|The Chale Show ||1st - 2nd ||This traditional country village show has so much to see and do with the Islands largest Horticultural Marquee with over 1500 exhibits, live events and acts, Steam, Vintage and Military areas, live music and much more. ||Isle of Wight |
|West Highland Yachting Week ||1st - 7th || |
Now in its 68th year, this unique sailing regatta is the west coast’s biggest sailing event. This features both family social events combined with competitive racing with over 1,000 competitors from around the world.
|Great Dorset Chilli Festival ||1st - 2nd || |
A great festival for all chilli enthusiasts and food lovers set in Dorset’s beautiful surroundings. With the assistance of the Earl of Shaftesbury at St Giles Park this “Chilli Fiesta” has everything from stalls selling pepper plants and cayenne condiments to cooking demonstrations, talks, music and competitions.
|WW1 Memorial Concert ||2nd ||"It's 1915 and the laird of Braemar Castle is holding a concert to raise funds for the brave men fighting at the Front and to mark the first year of the War." so come and join in the celebration ||Braemar |
|Swim the Loch ||2nd || |
At around 5km long with a depth of 44 metres Loch Lubnaig is a small loch near Callander that lies in the former county of Perthshire, part of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs national park. If you are not taking part in the swim, there is a beautiful walk following the Loch where you can watch the action taking place.
|Loch Lomond |
|Relentless Boardmasters ||5th - 9th || |
With a vibrant mix of Art installations, Skating, BMX and Pro Surfing competitions as well as both large scale and intimate music gigs it is easy to see why people keep coming back year after year to this 5 day event.
|Black Isle Show ||5th - 6th || |
This agricultural show features a host of different attractions to keep everyone entertained from tractor parades and motorcycle display teams to pipe bands, dog and duck displays and of course livestock parades.
|Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week ||17th - 16th || |
The Falmouth weeks plays host to a whole range of events and activities from carnival parties, sailing regattas, triathlons, Red Arrows, boat races and even swashbuckling workshops plus much more.
|Dornoch Highland Gathering ||7th || |
With everything you would expect from a highland games event if you are looking for a fun day out visit the Dornoch Gathering. Events range from traditional piping, dancing, light and heavy ball and hammer throws and of course tossing the Caber.
|Edinburgh Fringe Festival ||7th - 31st || |
Being the world’s biggest arts festival, Scotland’s capital gets transformed by thousands of performers over hundreds of stages around the city. Performers range from new up and coming artists to big names in the world of entertainment.
|The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo ||7th - 29th || |
Now in its 66th year, the theme this year is “East meets West” with performances from 4 continents bringing the world together for this unique event. Set against Edinburgh Castle the performance includes drummers, singers, pipers, dancers as well as one of the world’s best percussion groups – Switzerland’s top secret drum corps.
|Edinburgh International Festival ||7th - 31st || |
For 3 weeks a year Edinburgh is transformed into a bustling hub of international entertainment with the finest creators and performers from the world of the arts. Featuring a range of dance, film, music, opera, theatre and talks and workshops the Edinburgh International Festival is a must for all culture lovers.
|Cowes Week ||8th - 15th || |
Offering a mix of competitive and social activities both on and off shore, Cowes plays host to over 8,500 competitors from weekend sailors to Olympians and world class professionals all taking part in up to 40 races daily. Over 1000 boats make this the largest sailing regatta of its kind in the world!. If you are staying shore side there is plenty to keep you entertained from Red Arrow displays, fireworks, ladies day, family day and the blades aerobatic air displays.
|Strathpeffer Highland Gathering ||8th || |
A traditional Highland games with heavy events, dancing, piping, hill race, side shows, trade stalls, horse jumping and tug o' war, great fun for you and the family.
|Blackpool Airshow ||9th - 10th || |
With tens of thousands of visitors flocking to watch this awesome air spectacle with the world famous red arrows, wing walkers, both old and new aeroplanes and a range of helicopters and jets on display including the Euro fighter Typhoon it is easy to see why this has grown in popularity since 1909.
|Paignton Regatta ||9th - 16th ||Paignton Regatta is a good old-fashioned week of traditional seaside fun, mainly taking place on and around Paignton Green. |
To mark the 168th year of Paignton Regatta there is a whole host of events happening on Paignton Sea Front
|Paignton / Torquay |
|Ventnor Fringe ||11th - 16th || |
A unique celebration of the arts from both established and new talent where you can enjoy a midnight ‘lock in‘ at the Library, basement bars, ‘pop up’ cinemas, pianos in the streets, mystery tours, gigs in locals' houses, woodland sing-alongs and intimate church shows in and around the eclectic hillside town of Ventnor.
|Bute Agricultural Show ||12th ||Agricultural show featuring all classes, from cattle, sheep, dogs to poultry and pigeons. Horse show classes, children's entertainment, trade stands and pets competition ||Rothesay |
|Airbourne - Eastbourne International Airshow ||13th - 16th || |
This international airshow returns once again with its thrilling line up including a display of helicopters, parachutists, wing walkers, military aircraft, O’Brien’s flying circus and of course the Red Arrows.
|Cornwall Design Fair ||14th - 16th ||This year, the beautiful formal gardens of the early 18th century Trereife House will be transformed into a design paradise, with specialist food stalls, local musicians and huge marquees housing the best young and established designer-makers and their wares ||St Ives |
|Cornish Steam and Country Fair ||14th - 16th ||The show is very much a family event. As well as Steam Engines, Fun Fair,
Vintage Vehicles, Model and Craft displays, there is much more to entertain everyone
around the show. From bouncy castles to vintage wood sawing, trade stands to heavy
horse working demonstrations there is something for all the family. ||St Ives |
|The Whitby Regatta ||14th - 17th || |
The Whitby Regatta is four days of entertainment including rowing races, yacht racing and various forms of entertainment finishing with a prize presentation and spectacular firework display.
|Isle of Wight Garlic Festival ||15th - 16th || |
As ever, it’s not just garlic and garlic products. Island food compares with the world’s best; vegetables, wine, meats, honey, cider and juices. There are market, arts and craft stalls, cooking demonstrations, arena entertainment and talented animals plus live music on the big stage and a beer tent.
|Conwy River Festival ||15th - 22nd ||This river festival has a good mix of both Social functions and Events with blind veterans UK race, pursuit races, Old gaffers and classic races as well as prize giving ceremonies and party nights ||Llandudno |
|Edinburgh International Book Festival ||15th - 31st || |
With lively debating and book signing you have the chance to meet some of your favourite authors as well as get to hear about some of their latest projects and works in progress. Offering over 750 events featuring some of the greatest thinkers and writers in the world, from rising stars of fiction to Nobel Prize-winners, it’s a place where audiences and authors gather to share ideas, be enthralled entertained, informed and challenged.
|Children's Week 2015 ||17th - 22nd ||Five day fun for all the family returns to Paignton Green.
There'll be fun and entertainment for all the family as Torbay Children's Week returns to Paignton Green where there will be a packed programme of performances, workshops and events throughout the week. ||Paignton / Torquay |
|Weymouth Carnival ||19th || |
A great carnival for the whole family with lots of entertaining events including aerial displays, processions, fireworks and much more.
|Bournemouth Air Festival ||20th - 23rd || |
Returning for its 8th year this August with a staggering amount of support from the Armed Forces and three exciting new night Air music evenings, Bournemouth will be
hosting 4 - days of Red Arrows displays, alongside the mighty Typhoon and Hawk role Demo along with many displays both in the air but also on land
|Cornwall Folk Festival ||22nd - 25th || |
The 3 day event mixes local talent with acts from further afield to produce a varied line up to cater for all tastes. Bringing fans from all over the UK to experience this unique Cornish and Celtic music heritage and dance culture.
|Torbay Royal Regatta ||22nd - 26th || |
The Torbay Royal Regatta features championship racing for IRC and un rated cruisers, sports boats and junior classes as well as national championships for dinghy and asymmetric classes combined with a great social programme of shore side entertainment.
|Bute Highland Games ||22nd || |
A day to remember where you can enjoy the music of pipe bands, highland dancers, the strength of the heavy event athletes and wrestlers and the speed of the track runners not forgetting the road race competition and much more.
|Dawlish Air Show ||22nd || |
With over 80,000 visitors arriving to watch an array of aircraft take to the sky at this award winning airshow. As well as thrilling air shows there are also static displays of aircraft in smuggler field as well as numerous activities and attractions for the whole family and an evening of great music.
|Wiggle Ex-terminator ||22nd || |
With 3 different routes for riders to take, this sportive caters for all abilities of bike riders. This event includes mechanical support, full route marking, emergency support, event massage and free energy drinks and snacks.
|Schiaparelli Pink Day ||23rd ||Pink was the favourite colour of Frances Farquharson, first wife of the 16th laird of Invercauld. Mrs Farquharson was fashion editor for Vogue magazine and worked closely with Salvador Dali, her great rival Coco Chanel called her 'that artist who makes clothes'. Schiaparelli created the colour 'shocking pink' which can be seen all over the castle, from bathrooms, to curtains and ceilings. ||Braemar |
|Oban Games ||27th ||As one of Scotland’s premier Highland Games, world class challengers from across the globe flock to Oban to do battle; heavyweights with the caber, stone or hammer, lighter athletes on the track, field and hill ||Oban |
|Ilfracombe Carnival ||27th || |
An eclectic range of floats parading by will keep you entertained for the evening in this spectacular event raising money for local charities.
|Isle of Wight International Scooter Rally ||28th - 31st ||The world's biggest gathering of vintage and modern scooters at the Isle of Wight International Scooter rally is a must see with a multitude of venues all on one site. Sun, sea and scooters and a lot more with parts fairs, music and custom shows, this Scooter rally is a must see even if you are not a seasoned rider. ||Isle of Wight |
|Great Scottish Swim ||29th ||Returning for its third year in the majestic surroundings of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, 40 minutes' drive from Glasgow city centre - swimmers can choose from 1/2 mile, 1 mile and 2 mile swims, participants set off in waves of approximately 300 every half an hour. ||Loch Lomond |
|Largs Viking Festival ||29th Aug - 6th Sept || |
Giving you a glimpse into how Vikings lived in an authentic 13th century village you can talk to the Vikings about everything from their clothes and weapons to their ships, homeland and beliefs. A food and craft fayre is open every day for a shopping experience with a difference.
|Great Yarmouth Festival of Bowls ||30th Aug - 25th Sep ||The Festival of Bowls is the biggest outdoor open bowling event in the country, with more than 1800 participants competing for a range of titles over four weeks of play. ||Great Yarmouth |