UK Events Calendar May 2024

The weather has been wet and wild for what feels like ages, but it will take more than that to stop the Great British Public from getting out there and enjoying the multitude of summer events that will take place up and down the country. From Glastonbury to Wimbledon, Hay-on-Wye to The Highlands, the summer events calendar is always packed out with some amazing days, weekends and weeks away from home.

In the first of our events calendar blogs, this is our useful calendar to discover what’s happening in Britain during May 2024, as well as some choice events from our home county of Yorkshire.

Cheltenham Jazz Festival 


1st – 6th May 2024 

The Cheltenham Jazz Festival, a six-day music extravaganza in the vibrant town of Cheltenham, offers a diverse line-up of international stars, jazz legends, and emerging talents. From intimate jazz clubs to grand concert halls, this festival delivers an unforgettable musical experience. 


Brighton Festival 


4th May – 26th May 2024 

Happening in the culturally diverse city of Brighton, the Brighton Festival is an arts festival that boasts a range of performances and events throughout the month. From theatre and dance to circus and classical music, it's a celebration of creativity that you won't want to miss. 

Highland Games


May 12th – September 15th 2024

The Highland Games, a traditional Scottish event, is a mix of sports, culture, and community. The games are held in various locations across Scotland, with each one featuring a mix of piping, athletic events, and Highland dancing. 

Pub in the Park Marlow

16th – 19th May 2024

Pub in the Park Marlow is an event that brings together top local pubs and eateries for a weekend of delicious food, chart-topping music, and good vibes. This food festival boasts a variety of culinary delights, craft beers, refreshing cocktails, and a lively music line-up. 

Otley Show

18th May 2024

The oldest single-day agricultural show in the UK, West Yorkshire’s Otley Show welcomes around 15,000 visitors, with competitions for livestock, food and drink, flowers and handcrafted goods.  

Yorkshire Game & Country Fair

Scampston Hall, Malton

May 18th – 19th 2024

A great day out for the family in North Yorkshire. With a huge selection of country sports to spectate and participate in, exhibitions and displays, plus plenty of livestock, food and stalls to buy from, this gem of an event at Scampston Hall near Malton is one for the country calendar. 

Hay Festival of Literature & Arts


May 23rd – June 2nd 2024

The Hay Festival of Literature and Arts is a unique event that brings together the greatest contemporary authors and the most exciting new voices in literature and the arts. With a line-up of speakers and performers from all over the world, this festival is a must-attend for any literature and arts enthusiast. 

Birmingham Pride


May 24th – 26th 2024

Birmingham Pride, an inclusive weekend event, celebrates diversity and acceptance. With a star-studded line-up of artists on the main stage, a jam-packed dance arena, and iconic drag performances, it's a vibrant celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community. 

Sheffield Food Festival


May 25th – 27th 2024

A celebration of the city’s vibrant culinary scene, Sheffield Food Festival showcases some great locally produced delights made by talented chefs, as well as offering a multitude of street food options and craft ales from local breweries.  

Blenheim Palace Food Festival


25th - 27th May 2024

Food lovers, rejoice! The Blenheim Palace Food Festival is a three-day event that offers a delectable array of food stalls, live music, and children’s entertainment. From international cuisine to sweet handmade treats, craft beers, and much more, this festival is a culinary paradise. 

Wide Awake Festival


25th May 2024

The Wide Awake Festival in London's Brockwell Park is a unique music festival that showcases fresh talent and established favourites across a wide range of genres. From indie and post-punk to electronica and techno, this festival offers a melting pot of musical styles. 

May 2024 events in a nutshell 

May 2024 is set to be an exciting month filled with an array of events across Yorkshire and the rest of the UK. Whether you're a food lover, a music fanatic, a literary enthusiast, or a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community, there's something for everyone. So, mark your calendars and get ready to explore the UK as it comes alive with these events in May 2024. 

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