What's on in July

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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.

Where: Stratford-upon-Avon
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

Brazilica, Liverpool

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