Oxfordshire has an enormous range of regular annual festivals, celebrations and Oxford events throughout the year. We are the proud home festivals of art, science, rowing, music, feminist discourse, literature and food, as well as some pretty decent summer music festivals. Our most famous festival is probably the folk-fest on the first of May, with morris dancing, choristers, fancy dress, music and plenty of ale!
Om & Bass Festival
Yoga, Martial Arts, Meditation, Reggae Sound System, Breathwork, Meditation, Crafts, Relaxations and more. 100 workshops over the weekend in East Hanney. Sauna, hot tubs, river, food all incl.
Oxford Wine Festival
Wide range of wine events, from tastings to talks. Held at the Oxford Union.
Wallingford’s free family festival, with music, dance and beer.
Oxford Open Doors
Run by the Oxford Preservation Trust, Oxford’s fantastic buildings are opened up to the public.
Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials
Horses jumping over tractors and through arches of bins? This and more at Blenheim’s premier display of equestrian eventing!
Littleworth Beer and Sausage Festival
Many beers and lots of sausage. That is all.
Bo Peep Cider Festival
Camping, cider and music at the Bo Peep camping and caravan park.
Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature, Film & Music
High-profile series of events, talks and lectures given by a wide range of influential writers and personalities.
Thame Food Festival
Exciting events for all foodlovers, from stalls and pop-up restaurants to chef’s demonstrations.
St Giles’ Fair
The unique street festival on St Giles’ in Oxford, dating back to 1625.
Headington Beer Festival
One of our favourite beer festivals, held at the Masons Arms.
Henley Literary Festival
Wide-ranging series of events, incorporating a children’s festival. September/October.
Oxford Chamber Music Festival
High-quality display of chamber musicians, some regulars and some new faces . September/October.
Oxford Beer Festival
Educating the public in beer appreciation, beer quality and building the local beer community.
Banbury Folk Festival
Banbury’s weekend festival of concerts, ceilidhs, dancing, music, singing and entertainment. Now incorporating the Banbury Hobby Horse Festival.
Oxford Lieder Festival
World-famous festival celebrating the lieder tradition, with stunning concerts and study days centred around composers.
Blackwell’s Oxford and Oxford University Press Philosophy Festival
Blackwell’s and OUP present a week of philosophy talks, debates and events designed to scintillate the mind and provoke interesting discussion.
Oxford Round Table Fireworks & Bonfire
Oxford’s largest fireworks display with a bonfire that can be seen from miles around, with all profit going to local charities.
Oxford City Festival
A celebration of homegrown popular music in venues all over town.
Santas Fun Run
Charity run around the city dressed as Mr Claus in aid of Helen & Douglas House.
Christmas Light Festival
Similar to St Giles’ fair, the entire area is taken up with stalls, fairground rides and a large music stage. Opened with a parade of light sculptures constructed by Oxford schoolchildren.