Traditional, Eccentric & British

11September

25th Newent Onion Fayre

Gloucestershire | 11 September 21

Starts 10am Don't miss the grand parade at 10:45!

26December

St Ives Boxing Day Swim

Cornwall | 26 December 20

Brave the Boxing Day weather

To
14August
15August

Lytham 1940s Wartime Weekend

Lancashire | 14 August 21

(10am to 5pm each day).

26December

Sidmouth Boxing Day Swim

Devon | 26 December 20

Get ready for a cold sea Swim!

24December

Tolling the Devils Knell in Dewsbury

West Yorkshire | 24 December 20

A festive christmas eve service with a difference

01August

Lammas

Inner London | 01 August 21

A christian celebration

31December

Flambeaux Festival

Perthshire | 31 December 20

Take part in one of the country's oldest festivals

To
19July
25July

Yn Chruinnaght | Celtic Gathering

Isle of Mann | 19 July 21

our 43rd festival

01August

Yorkshire Day

North Yorkshire | 01 August 21

A yearly event to celebrate and recognize the boundaries of Yorkshire.

26December

Boxing Day "Walk in to the Sea"

Devon | 26 December 20

THE WALK IN THE SEA IS ALWAYS HELD AT 12.00 AM ON BOXING DAY.

26December

Boxing Day Swim, West Bay AKA The West Bay Wallow

Bridgend | 26 December 20

Bridport Round Table will be collecting donations towards local charities on the day.

31December

Comrie’s Famous Flambeaux Event

Perthshire | 31 December 20

A traditional Scottish Hogmanay

12June

World Custard Pie championships

Kent | 12 June 21

Come along to a great family day out

26December

Llandudno Boxing Day Swim

north wales | 26 December 20

Held at the sea front 26th December

24December

Axmouth Burning the Ashen Faggot

Devon | 24 December 20

A quaint event that dates back hundreds of years

13December

THE LONDON PANTOMIME HORSE RACE

Greater London | 13 December 20

The Horse is with you!

25December

Bude SLSC Mike Moyle Christmas Day Swim

Cornwall | 25 December 20

December 25 @ 11:00 am at Crooklets beach

31December

Stonehaven Fireballs

Aberdeenshire | 31 December 20

A New Years Eve Celebration with Fire Balls

31December

Mountain Ash Nos Galan Road Race

south wales | 31 December 20

An traditional annual five-kilometre run on New Years Eve

26December

Matlock Raft Race

Derbyshire | 26 December 20

An annual charitable event in Matlock, Derbyshire on Boxing Day

31December

Newburgh Oddfellows Parade

scotland | 31 December 20

A New Years Eve Procession with a twist to support charity

31December

Edingburgh Hogmanay

midlothian | 31 December 20

Edinburgh's Hogmanay is one of the world's greatest New Years celebration

29August

The Ackworth Pram Race

South Yorkshire | 29 August 21

Carr Bridge Playing fields at 1pm.

26December

Ludlow Tug of War

shropshire | 26 December 20

a 'tug of war' contest is held between The Feathers and the Bull across Corve Street.

26December

ROTARY CLUB OF REDCAR BOXING DAY DIP

North Yorkshire | 26 December 20

Every penny raised by the dippers they sent to their chosen charity.

To
01August
07August

Lauder Common Riding

Scottish Borders | 01 August 21

One of the original Border Common Ridings

04July

Whalton Bale/Baal Fire

Northumberland | 04 July 21

An ancient annual event that's fun for the family.

25July

St Ives John Knill Ceremony

Cornwall | 25 July 21

The next ceremony will take place on 25 July 2021

31December

Flamborough Fire Festival

East Riding of Yorkshire | 31 December 20

VIKING LONGSHIP BURNING ON SEA OF FLAMES!

To
28November
29November

Ulverston Dickensian Festival

Cumbria | 28 November 20

Held on 28th and 29th November 2020

25July

Ebernoe Horn Fair

West Sussex | 25 July 21

An annual tradition, revived in 1864, held annually on Saint James's Day,

26December

Marshfield Paper Boys

Gloucestershire | 26 December 20

A Gloucestershire traditition for Boxing Day

03July

Rushbearing Ceremonies in Great Musgrave

Cumbria | 03 July 21

First Saturday in July

12June

World Haggis Hurling Championships

Lanarkshire | 12 June 21

The ancient art of Haggis Hurling will take place throughout the day

26December

Grenoside Sword Dance

South Yorkshire | 26 December 20

Traditional sword dancing on Boxing day at 11am outside The Old Harrow Inn

26December

Pragham Pram Race

West Sussex | 26 December 20

The Oldest Boxing day pram race in the World

To
25December
01January

Uppies and Doonies Ba game

Orkney | 25 December 20

Join a traditional festive mass game of football

10March

International Bagpipe Day

scotland | 10 March 21

The sound of bagpipes filling the air as day dawns

To
21August
22August

1940s Weekend Ramsey

Cambridgeshire | 21 August 21

The Telstar Big Band make a welcome return

24August

Sandwich Bartlemas Bun Run

Kent | 24 August 21

A religious feast and fun run for all the family

31December

Hop-tu-Naa

Isle of Mann | 31 December 20

A Celtic festival celebrated in the Isle of Man on 31 October.

26December

Handsworth Sword Dance

South Yorkshire | 26 December 20

A traditional dance is Longsword, also known as ‘Hilt and Point’ held on Boxing day

31December

Barlaston New Years Eve Celebration

Staffordshire | 31 December 20

Celebrate the past with a walk through the village and a mumming play

26December

Fisherman and Fireman Football Match and Raft Race

North Yorkshire | 26 December 20

Comic football match and crazy raft race

26December

Greatham Annual Sword Dance

County of Durham | 26 December 20

Come and enjoy Greatham sword and dance

26December

Flamborough Sword Dance

North Yorkshire | 26 December 20

A traditional Yorkshire Sword Dance

26December

The Cutty Wren Ceremony Middleton (Suffolk)

Suffolk | 26 December 20

An ancient procession involving a procession and dancing

01January

Otley New Years Day Swim

West Yorkshire | 01 January 21

Start the New Year with a dip in the river Wharfe

24December

Richmond Poor Old Hoss

North Yorkshire | 24 December 20

A Festive quaint event

23December

Tom Bawcock Eve (Mousehole)

Cornwall | 23 December 20

A quaint traditional celebration of a Cornish villager.

21December

Penzance Montol Festival

Cornwall | 21 December 20

A cornish mid winter celebration

21December

Burning the clocks

East Sussex | 21 December 20

A carnival procession to celebrate the start of the winter solstice

12August

Mary Gibson's Mausoleum Inspection

West Sussex | 12 August 21

A historical event held 12th August for nearly 200 years

30August

Bourton on the Water Football in the River Match

Gloucestershire | 30 August 21

The River Windrush will once again play host to two five-a-side football teams

25December

Porthcawl Christmas Day Swim

Mid Glamorgan | 25 December 20

Swim for charity on 25th December Register at 1030

01May

Padstow May Day

Cornwall | 01 May 21

A Padstow may day celebration with dancing and singing

To
28May
31May

The Hunting of the Earl of Rone

Devon | 28 May 21

The event is based on a fictional chapter of ‘history’.

31May

Coopers Hill Cheese Rolling

Gloucestershire | 31 May 21

Chasing cheese since the 1800's

29June

Rushbearing Ceremonies in Warcop

Cumbria | 29 June 21

29th June (unless Sunday, then 28th Jun)

03July

Rushbearing Ceremonies in Ambleside

Cumbria | 03 July 21

First Saturday in July

05April

Gawthorpe Coal Race

West Yorkshire | 05 April 21

Men's, Women's and Children's Fun Runs that take place every Easter Monday

02April

Chiddingstone Real Football

Kent | 02 April 21

This year’s match will be ..... and the after-match party at the Castle Inn

02May

Dorset Knob Throwing

Dorset | 02 May 21

Including Knob Eating, Knob Painting, a Knob & Spoon Race, and many more

16February

Atherstone Ball Game

Warwickshire | 16 February 21

A "Medieval football" game played annually on Shrove Tuesday

12February

Chinese New Year,

United Kingdom | 12 February 21

2021is the year of the Ox

16February

Ashbourne Shrovetide Football

Derbyshire | 16 February 21

16-hour football match that has been taking place since the 17th century

16February

Scarborough Skipping Day

North Yorkshire | 16 February 21

This year its Tuesday, 16th February at South Bay from 12 noon.

23May

The World Famous Maldon Mud Race

Essex | 23 May 21

Supporting local charities!

14February

The UK Wife Carrying Race

Surrey | 14 February 21

Carry your wife like a Viking raider

To
17February
21February

Bishops Castle Arts Festival

shropshire | 17 February 21

Set in the Shropshire Hills town of Bishop’s Castle

11January

Burning the Clavie

Grampian | 11 January 21

an ancient Scottish custom at Burghead, a fishing village on the Moray Firth

01January

Mapleton Raft Race and Bridge Jump

Derbyshire | 01 January 21

Come and watch the brave hearted on the annual New years day bridge jump

07February

The Yorkshire Pudding Festival

West Yorkshire | 07 February 21

The UK's only Yorkshire Pudding Festival

21June

The Druid Order: Summer equinox

Wiltshire | 21 June 21

A celebration of Summer held by the Druid Order

30April

Edingburgh Beltane Fire

midlothian | 30 April 21

Mark the changing seasons with this Celtic festival

25January

Burns Night

scotland | 25 January 21

Annually celebrated in Scotland on or around January 25.

03May

Minehead Hobby Day

Somerset | 03 May 21

A Traditional celebration marked with Hobby Horse displays and processions.

29May

Castleton Garland Day

Derbyshire | 29 May 21

Castleton Garland Day is held on May 29 (unless that date falls on a Sunday)

To
01May
03May

Sweeps Festival

Kent | 01 May 21

Come down & witness the modern day Sweeps Festival

25April

St George's Day Parade

North Yorkshire | 25 April 21

Skipton High Street

07August

Rushbearing Ceremonies in Grasmere

Cumbria | 07 August 21

Formerly Saturday nearest St Oswald’s day (5th August).

29May

St Neots Oak Apple Day

Cornwall | 29 May 21

An Annual commemorative celebration held in Cornwall

01May

May Morning in Oxford

Oxfordshire | 01 May 21

The annual May Day celebrations with choir singing

01May

Laxton May Day Celebration

Nottinghamshire | 01 May 21

A traditional May Day sunrise event

01May

Riding of the Bounds

Northumberland | 01 May 21

Riding of the Bounds is Saturday 1st May

31May

Wellow Maypole Celebrations

Nottinghamshire | 31 May 21

The Wellow Maypole Celebrations take place annually on the village green

02February

CANDLEMAS

england | 02 February 21

Candlemas (also spelled Candlemass), also known as the Feast of the Presentation of O

01May

Jack in the Green in Depford

Greater London | 01 May 21

A custom to celebrate May Day in Deptford

To
30April
03May

Jack in the Green May Day festival

East Sussex | 30 April 21

Friday 30th April - Monday 3rd May 2021- Hastings Old Town

01January

Whitesands New Years Day Charity Swim

Pembrokeshire | 01 January 21

Raise money for the swim on New Years Day

08February

St Ives Feast Day Celebrations

Cornwall | 08 February 21

A tradition that celebrates the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church

01May

Milkmaids Garland

Greater London | 01 May 21

Welcome spring on May Day morning in London

01April

Tell A Lie Day

United Kingdom | 01 April 21

Dishonesty is an art form

To
09April
11April

Northumbrian Gathering

Northumberland | 09 April 21

54th Northumbrian Gathering

08May

Helston Flora Day

Cornwall | 08 May 21

Come and enjoy this traditional Cornish extravaganza

29May

Oak Apple Day in Great Wishford

Wiltshire | 29 May 21

A Traditional Oak Apple Celebration in Wiltshire

To
01May
02May

St Agnes Bolster Festival

Cornwall | 01 May 21

A traditional Bolster Pageant,

01May

Glastonbury Beltane Celebrations

Somerset | 01 May 21

A wonderful may day celebration

13May

Abbotsbury Garland Day

Dorset | 13 May 21

Garland Day celebrations have taken place on 13 May (Old May Day) each year.

26December

Waltham cross Bakers and Sweeps

Hertfordshire | 26 December 20

The bakers & Sweeps have been raising money for local charities since 1908

31December

Allendale Tar Barrels

Northumberland | 31 December 20

A lively midnight procession and celebration

To
01January

Abersoch RNLI New Years Day Swim 2021

Gwnyedd |

Abersoch RNLI Sponsored New Year's Day Dip

29May

Oak Apple Day

United Kingdom | 29 May 21

Nationally recognised with events on around the Country

23April

Dorset Ooser

Dorset | 23 April 21

A custom of early morning dancing to celebrate St Georges Day with a Giant Ooser

16February

St Columb Silver Ball Hurling

Cornwall | 16 February 21

Usually starts about 4.30pm near the Market Square

16February

Shrovetide Fair & Pancake Toss

Staffordshire | 16 February 21

Held on Shrove Tuesday at noon on the Market Square and in Bore Street.

25March

Tichborne Dole

Hampshire | 25 March 21

A traditional English festival of charity

05March

St Piran's Day

Cornwall | 05 March 21

County wide celebration

01March

Lanark Whuppity Scoorie

Clydesdale | 01 March 21

Enjoy this Scottish tradition.

16February

Fastern E'en Ba'

Scottish Borders | 16 February 21

A festival in Scotland, Confirm date locally as it can change

06January

Bodmin Wassail

Cornwall | 06 January 21

An ancient custom first recorded in Bodmin in 1624

01January

Ponteland Wheelbarrow Race

tyne and wear | 01 January 21

Celebrate New Years Day with this unusual event in the North East

06January

Haxey Hood

Lincolnshire | 06 January 21

From the Duke William pub to the Church When

16January

Carhampton Community Wassail

Somerset | 16 January 21

“Wassailing has been celebrated in Carhapmton for 150 years…

16February

The historic Atherstone Ball Game in Warwickshire

Warwickshire | 16 February 21

Atherstone locals usually gather in the main street at 3pm.

07February

Clown Service in memory of the British clown Joseph Grimaldi

Greater London | 07 February 21

Usually starts at 3pm at Haggerston's All Saints Church (but please check)

26December

Barrel Rolling in Grantchester

Cambridgeshire | 26 December 20

The Traditional Boxing Day Grantchester Barrel Rolling

16January

World Mountain Bike Chariot Racing

Powys | 16 January 21

Tough race for Mountain Bikers and those interested in Romans.

To
13January
20December

Roman Tours

Cheshire West and Chester | 13 January 20

Daily walking tours of Roman Chester with an authentic Roman Soldier

To
19January
20December

PALM SUNDAY ARCHERS – 2020 Shoots

North Yorkshire | 19 January 20

Dates through out the year!

06January

Guildford Twelfth Night Wassail

Surrey | 06 January 21

A celebration of Twelfth night in Guilford