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Events in the South East

Stuck for ideas of what to do in South East England? South East England hosts thousands of exciting events all year so see what's happening local to you in our upcoming events calendar.

From the multiple award winning Bestival  and Walking Festival on the Isle of Wight, the Festival Theatre at Hever Castle in Kent, fabulous Henley Festival in Oxfordshire, the all-action Loxwood Joust and 950th anniversary celebrations of the Battle of Hastings in Sussex, to the thrill of the Festival of Speed and the nostalgia of Goodwood Revival near Chichester.

Upcoming Events in May

May's highlights include two bank holiday weekends with hundreds of events taking place across the South East for all the family. Spring Bank Holiday also marks the start of half term so there's plenty to keep the kids entertained.

The Hampshire County Fair returns to Netley Marsh for another year. Three large arenas featuring all day entertainment, attractions, dare devil stunts and country sports create a wonderful showpiece. May the fourth be with you on Star Wars Day as the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard hosts an intergalactic day of themed activities.

May is festival month in Brighton and this year is no exception with the Brighton Festival and Brighton Fringe Festival celebrating respective 50th and 10th anniversaries.

The much-loved Christchurch Food & Wine Festival Market will be returning to the town centre on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th May with the chance to sample fine produce from locally sourced delights to across the globe. The second half of the month sees the equally palatable 1066 Food & Wine Festival in Hastings. There's certainly a theme developing in May as the region's world-class vineyards will be ready to show their quality during English Wine Week.

During May each year, Oxfordshire artists and crafts people have an opportunity to exhibit their work with more than 500 exhibitions across the county. Transport buffs will love the popular Basingstoke Transport Festival and the 900 vehicles on display at this free event while Beaulieu hosts Truckmania on May 29th and 30th.

From May 12th to 15th, Windsor plays host to the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations in a show Her Majesty The Queen is due to attend in person on the final night. Did you know that weekend is also National Mills Weekend?

Music Festival season begins in May and our dedicated page is a great place to plan your summer.

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Find hundreds more events on our extensive events guide using the form on the left of the page, including many free events, taking place throughout South East England using the search box on the left of this page. Whether you live nearby or are travelling to the South East for a day trip or longer holiday, find what there is local to Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire or Oxfordshire.

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Come enjoy a decadent evening of fine sparkling wine! This tasting explores 6 different types of sparkling wine. We will try different sparkling...

Champagne & Sparkling

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Come enjoy a decadent evening of fine sparkling wine! This tasting explores 6...

Boomtown Fair 2016

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Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials: 11 - 14 September 2014

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Isle of Wight Walking Festival 2016

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Champagne & Sparkling

Champagne & Sparkling

Come enjoy a decadent evening of fine sparkling wine! This tasting explores 6 different types of sparkling wine. We will try different sparkling...