Festivals, Carnivals and Events

Festivals, Carnivals and Events around the UK, England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, including music festivals, carnivals and summer fayres.

Queens Yard Summer Party expands to two day festival across 20 venues at Hackney Wick in 2019

Queens Yard Summer Party is expanding to a two day festival in 2019 and promises to be a perfect way to explore a vast array of music, arts, culture and gastro food and drink without having to tussle with tents, manage mud or wrestle with the weather.

Friends in a boat at Queens Yard Summer Party

World premiere leads festival's theatre line-up - Exciting programme for Coastival weekend

A world premiere and a diverse programme of drama make up Coastival's theatre and performance line-up next month. Coastival takes place at various venues in Scarborough from 22nd to 24th February.

Organisers are delighted that acclaimed performer Belle Jones has chosen Coastival for the premiere of High Land.

Focusing on how what human beings are capable of under extreme pressure, High Land will be performed at Woodend Gallery on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd February, at 8pm.


Dogstival – a new boutique festival for dogs and dog lovers

New for 2019! Reward your dog with their best day out ever at Dogstival, an exciting new, boutique-style festival taking place 18th and 19th May 2019 in doggy paradise, the New Forest. Set in the stunning surroundings of the Pylewell Park Estate, Dogstival will be hosted by Chris Packham - local resident, TV presenter, renowned dog lover and recent recipient of a CBE in the 2019 Honour List - and promises all the ingredients for a fabulous day out for you and your four-legged family member.

Dog at Dogstival

Lytham Festival to welcome Kylie, Rod Stewart and Sheridan Smith

North West music festival Lytham Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019 with its biggest line-up ever.

Legendary rock star Rod Stewart, international pop star Kylie Minogue, indie rockers Stereophonics, 80s synth-pop band The Human League and Hollywood Proms featuring Michael Ball and Sheridan Smith will take to the stage over five nights for Lytham Festival 2019.

Rod Stewart will be performing at Lytham Festival

Amazing line-up of music planned for Coastival

Music lovers are in for a treat during this year's Coastival festival in Scarborough with soul funk band Smoove & Turrell and jazz musician Dennis Rollins with the Mark Gordon Trio, to appear.

Organisers have lined up a full and varied programme of live music and DJ sets when the festival is held from 22nd to 24th February.

Headline act will be Smoove & Turrell, the popular Newcastle soul and funk band who will top the bill at an evening of music onCoastival Saturday at Scarborough Spa's Ocean Room from 7pm.

Coastival band

Around the world in (more than) 80 days at Penshurst Place

Exploration, navigation and discovery are the key themes for 2019 at Penshurst Place and Gardens, with a busy calendar of activity running from February through to the end of the year.

Join the great explorers on an enjoyable and educational journey around the world, with a packed line-up of entertaining days out for all the family. Just watch out for pirates and sea monsters along the way!

Historical event at Penshurst Place

Experience the Magic of Europe’s Festive Markets with Park Plaza this Christmas

‘Tis nearly the season to be jolly and nothing heralds the start of the Christmas period more than visiting a festive market. Since its first appearance in Germany in 1434, this charming tradition has been embraced by nearly every European city! With more choice and visitors than ever, the decision of which Christmas fair to visit can be overwhelming. To help you decide, Park Plaza Hotels® & Resorts shares its all-time favourite Christmas markets, giving you one less thing to organise yourself this festive season. 


London at Christmas

Countdown To Hyde Park Winter Wonderland 2018 Begins!

In less than 100 days’ time, festive fanatics can step into the ultimate yuletide utopia as Winter Wonderland returns to London’s Hyde Park on 22nd November 2018, with a host of awe-inspiring new attractions including Ice Sculpting Workshops, Peter Pan On Ice, Teletubbies Christmas Show and the return of The Magical Ice Kingdom with a sparkling new theme – ‘The Enchanted Forest.’ Open daily from 10am – 10pm, merry-makers can also expect the UK’s biggest outdoor ice rink (now even bigger), the return of Zippos Circus and Cirque Berserk with all new shows, and stand-up comedy ‘lates’ at the C

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland entrance