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Festivals & Events

From traditional and classic to the downright quirky and off-beat, Britons can always find something to celebrate with a Festival. From Arts to Music (sometimes together) to the best of Food & Drink, Fishing, Walking, Sailing… to Kites and Hot air balloons.

The Festivals featured here are just a small selection of those that visitors can enjoy. We simply don’t have room to list all festivals of all types but there really is something for everyone. All are reachable from the port and each one takes place every year (unless noted). If there is a landmark event coming up from 2017 onwards we have listed it here.

Further information can be obtained from each of the ports or from the shore excursion specialists.

PortSort AttractionSort
Kirkwall, Orkney St Magnus Festival
Orkney Folk Festival
European Sea Angling Festival
Orkney Jazz & Blues Festival
Tyne Amble Puffin Festival
Mouth of the Tyne
Sunderland International Airshow
Alnwick Food Festival
Lindisfarne Festival
Liverpool Sound City
Mersey River Festival
Liverpool Biennial
International Beatles Week
Liverpool International Music Festival
Cruise Wales Welsh Perry & Cider Festival
Conwy Classical Music Festival
Barmouth Walking Festival
Pembrokeshire Fish Week
Swansea International Festival
Cardiff: Volvo Ocean Race
Bristol International Bath Music Festival
Foodies Festival
Bristol Harbour Festival
Bristol Shakespeare Festival
Bristol International Kite Festival
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta
London – City BrewFest
Greenwich & Docklands International Music Festival
Greenwich Music Time
Totally Thames
Transatlantic Tall Ship Regatta
Torquay Torbay Air Show
Brixham Trawler Race
The Super Weekend
International Agatha Christie Festival
Destination South West Lyme Regis: Fossil Festival
Fowey: Festival of Words & Music
Plymouth: Port Eliot Festival of Arts
Plymouth & Dartmouth: 400th Anniversary of the Pilgrim Fathers
Jersey Jersey Food Festival
Jersey International Music Festival
UBS Jersey Regatta
Battle of Flowers
International Air Display
La Faîs’sie d’Cidre
Guernsey Morlaix Yacht Race
Sure Festival of Comedy
Sark Folk festival
Guernsey International Food Festival
Battle of Britain Air Show