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November 2018 - January 2019 Dates TBC - London

Winter Wonderland – Consumer Event

A true family favourite, Winter Wonderland returns to London's Hyde Park with big top shows, the observation wheel and a huge Christmas market. As well as the stunning ice rink, Winter Wonderland includes gentle rides for younger children.
25th January every year - Scotland

Burns’ Night – Consumer Event

Every January Scotland celebrates the birthday of Robert Burns - the national poet of Scotland - with food, drams, dancing and verse at events across the country.
1st January every year - Scotland

Stoats Loony Dook – Consumer Event

Welcome 2018 with a splash! Join the thousands of ‘Dookers’ taking part in this annual dip in the freezing River Forth after their march along the High Street as part of the Dooker Parade.
26th July - 26th August 2018 - Scotland

Edinburgh Art Festival – Consumer Event

Britain's largest annual celebration of visual art, Edinburgh Art Festival attracts more than 250,000 visitors each year for a diverse and vibrant programme of exhibitions and events.
21st - 24th June - South East England

Isle of Wight Festival – Consumer Event

This popular music festival, on the famous island situated off the south coast of England, has impressive musical heritage and a popular line up of headliners each year.
3rd February - 17th March 2018 - London, Wales and Scotland

RBS Six Nations Rugby – Consumer Event

The 19th Six Nations Championship for England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales will see matches take place at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Twickenham Stadium in London, and Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.
30th January 2018 - Scotland

Up Helly Aa – Consumer Event

This annual event is Europe’s largest fire festival and involves a torch-lit procession, the burning of a Viking long ship and a ceilidh that lasts late into the night.
1st January every year - London

New Year’s Day Parade – Consumer Event

London’s New Year’s Day Parade has evolved into one of the world’s great street spectaculars, with around 10,000 performers from across the world and a street-side audience approaching 500,000.
18th – 21st January - London

Lumiere London – Consumer Event

More than 40 British and international artists will transform London during this spectacular festival of lights featuring dazzling installations.
Various dates - London

London Fashion Week – Consumer Event

The ultimate fashion industry event, where the world’s top designers showcase their latest collections via catwalk shows, plus curated talks, designer shopping and trend presentations.
7th - 18th February 2018 - London

Imagine Festival – Consumer Event

Imagine offers a packed programme of free and ticketed events for all ages, from opera for babies to talks for adults - plus the chance for children to meet some of their favourite authors, who will bring much-loved characters to life.
2nd - 12th August - Scotland

European Championships 2018 – Consumer Event

Glasgow 2018 is part of a brand new multi-sport event combining the existing European Championships for acquatics, cycling, gymnastics, rowing and triathlon - plus a brand new Golf Team Championships.
12th - 18th February 2018 - The North of England

Jorvik Viking Festival – Consumer Event

The annual Jorvik Viking Festival is a city-wide celebration of York’s Viking heritage organised by the York Archaeological Trust, creators of Jorvik Viking Centre.
15th - 16th September 2018 - Wales

Abergavenny Food Festival – Consumer Event

The annual festival returns to celebrate the exquisite produce of some 200 food exhibitors as well as featuring master-classes from top-flight chefs, tutored tastings and food talks with food writers and critics.
2nd - 5th August - South West England

Bestival – Consumer Event

This award winning four-day boutique music festival set at the Lulworth Estate, Dorset, is well known for its fancy dress themed days (usually on the Saturday during the festival).
11th - 14th October 2018 - South East England

Blenheim Palace Literary Festival – Consumer Event

Leading writers from the fields of politics, history, food and drink, architecture and design, music, literature and society assemble at the annual literary festival at historic Blenheim Palace, famously where Winston Churchill was born.
5th November every year - England, Scotland and Wales

Bonfire Night – Consumer Event

Britain's night skies light up with blazing bonfires and sparkling fireworks to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night, or Bonfire Night
5th - 27th May - South East England

Brighton Festival – Consumer Event

Brighton is known as a place that welcomes diversity, creativity and innovative thinking, and its annual festival celebrates this pioneering spirit and experimental approach.
6th - 15th July 2018 - South West England

Bristol Pride – Consumer Event

Bristol Pride is a week-long LGBT festival that culminates in a massive outdoor music and arts festival which takes place in Castle Park.
21st July - 30th September 2018 - London

Buckingham Palace Summer Opening – Consumer Event

Explore the lavishly furnished State Rooms – where the Queen and members of the Royal Family receive and entertain guests on State, ceremonial and official occasions – and witness some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection.
30th May 2018 - Central England

Cheese Rolling – Consumer Event

A passion for cheese is a must for this annual event, which involves daredevils hurling themselves down the steep, grassy slopes of Coopers Hill, near Gloucester, in pursuit of Double Gloucester cheeses.
4th - 11th August 2018 - South East England

Cowes Week – Consumer Event

As one of the sailing calendar’s biggest events, Cowes Week brings together the world’s biggest sailing stars and more than 1,000 yachts and 8,000 competitors taking part in top-class sailing.
October 2018 dates TBC - Wales

Dylan Thomas Festival

The south Wales city of Swansea, 40 miles from Cardiff, is the birthplace of arguably Wales’ greatest poets, Dylan Thomas.
30th June - 8th July 2018 - Scotland

Edinburgh International Magic Festival – Consumer Event

Edinburgh International Magic Festival is one of the fastest-growing festivals in Edinburgh and the only event of its kind in Britain, giving an audience the opportunity to enjoy a breath-taking spectacle of the finest acts in magic.
6th - 8th July 2018 - Central England

Formula 1 British Grand Prix – Consumer Event

The jewel in the crown of British Motorsports, Silverstone is a fast circuit with a series of complex high-speed turns, and a short straight to add to the excitement – average cornering speeds are higher than at any other championship racetrack.
17th - 25th March 2018 - South East England

FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival – Consumer Event

Over 350 writers flock to this famous university city to discuss literary, political, historical, environmental and culinary affairs for this eight-day festival, hosted in Christ Church College among its Tudor hall and cloisters.
July 2018 dates tbc - Scotland

Glasgow Mela – Consumer Event

Scotland’s biggest multi-cultural festival lights up Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park every summer in a kaleidoscope of colours and taste from around the globe with a world of music, dance and performance.
7th - 9th September 2018 - South East England

Goodwood Revival – Consumer Event

Each September the famous historic Goodwood Motor Circuit recreates the golden era of its glorious heyday, bringing together the most historically significant, priceless machines, along with legendary drivers from past and present.
9th September 2018 - The North of England

Great North Run – Consumer Event

A series of professional and junior athletics activities on the Saturday of the Great North Run weekend has been developed over the last few years, using NewcastleGateshead Quaysides as a 'virtual arena'.
24th May - 3rd June 2018

Hay Festival of Literature and Arts – Consumer Event

The renowned Hay Festival of Literature and Arts, held annually in a tented village on the edge of the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, brings together some of the greatest contemporary practitioners and the most exciting new voices in literature and arts.
6th - 9th / 13th - 16th September 2018 - Across England

Heritage Open Days – Consumer Event

Heritage Open Days celebrate England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to places that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission.
20th May - 15th September 2018 - Scotland

Highland Games – Consumer Event

Around 100 Highland games and gatherings take place in Scotland each year. Each one has a mix of piping, athletic events and Highland dancing.
31st December every year - Scotland

Hogmanay – Consumer Event

Hogmanay is what the Scots call New Year's Eve and the arrival of the New Year is always celebrated in style across the country.
3rd - 8th July 2018

International Eisteddfod – Consumer Event

Every year more than 4,000 singers from across the globe descend on the small town of Llangollen to compete in 25 different competitions celebrating song, music and dance, closing with the prestigious ‘Choir of the World’ where winning choirs compete for the Pavarotti Trophy.
14th - 23rd September 2018 - South West England

Jane Austen Festival – Consumer Event

Every year hundreds of Jane Austen fans descend on the city of Bath for one of the biggest Regency re-enactments and gatherings of Jane Austen fans in the world.
12th - 15th April 2018

London Coffee Festival – Consumer Event

Arabica aficionados can celebrate London coffee culture at this dedicated festival, which brings together a range of coffee-related activities under one roof, as well as art and food spin-off events.
1st March every year - Wales

National St. David’s Day Parade – Consumer Event

The streets of the Welsh capital celebrate St. David and all things Welsh, including “eisteddfods”, traditional celebrations of Welsh culture and music. The day includes a parade through Cardiff city centre, starting at 12.30.
August 2018 dates TBC - Scotland

Piping Live! – Consumer Event

Piping Live! brings over 40,000 visitors and hundreds of pipe bands and soloists to Glasgow, the two week-long events showcase the best piping from around the world.
13th September every year - South East England

Roald Dahl Day – Consumer Event

The official Roald Dahl Day takes place every year on 13 September, on the birthday of ‘the World's No. 1 Storyteller’. A number of activities and events take place at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre.
14th - 18th June 2018 - South East England

Royal Ascot – Consumer Event

Royal Ascot has established itself as a national institution and a major focus of the British social calendar, as well as being the ultimate stage for the best racehorses in the world.
November 2018 – January 2019 dates TBC - London

Skate at Somerset House – Consumer Event

Skate at Somerset House offers a complete festive experience in the capital. During the day, visitors can skate in the beautiful splendour of Somerset House’s neoclassical courtyard and, after dark, the rink hosts some of the best international clubs and festivals at exclusive Club Nights.
30th November every year - Scotland

St. Andrew’s Day – Consumer Event

Events celebrating the patron saint of Scotland, St Andrew, take place throughout the country and, in the past, have included some of Scotland’s historic attractions offering free entry for the day.
23rd April every year - Across England

St. George’s Day – Consumer Event

St George’s Day celebrates the patron saint of England with activities ranging from festivals, ‘dragon’ hunts and medieval banquets happening across England.
17th March every year - Across Northern Ireland

St. Patrick’s Day – Consumer Event

The national saint of Ireland is celebrated in traditional fashion with festivals, parades, carnivals and concerts taking place across Northern Ireland.
21st - 23rd July 2018 - The North of England

SummerTyne Americana Festival – Consumer Event

SummerTyne Americana Festival is an immensely popular weekend event that attracts visitors from across the world for a sizzling celebration of Americana music in and around the spectacular setting of Sage Gateshead, on the south bank of the river Tyne.
July - September 2018 dates tbc - London

The BBC Proms – Consumer Event

The Proms is an eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts and other events held annually, predominantly in the Royal Albert Hall.