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Events in Wiltshire in the Summer of 2018

There’s so much going on in Wiltshire this summer, we can’t wait to get out and about and visit all the festivals and fun days out in the area. If you're staying in one of our holiday cottages in Wiltshire or if you're going to one of these popular events and you're looking for a place to stay while visiting, this list of great events in Wiltshire is for you.


Salisbury Art Walk

Every Saturday in July and August, Salisbury.
This is your chance to explore the rich heritage of Salisburys public decorative and fine art through the viewing of paintings, sculptures, woodcarvings, metal and glassworks. Are you staying in one of our holiday cottages in Salisbury ? Then you mustn’t miss the exciting walks in and around town offered by the knowledgeable Blue Badge guides of Salisbury City Guides, always entertaining and informative in their delivery of local and up to date knowledge.


The St. James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials

st-james-place-barbury-international-horse-trials-hideaways-holiday-cottages.jpg July 5th - July 8th 2018, Marlborough.
The popular Barbury Horse Trials is equestrian sport at its very best. Located in the heart of Wiltshire, and near many of our luxury holiday cottages, this annual event takes place on the beautiful Marlborough Downs and the world’s best riders and horses come together here.


Royal International Air Tattoo

royal-international-air-tattoo-hideaways-holiday-cottages.jpg July 13th – July 15th, Fairford.
Held annually each July at the RAF airbase in Fairford, just across the border outside Wiltshire, the Royal International Air Tattoo is the world's largest military airshow and one that has gained a well-earned reputation as being one of the UK's top outdoor family events.


Chippenham's Vintage Carnival 2018

July 14th, Chippenham.
The hugely popular Chippenham Carnival is one of the most exciting events in Wiltshire this July. With fabulous floats and vintage vibes, you can step back in time and experience all the fun of the fair with Island Park transformed into a sea of colourful activity for all the family to enjoy. The day will also see local musicians, circus acts and children's characters as well as children's rides. The picnic zone will be the perfect place to enjoy treats from the food hub, while visitors will be able to pick up hand-crafted items, gifts and produce from the trade and charity stalls.


Festival of Archaeology

salisbury-festival-archaeology-hideaways-holiday-cottages.jpg July 21st - July 22nd, Salisbury.
You have the chance to take part in a very unique weekend of heritage, archaeology and living history, all family-friendly fun. The weekend includes two days of talks on some of the hottest archaeological topics, which will run quite literally from fact to fiction. The dynamic showground outside will mean fun for archaeology fans of all ages - no spades needed. Search through our holiday cottages in Salisbury to book your accommodation today.


Bowood's Classic Car & Motorcycle Show

August 12th, Calne.
Privately owned and club vehicles will be on display in the grounds of the beautiful Bowood House & Gardens, full concours will be overseen by an experienced commentator, and there will be plenty of trade/autojumble stalls, children's entertainment and quality food and drink options available. Stay in our lovely Cottage on the Green in Calne when you attend this popular Classic Car & Motorcycle event.


Picnic in the Park

August 19th - Devizes.
Devizes launches the Festival Fortnight with this fantastic event at Hillworth Park, one of the town's hidden gems. Bring a picnic and relax with great music, chilled out family entertainment and copious refreshments of all types! You will find Real Ales at beer bar, bouncy slides and entertainment as well as free craft workshops. The park hosts a cafe serving snacks and hot drinks.


The Great British Food Festival

August 25th – August 27th, Calne.
The Great British Food Festival is back at the stunning Bowood House and Gardens this year! The popular event has now spread over the three days of the August Bank Holiday where guest demos will run alongside kids’ cookery lessons while over 80 top local producers, real ale, wine bars and live music will also be featured among the great range of foodie delights across this three day event. Book the lovely Cottage on the Green in Calne when you attend The Great British Food Festival.


Devizes International Street Festival

devizes-street-festival-hideaways-holiday-cottages.jpg August 26th – August 27th, Devizes.
The Devizes International Street Festival sees a fantastic programme welcoming some of the best street performers, contemporary circus acts, dancers, musicians and walkabout shows from Europe and the UK to Devizes. Come along and join the audience to be amazed, surprised and entertained over the August Bank Holiday.


Devizes Colour Rush

devizes-colour-rush-hideaways-holiday-cottages.jpg August 29th, Devizes.
Colour runs, rushes and parties have become a big thing around the globe over the last decade, originating from the Indian festival of Holi or the “Festival of Colour”. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh – a perfect event to compliment the Confetti Battle where the Colour Rush endsuch a festival is now among the many exciting events in Wiltshire and we can’t wait to take part in this colourful day in Devizes.

Book your holiday cottage in Wiltshire and attend one of these exciting summer events.

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