New Year's Day Parade
London
1 January 2008


After a great night of celebration, check out the New Year's Day Parade as it makes its way through central London. The event features a large procession of dancers, performers, and other entertaining participants as they march alongside the many brilliant floats that hover above the streets.

Twelfth Night Celebration
London
6 January 2008


Enjoy the many performances that are held at this event at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. The event celebrates the Twelfth Night and marks the end of the Christmas Season. Musical performances are held through out the day along with readings from storytellers and numerous other festivities.

National Festival of Winter Ales
16 January - 19 January 2008
Manchester


Enjoy a huge selection of winter brews that are available for tasting at this event. Warm up from the chilly winter weather by choosing one of the many types of ale that are on tap and be sure to try something new from the available wide selection.

Potato Day
Bowburn
February 2008


Celebrate the potato and learn all you will ever need to know about this staple food item. The Bowburn Community Centre is packed with potato enthusiasts where talks are held along with cooking demonstrations and of course tastings of the wondrous food prepared in as many ways possible.

Leicester Comedy Festival
Leicester
8 February 17 February 2008


Get your laugh on at this hilarious event. The festival is headed into its 15th year and is expected to be another great series of shows with a star studded line up of comedians. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy great performances along with art exhibitions and events for children.

Chinese New Year
Exeter
February 2008


The town of Coventry puts on a celebration that everyone is sure to enjoy for the Chinese New Year. There will be a mix of events ranging from food to music to dancing. The day is filled with excitement and fun for the whole family.

Tropical Extravaganza
Richmond
February 2008 - March 2008

Enjoy the vibrant colors and scents of the largest display of orchids in England. The festival is held at the Kew Gardens. Over 100,000 orchids are on display from England and around the world.

Art and Mind Festival
Winchester
March 2008


The Theatre Royal plays host to this event that explores the mind and art. The festival features musicians and dancers and of course art exhibitions. Performers and scientists both participate in the event which is sure to be an eye opening experience for all who attend.


Hull International Film Festival
Hull
15 April - 20 April 2008

This event is a presentation of short films from international filmmakers. The festival features innovative films from various genres that are 45 minutes or shorter. The participants of the contest vie for the grand winning prize package of 1000.

Spring Festival
Dorset
April 2008


The Spring Festival is a great event to get the entire family together. The event welcomes the spring season with a weekend of workshops, crafts, and musical performances. The purpose of the event is to provide rest and relaxation for all that attend.

Breakin' Convention
London
3 May - 5 May 2008


Come to this event to see excellent break dancers in action. Held at the Sadler's Wells Theatre each year, this event is an international festival featuring dancers from around the world. Live DJ's provide an upbeat tempo for the performances.

Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music
London
May 2008


This festival has become a tradition since it got its start in 1985. It is held in various churches through out London and offers a wide range of concerts from the Baroque era.

Bristol's Vegan Fayre
Bristol
31 May 1 June 2008


Learn more about vegan lifestyle at this event. The show features a large selection of events making it the largest vegan event in the world. Here you will find numerous market stalls offering vegan products along with presentations, musical performances, and nutrition information.

Strawberry Fair
Cambridge
June 2008


Strawberry Fair is an annual event held at the Midsummer Common in Cambridge. This event is free to the public and features entertainment for the entire family. Musical performances along with street performers keep the crowd happy and the various food stalls will ensure that visitors are satiated through out the entire day.

The Square Mile Run City Challenge
London
June 2008


This event is open to the public and raises money for the homeless. The run starts off at Paternoster Square and weaves its way through downtown London. The marathon is three and half miles long and is a shorter version of the "London Marathon".

Golowan Festival
Penzance
22 June - 29 June 2008


This festival celebrates the Feast of St. John the Baptist and draws thousands of visitors to Penzance each year. There are plenty of market stalls featuring fair souvenirs, fireworks displays, and lots of live entertainment.
 

 

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