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Events in England

Find the most popular, unique and fascinating events England has to offer

Dance to some of your favourite bands at any number of fantastic music festivals, listen to some of your favourite writers in discussion at one of the many literature festivals, or sample some of your favourite British delicacies at several different food festivals; there are a diverse range of festivals in England to enjoy.

If it is family fun that you are after, there are plenty of seasonal events throughout England, from Easter egg hunts at popular Heritage properties like the Blickling Estate in Norfolk, to summer fetes and fairs in quaint villages like Brimscombe in the Cotswolds, Christmas markets in striking towns and cities such as Edinburgh or Bakewell, to beachside firework displays on New Year’s Eve in St. Ives. Take a look at our handy travel guide for a rundown of what’s on in England throughout the year.

  • Dartmouth Regatta

    Dartmouth Regatta has been an established event in Devon since 1834. Consisting of various rowing and sailing events, the programme also incorporates big air displays, firework shows, a large fair and more. The event attracts around 100,000 people and is one of the largest events to take place in the South West.

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  • Eroica Brittania

    Set in the glorious Peak District National Park, this is the UK’s most spectacular cycling event, inspired by a three-day festival in Italy. Intertwined with entertainment, exquisite shopping and a wide selection of riding routes, Eroica Brittania has something to suit every taste and ability.

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  • Great Dorset Steam Fair

    This English fair is held in the village of Tarrant Hinton in the heart of the Dorset countryside. 2018 saw the show in its 50th year, and provides an insight into how people lived and worked in past times. Whether you are a camper, music fan or steam fanatic, this event has exhibitions for everyone.

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  • Isle of Wight Festival

    Taking place in June every year, the award-winning Isle of Wight Festival lies in the town of Newport and features an extensive line-up of legendary artists. Named as Family Festival of the Year, this event is appreciated for its relaxed atmosphere and offerings of music, theatre, film, comedy, fun and games for all ages.

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  • Cheltenham Racecourse

    The Cheltenham Festival

    This is a popular racing festival held each year, in a picturesque, countryside location, on the edge of the Cotswolds. With four days of wonderful racing, each including their own unique theme, guests can enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience, amongst scenery and rolling hills.

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