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
More info: www.foodanddrinkfestival.org.uk
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
More info: www.freefestival.co.uk
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
More info: www.humberstreetsesh.co.uk
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
More info: www.visitisleofwight.co.uk
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
More info: www.portsmouthkitefestival.org.uk
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
More info: www.midsomersetshow.org.uk
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
More info: www.thelondonnottinghillcarnival.com
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
More info: www.cardiff-events.com
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
More info: www.newlynfishfestival.org.uk