Events and notable dates through the year 2021

Dates, events, holidays and festivals 2021

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 2021

1st January, New years day.

6th January – Wassail

25th January – Burns Night

28th January – Full Moon, Wolf Moon

Find out more about January events, activities food and nature

February 2021

TBA February – Slaithwaite Moonraking Festival

11th February – New Moon

12th February – Chinese new year – Year of the Metal Ox

14th February – St Valentines Day

Saturday 15th to Sunday 20th – JORVIK Viking Festival

16th February- Shrove Tuesday / Pancake day

16th & 17th February –  Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football

17th February – Ash Wednesday

27th February – Full Moon

Find out more about February events, activities food and nature

March 2021

1st March – St. Davids Day

5th March (2022) – World Pasty Championships

13th March – New Moon

14th March- Mothering Sunday

17th March – St. Patricks Day

20th March – Spring Equinox

25th March – The Tichborne Dole

28th March – British Summer Time (Clocks go forward)

28th March – Full Moon

30th March – Highest Spring Tide

Find out more about March events, activities food and nature

April 2021

1st April – April Fools Day

1st April – Maunday Thursday

2nd April – Good Friday

4th April – Easter Sunday

4th – 19th April – kids-lab (Edinburgh Science)

4th April – The Boat Race (Closed event, TV only)

5th April – Bank Holiday Monday

10th April – Grand National

12th April – New Moon

RHS Flower Show Cardiff – Cancelled.

9th – 11th April – RHS Garden Hyde Hall Spring and Orchid Show

21st April – Queens Birthday

23rd April – St. Georges Day

24th – Marsden Cuckoo fair (May be cancelled)

23rd – Shakespear’s Birthday celebrations

27th April – Full Moon

28th April – 3rd May – Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival (Virtual)

Find out more about April events, activities food and nature

May 2021

28th April – 3rd May – Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival (Virtual)

1st May – May Day

TBA – Machynlleth Comedy Festival

Cancelled – Downton Cuckoo fair Cancelled

TBA – Isle of Wight Walking Festival

Cancelled – Tour de Yorkshire Cancelled

7th May – Full Moon

3rd May –Early May bank holiday

Cancelled – RHS Malvern Spring Festival Cancelled

Cancelled – Urchfont Scarecrow Festival Cancelled

Moved to September – RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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

22nd May – New Moon

23rd May – Whitsuntide(Pentecost)

Postponed – North York Moors WalkFest

TBC 26th May – 29th May – Royal Bath and West Show TBC

29 -30 May – The Bath Festival

31st May – Spring bank holiday

31st May – Coopers Hill Cheese Rolling

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 2021

26th June – 11th July – Edinburgh Science Festival 2021 

29th June – 4th July – Henley Royal Regatta

TBA – Round the Island Race

3rd & 4th July – Wales Airshow

4th July – Ironman UK

6th – 11th July – RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

9th – 11th July – Tunes on the Sands

10th July – New Moon

10th July – Devizes Carnival

17th & 18th July – Longleat Live

16th – 18th July – Bristol Harbour Festival

TBA – World Snail Racing Championship

19th – 22rd July – The Royal Welsh Show

21st – 25th July – RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

TBA – The Big Cheese Festival

24th July – Full Moon

27th – 31st July – Glorious Goodwood Festival

29th July – 1st August – Bestival

30th July – 1st August – Valley Fest

Find out more about July events, activities food and nature

August 2021

29th July – 1st August – Bestival

31st July – 7th August – Cowes Week

TBC – Square Fair

3rd August – 31st November – Buxton International Festival

8th August – New Moon

4th – 8th August – RHS Garden Hyde Hall Flower Show

12th – 15th August – Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

13th – 15th August – RHS Garden Rosemoor Flower Show

14th – 15th August – Wiltshire Game and Country Fair

21st August – Race the Train

21st & 22nd August – The Garlic Festival

22nd August – New Moon – Blue Moon

19th – 22nd August – Green Man Festival

Cancelled – Frocester Beer Festival

28th – 28th August – PieFest

29th August – World Bog Snorkelling Championships

30th August – Summer Bank Holiday

TBC – World Gravy Wrestling Championships

Find out more about August events, activities food and nature

September 2021

3rd August – 31st November – Buxton International Festival

3rd – 5th TBC September – Dundee Food and Flower Show

4th September – The Braemar Gathering

12th September – Ironman Wales

7th – 11th September – British Science Festival

7th September – New Moon

7th – 12th September – RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show

17th – 19th September – Camp Good Life

10th – 19th September – Heritage Open Days

11 September – 31 October 2021 – Matlock Bath Illuminations

17th & 18th September – Egremont Crab Fair & World Gurning Championships

18th September (Cancelled) – Pewsey Illuminated Carnival

18th & 19th September – Abergavenny Food Festival

21st September – Full Moon

21st September – Autumn Equinox

21st & 26th September – RHS Chelsea Flower Show

25th Sept – 3rd October – Devizes Food & Drink Festival

26th September – World Stone Skimming Championships

Find out more about September events, activities food and nature

October 2021

3rd August – 31st November – Buxton International Festival

11 September – 31 October 2021 – Matlock Bath Illuminations

25th Sept – 3rd October – Devizes Food & Drink Festival

6th October – New Moon

 2-3 October – Melton MowEast Midlands Food Festival (Melton Mowbray Food Festival) 

9th October – Golden Spurtle

10th October – World Conker Championships

20th October – Full Moon

Find out more about October events, activities food and nature

November 2021

Mid-September to November – Matlock Bath Illuminations

1st November – All Saints Day

2nd November – All Souls Day

3rd – 8th November – Spirit of Speyside, Whisky Festival

4th November – New Moon

5th November – Bonfire Night

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

Cancelled – Longleat Festival of Light (Cancelled)

6th November – Bridgewater Carnival (Virtual)

13th & 14th November – PieFest

13th – 14th November (Date Change) – ChocFest

19th November – Micro Full Moon

19th – 21st November – Sandringham Christmas Craft Food & Gifts Show

20th November – Real Ale Wobble

24th – 28th November – Hay Festival, Winter Weekend

26 November 2021 – 2 January 2022 – Christmas at Stourhead

27th & 28th November – Real Ale Ramble

29th – 30th November – Royal Welsh Winter Fair

30th November – St Andrew’s Day

Find out more about November events, activities food and nature

December 2021

26 November 2021 – 2 January 2022 – Christmas at Stourhead

4th December – New Moon

11th December – The Great Christmas Pudding Race

19th December – Full Moon

21st December – Winter Solstice

24th December – Christmas Eve

25th December – Christmas Day

26th December – Boxing Day

26th & 27th December – Kempton Park Christmas Festival (King George VI Chase)

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

28th December – Bank Holiday (Boxing Day substitute).

31st December – Hogmanay / New years Eve

31st December – Stonehaven Fireball Festival

Also, check out the blogs and articles on Food and Seasonal Recipies

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