SUNDAY 1st – SUNDAY 8th MAY
BIRMINGHAM | Dance Over To Birmingham’s International Dance Festival
Sun 1 — Sun 22 May
This is the most diverse dance festival in the world with performances from leading international names — you don’t want to miss it!
MALVERN | The RHS Malvern Spring Festival Is In Full Bloom
Thurs 5 — Sun 8 May
The sun is shining and the flowers are blooming. There is no better time to start designing your new garden than now.
BRIGHTON | Brighton Fringe Festival Returns With 900 Events
Fri 6 May — Sun 5 June
Brighton Fringe Festival is coming back with an incredible 900-event programme, for you to spend the May bank holidays and the summer half-term break in a perfect way.
CAMBRIDGE | Celebrate The Local Food & Drink Scene At Eat Cambridge
Sat 7 May
Join Eat Cambridge for a day full of delicious food and drinks, ranging from Italian pastries to speciality Greek food.
MONDAY 9th – SUNDAY 15th MAY
WREXHAM | Expect The Country’s Biggest Talents At FOCUS Wales
Thurs 12 — Sun 15 May
Enjoy the arts of the region when FOCUS Wales returns this year, showcasing the very best new talent across 20 venues.
MANCHESTER | Castlefield Food Festival Leaves Nothing To Be Desired
Thurs 12 — Sun 15 May
Whether you’re craving a home baked Cheesecake or Indian street food, this year’s edition of the Castlefield Food Festival won’t disappoint you.
BANGOR | North Down & Ards Pipe Band Championships
Sat 14 May
Get your bagpipes and drums ready for a day cheering on your favourite bands who want to claim championship title.
WINDSOR | The Queen’s 90th Birthday: Celebration On The Long Walk
Sun 15 May
There are never enough birthday celebrations, especially when the Queen turns the youthful age of 90.
MONDAY 16th – SUNDAY 22nd MAY
EDINBURGH | Spring Into Art At Jupiter Artland
Mon 16 May — Sun 25 September
Have you ever wondered what an artist would do with both male and female urine in snow? Jupiter Artland will show you what Helen Chadwick has created with it.
CARDIFF | Get Ready To Be Gung-Ho! In Cardiff
Sat 21 May
If you’re serious about fun, join Gung Ho! for an unforgettable 5k run including ten giant inflatable obstacles you have to overcome.
LEEDS | Brighten Up Your Day At Color Me Rad Leeds
Sat 21 May
Get ready to be covered in yellow, blue and pink by colour bombs and cannons, and to cross the finish line tie-dyed at Color Me Rad Leeds.
MUSSELBURGH | Get Back To Nature With Scotland’s Big Nature Festival
Sat 21 — Sun 22 May
Is nature calling you? It must be otherwise this festival wouldn’t be taking place, so follow the bird calls and head up to the Musselburgh Lagoons.
MONDAY 23rd – SUNDAY 29th MAY
OXFORD | Explore Clive Wright’s 15th Exhibition: A Sideways Look
Wed 25 May — Sat 11 June
Explore paintings that give an immediate expression of exuberance and join the celebration of local character at Clive Wright’s 15th exhibition ‘A Sideways Look’.
HAY-ON-WYE | But How Does The Light Get Into Philosophy & Music?
Thurs 26 May — Sun 5 June
This unique philosophy and music festival will intoxicate you with 700 events set out across 11 days — not to mention Bridget Jones’ star Sally Phillips will be there…
BRISTOL | Join Dot To Dot For The Ultimate Festival Feeling
Fri 27 — Sun 29 May
Here’s your chance to join Dot To Dot Festival, promising to be the UK’s finest music event with an impressive lineup of handpicked new artists.
BELFAST | Travel The World With Belfast Spring Continental Market
Fri 27 — Mon 30 May
From Greek cheese to Dutch pancakes, a vast array of global cuisines are coming to Belfast with their Spring Continental Market.
MONDAY 30th – TUESDAY 31st MAY
CHIPPENHAM | Get Back To Your Roots With Chippenham Folk Festival
Mon 30 May
There is no traditional folk festival like the Chippenham Folk Festival, featuring over 200 events in its 43rd year.
MONMOUTHSHIRE | The Welsh Perry And Cider Festival Is Back
Mon 30 May
GLASGOW | Enjoy Green Day’s Explosive Musical American Idiot
Tues 31 May — Sat 4 June
Whether you’re a fan of the band or an interested theatregoer, don’t miss Green Day’s thrilling and award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot.
CHESHIRE | Experience The Tremendous Adventures Of Roald Dahl
Until the end of 2016
Whether you’re looking for a place to try out all the Gobblefunk words you can think of, or simply looking for a whoopsy wiffling day out, Tatton Park will entertain all Roald Dahl fans.
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