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Events Calendar

The Dream Escape Events Calendar showcases all the prestigious events and celebrations taking place in
England, Scotland and Ireland in 2019. We build unique and exciting programmes around many of these events
listed in the calendar, ensuring exceptional experiences for every client. Enjoy VIP treatment at events like the
Championships at Wimbledon, Royal Ascot, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Galway Oyster Festival.
Click on any highlighted event to view sample events programmes.

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Destination:

England

January 2019

12 Jan-9 Feb: Cirque du Soleil – Totem, The Royal Albert Hall, London

16-20: London Art Fair

February 2019

2 Feb-14 Jul: Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams. The V&A, London

5: Chinese New Year

8: Opening – Mandela: The Official Exhibition, 26 Leake St. London

10: Six Nations Rugby (England Vs France) Twickenham Stadium, London

14-17: The London Classic Car Show

16-20: London Fashion Week AW19, London

23: Six Nations Rugby (Wales Vs England) Principality Stadium, Cardiff

March 2019

7 Mar-27 May: Only Human: Photographs by Martin Parr. National Portrait Gallery, London

9: Six Nations Rugby (England Vs Italy) Twickenham Stadium

12-15: Cheltenham National Hunt Festival, Gloucester

16: Six Nations Rugby (England Vs Scotland) Twickenham Stadium

27 Mar-11 Aug: The EY Exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain. Tate Britain

30: Head of the River Race, London

30 Mar-7 Apr: Oxford Literary Festival

April 2019

6: The Randox Health Grand National Day, Aintree, Liverpool

6 Apr-16 Feb 2020: Mary Quant Exhibition. The V&A, London

7: The Boat Race

21: The Queen’s Birthday Gun Salutes, London

21: Easter Sunday

23: St Georges Day

28: Virgin Money London Marathon

May 2019

1-5: Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, Gloucestershire

1-6: Cheltenham Jazz Festival

8-12: Royal Windsor Horse Show

15-18: Museums at Night

18: The Emirates FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London

18 May-25 Aug: Glyndebourne Festival, East Sussex

21-25: RHS Chelsea Flower Show, London

25 May-7 Jun: Isle of Man TT Races

30 May-14 Jul: ICC Cricket Word Cup. England & Wales

 

June 2019

1: Investec Derby, Epsom Racecourse, Surrey

5-9: RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, Derbyshire

8-10: Chestertons Polo in the Park, Hurlingham Park. London

8: Trooping the Colour. The Queen’s Birthday Parade. Horseguards Parade

8-9: Open Garden Squares Weekend

10 Jun-12 Aug: The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London

17-24: The Queen’s Club Championships, London

18-22: Royal Ascot

21-23: Blenheim Palace Flower Show, Woodstock

 

July 2019

1-14: Wimbledon

2-7: Hampton Court Flower Show

3-7: Henley Royal Regatta

4-7: Goodwood Festival of Speed, Chichester

5-14: Cheltenham Music Festival

12-14: British Grand Prix, Silverstone

12-21: Netball World Cup. Echo Arena, Liverpool

25-28: The Senior Open, Royal Lytham & St Annes

30 Jul-3 Aug: Qatar Goodwood Festival

Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

August 2019

1-4: Cambridge Folk Festival

10-17: Lendy Cowes Week, Isle of Wight

25-26: Notting Hill Carnival, London

Ricoh Women’s British Open, Woburn Golf Club

September 2019

5-8: Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, Stamford

13-15: Goodwood Revival, Chichester

14: The Great River Race, London

14-18: London Fashion Week SS20

19-22: BMW PGA Championship. Wentworth Club, London

21-29: UCI World Cycling Championships, Yorkshire

October 2019

4 – 13: Cheltenham Literature Festival

31 Oct-2 Nov: Museums at Night

November 2019

9: Lord Mayor’s Show, London

11: Remembrance Day

Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park

December 2019

25: Christmas Day

31: New Year Celebrations

Ireland

January 2019

7-13: Dublin Bowie Festival

17-21: Shannonside Winter Music Festival

23-27: Temple Bar Tradfest, Dublin

February 2019

2: Six Nations Rugby (Ireland Vs England) Aviva Stadium, Dublin

2-3: Dublin Racing Festival, Leopardstown

20 Feb-3 Mar: Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

27 Feb-3 Mar: The Gathering Traditional Festival, Killarney

March 2019

10: Six Nations Rugby (Ireland Vs France) Aviva Stadium, Dublin

14-18: St Patrick’s Festival, Dublin

17: St Patrick’s Day

20-23: Cork International Poetry Festival

21-24: Dingle International Film Festival

31 Mar-2 Apr: Racing Home for Easter Festival, Mallow, Co. Cork

April 2019

8-14: Cuirt International Festival of Literature, Galway

21: Easter Sunday

26-28: West Waterford Festival of Food, Dungarvan

May 2019

1-5: Cork International Choral Festival

3-5: Rally of the Lakes, Killarney, Co. Kerry

3-5: Connemara Mussel Festival, Renvyle, Co. Galway (P)

30 May – 3 Jun: Bloom in the Park, Dublin

June 2019

11: Mourne Way Marathon, Co. Down

13: Yeats Day, Co. Sligo

16: Bloomsday, Dublin

27-29: Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, The Curragh, Dublin

28 Jun-7 Jul: West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bantry

July 2019

4-7: Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Lahinch Golf Club, Co. Clare

15-19: Killarney Racing Festival

15-28: Galway International Arts Festival

23-30: Sligo Jazz Project (P)

29 Jul-4 Aug: The Galway Races Summer Festival

14-21: British Open, Royal Portrush, Co. Antrim

August 2019

7-11: Dublin Horse Show

9-11: Dingle Races

10-12: Puck Fair, Kilorglin, Co. Kerry

16-20: Rose of Tralee Festival, Co. Kerry

September 2019

6-7: Belfast International Tattoo

6-15: A Taste of West Cork Food Festival, Skibereen

7-22: Dublin Fringe Festival

26 Sep-13 Oct: Dublin Theatre Festival

27-29: Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival

October 2019

18-22: Guinness Cork Jazz Festival (P)

The Wexford Festival Opera

November 2019

Sneem International Folklore and Storytelling Festival, Co. Kerry

11: Remembrance Day

December 2019

25: Christmas Day

31: New Year Celebrations

London

Scotland

January 2019

11: Scalloway Fire Festival

17 Jan-3 Feb: Celtic Connections Festival, Glasgow

25: Burns Night Celebrations

26-27: Aviemore Dog Sled Rally, Glenmore

29: Up Helly Aa, Shetland

11: Scalloway Fire Festival

17 Jan-3 Feb: Celtic Connections Festival, Glasgow

25: Burns Night Celebrations

26-27: Aviemore Dog Sled Rally, Glenmore

29: Up Helly Aa, Shetland

February 2019

2: Six Nations Rugby (Scotland Vs Italy) BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

9: Six Nations Rugby (Scotland Vs Ireland) BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

20-24: Fort William Mountain Festival

20 Feb-3 Mar: Glasgow Film Festival

2: Six Nations Rugby (Scotland Vs Italy) BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

9: Six Nations Rugby (Scotland Vs Ireland) BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

20-24: Fort William Mountain Festival

20 Feb-3 Mar: Glasgow Film Festival

March 2019

6-10: StAnza, International Poetry Festival, St Andrews

9: Six Nations Rugby (Scotland Vs Wales) BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

11-21: Ayrshire Music Festival, Ayr

14-31: Glasgow International Comedy Festival

6-10: StAnza, International Poetry Festival, St Andrews

9: Six Nations Rugby (Scotland Vs Wales) BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

11-21: Ayrshire Music Festival, Ayr

14-31: Glasgow International Comedy Festival

April 2019

5-10: Edinburgh International Harp Festival

6-21: Edinburgh International Science Festival

14: Aberdeen Standard Investments Melrose Rugby Sevens

21: Easter Sunday

30: Beltane Fire Festival

TradFest Edinburgh

5-10: Edinburgh International Harp Festival

6-21: Edinburgh International Science Festival

14: Aberdeen Standard Investments Melrose Rugby Sevens

21: Easter Sunday

30: Beltane Fire Festival

TradFest Edinburgh

May 2019

1-6: Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

2-5: Shetland Folk Festival

16-25: Perth Festival of the Arts

18: World Whisky Day

24 May-1 Jun: Islay Festival of Music and Malt

25-26: Edinburgh Marathon Festival

25 May-2 Jun: Edinburgh International Childrens Festival

31 May-2 Jun: Gardening Scotland, Edinburgh

1-6: Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

2-5: Shetland Folk Festival

16-25: Perth Festival of the Arts

18: World Whisky Day

24 May-1 Jun: Islay Festival of Music and Malt

25-26: Edinburgh Marathon Festival

25 May-2 Jun: Edinburgh International Childrens Festival

31 May-2 Jun: Gardening Scotland, Edinburgh

June 2019

1-2: UCI Mountain bike World Cup Downhill, Fort William

19-30: Edinburgh International Film Festival

13-16: Borders Book Festival, Melrose

20-23: Royal Highland Show

21-26: St Magnus International Festival, Orkney

22-23: Scottish Traditional Boat Festival at Portsoy

26-30: East Neuk Festival, Fife

1-2: UCI Mountain bike World Cup Downhill, Fort William

19-30: Edinburgh International Film Festival

13-16: Borders Book Festival, Melrose

20-23: Royal Highland Show

21-26: St Magnus International Festival, Orkney

22-23: Scottish Traditional Boat Festival at Portsoy

26-30: East Neuk Festival, Fife

July 2019

8-14: Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, The Renaissance Club, East Lothian

12-21: Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

17-20: Hebridean Celtic Festival, Isle of lewis

21-25: TEDSummit 2019, Edinburgh

25 Jul-25 Aug: Edinburgh Art Festival

8-14: Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, The Renaissance Club, East Lothian

12-21: Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

17-20: Hebridean Celtic Festival, Isle of lewis

21-25: TEDSummit 2019, Edinburgh

25 Jul-25 Aug: Edinburgh Art Festival

August 2019

2-24: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

2-26: Edinburgh International Festival

2-26: Edinburgh Festival Fringe

10-26: Edinburgh International Book Festival

17: Stirling Highland Games

22-25: Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials

31 Aug-8 Sep: Largs Viking Festival, North Ayrshire

2-24: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

2-26: Edinburgh International Festival

2-26: Edinburgh Festival Fringe

10-26: Edinburgh International Book Festival

17: Stirling Highland Games

22-25: Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials

31 Aug-8 Sep: Largs Viking Festival, North Ayrshire

September 2019

7: Braemar Gathering, Royal Deeside

9-15: The Solheim Cup, Gleneagles

23-30: Alfred Dunhill Links Championships, Old Course, St Andrews, Carnoustie & Kingsbarns

27 Sep-6 Oct: Wigtown Book Festival, Dumfries and Galloway

7: Braemar Gathering, Royal Deeside

9-15: The Solheim Cup, Gleneagles

23-30: Alfred Dunhill Links Championships, Old Course, St Andrews, Carnoustie & Kingsbarns

27 Sep-6 Oct: Wigtown Book Festival, Dumfries and Galloway

October 2019

11-19: Royal National Mod, Glasgow

18-31: Scottish International Storytelling Festival, Edinburgh

31: Samhuinn Fire Festival, Edinburgh

11-19: Royal National Mod, Glasgow

18-31: Scottish International Storytelling Festival, Edinburgh

31: Samhuinn Fire Festival, Edinburgh

November 2019

11: Remembrance Day

30: St Andrew’s Day

Edinburgh Christmas Festival

11: Remembrance Day

30: St Andrew’s Day

Edinburgh Christmas Festival

December 2019

25: Christmas Day

30 Dec-2 Jan: Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2019/2020

25: Christmas Day

30 Dec-2 Jan: Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2019/2020

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  • "Our holiday in Scotland now tops their lists of best trips…… To their growing list of amazing and memorable first-time experiences, our sons may add fishing for trout and salmon on the River Tay; steering a motor boat on Loch Ness; and taking private guided tours on Culloden Moor Of the eight full days we were in Scotland, Alex and Mattie thought each and every day was the best"

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    Yvonne Malka, Signature Travel Network, April 2018