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We've gathered details of the best events in the UK. Many of these fantastic events have FREE ENTRY, so time your holiday to fit around these and you can have lots of extra fun, for no extra cost!

Select a month to see all the events that are on then. Click the name of the event for more information, or click the resort name to start planning your holiday. Enjoy!

 

September Events:

EVENT DATE DETAILS RESORT
Great Yarmouth Festival of Bowls 24th August – 19th September The biggest outdoor bowling event in the UK with over 1800 participants with plenty of space for spectators to enjoy the play! Great Yarmouth  
Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival 6th & 7th September This annual event celebrates the town's maritime past, present and future and also includes a visit from the Tall Ships as well as live Shanty Music on three different stages. Great Yarmouth  
Last Night of the Proms - Screen on the Green
13th September Watch the Last Night of the Proms outdoors on the Big Screen at Eastbourne's Western Lawns Eastbourne  
Weymouth Sand Sculpture Festival 4th Apr – 2nd Nov With a new theme for 2014 of Books & Authors expect to see everything from the Mr Men to Shakespeare! Weymouth  

October Events:

EVENT DATE DETAILS RESORT
WESTON-SUPER-MARE
BEACH RACE
11th – 13th October
The beach race continues to be the leading light in the motocross calendar, with a host top riders entering to test their skills against one of the toughest races there is. Weston Super Mare  
Exmouth Illuminated Carnival 11th October
The annual Exmouth Illuminated Carnival is a much anticipated event in the East Devon calender. The procession includes some wonderfully illuminated floats and displays.
Exmouth  
Weymouth Sand Sculpture Festival 4th Apr – 2nd Nov With a new theme for 2014 of Books & Authors expect to see everything from the Mr Men to Shakespeare! Weymouth  

November Events:

EVENT DATE DETAILS RESORT
LLANDUDNO
FIREWORKS DISPLAY
1st November Every year, Llandudno Town Council holds a professional
Fireworks Display from Llandudno pier. There are vantage
points all along the promenade.
Llandudno  
SANDOWN
ILLUMINATED CARNIVAL
1st November This year with a Halloween theme and a stunning fireworks display from Sandown Pier! Sandown  
WEYMOUTH GUY
FAWKES CELEBRATIONS
5th November Remember, remember the 5th of November - one of
Weymouth's biggest annual community events with a guy
competition, beach bonfire and fireworks!
Weymouth  
GUY FAWKES NIGHT -
PORTHMINSTER BEACH
5th November St Ives annual firework display for Guy Fawkes Night St Ives  
TORQUAY CHRISTMAS
SPARKLE & SWITCH ON
15th November A day of free entertainment in Torquay town centre with street
entertainers, live music a spectacular fireworks display and the
big Christmas lights switch on!
Torquay  
BOURNEMOUTH
CHRISTMAS LIGHT
SWITCH ON
23rd November The annual switch on of Bournemouth's Christmas Lights! Bournemouth  
ILFRACOMBE LIGHTING
OF THE LIGHTS
26th November A children's procession, lead by the town crier before fireworks
and the big switch on!
Ilfracombe  
GREAT YARMOUTH -
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
SWITCH ON
26th November The annual switch on of Great Yarmouth's Christmas Lights! Great Yarmouth 

December Events:

EVENT DATE DETAILS RESORT
Llandudno Christmas Parade 6th December There will be various seasonal entertainment outside the Town Hall before the procession departs, featuring Father Christmas and other festival attractions! Llandudno  
Christmas Day Harbour Swim 25th December Take a stroll to the harbour before lunch and cheer on the swimmers who brave the waters to cross the harbour.  Over 150 took part last year raising hundreds of pounds for charity! Weymouth  

Exmouth Christmas Day Swim

25th December

You might not be brave enough to take the plunge... but take a stroll before your Christmas Day lunch and cheer on those that do!

Exmouth  

Christmas Day Concert with Eastbourne Silver Band

25th December

A popular, longstanding tradition, as Eastbourne Silver Band entertains the crowds with over an hour of festive tunes and carols!

Eastbourne  
Boxing Day Raft Race at Scarborough Harbour 26th December

Enjoy the annual boxing day festivities and cheer on the fun and games of the fancy dressed teams as they battle to win the race in their home made rafts!

Scarborough  
Newquay's New Year's Fireworks 31st December

Head down to the harbour and see in 2015 with a bang with Newquay's memorable firework display!

Newquay  

January Events:

EVENT DATE DETAILS RESORT
Pitlochry's New Year's Day Party 1st January

The main road through Pitlochry is closed off in the afternoon as the party takes over!  A wonderful event thrown by the community which has grown and grown.

Pitlochry
Portpatrick Loony Dook 1st January

A sponsored New Year's Day swim in the freezing waters!  Blow away the cobwebs with a stroll and cheer on the swimmers.

Portpatrick
New Year's Day Concert at Eastbourne Bandstand 1st January

Join the Ray Campbell Dance Band and celebrate the start of 2015 with a special performance at the Eastbourne Bandstand.

Eastbourne

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