Published: August 22, 2017
There are a host of great events taking place right across the country around the August Bank Holiday weekend. We have selected a number of them which are sure to provide lots of entertainment and enjoyment.
River Cottage Festival
26th & 27th August, near Axminster
A two day festival at River Cottage HQ showcasing food, cookery masterclasses and childrens’ activities.
Purbeck Folk Festival
24th – 27th August, near Swanage
Delightful family friendly music festival near the Jurassic Coast showcasing fantastic folk and world music.
Dartmouth Royal Regatta
19th – 28th August, Dartmouth
A busy programme of sporting competitions, air displays, entertainment and fireworks showcasing Devon’s River Dart.
Newlyn Fish Festival
Monday 28th August, Newlyn
A Cornish celebration of all things fishy including cookery demonstrations, trawler racing and music stages.
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19th – 28th August, Arundel
Explore whole host of activities and events across the town. Take a museum tour, enjoy some live music or witness the Dragon Boat race on Saturday 26th.
25th – 27th August, Portsmouth
A great value day festival by the sea on Southsea Common. Headliners this year are Madness, Sterephonics and Elbow.
Island Steam Show
25th – 28th August, Havenstreet Isle of Wight
This action packed show is in its 43rd year and continues to be a fantastic family day out with arena shows, stunts, fairground rides and vintage vehicles.
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Henley Handmade Fair
25th – 28th August, Stonor Park
Explore marquees of outdoor markets filled with handmade goods, set in picturesque grounds.
The Big Feastival
25th – 27th August, Cotswolds
A summer festival which is serious about good food.
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Hinckley Cider and Sausage Festival
26th & 27th August
Live music, real ciders from around the country and a real variety of great sausages.
Oswestry Balloon Festival
26th – 28th August
A spectacular show of hot air balloons in the skies about the British Ironwork Centre.
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Asylum Steampunk Festival
25th – 28th August, Lincoln
The historic city of Lincoln welcomes the largest and longest running steampunk festival in the world.
Cambridge Cocktail Weekend
25th – 27th August, Cambrdige
Get involved in the ultimate bank holiday celebration in the Cambridge Corn Exchange with cocktails and music over three days.
Beaumaris Medieval Festival
22th - 27th August
Knights will do battle to conquer the land, jesters and musicians will entertain, and the townsfolk will demonstrate how life was in medieval Wales.
21st - 27th August
A week long festival in mid-wales to celebrate all that was great from the Victorian era.
Pride Cymru Big Weekend
25th - 27th August
The ever-popular Big Weekend was always one of the key events in Cardiff’s calendar turning the City Hall Lawn and the streets surrounding the civic Centre into a carnival of colour, with funfair rides, amusements and entertainment from some of the UK’s biggest names in music.
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Edinburgh Fringe Festival
4th – 28th August
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the single biggest celebration of arts and culture on the planet. Every August for three weeks the city welcomes an explosion of creative energy from around the globe.
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