U.K. Festivals and Events


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By Angela, The Travel Diva

As previously reported the United Kingdom (UK) decision to leave the European Union has resulted in weakening of the British pound in relation to the US dollar. This financial change in our favor may be encouraging some travelers from the US to consider the UK as a 2017 travel destination. With that in mind we have compiled a short list of festivals and events to experience when you get there. Regardless of the time of year, the UK is sure to have opportunities for cultural immersion and adventure to satisfy everyone in your group.

2017 United Kingdom Calendar of Events




January 6-15 London Boat Show

February 17-21 London Fashion Week (http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk)

March 9-26 Glasgow International Music Festival

March 25-April 2 Oxford Literary Festival

April 27-May 1 Spirit of Speyside Whiskey Festival

May 6-28 Brighton Fringe Performing Arts Festival

May 10-14 Royal Windsor Horse Show

May 11-14 Keswick Jazz & Blues Festival (http://keswickjazzandbluesfestival.co.uk/)

May 20-August 27 Glyndebourne Opera Festival – runs through the summer

June 8-11 Isle of Wight Music Festival

June 20-24 Royal Ascot Horse Races

June 21-25 Glastonbury Festival

June 22-25 17th Royal Highland Show

July 27-30 Cambridge Folk Festival

June 28-July 2 Henley Royal Regatta

June 30-July 2 Love Supreme Jazz Festival

July 3-16 Wimbledon Tennis Championship (http://www.wimbledon.com)

July 7-9 British Formula 1 Grand Prix

June 30-July 2 Coventry Godiva Music Festival

August 27-28 Notting Hill Carnival

September 8-17 Jane Austin Festival (http://www.janeaustenfestivalbath.co.uk/history)

September 15-19 London Fashion Week (see above)

November 11-12 Remembrance Day

Find more UK events at Star Travels Blog – http://blog.star1vacations.com/.

Note: To make it easier to get to the UK, beginning March 26, 2017, Delta Airlines, through partnership with Virgin Atlantic Airlines, will add a second daily Detroit-to-London Heathrow flight, which will replace Virgin Atlantic’s current daily Detroit-to-London Heathrow service.

Finally, instead of flying seven or eight hours straight to the UK, break up the flight with a stopover in Iceland, which is only a three-hour flight from London? IcelandAir is the only airline that will allow a layover of up to 7 days on one ticket at no extra charge. This is a great way to add another travel experience to your plans without buying a separate international airline ticket.

The Travel Diva loves helping others experience world travel that engages, empowers, enlightens, and entertains.  Contact her at (313) 808-8018 or traveldiva@starvacations.com.

Author: Angela The Travel Diva

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