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What's On in May
- May - May Day Bank Holiday
- The Spring Bank Holiday (Usually last Monday in May)
- Highnam Court
International Festival of Visual Art takes place in the city
every second year, includes a range of exhibitions, public projects,
talks, performances and screenings by both local and international
- Leicestershire County Show, held on the first Bank Holiday in
May each year (see our Leicestershire pages).
Festival - Aims to educate, motivate and inspire young people aged
4 to 25 about film and television.
Garden Punch & Judy May Fayre to celebrate Mr Punch's
birthday in the garden of St
Paul's Church, Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2.
- A performing arts festival for children and young people. Held
annually in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Campden Annual Music Festival
- Levellers' Day
- An annual procession to remember the Leveller soldiers who were
executed on the 17 May 1649. The festival also features live music,
poetry, speeches, and more. (Oxfordshire)
- Cumbria Fishing
Festival - (Cumbria)
- Suffolk Open Studios Showcase Art and Craft Exhibition
- Perth Festival of the
Arts - Perthshire, Scotland.
- Devon County Show
- Glyndebourne Festival
- (East Sussex)
- Deaffest - The UK's only
Deaf-led Film and Television Festival. Wolverhampton, (West
- Shepley Spring Festival
- An annual music festival held in Shepley, (West Yorkshire).
Festival - An annual arts festival with poetry, walks,
one-act plays, live music, and more in Nailsworth, (Gloucestershire).
- Annual special exhibition at The Centre for Life in
Newcastle upon Tyne.
Flower Show Every year, for five days during May, the grounds
of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea are transformed into a plant paradise
with thousands of glorious blooms, a selection of spectacular show
gardens and the finest examples of horticultural excellence in the
- Bath International Music Festival (Bath, Somerset)
Fringe Festival (Bath, Somerset)
- Ireby Festival -
An annual music and camping festival in the town of Ireby, (Cumbria).
- Chester Folk Festival
- An annual music and camping festival featuring concerts, workshops, a
craft fair, children's entertainment, and more in the village of Kelsall,
near Chester, (Cheshire).
- Chippenham Folk Festival
- An annual festival of concerts, workshops, children's events, street
theatre, art and craft, and dance displays in various venues in the town
of Chippenham, (Wiltshire).
- Black Horse
Music Festival - Folk, roots, blues and world music in
- Traquair Medieval Fair A weekend that will
transport you back to ancient times. Royal Medieval Pageant, falconry,
archery, equestrian displays, living history, early music, jesters and
- Vintage Vehicle Rally
- Spring Fling
- Scotland's premier art and craft open studios event
- Isle of Man
Festival - An annual celebration of music and arts
featuring classical, choral, jazz, folk, and world music in various
venues in Dales (North Yorkshire).
Festival - Opera festival at Glyndebourne in Lewes, East
- Abergavenny Steam,
Veteran & Vintage Rally As well as the mighty giants of
steam, the show now boast a children`s playground with old fashioned
rides, a food village, rural crafts and handicrafts, a wealth of stands
selling everything from auto & agricultural jumble to garden plants and
the latest `must have` for the house.
- Tetbury Woolsack
Races - Up until the early 19th Century, Tetbury was one of
the best-known wool and yarn markets in the country. Each year, on
Woolsack Day, locals and visitors race against each other while carrying
sacks of wool. This unique practice was thought to have originated with
17th Century drovers, showing off to the local women. Tetbury, (Gloucestershire).
Festival of Folk
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