Attending the major events of the country gives you an incredible experience. With those events, you come to know more about the cultural values of that place. Be it a sports event or entertainment event you will love attending all of those.
You may have missed some of the fantastic events held in the UK up till now. But don’t worry, we have come up with the calendar list of the significant events that are going to held in upcoming months.
But before that, let us give you the snippet of the events you may have missed or attended (maybe!).
- In January, the events that took place were New year’s parade, Celtic Connections, Burns’ Night, and NBA London game 2019.
- In February there were London winter run, Chinese new year celebrations, Natwest Six Nations (ended in March), Dark Skies festival, Jorvik Viking festival, Glasgow film festival, and London fashion week.
- Spring events included The big half, St. Patrick’s day parade, London game festival, The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Races, Passion of Jesus, FIH pro league (the 27th of April to the 15th of June), Virgin money London marathon, Vaisakhi, Photo London, Fina diving world series, cricket world cup opening, cricket world cup 2019 (the 30th of May to the 15th of July), and many more.
- UK Summer Events 2019 included trooping the color, eid festival, London tech week, Major League Baseball London Series, Art night, west end Live, London Symphony Orchestra,Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships, Wireless festival, Pride in London, Cricket World Cup final, The London triathlon, and BBC proms. These were the events that were during June and July.
As of other months (i.e., from August to December), we are segregating the events of UK month-wise as to make it more convenient for you. So let’s move on to the event calendar regarding Major Events 2019 UK.
Brighton Pride is going to held between 2nd to the 4th of August. This festival starts with the parade that has a dazzling view. Then it moves towards Preston Park where the main stage entertainment, dance tents, cabarets, funfair, family area, and a market is featured.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe starting on the 2nd of August will last till the 26th of August. This is the world’s largest art festival held in Scotland. This festival features theatre, comedy, circus, physical theatres, musicals, operas, cabarets, exhibitions, and other events. Here you will find a world-famous artist to the struggling artists showcasing their talents.
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is the largest outdoor event held at the city’s Ashton Court Estate. During this festival, you will find 100 of balloons freed in the open sky at a time, and after dark, the mesmerizing firework will steal your heart. It is a four day (8th-11th August) festival providing a fun package for the whole family.
The garlic festival, reading festival, Leeds festival, Notting hill carnival, and world gravy wrestling championships are the other festivals that will be held in August.
British Science Festival is a science festival held for the six days including events like lectures and debates for adults, hands-on activities for schools and families, comedy, theatre, and expeditions. This event gathers many scientists, journalists, and thousands of people.
Ironman Wales is considered as one of the world’s most challenging races that take in the beaches and fortresses.
York Food and Drink Festival is one of the most significant food festivals that celebrates the local and regional food and drinks during the ten days of the event. Here you will find events from food tasting, to cookery, to workshops.
Other festivals like Jane Austen Festival, Blackpool Illuminations, and last night of the proms are going to held in September.
World Shore Angling Championships is an international event that features world’s top shore anglers that competes for the title of the world championship for both men and women. This championship will be held from the 20th of October to the 27th of October).
Artes Mundi is an art festival known best for its biennial international exhibition and prize. It is also the wales’ biggest contemporary visual art show. The shortlisted artist at the end will be awarded the prize of 40,000 pounds the most extensive art prize in the UK and the most significant in the world.
Cheltenham Literature Festival will be celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. With this, we will see the launch of major books. There will be workshops, performances and more than 500 talks on the topic of history, politics, food, sport, and fashion.
Turner prize 2019, BFI London film festival, melton Mowbray food festival, world conker championship, and wales rally GB are the other festivals that to be held in this month.
Bonfire Night is celebrated around the whole UK, many towns and villages organize their own bonfire night. It is celebrated on the 5th of November. During this festival night, skies of Britain is filled with sparkling fireworks and bonfires.
Lumiere Light Festival is the largest light festival of UK that invites local and international artists to showcase their talent. Also allows us to see the beauty of nature with the whole new experience. This year it is going to celebrate its 10th anniversary in Durham from where it originated.
Winter Wonderland is a favorite among all the families. It includes big top shows, the observational wheel, a considerable Christmas market, and the gentler rides for the younger children.
Longleat festivals of light and St. Andrews day are the other festivals that may attract you in November.
The Christmas Pudding Race is the wackiest race you will ever witness. In this race, people from schools or companies gathers and starts the race with the Christmas pudding in the paper plate. They have to go through the two slippery inflatables, balloons filled with flour, jets of foam and limbo poles. To make it more complicated, they all participate in this race with fancy costumes.
The 31st of December
NewcastleGateshead winter festival and New year’s eve carnival are held in Newcastle, England where the Newcastle’s Ice Queen and her followers from local community parade through the streets of Newcastle with the backdrop of early evening fireworks.
Hogmanay is another way of celebrating the eve of the 31st of December in Scotland. It is celebrated across the whole of Scotland. On this day there are open-air concerts, street parties, and fireworks, which make Hogmanay festival most memorable.
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