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Events and activities coming up

Don’t be shellfish, visit a seafood festival!

These seafood festivals are on from June to September in coastal towns in South West England!

Weymouth, Cornwall, Poole
June 1, 2023

Will you enter the Forbidden Forest?

This festival is a celebration of house, techno, and D’n’B, set on the stunning grounds of Belvoir Castle.

Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire
June 2, 2023

Get your kicks at the Cotswold Olympick Games

Shin kicking, tug ‘o war and being the champ of the hill. Who needs Paris 2024 when you’ve got Chipping Campden?

Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
June 2, 2023

Has this summer has gone to the dogs…? No.

Dogstival is a celebration of everything canine, with competitions, dog training and health talks, and a doggy disco!

Romsey, Hampshire
June 3, 2023

Detonate one-day music festival returns for another banger

It’s no surprise that pre-tickets have already sold out for the Midlands’ most successful all-day rave.

June 10, 2023

The Fans Strike Back Exhibition

Actually, these are the droids you’re looking for. By Holly Douthwaite

June 16, 2023

Konnichiwa London! Hyper Japan Festival 2023

Experience a culture from the other side of the world, right at home in England’s capital.

July 21, 2023

That’s fire. It’s only the Smoke and Fire BBQ Festival

Smoky smells and crackling fire pits; the ultimate summer foodie festival!

Ascot, Berkshire
August 5, 2023

London’s Craft Beer Festival is Back and Lager than Ever Before

Sip, sup and sample an array of brew-tiful craft beers at this waterside extravaganza. By Atreya Mukerjee

August 11, 2023