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Ice Skating at the Royal Pavilion

Ice Skating at the Royal Pavilion

Brighton

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 near you in our upcoming events calendar.

Some of our favourite fun and interesting dates for the calendar include 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, the thrill of the Festival of Speed and the nostalgia of Goodwood Revival near Chichester.

Best events in July

The first day of July marks 100 years since the Battle of the Somme and this is being commemorated with a special event at Fort Nelson. Also in Hampshire and taking place throughout the whole month, Hampshire's Food Festival celebrates the very best food and drink produced in the county as one of many food based festivals this month in South East England.

Locomotive enthusiasts will enjoy the Summer Steam Festival taking place in Tunbridge Wells while not far away in Rye, the town's Ukulele Festival shows there really is something for everyone.

The magnificent setting of Hampton Court Palace is a sumptuous backdrop for the world’s largest annual flower show from July 5th to 10th. Another prestigious event is the Henley Festival with a host of stars expected in attendance.

The Kent County Show promises a weekend showcasing agricultural life with fun demonstrations and plenty of stalls from the 8th to the 10th or on the same weekend, take to the skies at the Kite Festival in Brighton.

The P1 Grand Prix of the Sea brings thrilling watersports action to Gosport with a full programme of family entertainment or for aviators, the Farnborough International Airshow returns from July 11th to 17th.

An exhibition and special events throughout the summer at Mottisfont celebrate 150 years of Beatrix Potter while the much anticipated Zany Zebras from Marwell hit the streets of Southampton for ten weeks.

The summer holidays start towards the end of July and kids can get free entry to Oxford Castle and there's more to discover for the whole family at the Winchester Science Festival.

July ends with one of the highlights of the racing calendar at the Qatar Goodwood Festival and hopefully the summer sun will bring some good weather for the Bournemouth Beach Soccer Championships.

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Find thousands 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. Search for what's on today or this weekend by selecting a date range and use the itinerary box to create your own personal event planner.

Events near me

Whether you live nearby or are travelling to the South East for a day trip or longer holiday, find what's happening near you with local calendars displaying listings by county. On the search results page, use the map view button to guide yourself through each county.

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Image courtesy of Doug Harding

Reindeer Parade 2016

Windsor's most popular Christmas event returns. Come and see the LIVE Reindeer and Father Christmas on a sleigh parading through the town centre with...

Image courtesy of Doug Harding

Reindeer Parade 2016

Watch Father Christmas as he makes his way from Windsor Castle through the streets...

Ian’s Bird & Wildlife cruise with French Brothers Boats

Ian’s Bird & Wildlife cruise with French Brothers Boats

Ian’s Bird & Wildlife cruise with French Brothers Boats

Magical Christmas at Finkley Down Farm

Magical Christmas at Finkley Down Farm

It’s a Magical Christmas at Finkley Down Farm.

Carnival

Bexhill Carnival Week

A week of free community event (participation costs apply) for all to enjoy.

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Reindeer Parade 2016

Image courtesy of Doug Harding

Windsor's most popular Christmas event returns. Come and see the LIVE Reindeer and Father Christmas on a sleigh parading through the town centre with...