|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.
|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.
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|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Weymouth Carnival ||19th || |
A great carnival for the whole family with lots of entertaining events including aerial displays, processions, fireworks and much more.
|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 unrated 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.
|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.
|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.