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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 2020. 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.

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Destination:

England

January 2020

Until 3 May: Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, Saatchi Gallery, London

12 Jan-1 Mar: Cirque du Soleil – Luzia, The Royal Albert Hall, London

22-26: London Art Fair

25: Chinese New Year

February 2020

1: Six Nations Rugby (Wales Vs Italy) Principality Stadium, Cardiff

5 Feb-19 Apr: British Baroque: Power & Illusion, Tate Britain

13 Feb-11 May: Steve McQueen Exhibition, Tate Modern

14-18: London Fashion Week AW20, London

15-23: Yorvik Viking Festival, York

20-23: The London Classic Car Show

22: Six Nations Rugby (Wales Vs France) Principality Stadium, Cardiff

23: Six Nations Rugby (England Vs Ireland) Twickenham Stadium

March 2020

7: Six Nations Rugby (England Vs Wales) Twickenham Stadium

10-13: Cheltenham National Hunt Festival, Gloucester

12 Mar-6 Sep: Andy Warhol Exhibition, Tate Modern

14: Six Nations Rugby (Wales Vs Scotland) Principality Stadium, Cardiff

20-22: Florimania, Hampton Court Palace

21: Head of the River Race, London

27 Mar-5 Apr: Oxford Literary Festival

29: The Boat Race

April 2020

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

10 Apr-31 Aug: Gold and Glory: Henry VIII & the French King, Hampton Court Palace

12: Easter Sunday

21: The Queen’s Birthday Gun Salutes, London

23: St Georges Day

25 Apr-3 Jan 2021: ‘Bags’ Exhibition, The V & A Museum

26: Virgin Money London Marathon

May 2020

5-10: Cheltenham Jazz Festival

6-10: Badminton Horse Trials, Gloucestershire

8: 75th Anniversary of VE Day

13-17: Royal Windsor Horse Show

15-18: Museums at Night

16 May-20 Sep: Renaissance Watercolours: from Dürer to Van Dyk, V & A

19-23: RHS Chelsea Flower Show, London

21 May-30 Aug: Glyndebourne Festival, East Sussex

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

30 May-12 Jun: Isle of Man TT Races

June 2020

5-7: Chestertons Polo in the Park, Hurlingham Park, London

6: Investec Derby, Epsom Racecourse, Surrey

6-7: Open Garden Squares Weekend

9 Jun-16 Aug: The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London

11-14: RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, Derbyshire

13: Trooping the Colour, The Queen’s Birthday Parade, Horseguards Parade

15-21: Fever-Tree Championships, Queens Club, London

16-20: Royal Ascot

26-28: Blenheim Palace Flower Show, Woodstock

27 Jun-10 Jan 2021: Alice: Down the Rabbit Hole, V & A Museum

29 Jun-12 Jul: Wimbledon Championships

July 2020

1-5: Henley Royal Regatta

3-12: Cheltenham Music Festival

6-12: Hampton Court Flower Show

8-12: Henley Festival, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

9-12: Goodwood Festival of Speed, Chichester

16-19: The 2020 Open Championship, Royal St George’s, Kent.

17-19: UK Pride 2020

17-19: British Grand Prix, Silverstone

23-26: The Senior Open, Sunningdale, Berkshire

28 Jul-1 Aug: Qatar Goodwood Festival

30 Jul-2 Aug: Cambridge Folk Festival

Jul-Sep: Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

August 2020

6-9: Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, Ashton Court Estate

8-15: Lendy Cowes Week, Isle of Wight

30-31: Notting Hill Carnival, London

September 2020

2-6: Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, Stamford

3-6: Salon Privé, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock.

5: The Great River Race, London

10-13: BMW PGA Championship, Wentworth Club, London

11-13: Goodwood Revival, Chichester

12-20: London Design Festival

15: 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Day

18-22: London Fashion Week SS21

30 Sep-3 Jan 2021: Turner Prize 2020 Exhibition, Tate Britain

October 2020

2-11: Cheltenham Literature Festival

7-18: 64th BFI London Film Festival

8-11: Frieze London

21 Oct-21 Feb 2021: The EY Exhibition – Rodin, Tate Modern

28 Oct-7 Mar 2021: Turner & the Modern World, Tate Britain

November 2020

8: Lord Mayor’s Show, London

11: Remembrance Day

Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park

December 2020

25: Christmas Day

31: New Year Celebrations

Ireland

January 2020

8-12: Dublin Bowie Festival

16-20: Shannonside Winter Music Festival

22-26: Temple Bar Tradfest, Dublin

February 2020

1: Six Nations Rugby (Ireland Vs Scotland) Aviva Stadium, Dublin

1-2: Dublin Racing Festival, Leopardstown

8: Six Nations Rugby (Ireland Vs Wales) Aviva Stadium, Dublin

26 Feb-8 Mar: Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

26 Feb-1 Mar: The Gathering Traditional Festival, Killarney

March 2020

7: Six Nations Rugby (Ireland Vs Italy) Aviva Stadium, Dublin

13-17: St Patrick’s Festival, Dublin

17: St Patrick’s Day

25-28: Cork International Poetry Festival

April 2020

5-12: 50th World Irish Dancing Championships, Dublin

11-13: Racing Home for Easter Festival, Mallow, Co. Cork

12: Easter Sunday

14-19: The International Pan Celtic Festival, Carlow Town

17-19: West Waterford Festival of Food, Dungarvan

20-25: Cuirt International Festival of Literature, Galway

29 Apr-3 May: Cork International Choral Festival

May 2020

1-3: Rally of the Lakes, Killarney, Co. Kerry

2-4: Connemara Mussel Festival, Renvyle, Co. Galway (P)

3: Deep River Rock Belfast City Marathon

28-31: Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, Mount Juliet

28 May-1 Jun: Bloom in the Park, Dublin

June 2020

10-11: Mourne Way Marathon, Co. Down

11-17: Taste of Dublin (P)

12-21: Cork Midsummer Festival

13: Yeats Day, Co. Sligo

16: Bloomsday, Dublin

26-28: Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, The Curragh, Dublin

26 Jun-5 Jul: West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bantry

July 2020

3-5: Arnold Palmer Cup, Lahinch Golf Club

13-17: Killarney Racing Festival

13-26: Galway International Arts Festival

15-19: Dublin Horse Show

21-29: Sligo Jazz Project

27 Jul-2 Aug: The Galway Races Summer Festival

August 2020

6-16: Kilkenny Arts Festival

7-9: Dingle Races

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

21-25: Rose of Tralee Festival, Co. Kerry

29: College Football Classic: Notre Dame Vs Navy, Aviva Stadium, Dublin

September 2020

4-5: The Belfast International Tattoo

4-13: A Taste of West Cork Food Festival, Skibereen

5-23: Dublin Fringe Festival (P)

24 Sep-11 Oct: Dublin Theatre Festival

25-27: Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival

October 2020

20 Oct-1 Nov: The Wexford Festival Opera

22-26: Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

November 2020

Sneem International Folklore and Storytelling Festival, Co. Kerry

11: Remembrance Day

December 2020

25: Christmas Day

31: New Year Celebrations

London

January 2020

Until 3 May: Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, Saatchi Gallery

12 Jan-1 Mar: Cirque du Soleil – Luzia, The Royal Albert Hall

22-26: London Art Fair

25: Chinese New Year

 

Until 3 May: Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, Saatchi Gallery

12 Jan-1 Mar: Cirque du Soleil – Luzia, The Royal Albert Hall

22-26: London Art Fair

25: Chinese New Year

 

February 2020

2: 73rd BAFTA Film Awards

5 Feb-19 Apr: British Baroque: Power & Illusion, Tate Britain

6: Ascension of HM Queen Elizabeth Gun Salute

13 Feb-11 May: Steve McQueen Exhibition, Tate Modern

14-18: London Fashion Week AW20

20-23: The London Classic Car Show

23: Six Nations Rugby (England Vs Ireland) Twickenham Stadium

2: 73rd BAFTA Film Awards

5 Feb-19 Apr: British Baroque: Power & Illusion, Tate Britain

6: Ascension of HM Queen Elizabeth Gun Salute

13 Feb-11 May: Steve McQueen Exhibition, Tate Modern

14-18: London Fashion Week AW20

20-23: The London Classic Car Show

23: Six Nations Rugby (England Vs Ireland) Twickenham Stadium

March 2020

7: Six Nations Rugby (England Vs Wales) Twickenham Stadium

12 Mar-6 Sep: Andy Warhol Exhibition, Tate Modern

20-22: Florimania, Hampton Court Palace

21: Head of the River Race

29: The Boat Race

 

7: Six Nations Rugby (England Vs Wales) Twickenham Stadium

12 Mar-6 Sep: Andy Warhol Exhibition, Tate Modern

20-22: Florimania, Hampton Court Palace

21: Head of the River Race

29: The Boat Race

 

April 2020

5: Olivier Awards, The Royal Albert Hall

10 Apr-31 Aug: Gold & Glory: Henry VIII & the French King, Hampton Court Palace

12: Easter Sunday

21: The Queen’s Birthday Gun Salutes

23: St Georges Day

25 Apr-3 Jan 2021: ‘Bags’ Exhibition, The V & A Museum

26: Virgin Money London Marathon

5: Olivier Awards, The Royal Albert Hall

10 Apr-31 Aug: Gold & Glory: Henry VIII & the French King, Hampton Court Palace

12: Easter Sunday

21: The Queen’s Birthday Gun Salutes

23: St Georges Day

25 Apr-3 Jan 2021: ‘Bags’ Exhibition, The V & A Museum

26: Virgin Money London Marathon

May 2020

8: 75th Anniversary of VE Day

13-17: Royal Windsor Horse Show

14-17: Photo London, Somerset House

15-18: Museums at Night

16 May-20 Sep: Renaissance Watercolours: from Dürer to Van Dyk, V & A

19-23: RHS Chelsea Flower Show

23: The Emirates FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium

8: 75th Anniversary of VE Day

13-17: Royal Windsor Horse Show

14-17: Photo London, Somerset House

15-18: Museums at Night

16 May-20 Sep: Renaissance Watercolours: from Dürer to Van Dyk, V & A

19-23: RHS Chelsea Flower Show

23: The Emirates FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium

June 2020

5-7: Chestertons Polo in the Park, Hurlingham Park

6: Investec Derby, Epsom Racecourse

6-7: Open Garden Squares Weekend

9 Jun-16 Aug: The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition

10-11: Beating Retreat, Horseguards Parade

13: Trooping the Colour, The Queen’s Birthday Parade, Horseguards Parade

13-14: Major League Baseball, London Series. London Stadium

15-21: Fever Tree Championships, Queens Club

16-20: Royal Ascot

25 Jun-1 Jul: Masterpiece London Art Fair, Royal Hospital Chelsea

27 Jun-10 Jan 2021: Alice: Down the Rabbit Hole, V & A Museum

29 Jun-12 Jul: Wimbledon Championships

5-7: Chestertons Polo in the Park, Hurlingham Park

6: Investec Derby, Epsom Racecourse

6-7: Open Garden Squares Weekend

9 Jun-16 Aug: The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition

10-11: Beating Retreat, Horseguards Parade

13: Trooping the Colour, The Queen’s Birthday Parade, Horseguards Parade

13-14: Major League Baseball, London Series. London Stadium

15-21: Fever Tree Championships, Queens Club

16-20: Royal Ascot

25 Jun-1 Jul: Masterpiece London Art Fair, Royal Hospital Chelsea

27 Jun-10 Jan 2021: Alice: Down the Rabbit Hole, V & A Museum

29 Jun-12 Jul: Wimbledon Championships

July 2020

6-12: Hampton Court Flower Show

17-19: UK Pride 2020

17 Jul-12 Sep: BBC Proms

Jul-Sep: Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

6-12: Hampton Court Flower Show

17-19: UK Pride 2020

17 Jul-12 Sep: BBC Proms

Jul-Sep: Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

August 2020

30-31: Notting Hill Carnival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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September 2020

5: The Great River Race

10-13: BMW PGA Championship, Wentworth Club

15: 80th Anniversay of Battle of Britain

12-20: London Design Festival

13-17: London Fashion Week SS21

15: 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Day

19-20: Open House London

29 Sep-4 Oct: Goldsmiths International Jewellery Fair

30 Sep-3 Jan 2021: Turner Prize 2020 Exhibition, Tate Britain

5: The Great River Race

10-13: BMW PGA Championship, Wentworth Club

15: 80th Anniversay of Battle of Britain

12-20: London Design Festival

13-17: London Fashion Week SS21

15: 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Day

19-20: Open House London

29 Sep-4 Oct: Goldsmiths International Jewellery Fair

30 Sep-3 Jan 2021: Turner Prize 2020 Exhibition, Tate Britain

October 2020

7-18: 64th BFI London Film Festival

8-11: Freize London

21 Oct-21 Feb 2021: The EY Exhibition – Rodin, Tate Modern

28 Oct-7 Mar 2021: Turner & the Modern World, Tate Britain

7-18: 64th BFI London Film Festival

8-11: Freize London

21 Oct-21 Feb 2021: The EY Exhibition – Rodin, Tate Modern

28 Oct-7 Mar 2021: Turner & the Modern World, Tate Britain

November 2020

8: Lord Mayor’s Show, London

11: Remembrance Day

Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park

8: Lord Mayor’s Show, London

11: Remembrance Day

Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park

December 2020

25: Christmas Day

31: New Year Celebrations

25: Christmas Day

31: New Year Celebrations

Scotland

January 2020

10: Scalloway Fire Festival, Shetland

16 Jan-2 Feb: Celtic Connections Festival, Glasgow

20-26: Burns & Beyond Festival, Edinburgh

25: Burns Night

25-26: Aviemore Dog Sled Rally, Glenmore

28: Up Helly Aa, Shetland

10: Scalloway Fire Festival, Shetland

16 Jan-2 Feb: Celtic Connections Festival, Glasgow

20-26: Burns & Beyond Festival, Edinburgh

25: Burns Night

25-26: Aviemore Dog Sled Rally, Glenmore

28: Up Helly Aa, Shetland

February 2020

8: Six Nations Rugby (Scotland Vs England) BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

19-23: Fort William Mountain Festival

26 Feb-8 Mar: Glasgow Film Festival

8: Six Nations Rugby (Scotland Vs England) BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

19-23: Fort William Mountain Festival

26 Feb-8 Mar: Glasgow Film Festival

March 2020

4-8: StAnza International Poetry Festival, St Andrews

8: Six Nations Rugby (Scotland Vs France) BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

9-19: Ayrshire Music Festival, Ayr

12-29: Glasgow International Comedy Festival

28 Mar-5 Apr: World Men’s Curling Championship, Emirates Arena, Glasgow

4-8: StAnza International Poetry Festival, St Andrews

8: Six Nations Rugby (Scotland Vs France) BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

9-19: Ayrshire Music Festival, Ayr

12-29: Glasgow International Comedy Festival

28 Mar-5 Apr: World Men’s Curling Championship, Emirates Arena, Glasgow

April 2020

3-8: Edinburgh International Harp Festival

4-19: Edinburgh International Science Festival

12: Easter Sunday

29 Apr-4 May: Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

30: Beltane Fire Festival, Edinburgh

3-8: Edinburgh International Harp Festival

4-19: Edinburgh International Science Festival

12: Easter Sunday

29 Apr-4 May: Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

30: Beltane Fire Festival, Edinburgh

May 2020

1-11: Edinburgh Tradfest

16: World Whisky Day

20-31: Edinburgh International Children’s Festival

21-24: Orkney Folk Festival

21-30: Perth Festival of Arts

22-30: Islay Festival of Music and Malt

23-24: Edinburgh Marathon Festival

29-31: Gardening Scotland, Edinburgh

1-11: Edinburgh Tradfest

16: World Whisky Day

20-31: Edinburgh International Children’s Festival

21-24: Orkney Folk Festival

21-30: Perth Festival of Arts

22-30: Islay Festival of Music and Malt

23-24: Edinburgh Marathon Festival

29-31: Gardening Scotland, Edinburgh

June 2020

4-12: Fife Regatta, Largs

6: Outlander Day, Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore

11-14: Borders Book Festival, Melrose

17-28: Edinburgh International Film Festival

18-21: Royal Highland Show, Edinburgh

19-25: St Magnus International Festival, Orkney

20-21: Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, Portsoy

4-12: Fife Regatta, Largs

6: Outlander Day, Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore

11-14: Borders Book Festival, Melrose

17-28: Edinburgh International Film Festival

18-21: Royal Highland Show, Edinburgh

19-25: St Magnus International Festival, Orkney

20-21: Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, Portsoy

July 2020

1-5: East Neuk Festival, Fife

8-12: Scottish Open, The Renaissance Club, North Berwick

10-12: TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow

15-18: Hebridean Celtic Festival, Isle of Lewis

17-26: Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

30 Jul-30 Aug: Edinburgh Art Festival

1-5: East Neuk Festival, Fife

8-12: Scottish Open, The Renaissance Club, North Berwick

10-12: TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow

15-18: Hebridean Celtic Festival, Isle of Lewis

17-26: Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

30 Jul-30 Aug: Edinburgh Art Festival

August 2020

7-29: Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

7-31: Edinburgh Festival Fringe

7-31: Edinburgh International Festival

13-16: Ladies Scottish Open, The Renaissance Club, North Berwick

15: Stirling Highland Games

15-31: Edinburgh International Book Festival

20-23: Ricoh Women’s British Open, Royal Troon

27-30: Landrover Blair Castle Horse Trials

7-29: Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

7-31: Edinburgh Festival Fringe

7-31: Edinburgh International Festival

13-16: Ladies Scottish Open, The Renaissance Club, North Berwick

15: Stirling Highland Games

15-31: Edinburgh International Book Festival

20-23: Ricoh Women’s British Open, Royal Troon

27-30: Landrover Blair Castle Horse Trials

September 2020

5: Braemar Gathering, Royal Deeside

25 Sep-4 Oct: Wigtown Book Festival

5: Braemar Gathering, Royal Deeside

25 Sep-4 Oct: Wigtown Book Festival

October 2020

1-4: Alfred Dunhill Links Championships, St Andrews, Carnousite & Kingsbarns

9-17: Royal National Mod, Inverness

31: Samhuinn Fire Festival, Edinburgh

1-4: Alfred Dunhill Links Championships, St Andrews, Carnousite & Kingsbarns

9-17: Royal National Mod, Inverness

31: Samhuinn Fire Festival, Edinburgh

November 2020

11: Remembrance Day

30: St Andrew’s Day

Edinburgh Christmas Festival

11: Remembrance Day

30: St Andrew’s Day

Edinburgh Christmas Festival

December 2020

25: Christmas Day

30 Dec-2 Jan: Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2020/21

25: Christmas Day

30 Dec-2 Jan: Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2020/21

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