What's on in July
Hat Fair, Winchester
Originally a busker’s fair, this is the UK's longest running festival of street theatre, comedy, and music.
Where: various locations, Winchester
When: 1 - 3 July 2016
More info: hatfair.co.uk
Lord Mayors’ Celebration, Norwich, Norfolk
Three days of celebrations including a street procession, entertainers, fireworks, a funfair and plenty of fun for all the family.
Where: various locations, Norwich
When: 1 - 3 July 2016
More info: www.visitnorwich.co.uk
Cowes Around the Island Boat Race
The largest annual yacht race of its kind in the world. Every year nearly 2,000 boats take part in the 50-mile route around the Isle of Wight. Spectators enjoy the atmosphere and activities in Regatta Village.
Where: Isle of Wight
When: 2 July 2016
Find out more: www.visitisleofwight.co.uk
Stratford-upon-Avon River Festival
The riverside comes alive for two days of events and activities for all ages.
When: 2 - 3 July 2016
Find out more: www.stratforward.co.uk
Hampton Court Flower Show
The world’s largest flower show in the beautiful setting of a historic palace. Particularly well-known for the spectacular rose displays.
Where: Hampton Court, East Molesey, Surrey
When: 5 -10 July 2016
More info: www.rhs.org.uk
Waterloo Carnival, London
A vibrant, colourful celebration of the local community. Carnival picnic with face painting and storytelling followed by the carnival procession.
Where: Coin Street, Waterloo, London
When: 8 July 2016
More info: www.waterloocarnival.org
World Tin Bath Championships, Isle of Man
A hundred competitors and thousands of spectators gather for this annual wacky race which has taken place every year since 1971.
Where: Isle of Man
When: 9 July 2016
More info: www.iomguide.com
Brighton Kite Festival, Brighton
Spectacular kite flying of all shapes, sizes and colours. Demonstrations from kite flyers all over the world.
Where: Stanmer Park, Brighton
When: 9 – 10 July 2016
More info: www.brightonkiteflyers.co.uk
Southampton Mela, Southampton
Southampton’s biggest free family festival fills Hoglands Park with music, dance and family activities from around the world.
Where: Hoglands Park, Southampton city centre
When: 16 July 2016
More info: www.southamptonmela.com
Bristol Harbour Festival, Bristol
A huge free festival with arts, circus, dance, music and all kinds of events to do with the boats for the whole family to enjoy.
Where: various venues round the harbour, Bristol
When: 15 - 17 July 2016
More info: bristolharbourfestival.co.uk
A huge international samba festival. Come and watch the parade or join in and learn to samba. The Film Festival runs alongside.
Where: Liverpool city centre
When: 15 -17 July 2016
More info: brazilicafestival.co.uk
Monmouth Festival, Monmouth
A mix of music including local artists, dance, classical, country, folk, jazz, pop, and more. This year there is Carnival, the Busking Festival and a growing Fringe.
Where: various venues, Monmouth, Wales
When: 22 – 30 July 2016
More info: www.monmouthfestival.co.uk
Eid Festival on the Square, London
Everyone is invited to come and celebrate Eid, marking the end of Ramadan. Highlights include a food festival where you can sample food from across the world, plus live music and performances, and activities like face-painting, henna and calligraphy.
Where: Trafalgar Square, London
When: 25 July 2016
More info: www.london.gov.uk