Things to do in August

There are lots of things going on around the UK this month. With so many to choose from, we decided to pick out a few events that particularly appealed to us:

If you like the idea of seeing the sky full of hot air balloons, why not head to the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta . It takes place on 8th – 11th August and for many, the highlight of the festival is the night glow. This stunning spectacle involves 30 ballooning teams lighting up their tethered balloons to a backdrop of spectacular fireworks and music.

Whats on in August?

The nightglow at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

From 13 – 14 August, one of Wales’s premier agricultural shows attracts visitors from across the UK. Competitive classes are held for farm animals, horticulture, crafts, cookery and dry stone walling. There are over 350 trade stands, an entertainment marquee and a country pursuits area.

In Scotland, the Edinburgh International Festival takes place from 9th August to 1st September. It includes opera, theatre, music and dance. For more information visit

In Northern Ireland, The Heart of the Glens Festival takes place form 3rd -11th August. It’s held every August in and around the village of Cushendall, with many locals and visitors making it their annual holiday. The 9 day festival covers a wide range of events for all age groups including a food festival and a vintage day.

Whatever you do and wherever you go this August, we hope you enjoy yourself! And if you know of any other events that are on this month, we’d love to hear from you.