Best free events in the UK - Festivals, Carnivals, Parades, Shows, Fireworks etc

A non-commercial listing of hundreds of amazing events - many free.


Annual event, held on a Saturday in Mid October. One of the most atmospheric of the Sussex Bonfires. Large torch-lit parade, giant beach bonfire and amazing firework display - all free. Attendance 30,000. Video: 2013 Fireworks 2012 Procession
Hastings Borough Bonfire Society

18:30 Road closures

19:00 Beacon lit on East Hill

19:15 Procession from the pier

21:00 Giant beach bonfire

21:30 Spectacular Fireworks.



The www.free-events.co.uk website lists hundreds of events in the UK. Many make ideal family days out and holiday ideas, whilst others are more adventurous, colorful, exciting, and even eccentric or quirky. We include carnivals and parades, firework displays, music festivals, county agricultural shows, pet shows, village fates, sporting events, air shows, boat shows and many charity events. You will find event descriptions, dates, times and locations, and links to further information - blue for external information, red for internal pages with event descriptions and photographs. The main page lists brief descriptions of events in date order for the year ahead. If you would like your event considered for inclusion, please see the contacts page.