Dates, events, holidays and festivals 2022

Dates, events, holidays and festivals 2022

Do you know of an event that is taking place? Is there something missing below? A food or drink festival, an annual event, or something similar?

Especially welcome are curious local events and traditions.

If you do, Contact me, and I will add it to the almanac.

January 2022

Public holidays

3rd January – New Year’s Day Bank Holiday (Substitute day)

Seasonal, astronomical and nautical events

1st January – New years day

2nd January – New Moon

3rd – 5th Spring Tide

9th January – 1st Quarter

11th – 13th Neap tide

17th January – Full Moon, Wolf Moon

19th – 20th Spring Tide

25th January – 3rd Quarter

26th – 29th Neap Tide

Festivals and events, religious, traditional and sporting

26 November 2021 – 2 January 2022 – Christmas at Stourhead

5th January – 12th Night, Twelfth cake to be eaten

5th January – World Mountain Bike Chariot Racing Championship

6th January – Epiphany

6th January – 12th Day and Wassail Day

6th January – Stroud Wassail (Other wassails are available, tell me more).

15th January – Sandford Orchards – THE WASSAIL

25th January – Burns Night

27th January – Holocaust Memorial Day

Find out more about January events, activities food and nature


February 2022

Seasonal, astronomical and nautical events

1st February – New Moon

8th February – 1st Quarter

11th February – Full Moon, Snow Moon

23rd February – 3rd quarter

Festivals and events, religious, traditional and sporting

1st February – Chinese new year – Year of the Tiger

1st February – Imbolc / Candlemass & St. Brides Day

5th February – Lord Crawshaw Memorial Walk

5th – 6th February – 6 Nations Rugby (Round 1)

12th – 13th February – 6 Nations Rugby (Round 2)

14th February – St Valentines Day

26th February – Welsh Junior of the Year Special Event (Dog Show)

26th – 27th February – 6 Nations Rugby (Round 3)

TBA February – Slaithwaite Moonraking Festival

TBA February – JORVIK Viking Festival

Find out more about February events, activities food and nature


March 2022

Seasonal, astronomical and nautical events

2nd March – New Moon

3rd – 4th March – Spring Tide

10th March – First Quarter

11th – 14th March – Neap Tide

18th March – Full Moon, Worm Moon

20th March – Spring Equinox

20th – 21st March – Highest Spring Tide

25th March – Third Quarter

26th – 28th March – Neap Tide

27th March – British Summer Time (Clocks go forward)

Festivals and events, religious, traditional and sporting

1st March – Shrove Tuesday / Pancake day

1st March – St. Davids Day

2nd March – Ash Wednesday & start of Lent

5th March – St. Pirans Day

5th March – World Pasty Championships

11th – 12th March – 6 Nations Rugby (Round 4)

15th – 18th March – Cheltenham Festival (Horse racing)

17th March – St. Patricks Day

19th March – 6 Nations Rugby (Round 5)

19th March – The FA Cup Quarter Final

25th March – The Tichborne Dole

26th March – Welsh Beekeepers Association Convention

27th March- Mothering Sunday

Find out more about March events, activities food and nature


April 2022

Public Holidays

15th April – Good Friday

18th April – Easter Monday

Seasonal, astronomical and nautical events

1st April – New Moon

2nd April – Spring Tide

9th April – 1st quarter

10th April – Neap tide

16th April – Full Moon, Pink Moon

17th April – Spring Tide

23rd April – 3rd quarter

24th April – Neap Tide

30th April – New Moon

Festivals and events, religious, traditional and sporting

1st April – April Fools Day

2nd April – Devil’s Staircase Ultra Trail Race

3rd April – The Boat Race

9th April – Grand National

9th – 24th April – Edinburgh Science Festival

14th April – Maunday Thursday

15th April – Good Friday

16th April – The FA Cup Semi Finals

16th April – Working and Pastoral Breeds of Wales Championship Dog Show

17th April – Easter Sunday

21st April – Queens Birthday

23rd April – St. Georges Day

23rd & 24th April – Wonderwool Wales: A Festival of Welsh Wool & Natural Fibres

30th (TBC) – Marsden Cuckoo fair

30th April – 1st May – The Artisan Cheese Fair

30th April – 2nd May – Urchfont Scarecrow Festival

30th April – 2,000 Guineas Day

31st April – 1,000 Guineas Day

22nd (TBC) – Shakespear’s Birthday celebrations

TBA – RHS Garden Hyde Hall Spring and Orchid Show

TBA – RHS Flower Show Cardiff

Find out more about April events, activities food and nature


May 2022

Public Holidays

2nd May – Early May bank holiday

Seasonal, astronomical and nautical events

1st May – Spring Tide

9th May – 1st Quarter

10th May – Neap Tide

16th May – Full Moon, Flower Moon

17th May – Spring Tide

22nd May – 3rd Quarter

23rd May – Neap Tide

30th May – New Moon

31st May – Spring Tide

Festivals and events, religious, traditional and sporting

30th April – 1st May – The Artisan Cheese Fair

30th April – 2nd May – Urchfont Scarecrow Festival

1st May – May Day

1st May – Dorset Knob Throwing

2nd May – Duncombe Park Country Fair

5th – 8th May – RHS Malvern Spring Festival

7th May – Glanusk Welsh Stallion Show

13th – 22nd May – The Bath Festival

14th -15th May – Spring Flying Metting, North Coates Airfield

14th May – The FA Cup Final

21st & 22nd May – Smallholding and Countryside Festival

22nd May – Leaden Boot Challenge

22nd May – SoapBox Derby

24th – 28th May – RHS Chelsea Flower Show

26th May – 6th June – Hay Festival of Literature and Arts

30th May – Coopers Hill Cheese Rolling

TBA – Machynlleth Comedy Festival

TBA – Isle of Wight Walking Festival

TBA – Tour de Yorkshire

Also, see the Red Arrows UK display schedule 2022

Find out more about May events, activities food and nature


June 2022

Public holidays

2nd June – Spring bank holiday

3rd June – Platinum Jubilee bank holiday

Seasonal, astronomical and nautical events

7th June – 1st Quarter

8th June – Neap Tide

14th June – Full Moon, Strawbery Moon

15th June – Spring Tide

21st June – Summer Solstice

21st June – 3rd Quarter

22nd June – Neap Tide

29th June – New Moon

Festivals and events, religious, traditional and sporting

26th May – 6th June – Hay Festival

2nd – 4th June – Royal Bath and West Show

2nd June – Trooping the Colour

2nd June – Trooping the Colour – Queens Birthday Flypast 2022, The Mall

2nd – 4th June – Midlands Air Festival, Ragley Hall

2nd – 5th June – Platinum Jubilee Weekend

3rd & 4th June – Epsom Derby

4th & 5th June – English Riviera Airshow

5th June – Whitsun / Penticost

10th – 12th June – RetroFestival, Newark

11th June – Man Versus Horse, mountainous terrain race

11th & 12th June – Folkestone and Ashford Military Show

11th & 12th June – Open Garden Squares Weekend

12th June – RAF Cosford Air Show 2022

14th & 15th June – Conwy Pirate Weekend

14th – 18th June – Royal Ascot

15th – 17th July – Stainsby Festival Home

16th – 18th June – UK AeroExpo 2022, Cotswold Airport

17th – 19th June – Weston Park International Model Airshow

18th June – Headcorn Armed Forces Day

23rd – 26th – The Royal Highland Show

23rd – 26th June – Goodwood Festival of Speed

24th June – Midsummer

24th – 26th June – Battle of Britain Airshow, Headcorn Aerodrome

25th June – Scarborough Armed Forces Day

25th June – Plymouth Armed Forces Day

25th & 26th June – Weston Air Festival 

26th June – Malton Show

28th June – Derbyshire County Show

28th June – 3rd July – Henley Royal Regatta

30th June – Wales & Border Counties Hound Show

TBA – Swaton Vintage Day & World Egg Throwing Championships

TBA – RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show

TBA – Monyash Well Dressing

TBA – RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

TBA – North Yorkshire County Show

Also, see the Red Arrows UK display schedule 2022

Find out more about June events, activities food and nature


July 2022

Seasonal, astronomical and nautical events

1st July – Spring Tide

7th July – 1st Quarter

8th July Neap Tide

13th July – Full Moon, Buck Moon

14th July – Spring Tide

20th July – Third Quarter

21st July – Neap Tide

28th July – New Moon

29th July – Spring Tide

Festivals and events, religious, traditional and sporting

25th June – Round the Island Race

28th June – 3rd July – Henley Royal Regatta

2nd & 3rd July – Wales Airshow

2nd July – Teignmouth Airshow 2022

2nd July – Wallop Wheels and Wings, Middle Wallop Airfield

2nd & 3rd July – The Capel Military Show,

3rd July – Ironman UK

4th – 9th July – RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

8th – 10th July – Tunes on the Sands

9th July (TBC) – Devizes Carnival

12th – 15th July – Great Yorkshire Show

15th – 17th July – Royal International Air Tattoo 2022

16th – 17th July – Wings and Wheels, North Coates Airfield

18th – 22nd July – Farnborough International Airshow 2022

18th – 23rd July – The Royal Welsh Show

20th July – Driffield Show

20th – 24th July – RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

22nd – 24th July – Sunderland International Air Show

26th July – Ryedale Show

26th – 30th July – The War & Peace Revival, Hop Farm, Paddock Wood

26th – 30st July – Glorious Goodwood Festival

28th – 31st July – Camp Bestival, Dorset

29th – 31st July – The Big Cheese Festival

30th July – Borrowby Show

30th & 31st July – Old Buckenham Airshow

TBA – World Snail Racing Championship

TBA – Bristol Harbour Festival

Also, see the Red Arrows UK display schedule 2022

Find out more about July events, activities food and nature


August 2022

Public holidays

29th August – Summer Bank Holiday

Seasonal, astronomical and nautical events

5th August – 1st Quarter

7th August – Neap Tide

12th August – Full Moon, Sturgeon Moon

14th August – Spring Tide

19th August – 3rd Quarter

21st August – Neap Tide

27th August – New Moon

29th August – Spring Tide

Festivals and events, religious, traditional and sporting

30th July – 6th August – Cowes Week

1st August – NSA Wales and Border Early Ram Sale

2nd August – Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show 

3rd August – Thornton le Dale Show

3rd – 7th August – RHS Garden Hyde Hall Flower Show

4th – 7th August – Valley Fest

5th – 14th August – Falmouth Week

6th August – Osmotherley Show

6th August – East Kirkby Air Show

6th August – World Championship Hen Racing

10th August – Danby Show

10th August – Ashover Show Agricultural and Horticultural

11th – 14th August – Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

12th – 14th August – RetroFestival, Newbury

13th August – Summer Cider Cycle

13th August – Manifold Show

13th – 14th August – Blackpool Airshow 2022

13th – 14th August – Combined OPS, Headcorn Aerodrome

13th – 15th August – Whitby Regatta 2022

13th – 19th August – Cromer Carnival

18th – 21st August – Green Man Festival

18th – 21st August – Camp Bestival, Shropshire

18th – 21st August – Airbourne International Air Show 2022,

19th – 21st August – RHS Garden Rosemoor Flower Show

19th – 21st August – Welsh Kennel Club Dog Show

20th August – Race the Train

20th August – Proms Spectacular, Rowlands Castle

20th & 21st August – The Garlic Festival

21st August – Ashbourne Show

24th August – Egton Show

25th – 26th August – Clacton Air Show 2022

26th & 27th August – Frocester Beer Festival

27th August – Rude Health Bog Triathlon

27th August – Henstridge Wings & Wheels

27th August – Proms Spectacular, Malvern

27th & 28th August – Rhyl Air Show 2022

27th – 29th August – Military Odyssey, Kent Show Ground

28th August – World Bog Snorkelling Championships

28th August – The Shetland Pony Stud Book Society Breed Show

28th August – Little Gransden Air & Car Show – Little Gransden

TBA – PieFest

TBA – Wiltshire Game and Country Fair

TBA – Square Fair

TBA – Buxton International Festival

TBA – World Gravy Wrestling Championships

TBA – Hinderwell Show

TBA – Rosedale Show

TBA – Bilsdale Show

TBA – Farndale Show

Also see the Red Arrows UK display schedule 2022

Find out more about August events, activities food and nature


September 2022

Seasonal, astronomical and nautical events

3rd August – 1st Quarter

4th September – Neap Tide

10th September – Full Moon, Harvest Moon

11th September – Spring Tide

17th August – 3rd Quarter

18th August – Neap Tide

23rd September – Autumn Equinox

25th September – New Moon

26th September – Spring Tide

Festivals and events, religious, traditional and sporting

1st – 4th September – Bournemouth Air Festival 2022

2nd – 3rd September – Spirit of Speyside, Distilled food and drink

2nd – 4th September – The Victory Show 2022

3rd September – The Braemar Gathering

3rd September – Kildale Show

7th & 8th September – Helitech Expo 2022, ExCel Exhibition Centre

8th September – Jersey International Air Display

8th September- Guernsey Air Display

10th September – Abingdon Air & Country Show 2022

10th & 11th September – International Causeway Airshow, Portstewart

10th & 11th September – Autumn Flying Meeting, North Coates Airfield

11th September – Ironman Wales

13th September – The World Black Pudding Throwing Championships

13th – 17th September – British Science Festival

6th – 11th September – RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show

9th – 18th September – Heritage Open Days

15th – 18th September – Mid-Wales 4 Day Walking Festival

16th & 17th September – Egremont Crab Fair & World Gurning Championships

16th – 18th September – Goodwood Revival

17th September – Pewsey Illuminated Carnival

17th September – Stokesley Show

17th & 18th September – Abergavenny Food Festival

19th September – NSA Wales and Border Main Ram Sale

24th Sept – 2nd October – Devizes Food & Drink Festival

25th September – World Stone Skimming Championships

30th September – 2nd October – Red Dragon Ride Festival of Endurance

TBA – Dundee Food and Flower Show

TBA – Matlock Bath Illuminations

TBA – Buxton International Festival

TBA – Camp Good Life

TBA – Lealholm Show

TBA – Castleton Show

Also see the Red Arrows UK display schedule 2022

Find out more about September events, activities food and nature


October 2022

Seasonal, astronomical and nautical events

3rd October – 1st Quarter

4th October – Neap tide

9th October – Full Moon, Barley Moon

10th October – Spring tide

17th October – 3rd Quarter

18th October – Neap tide

25th October – New Moon

26th October – Spring tide

Festivals and events, religious, traditional and sporting

24th Sept – 2nd October – Devizes Food & Drink Festival

30th September – 2nd October – Red Dragon Ride Festival of Endurance

7th – 9th October – South Wales Kennel Association Championship Dog Show

7th – 10th October – St Leger Festival

8th October – Golden Spurtle

9th October – World Conker Championships

15th – 16th October – Welsh Pony & Cob Society Sales

TBA – Buxton International Festival

TBA – Matlock Bath Illuminations

TBA – Melton MowEast Midlands Food Festival (Melton Mowbray Food Festival) 

Find out more about October events, activities food and nature


November 2022

Seasonal, astronomical and nautical events

1st November – 1st Quarter

2nd November – Neap Tide

8th November – Full Moon, Beaver Moon

9th November – Spring tide

16th November – 3rd Quarter

17th November – Neap Tide

23rd November – New Moon

24th November – Spring tide

Festivals and events, religious, traditional and sporting

5th November – Bonfire Night

5th November – The tar barrels of Ottery St. Mary

6th November – Bridgewater Carnival

19th & 20th (TBC) November – ChocFest

28th & 29th November – Royal Welsh Winter Fair

30th November – St Andrew’s Day

TBA November – Longleat Festival of Light

Mid-September to November (TBC) – Matlock Bath Illuminations

Find out more about November events, activities food and nature


December 2022

Public Holidays

26th December – Boxing Day substitute

27th December – Bank Holiday (Christmas Day substitute).

Seasonal, astronomical and nautical events

8th December – Full Moon, Cold Moon

9th December – Spring Tide

16th December – 3rd Quarter

17th December – Neap Tide

21st December – Winter Solstice

23rd December – New Moon

24th December – Spring Tide

30th December – 1st Quarter

31st December – Neap tide

Festivals and events, religious, traditional and sporting

10th December – The Great Christmas Pudding Race

24th December – Christmas Eve

25th December – Christmas Day

26th December – Boxing Day

31st December – Hogmanay / New years Eve

31st December – Stonehaven Fireball Festival

Find out more about December events, activities food and nature


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