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Berkshire is a county divided by the River Thames, full of pageantry and ceremony, with strong connections to the British Royal family. 2024 see's many of Berkshire's popular festivals filling up the event calendar including the Reading Festival, Royal Ascot, Royal Windsor Horse Show and Royal Windsor Flower Show.  Whether you're visiting Berkshire for the royal connections or to explore its countryside, visit its towns, enjoying its vibrant nightlife or just to enjoy one of it seasonal events you'll sure to find something to keep everyone entertained. 

What's on in Berkshire this weekend?

To find out what's on in Berkshire today or this weekend, use the search box above to narrow down your required date. Berkshire is easily accessible for day trips from London while there's plenty of fun activities for kids to do whether it's during the holidays or for a weekend break.

Marvel at the Changing of the Guards from the streets of Windsor, follow in the footsteps of the British Royal family at Windsor Castle, seek out the magnificent Red Deers and beautiful gardens in Windsor Great Park. Stroll along the Thames Path National Trail, or catch a boat and enjoy some time on the water, watching the iconic sights of this famous Royal Borough go by. Already planning a summer visit? Then the Royal Windsor Horse Show (1st - 5th May 24) will be a great addition to your list, alongside the Royal Flower Show (8th June 2024), Royal Ascot (18th - 22nd June 24) and Parallel Windsor (7th July) which returns for its second year.

Walkers can now delight in Reading as the famous St James Way, the UK stretch of the Camino de Santiago, waymarkers in and around town are now complete.  Tread the path that thousands have followed in years gone by on your very own pilgrimage. Reading a town full of surprises, with links to Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen, King Henry I, football, and biscuits! Ones to watch this year is The Reading Half Marathon (14th April 24), Reading Walking Festival (11th - 19th May 2024), and the fantastic Reading Festival (21st - 25th August) which returns for another year.

Royal Ascot 2024

What's on in Berkshire?

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  1. BBQ Workshop & Evening BBQ

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    Participatory Event

    Hungerford

    Enjoy a hands-on workshop with the expert butchers, followed by a delicious evening BBQ at the Cobbs Farm Shop in Hungerford.
    The Head Butcher will talk you through a range of perfect BBQ cuts, marinades and spices, you will then have the…

    Dates

    From:
    19 June 2024
  2. Royal Windsor Flower Show

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    Show / Display

    Windsor Great Park, Windsor

    The Royal Windsor Flower Show returns with inspiring showcase gardens, fabulous nurseries, incredible speakers and our Honorary President Alan Titchmarsh. It’s a wonderful day out for all the family, so come along and join in the fun – everyone’s…

    Dates

    From:
    8 June 2024Open 10:00 - 18:00
  3. Windsor Championship Dog Show

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    Show / Display

    Windsor

    Enjoy a Summer's day out under the ramparts of Windsor Castle, on the banks of the River Thames at the Show often described as the Summer "Crufts".

    Dates

    From:
    27 June 2024to30 June 2024
  4. QIPCO British Champions Day

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    Sporting Event

    Ascot

    Don’t miss the thrilling finale to the British Flat season as the leading horses and jockeys from Europe and beyond descend on Ascot in their quest to be crowned the champions of 2024.

    Dates

    From:
    19 Oct 2024
  5. Theale

    Theale

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    Festival

    Theale, Reading

    Come and join us at our head office for a wine tasting with international wine producers and local foodies. Try our interactive tasting theatre and take advantage of exclusive discounts on the night.

    Dates

    From:
    16 May 2024Open 19:00 - 21:00
  6. Royal Windsor Horse Show

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    Sporting Event

    Windsor

    Royal Windsor Horse Show is the UK’s largest outdoor premier Show and takes place in the private grounds of Windsor Castle.

    Dates

    From:
    1 May 2024to5 May 2024
    From:
    14 May 2025to18 May 2025
    From:
    13 May 2026to17 May 2026
    From:
    12 May 2027to16 May 2027
  7. Curious About Reading

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Blake's Lock, Reading

    Have fun (re-)discovering Reading, spotting things you've never noticed before, with two quirky treasure hunt style heritage walks - a fun and affordable way to get some fresh air, whilst finding out more about Reading.
    Curious About Reading visits…

    Dates

    From:
    31 Mar 2024to31 Mar 2025Various Opening Times
  8. Royal Windsor Triathlon

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    Sporting Events

    Windsor

    With 30 years under our belts, the Royal Windsor Triathlon has been a mainstay throughout the growth of triathlon in the UK. In recent years, sports stars such as Jonny Wilkinson, Tanni Gray-Thompson, Gareth Thomas and Jenson Button have all taken…

    Dates

    From:
    9 June 2024Open 06:00 - 13:00
  9. VE Day Spies in the Sky Dinner

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    Heritage & History

    Marlow

    Celebrate VE Day with us.

    'Spies in the Sky - The Extraordinary Wartime Achievement of RAF Medmenham'

    Brimming with history, Danesfield House was once home to the Intelligence Section of the RAF, known as RAF Medmenham. The unit specialized in…

    Dates

    From:
    8 May 2024Open 18:00 - 11:00
  10. Reading Water Fest

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    Festival

    Reading

    Reading is located on the Kennet Canal in Berkshire and every year they celebrate this wonderful waterway with an annual festival - Water Fest!

    Showing off the Kennet Canal in all its glory, along with the gorgeous and historic spots on its…

    Dates

    From:
    8 June 2024
  11. Royal Windsor Flower Show

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    Gardens

    Windsor

    Families, garden lovers and foodies are invited to celebrate a day of growing, cooking and traditional crafts with the plant growers, garden designers, artisan producers and top-notch chefs that will be on hand to demonstrate and share their…

    Dates

    From:
    8 June 2024
  12. Monthly Walking & History Tours

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    Walking

    Marlow

    We are excited to offer you an informative 1 hour tour of our magnificent 65 acres where you will discover the numerous unique plantings, the Italian garden, rare c1900 Pulham Stone monuments and the Danesfield Iron Age Hillfort. The tour will be…

    Dates

    From:
    1 May 2024Open 13:30 - 15:30
  13. Royal Ascot

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    Sporting Event

    Ascot

    Royal Ascot is one of the pinnacle events of the summer social season and is certainly a must-attend event of the year and a quintessentially British day out.

    Dates

    From:
    18 June 2024to22 June 2024
  14. Windsor Vegan Fiesta

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    Markets

    Windsor

    Enjoy a wide array of plant-based and eco-friendly artisan stalls including amazing hot food, yummy cakes, tasty pastries, delicious deli, natural skincare, eco-friendly gifts, artisan goods and much more!

    Dates

    From:
    11 May 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00
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    31 Aug 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00
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    30 Nov 2024Open 10:00 - 17:00
  15. Windsor and Eton En Plein Air

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    Arts

    Windsor

    En Plein Air Windsor & Eton will be taking place this year in Windsor Castle, by kind permission of His Majesty The King.

    Dates

    From:
    20 July 2024
  16. The Windsor Food & Chilli Festival

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    Food

    Datchet

    A fun filled food and drink & Chilli festival is being brought to you at the wonderful location of Windsor view lakes.

    Dates

    From:
    29 June 2024to30 June 2024Open 11:00 - 21:00
  17. Eton College Heritage Tours

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    Tour

    Eton, Windsor

    Our seasonal programme of guided tours focuses on the historic heart of Eton College, featuring many of the earliest buildings and objects from the College Collections.

    Dates

    From:
    3 May 2024to20 Sept 2024Various Opening Times
  18. Maidenhead Farmers' Market

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    Food

    Maidenhead

    Buy direct from local farmers, growers and dedicated small artisan producers and benefit from fresh quality food, honestly produced with a known provenance.

    Dates

    From:
    12 May 2024Open 09:30 - 13:00
  19. Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book

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    General event

    Reading

    Come and delve into a range of books with Charlie Cook, brought to life with puppetry and enchanting songs, and perhaps you will be able to help his sister discover the wonderful world inside a book

    Dates

    From:
    3 May 2024to5 May 2024
  20. Matilda Jr

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    Theatre

    Newbury

    Step into the magic of Matilda Jr. with Newbury YoungStars, the 2023 NODA award winners! Watch as the children rise up in this heartwarming tale of resilience and imagination. Root for the "revolting children" as they teach grown-ups a lesson in a…

    Dates

    From:
    26 Apr 2024to27 Apr 2024Open 19:30 - 22:30