We've put together a few events taking place throughout the month of July, with a mix of festivals and fun for all ages and families, if you're choosing a staycation or a visitor from overseas these are some of the events worth considering this July.
The St Annes Kit Festival is taking place between the Saturday 25th and Sunday, 26th July. Taking place on the beach at St Annes this is an ideal spot to enjoy the summer weekend with family and friends. With a mini fun fair also taking place which is ideal for the children, with a sand castle competition to help keep the children entertained throughout the day.
For the rest of the family there will be local musicians playing on the beach to add a great atmosphere to the event. There is a great number of kites going that are going to be featured at the event in many shapes and sizes, stunt kites will also be featured playing in line with the music.
The Whitstable Oyster Festival is taking place between Thursday 23rd July- Sunday 2nd August, an historical event that is an institution down in Whitstable. The town itself is a great place to visit and offers a stretch of beach to stroll down during the day. The festival is a ten-day event taking over the last week of July and is set to feature a whole selection of things to do with kite building, music for the children. The landing of the oyster is a ceremony that takes place celebrating the first oyster catch of the season, there is a also an oyster eating challenge taking place.
A music festival of the Isle of Wight, with over 70 performances by artists fro over 35 countries, with a mix of folk, Asian and Latin American music. The festival is a child friendly event, completely open to families of all ages – with children under 12 getting free admission. The event is taking place between the 17th-19th July.
Happening between the 24th-26th July, with a mix of activities designed for the whole family to enjoy, in it’s 17th year the Seafest Maritime Festival features a mix of live music cooking demonstrations and workshops. Free cookery demonstrations will be taking place on the West Pier, featuring a number of top chefs. For the adults there is a real ale and beer festival taking place over the period.
Bringing together a mix of music, fashion, food and literature, the event brings is a slightly alternative way to spend a few days. Located in Port Eliot in Cornwall between the 30th July – 2nd of August, the festival, camping is an option if you wanted to stay for the whole weekend.