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Find upcoming events in Berkshire today and this weekend with our easy to use interactive calendar. Whether you're visiting Berkshire or local to the county, there are plenty of seasonal events 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.

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is a hub for diverse events, some of which are unique to the county of Berkshire. The Changing of the Guard takes place all year round and can be watched for free in the streets of Windsor. Sat on the banks of the Thames, the river makes an idyllic backdrop to many outdoor events in Windsor and Maidenhead.

Some of Berkshire's top attractions are becoming increasingly family friendly thanks to an impressive selection of themed events. Racecourses in Windsor and Newbury put on shows with plenty of childrens' entertainment while the National Trust's Cliveden is worth a visit for Easter and Christmas events with any school holiday packed with activities.

Other major events in Berkshire include the Hungerford Food Festival (October), Truckfest in Newbury (Spring Bank Holiday Weekend), Mapledurham Food & Craft Festival (May Bank Holiday Weekend) and the Reading Festival (August).

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Berkshire events near me

The guide below shows our calendar of events in Berkshire. Whether you're local or visiting the area, find what's happening near you by clicking the Map View button.

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  1. Abbey Ruins & Round Reading Cruises

    Abbey Ruins & Round Reading Cruises

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    Heritage & History

    Caversham

    Abbey Ruins & Museum Cruise

    Launching on 25th July to conincide with the re-opening of Reading Abbey Ruins. Departing from Caversham Pier we will sail through Caversham and Blakes Lock and up the Kennet before arriving at Reading Abbey. An easy...

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    From:
    25 July 2018to18 Aug 2018Open 10:00 - 16:00
  2. Ascot Carriages: Carriage rides in Windsor Great Park

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    Tour

    Enjoy a scenic carriage ride through The Royal Landscape, Windsor Great Park, with Ascot Carriages.

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    19 July 2018
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  3. Autumn Afternoon Racing at Royal Windsor Racecourse

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    Sporting Event

    Windsor

    Autumn Afternoon Racing at the Royal Windsor Racecourse

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    8 Oct 2018
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    15 Oct 2018
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    22 Oct 2018
  4. Autumn Colours Cruise with French Brothers Boat Trips

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    Type:

    Participatory Event

    Maidenhead

    Steamboat Tea Cruise At French Brothers Boat Trips

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    20 Oct 2018Open 10:00 - 17:00
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    21 Oct 2018Open 10:00 - 17:00
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    27 Oct 2018Open 10:00 - 17:00
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    28 Oct 2018Open 10:00 - 17:00
  5. Autumn Colours Cruise with French Brothers Boats

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    Tour

    Maidenhead

    Cruise from Maidenhead through the magnificent hanging woods at Cliveden and experience the beautiful colours of Autumn.

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    20 Oct 2018to21 Oct 2018
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    27 Oct 2018to28 Oct 2018
  6. Bird & Wildlife cruise with French Brothers Boats

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    Participatory Event

    Windsor

    Starting from Windsor, you will see birds and wildlife of all varieties on this tour with its tailor made bird and wildlife commentary. Sailing on Sat 12th May and Sun 9th Sept £26 pp

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    9 Sept 2018Open 10:00 - 17:00
  7. Bisham Abbey Art Afloat - Art Cruises on the River Thames

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    Participatory Event

    Bisham, Marlow

    Imagine painting and sketching while cruising the beautiful River Thames on a vintage Dutch Barge. Roy May, an amateur watercolour artist, has made this a reality.

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    17 Aug 2018
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    31 Aug 2018
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    6 Sept 2018
  8. Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND® Windsor

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    Childrens Events

    Windsor

    Bring your little monsters to the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort this October half term (18 October to 1 November 2018) and get into the Halloween spirit with our Brick or Treat event!

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    18 Oct 2018to1 Nov 2018
  9. Cookham Regatta

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    Sporting Event

    Maidenhead

    Cookham Regatta is an annual fun event for families, friends and organisations alike. It is organised jointly by the Rotary Clubs of Cookham Bridge and Marlow Thames to provide funds and raise awareness for charities both at home and overseas

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    1 Sept 2018
  10. Drifters Soul Workshop & Concert

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    Music

    Maidenhead

    Former Drifters lead singer Steve V King will come to Maidenhead to present a soul workshop and concert.
    During the workshop Steve will demonstarte how to warm-up for soul singing, teach a Drifters hit and show some simple moves to accompany the...

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    28 July 2018Open 17:00 - 22:00
  11. En Plein Air 2018

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    Show / Display

    Windsor

    Come and enjoy en plein air, Windsor's open-air painting competition.

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    21 July 2018
  12. Evening Racing - Monday Night Series at Royal Windsor Racecourse

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    Sporting Event

    Windsor

    Monday Night Racing at the Royal Windsor Racecourse

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    Royal Windsor Racecourse, Windsor and Maidenhead

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    23 July 2018
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    13 Aug 2018
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    20 Aug 2018
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    3 Sept 2018
  13. Henley Swim

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    Sporting Event

    Henley On Thames

    The original Henley Swim first started back in 2004 when two of the organisers, Tom Kean and Jeremy Laming, decided their backs had finally had enough of rowing and that it might be nice to swim the Henley Royal Regatta course. So they could do this...

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    21 July 2018
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    5 Aug 2018to6 Aug 2018
  14. Historic Steamboat Cruise at French Brothers

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    Participatory Event

    Wraysbury, Staines-upon-Thames

    Join us for an amazing nostalgic cruise of discovery through the Queen's back garden. This fantastic cruise is on board one of our beautiful and genuine Victorian steam launches.

    Departing from Runnymede in the morning you will pass though Old...

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    23 Sept 2018
  15. Ladies Night at Royal Windsor Racecourse

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    Sporting Event

    Windsor

    Ladies Night

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    30 July 2018
  16. LEGOLAND® Fireworks Spectacular

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    Fireworks

    Windsor

    Every year the LEGOLAND® Fireworks Spectacular lights up the Windsor sky.


    Get ready to experience the amazing 2018 LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Fireworks show. Fireworks are held on 20, 21, 26, 27 October; book now to avoid disappointment!

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    20 Oct 2018to21 Oct 2018
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    26 Oct 2018to27 Oct 2018
  17. Maidenhead Beer & Cider Festival 2018

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    Festival

    Maidenhead

    Maidenhead Beer & Cider Festival returns to Desborough College, Shoppenhangers Road, Maidenhead SL6 2QB on Thursday 26th through to Saturday 28th July.

    Chris Brown, Borough Town Crier will open the festival on the Thursday at 12 Noon and a...

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    From:
    26 July 2018to28 July 2018Open 12:30 - 22:30
  18. Marvellous 2018

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    Festival

    Hurst, Reading

    Marvellous 2018

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    21 July 2018to22 July 2018
  19. Michelmas Fair

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    Fete / Fair

    Newbury

    The annual Michelmas Fair at Northcroft Park in Newbury, Berkshire

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    14 Oct 2018to17 Oct 2018
  20. National Animal Welfare Trust Open Day

    National Animal Welfare Trust Open Day

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    Type:

    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Great Shefford

    Join us for our annual Open Day on 21st July where there will be lots for all of the family to enjoy.
    Peter Egan (Downton Abbey)and Rosie Marcel (Jac Naylor in Holby City) will be here on the day. They will be officially opening our new Guinea Pig...

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    21 July 2018Open 11:00 - 03:00