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!
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.
Wide range of wine events, from tastings to talks. Held at the Oxford Union.
Wallingford’s free family festival, with music, dance and beer.
Run by the Oxford Preservation Trust, Oxford’s fantastic buildings are opened up to the public.
Horses jumping over tractors and through arches of bins? This and more at Blenheim’s premier display of equestrian eventing!
Many beers and lots of sausage. That is all.
Camping, cider and music at the Bo Peep camping and caravan park.
High-profile series of events, talks and lectures given by a wide range of influential writers and personalities.
Exciting events for all foodlovers, from stalls and pop-up restaurants to chef’s demonstrations.
The unique street festival on St Giles’ in Oxford, dating back to 1625.
One of our favourite beer festivals, held at the Masons Arms.
Wide-ranging series of events, incorporating a children’s festival. September/October.
Educating the public in beer appreciation, beer quality and building the local beer community.
Banbury’s weekend festival of concerts, ceilidhs, dancing, music, singing and entertainment. Now incorporating the Banbury Hobby Horse Festival.
Blackwell’s and OUP present a week of philosophy talks, debates and events designed to scintillate the mind and provoke interesting discussion.
Oxford’s largest fireworks display with a bonfire that can be seen from miles around, with all profit going to local charities.
Charity run around the city dressed as Mr Claus in aid of Helen & Douglas House.
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.