Summer Festival Season - UK & IRELAND
If last year is anything to go by, then 2019 will be the best year ever for live entertainment.
The Pride in London Parade takes place on Saturday 6 July 2019 from 12pm, this event provides a platform for every part of London’s LGBT+ community to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues and campaign for the freedoms that will allow people to live their lives on a genuinely equal footing. It gives people a chance to be visible and speak loudly to the rest of the world about what we have achieved, how far we have come and what is still needed.
London's Biggest Street Party
Join London’s biggest street party as the Notting Hill Carnival fills the streets of west London with Caribbean colours, music and flavours. Watch elaborate floats and colourful costumed performers wind their way through the streets in the carnival parade, dance to the sound of steel bands and calypso music, and visit the tempting food stalls along the route.
OUR TIP: Notting Hill Carnival has taken place every year on the last weekend of August including the summer bank holiday (public holiday) Monday. Remember this is carnival! Leave the pastels in the wardrobe and bring out the colour. Accessorise with flags, whistles, crazy hats... anything goes.
We love a good festival. Whatever the season, here’s where you could be: out in the open, dancing with your friends to full blast music from your favourite internationally renowned artists, surrounded on all sides by a panoply of delicious food and drink from all over the world. That’s a festival for you.
When the Notting Hill Carnival first started, around 500 people attended the Caribbean festival. The carnival has since become the largest street festival in Europe, attracting hundreds of thousands to London, and continues to grow in popularity. Expect to see some 50,000 performers in the parade and more than 30 sound systems, with more than 1 million people attending over the carnival weekend.
It’s not All MUSIC – TRY FOOD
Great British Cheese Festival
Whitstable Oyster Festival
Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival
Spirit of Speyside Festival
Taste Cumbria Food Festival
Ludlow Food Festival
Isle of Wight Garlic Festival