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Updated: 30 June 2016
July: the month where the sun — occasionally — comes out to play, the festivals and celebrations erupt, and the hours of daylight seem to never end. The Culture Trip London has curated your guide to summer in the best way the UK knows how, with a variety of events from across the country. Happy summer, everyone!


GLASGOW | Bard In The Botanics Celebrates Shakespeare 400

Until Sat 30 July

The very best works by the great Bard himself come to life at the outdoor festival in Glasgow, for an evening in the botanics.

HIGHLANDS | The Highland Games Celebrates The Best Of Scotland

Until September 2016

Celebrating Scottish culture and heritage in all its glory, the Highland Games returns with over 80 games to see who truly represents Scotland!

LEEDS | Get Your Chin Up For The Greatest Gin Festival

Fri 1 – Sun 3 July

For all the gin lovers, there’s no better place to be this weekend than the largest Gin Festival — featuring over 100 gins for you to discover.

OXFORD | Follow The White Rabbit To Wonderland On Alice’s Day

Sat 2 July

Don’t be late for this very important date! Travel on down to Wonderland and discover the animals and creatures that make up this curious world.


CORNWALL | Read Between The Lines At Penzance Literary Festival

Wed 6 – Sat 9 July

This week, explore the great story of Winnie-the-Pooh or discover the answers to Dungeons and Dragons; whether you are seeking inspiration or something new, you must not miss this.

CAMBRIDGE | Celebrate Ethnic Diversity At Cambridge’s Big Weekend

Fri 8 – Sun 10 July

This is going to be a big weekend, and we can guarantee you don’t want to miss out on the live performances, incredible food and traditional festivities in Cambridge.

CARDIFF | Cardiff International Food & Drink Festival

Fri 8 – Sun 10 July

The dream would be to sip champagne in the presence of a set band with a taste of Wales or the world in hand. Make this dream a reality at the Cardiff International Food & Drink Festival.

TEWKESBURY | Relive The 1471 Medieval Battle Of Tewkesbury

Sat 9 – Sun 10 July

Discover the medieval world that once consumed Tewkesbury, with the largest free medieval gathering in Europe.


BIRMINGHAM | Head Outdoors This Summer For A British Film Festival

Tues 12 – Thurs 21 July

The best of Britain and summer arrives at Brindleyplace with an outdoor film festival, featuring your most voted films. It’s going to be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

SUFFOLK | Do You Have The Right Latitude For This Festival?

Thurs 14 – Sun 17 July

With performances by some of the world’s leading choreographers, Latitude Festival returns with a multitude of acts like no other.

BRISTOL | Discover The Magic Of The Harbour With Bristol’s Festival

Fri 15 – Sun 17 July

Can’t decide whether you want to watch a performance, visit the circus, drink, eat, or be a part of some interesting action? Then you want to head down to the Bristol Harbour Festival this weekend!

BERNERAY | Discover Bernerary & The Isle Of Uist In Berneray Week

Fri 15 – Sat 23 July

Berneray Week 2016 is the perfect excuse to explore this little-known part of the world, offering up a little bit of everything Berneray.


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Courtesy of Edinburgh International Fashion Festival // | © 贝莉儿 NG/Unsplash // | JohnPickenPhoto / Flickr // | thepicturedrome / Flickr

BELFAST | Belfast’s Most Popular Annual Event, Rose Week, Returns

Mon 18 – Sun 24 July

Satisfy your senses with the aromatic smells and the stunning displays of international roses, with a week long celebration in Belfast.

EDINBURGH | Get Ready For Edinburgh’s International Fashion Festival

Thurs 21 – Sun 24 July

Returning for another year of fabulous fashion, new and emerging trends, the International Fashion Festival arrives in Edinburgh.

LISBURN | Come Horse Around At Down Royal’s Magners Race Evening

Fri 22 July

The best night in all of Irish racing has arrived! Spend the evening at Down Royal Racecourse at the Magners Race Evening to watch the horses in style.

PERTH | Relive The Amazing ‘80s At Rewind Festival In Perth

Fri 22 – Sun 24 July

Rick Astley is never going to let you down at Rewind Perth. He and other ‘80s icons are set to light up Scone Palace Gardens with your favourite throwback tunes.


MANCHESTER | Calling All Non-Traditional, Theatre-Going, Fringe Lovers

Mon 25 – Sun 31 July

We know you’re itching for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to begin, but why not ruffle your feathers and enjoy a handful of performances as Manchester’s Fringe Festival?

EDENBRIDGE | Fly Away To Neverland With LeeFest

Thurs 28 – Sat 30 July

Why are you in a hurry to grow up, especially when you can be partying the weekend away with only the best music and acts in Neverland?

HERTFORDSHIRE | Summer’s Greatest Manor House Party Is Here

Fri 29 – Sun 31 July

It’s not just the gentle breeze through the leaves of the trees; the countryside itself is calling your name. This weekend discover a new calling with Standon Calling.

MILNGAVIE | Lose Yourself In The Mugdock Woods At Mugstock Festival

Fri 29 – Sun 31 July

Nestled in the forests of Mugdock Country Park woods, Mugdock marks out its niche with musical acts and family activities for all ages!

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