August Bank Holiday Date Ideas

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

It’s less than a week to go until the August Bank Holiday weekend, so now’s the perfect time to start planning a date with your muddy match.

Here are some ideas for what to do over the long weekend (if you are lucky enough to have the time off work). All of them take place in busy public places, making them ideal for a first date.

Notting Hill Carnival

The Notting Hill Carnival is Europe’s biggest street festival and is held over three days from August 26th until August 28th. It’s incredibly busy, but the beautiful floats and talented dancers make up for the crowded feel.

Cheshire Game and Country Fair

The Cheshire Game and Country Fair, which also runs for three days over the bank holiday weekend, is a great date idea for lovers of country sports and crafts.

Wensleydale Agricultural Show

The Wensleydale Show will showcase traditional farming competitions as well as tentpegging, which will be demonstrated by the Punjab Lancers.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The bank holiday weekend marks the end of the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and there will be a whole host of shows to enjoy, as well as street performances.

Test your date’s GSOH with a comedy show, or perhaps try a musical number.

Auld Lammas Fair

Auld Lammas Fair is held on the last Monday of every month, but the bank holiday Monday is sure to entice bigger crowds than at other times of the year. As well as trading, there will be street entertainment and amusements.

World Bog Snorkelling Festival

The World Bog Snorkelling Festival which is held on Sunday 27th August is one of the more unusual events that you an experience with your muddy match. Alongside the bog snorkelling itself, there will also be live music and real ale.

Manchester Pride Festival

Manchester Pride Festival is held annually in the Gay Village area of the city from Friday until Monday. The colourful parade will take place on 26th August and this year, the theme is ‘Class of 2017: The Graduation Parade’.