Summer events in Britain 2024 - Part I

Summer events in Britain 2024 - Part I

Hi people! If you're a university student and you are planning a summer break in Britain in 2024, I've got some fan-tas-tics ideas for things you can do.

Let's check them out together!

Part II is here

July has just arrived, and here is a new post with some great things to do in the UK this summer 2024

Summer Fun in the UK: Top Events in July 2024


Taste of London Festival, London, England

12 – 16 June

Every summer, Regent's Park transforms into a food-lover's paradise for four days.

This event brings together around 40 of the city's top restaurants, and you can be sure that they will serve their finest cuisine for an alfresco feast!

Over 200 producers offer visitors a variety of the best food and beverages from around Britain and the world.

Trooping the Colour, London, England

15 June

Trooping the Colour is an annual celebration of the sovereign's official birthday. This event is a vibrant showcase of military pageantry, featuring an impressive display of officers, soldiers, horses, and musicians, all dressed in ceremonial and elegant uniform.

The ceremony takes place on the Horse Guards Parade, located behind Whitehall in London, and is always attended by members of the Royal Family.

Whole Earth Man v Horse Marathon, Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales

8 June

The Man versus Horse Marathon takes place every year in the Welsh town of Llanwrtyd Wells. It's a 22-mile race where runners compete against riders on horseback. I have to see that!

The race started in 1980 after a pub landlord overheard two customers arguing whether a man or a horse would win over rough terrain.

The competition gained popularity over the years, but in 2004 a man beat a horse in the race!, and from this year.. nobody want to miss this incredible and crazy race.

TweedLove Bike Festival, Tweed Valley, Scottish Borders, Scotland

14 – 16 June

Every year, the beautiful Tweed Valley hosts Britain's fastest-growing cycling festival with three main races, including eMTB and British Championship.

Round the Island Race, Isle of Wight, south England

15 June

The Isle of Wight hosts an annual yacht race the 15th of June. This event is very popular and attracts more than 1,700 boats and approximately 16,000 sailors worldwide.

It is considered one of the world's largest yacht races. The race follows a 50-nautical mile course that starts and finishes in Cowes.

Stonehenge Summer Solstice, Wiltshire, south-west England

21 June

Here is a another event you must see once in your life. Every year on June 21st, people from all over the world come together at Stonehenge to celebrate the Summer Solstice and witness the sunrise over the stones.

This event is the most significant day of the year at Stonehenge, and it is truly a magical time to visit. Visitors worldwide stay at Stonehenge overnight to mark the summer solstice and see the sunrise above the stones.

It must be beautiful to see the sun's rays across Stonehenge!

At dawn, the central Altar stone aligns with the Slaughter, Heel, and the rising sun to the northeast. Mar-ve-llo-us

Royal Ascot, Berkshire, south-east England

18 – 22 June

Royal Ascot is a very well known event that has become a part of British culture and is considered a significant occasion in the social calendar of the country. It is also the ultimate platform for the finest racehorses from all around the world.

The event is a mix of tradition, pageantry, fashion, and style. Over those 5 days 30 races will take place.

Isle of Wight Festival, Isle of Wight, south England

20 – 23 June

This well-known music festival takes place on a famous island off the south coast of England. In 1969, Bob Dylan performed here, and make this festival as famous as the Queen of England.

Jimi Hendrix also graced the stage in 1970. In recent years, the festival has hosted musician like Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Kasabian, and Lewis Capaldi.

The Royal Highland Show, Edinburgh, Scotland

20 – 23 June

The Royal Highland Show is an annual event at Ingliston in Edinburgh that showcases the best of food, farming, and rural life.

Jane Austen Regency Week, Hampshire, south England

21 – 30 June

Do you love Mr. Darcy? Don´t miss this festival. A nine-day celebration of everything related to Jane Austen. It takes place in and around Alton, a market town, and Chawton, which is where Jane Austen’s House & Museum is located.

The festival offers activities such as Regency-style music, dining, drama, singing, talks, and guided walks and tours.

The famous Regency Ball is also a part of the festival. If you want to dress up in Regency attire for any of the events, feel free to do so. Don't worry, you won't be alone as many others will also be wearing costumes.

Pride Cymru, Cardiff, South Wales

22 – 23 June

The LGBTQIA+ Mardi Gras, also known as Pride Cymru, is returning to Cardiff for Wales's largest celebration of equality and diversity. There will be a a lot of entertainment options, including a funfair, a cultural market showcasing arts and crafts, plenty of food and drink, and a social hub that provides advice and support to LGBTQIA+ communities and their friends and family.

London Pride, London, England

29 June

During the summer, London hosts Pride in London, a festival celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community. The festival ends in a vibrant carnival featuring music, dancing, and colorful floats.

Bristol Pride, Bristol, south-west England

29 June – 14 July

Bristol Pride is a week-long series of events dedicated to celebrating the city's LGBTQIA+ community. The events wants to spreed the message of love and equality for all. The week culminates in a Pride Parade that passes through the city as part of a vibrant outdoor music and arts festival. The festival offers a wide range of entertainment options, including a funfair, market stalls, bars, and a Community Area.

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Paloma A.
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