One of Britain’s premier pride events covers Manchester in colour, with 4 days of live music, talks, workshops, a huge parade and more. Runs from 24-27 August.
The festival’s 40th birthday offers plenty of attractions and events with street theatre, art, musical performances and a dragon boat race taking place around Arundel’s castle and historic streets. Runs until 27 August.
Organised by the RSPB, this week long festival lets you live your childhood dreams, however old you are! Walk through the forest, enjoy storytelling and medieval music performances, eat drink and be merry in an amazing setting. Runs from 27 August to 2 September.
There’s live music, activities, food and drink and plenty of family fun around Cardiff’s harbour as the Extreme Sailing Series hosts two-man catamaran races on the water. Runs all day from 25-27 August.
A three day music festival taking place on the Southsea seafront, Victorious offers a brilliant line-up with headline performances from The Libertines, Paul Weller and The Prodigy plus many more amazing acts. Runs from 24-26 August.
A brilliant place to visit at any time of the year, August Bank Holiday weekend offers the added attractions of the Edinburgh Festival, the Fringe and the International Book Festival. It’s also the last weekend of the Military Tattoo too! Runs from 24-27 August.
Weird and Wonderful Activities
Lancashire’s World Gravy Wrestling championships is as literal (and messy!) as it sounds and takes place on 27 August.
Lonely Planet described the World Bog Snorkelling Championship as one of the world’s must-attend events. See for yourself in Llanwrtyd Wells on 26 August.
It’s all kicking off in the Cotswolds on 27 August as the huge Bourton-on-the-Water Football in the River match takes place between the banks of the Windrush. Bring your waterproofs!