August Exploring

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Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival

A fantastic 4-day festival of food and drink in the heart of Yorkshire. Real-ale, workshops, demonstrations and live music.
Where: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
When: 3rd – 6th August 2017
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Free Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Running alongside the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with a special Kids Festival.  Unlike the main festival, all these shows are entirely free. 
When: 3rd – 27th August 2017
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Humber Street Sesh, Hull

A music festival unlike any other. One day, 200+ acts, 14 stages & 30,000 people celebrating the very best emerging talent from the region and beyond. 
Where: Hull Marina, Hull
When: 5th August 2017
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Ventor Fringe Festival, Isle of Wight

A unique celebration of the arts, showcasing emerging and established talent across every creative discipline. Each year it attracts more than 300 performers from across the world that transform Ventnor into a wonderland of pop up bars and secret venues.
Where: Ventor, Isle of Wight
When: 8th – 13th  August 2017
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Portsmouth International Kite Festival, Portsmouth

One of the main kite events in the UK with a range of different events throughout the day. 
Where: Southsea Common, Southsea
When: 12th and 13th  August 2017
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County Show, Somerset

A great family day out with something for everyone from dog shows and cheese tasting to livestock displays and crafts stalls.
Where: Shepton Mallet, Somerset
When: 20th August 2017
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Notting Hill Carnival, London

Europe’s largest street festival takes place in West London every year. Enjoy the procession and floats, as well as fantastic music. Sunday is family day.
Where: Notting Hill, London
When: 26th – 28th August 2017
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Cardiff Harbour Festival, Cardiff

There’s a host of entertainment for the whole family with water and land based activities for everyone.
Where: Cardiff, Wales
When: 28th and 29th August 2017
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Newlyn Fish Festival

Music and events for the entire family, plus fish demonstrations, two stages, lots of fabulous food, plus arts and crafts.
Where: Newlyn, Cornwall
When: 28th August 2017
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Wherever you end up this August, you can always make better with some Sunny D!