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Exciting Events this Summer


There is plenty of things to do this summer, and with the World Cup fast approaching and festival season reaching it’s peak months, let’s have a look at some of the incredible events you don’t want to miss out on.

Royal Ascot – 19th to 23rd June

Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race meet, attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses to compete for the grand prize of o£7.3m. The racecourse hosts 13 of Britain’s 36 Group 1 races and has made household names of the likes of: Black Caviar, Frankel and Yeats. With trainers such as Aiden O’Brien winning 7 times in the past 12 years, his most recent in 2016 with Order of St George, who will be next to take the crown?


With last years Gold Cup winner Big Orange, with jockey James Doyle and trainer Michael Bell ready to race for another year and looking in fine form, will we see another incredible win from the team or will it be a photo finish?

Each year the meeting is broadcast to audiences around the globe, but to experience it in person is something altogether more special. So why not give it a try? Travellng by coach is not only the ideal mode of transport for large groups, but it is also a much cheaper mode of transport, saving you extra money for the day itself.

Festival of Speed, The Silver Jubilee – 12th to 15th July

The 2018 Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard will celebrate the event’s 25th anniversary: “Festival of Speed – The Silver Jubilee”. The very first festival took place in June 1993, and redefined what a car event could be. In the years since, it has firmly established itself as one of the world’s greatest celebrations of motorsport and car culture.

This year, to mark the Silver Jubilee, the Duke of Richmond (formerly Lord March) will choose his 25 favourite moments from the first 25 events – personal highlights which, in very different ways, have been landmarks in the Festival’s history. These moments, and the cars and drivers which created them, will be cornerstones of this year’s event, alongside the usual gathering of extraordinary vehicles from the dawn of motoring to the present day and beyond.

Portsmouth International Kite Festival – 11th to 12th Auguest

Take a kite to Southsea Common and get involved in one of the world’s biggest and best kite festivals.

Portsmouth International Kite Festival brings two days of amazing kite displays to Southsea Common. Intricate and beautiful kites take to the sky to perform gravity-defying tricks and amazing routines to music.

Visitors can add to the festival feel with their own kites and displays. Bring them to Southsea Common and fly them with the pros. There will be entertainment, boutique stalls and kites for sale throughout the weekend, so you can get in on the action.

Portsmouth International Kite Festival brightens the skies of Portsmouth in August, and is a free event for all the family*.

Community Festival, London – 1st July

If you don’t like the long, muddy weekends that come with festival life, then Festival Republics Community Festival in Findsbury Park is ideal for you. This one day festival celebrating the best in new rock and indie music, attracts 1,000’s of people throughout the day. Starting at 11.30am and ending at 10pm, you don’t even need to book the next day off work.

This years headliners on the main stage are Two Door Cinema Club, with incredible bands such as You Me at Six, The Vaccines and Circa Waves also making an appearance. The N4 Stage welcomes some fantastic new acts into the industry, including solo male performer Tom Grennan and indie pop band Pale Waves.

With Community Festival leading the way in it’s green initiative, the festival encourages the purchase of reusable cups and bottles, and also has free drinking water on site.

If you are an amateur festival goer, or even just looking for a fun day out, this is the place to be. Tickets are on sale now, so be sure to book your place and not miss out on what is set to be an unforgettable experience.

Travelling to your event

The most convenient way to get to any event and explore everything it has to offer is to hire a coach. Your whole party can travel together without the hassles usually associated with such a trip.

*Content provided by Visit Portsmouth