August events you don’t want to miss

Summer is packed with some amazing events but August tops them all. With everything from International Beer Day to several iconic festivals, there really is something to suit everyone going on in August 2022. We’ve listed a few of our favourites below!

International Beer Day – 5th August

Can you think of a better way to kick off August than in a beer garden with friends? We can’t either!  It’s super easy to get involved, simply call your local pub to see if they will be participating in any Beer Day festivities. Not to worry if you’re not a drinker, International Beer Day is a celebration of all beers, including non-alcoholic.


Edinburgh Festival Fringe – 5th to 29th August

Edinburgh Festival Fringe was founded by artists to uphold the Fringe's values of inclusivity, experimentation, and imagination. You’ll experience several amazing performances from magicians, music, to stand up comedy! As a charity, The Fringe relies on fundraisers and donations. Tickets range from completely free, up to £35. Why not try something different this summer and discover new artists?


Reading & Leeds Festival – 26th to 28th August

Reading and Leeds Festival is one of the largest UK festivals, with over 90,000 people attending each year, and costs £265 for a weekend ticket. The festival is split over two locations but takes place on the same weekend, so no matter if you attend Reading or Leeds, you’ll still be able to see the same amazing artists - Dave, Arctic Monkeys, and Rage Against The Machine are headlining this year! Whether you enjoy the camping experience or just want to go for a day or two to see your favourite artists, you’re set to have a blast!


Notting Hill Carnival – 28th to 29th August

Notting Hill Carnival is one of the world’s largest celebrations of the colourful world of Mas, Soca, Calypso, sound systems and much more. Whilst there, you will experience the amazing parade, hear live music, and eat incredible food. They also have a free app that allows you to see the locations of all floats, food vendors and toilets. The event is free to observe, so consider making a donation if you’re going!


Attending any festivals this August? Let us know where you’re heading by tweeting us over at @italkUK!

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