and craft stalls, mixed with the rich culture of the historic village, plus music and activities will ensure this is a festival to remember. www.burleyfestival.com

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Yoga class at Royal Wharf summer fete

On Saturday 17th August, the Royal Wharf Summer Fete will return to Royal Wharf Park, between 11am and 7pm in aid of Richard House Children’s Hospice. Located in London’s Royal Docks, close to Pontoon Dock station on the DLR, the Royal Wharf Summer Fete will once again provide all-day food, drink and entertainment - giving guests the opportunity to relax and enjoy the summer weather in this growing riverside destination.

SS Great Britain aerial act at Summer Spectacular

SS Great Britain's aerial Summer Spectacular takes off as real-life stories inspire new Invisible Circus show
This summer, visitors to the SS Great Britain will be wowed by astonishing acrobatic displays and death-defying aerial feats as the Invisible Circus climbs aboard.

Ian Stone to appear at Comedy and Curry Night

Prepare to laugh the night away at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s Comedy and Curry Night in the Engine Shop at Enginuity on Friday, 6 September. This promises to be a hugely popular and entertaining evening with a line-up of hilarious comedians including Ian Stone, a regular guest on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Fighting Talk, musical comedian Kate Lucas and Jonathan Elston, who combines sharp joke writing and quirky observations.

Into The Woods live music summer festival acts

Goodluck Hope, Ballymore’s newest development on Leamouth Peninsula, is set to welcome some of the UK’s hottest artists for a one-night-only summer music festival. Taking place on Thursday 4th July, between 6.30pm and 10.30pm, Into The Woods festival will see the likes of Vanessa White, Michael Rice, Flawless and Donel perform in an intimate outdoor setting with views across the River Thames.

National Wallace Monument

Tickets are now on sale (10am on Friday 17th May) for Wallace Wha Hae, a special festival on Saturday 14thSeptember designed to mark the 150th anniversary of The National Wallace Monument, the 220ft tower which pays homage to Scotland’s national hero, William Wallace.

Families and friends are invited to enjoy a fun day out at Wallace Wha Hae, which is taking place in the grounds of Wallace High School.  Starting at 2pm, revellers will be entertained by live music, delicious food and a range of great entertainment with a Wallace theme.