Festivals in Hampshire celebrate music, food, art, and boats.
Hat Fair Festival is the UK’s longest running festival of outdoor arts. Taking place the first weekend of July in Winchester, it’s a joyous celebration of street entertainment, juggling, music, dancing, and food. Best of all, admission is free.
Blissfields is a music festival focusing on pop, indie, folk, and rock. The Guardian listed it as a “top 50 boutique music festival” and The Telegraph named it in their “top 100 festivals.” Next year’s festival will be 1 and 2 July, 2016, at Vicarage Farm.
Wickham Festival was voted Britain’s Best Festival in 2015 for festivals with under 15,000 people. It’s family-friendly, with lots of activities and entertainment for the youngsters. Next year’s festival will be 4 – 7 August, 2016, in Wickham, just north of Fareham.
Basingstoke Festival features nearly a month of music, dance, street theatre, and parades from mid-June to mid-July. There are crafts stalls and food stalls, children’s activities, art, comedy, and more.
One Love Festival is the UK’s number one reggae festival. It’s located at Croft Farm Waterpark, near Tewksbury, in early autumn.
Lakefest, at Eastnor Castle, started as a music and cider festival, but now emphasizes music over cider and ale. It prides itself on being friendly and fun, but not as overwhelming as some of the larger festivals can be.
The Winchester Short Film Festival runs from 7 – 14 November, 2015. It showcases films under five minutes from directors and actors across the UK.
The Portsmouth International Kite Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2016. It attracts kite flyers from around the world.
The Isle of Wight is home to two of Great Britain’s most popular music festivals. The next Isle of Wight Festival will be 9 – 12 June, 2016. Bestival will be 8 – 11 September, 2016. It’s also home to Cowes Week, one of the longest sailing regattas in the world.
The Hampshire Food Festival stretches the entire month of July. It includes local food and drink for sale, cooking classes, pick-your-own fruit, brewery tours, and more.
CarFest South celebrates fast cars, good food, and great music. The fifth annual CarFest South will be 26 – 28 August, 2016, at Laverstoke Park Farm, near Basingstoke where you will find toilets and showers from serviced events in operation, in fact you will find our kit at all the best festivals the UK has to offer.
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