August Bank Holiday Weekend 2018

The August Bank Holiday Weekend is always a welcome break during what is normally one of the hottest months of the year. 

The eagerly awaited long weekend is smack bang in the middle of festival season and 2018 in particular has some crackers including Creamfields, Leeds and Reading, and South West Four amongst plenty more. But the August Bank Holiday isn't just about festivals - there's an awful lot more going on as well.

Whether you're embarking on a much needed blow out, heading into town, having a meal, or taking a mini break, make sure you check our August Bank Holiday What's On Guide to make the most of it.

Find Your Local August Bank Holiday 2018 Guide

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2018 August Bank Holiday events

Here's a huge selection of August Bank Holiday 2018 events to tickle your fancy, buy your tickets quick if you're going.

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elrow Newcastle - El Bowsque Encantado - Outdoors
Popular Event: 2208+ going
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elrow Newcastle - El Bowsque Encantado - Outdoors

Times Square, Newcastle

Sunday 26th Aug

12:00pm til 10:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

TBC

LOCO DICE announced as first headliner! This August bank holiday we are heading to Newcastle for ou...

Solfest
Popular Event: 1252+ going
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Solfest

Tarnside Farm, Cumbria

Friday 24th Aug

9:00am til 3:00pm

No age restrictions

79.00+

What started as group of friends quickly became one of the country's best loved independent, fa...

Moovin Festival 2018
Popular Event: 2273+ going
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Moovin Festival 2018

Whitebottom Farm, Stockport

Friday 24th Aug

1:00pm til 11:30pm

Minimum Age: 18

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Moovin Festival is back once again in 2018 & promises to be another eclectic gathering for music...

Lazy Sunday Old Skool & Jungle Festival 2018
Popular Event: 1103+ going
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Lazy Sunday Old Skool & Jungle Festival 2018

Fox And Duck, Stotfold

Sunday 26th Aug

12:00pm til 12:00am

No age restrictions

0 - 15

The Old Skool & Jungle Festival Family Fun Day for the whole family.....

Jika Jika! Festival
Popular Event: 2535+ going
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Jika Jika! Festival

Ebrington Square, Derry

Saturday 25th Aug

2:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

Tickets from 40+BF

Welcome to the first EVER Jika Jika! Festival. We’re taking over Ebrington Square for not one,...

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Eskimo Dance

Hydeout Nightclub Watford, Watford

Sunday 26th Aug

10:00pm til 4:00am

Minimum Age: 18

15-30

Eskimo Dance returns to birthplace the venue formerly known as Area Watford. One time only nostalgic...

South East Dance Festival
Popular Event: 800+ going
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South East Dance Festival

Garon Park, Southend-On-Sea

Saturday 25th Aug

1:30pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

15-30

South East Dance Festival is back for 2018 on Bank Holiday Saturday 25th August at Garon Park Southend!

Creamfields 2018
Popular Event: 4106+ going
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Creamfields 2018

Creamfields, Warrington

Thursday 23rd Aug

11:00am til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

69.50+

If electronic music is your thing, then Creamfields 2018 is unbeatable. Widely imitated, never repli...

Rockore
Popular Event: 242+ going
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Rockore

Lochore Meadows Country Park, Lochgelly

Saturday 25th Aug

11:00am til 11:00pm

No age restrictions

20.00

Rockore 2018 music event hosted by Benarty Events Group at Lochore Meadows Country Park.

Flixton Festival
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Flixton Festival

Flixton Cricket Club, Manchester

Sunday 26th Aug

12:00pm til 10:00pm

No age restrictions

5 (Children under 5 free) 7 admission on the day

Flixton Festival - a feel good garden party festival for children and grown ups alike! A stress fre...

FUMPSTOCK Feat. SWING SUNDAYS!
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FUMPSTOCK Feat. SWING SUNDAYS!

Valley Farm, Bures

Saturday 25th Aug

2:00pm til 12:00am

Minimum Age: 18

15.

A full weekend of 1st class sound & lighting production, World Class DJ's, super happy peop...

Manchester Pride's The Big Weekend 2018
Popular Event: 305+ going
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Manchester Pride's The Big Weekend 2018

Manchester Gay Village, Manchester

Friday 24th Aug

12:00pm til 11:00pm

No age restrictions

22-25

Manchester Pride’s flagship event, The Big Weekend takes place in Manchester’s world fam...

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Asia de Cuba
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Asia de Cuba

St Martin's Lane Hotel, London

World Fusion cuisine

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Asia de Cuba

St Martin's Lane Hotel, London

World Fusion cuisine

Average price £60.00

5 special offers avalable

For global travelers with a cultured palate and a love of variety, Asia de Cuba restaurant, overseen by renowned international restaurateur Jeffrey Ch...

Coq d
2 special offers avalable

Coq d'Argent

1 Poultry, London

French cuisine

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Coq d'Argent

1 Poultry, London

French cuisine

Average price £50.00

2 special offers avalable

Coq d'Argent serves classic French food in its spectacular rooftop setting at No.

Orrery
1 special offer avalable

Orrery

55 Marylebone High Street, London

French cuisine

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Orrery

55 Marylebone High Street, London

French cuisine

Average price £48.00

1 special offer avalable

Orrery restaurant seats 100 guests in an elegant dining room on the first floor of a converted stable block, overlooking Marylebone Church Gardens.

Mad Hatter
3 special offers avalable

Mad Hatter's Tea at Sanderson

Sanderson Hotel, London

Afternoon Tea cuisine

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Mad Hatter's Tea at Sanderson

Sanderson Hotel, London

Afternoon Tea cuisine

Average price £50.00

3 special offers avalable

An urban oasis in the heart of London, Sanderson brings quintessential Britishness to the hotel's recently refurbished terrace.

The Tower Restaurant
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The Tower Restaurant

Chambers Street, Edinburgh

Scottish cuisine

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The Tower Restaurant

Chambers Street, Edinburgh

Scottish cuisine

Average price £45.00

2 special offers avalable

Perched above the sandstone-clad landmark Museum of Scotland, spectacular views of Edinburgh's Castle and city skyline feature on the menu of James Th...

The Witchery by the Castle
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The Witchery by the Castle

Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Scottish cuisine

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The Witchery by the Castle

Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Scottish cuisine

Average price £50.00

1 special offer avalable

Located in a historic 16th century building at the gates of Edinburgh Castle, James Thomson's Witchery is the most atmospheric and spectacular dining ...