You will never be short of something to do in Reading. Its vibrancy and cosmopolitan appeal makes it a perfect place to stay. Whether on business or staying for leisure, there is something on most months and if events are slightly further afield and you haven’t got a car, the transport links via Reading train station are superb. Have a look at the following link for a 2017 What’s On Guide to Reading.

Reading Town Centre

Food is an ever popular event in Reading Town Centre with two regular food markets – Wednesdays – (10-4pm) and Friday (Chow Friday street food market) in Market Place, Reading Town Centre – showcasing local street food traders. Never again will you need to get a soggy sandwich when out and about in Reading.

Don’t forget to look at a map of Reading to familiarise yourself with the town centre:

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June 2017

Henley Royal Regatta

June 28 - July 2

Henley Royal Regatta  - undoubtedly the best known regatta in the world spread out over five days with over 200 races - both a sporting and social occasion.

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July 2017

Henley Festival

July 5 - July 9

Henley Festival spread over 5 days - celebrating the best of UK & international music and arts at a quintessential British location. It's a place to soak up the atmosphere and be entertained whilst experiencing a vibrant programme of music, food and the arts.

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54th Annual Woodcote Rally

July 8 - July 9

The 54th Annual Woodcote Rally – steam engines and over 600 vehicles to see, activities, craftsmen on display, dog agility and music and the odd pint of beer – a wonderful event for a summer’s afternoon.

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Rewind 80’s Festival

July 18 - July 20

Rewind 80’s Festival in Henley – a bit of nostalgia reliving the 80’s at the famous Henley 80’s Rewind Festival.

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August 2017

Reading Festival

August 25 - August 27

The legendary Reading Festival is an annual rock music festival – showcasing some of the best rock bands in the world – get tickets quickly if you’re interested in going.

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September 2017

Reading Pride Festival

September 2 @ 12:00 - 18:30
Kings Meadow, Napier Road, Reading RG1 8BN. , Kings Meadow, Napier Road
Reading, RG1 8BN United Kingdom
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Reading Pride Festival – parade and festival to promote equality and to celebrate the very best of the LGBT and community.

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Royal County of Berkshire Show

September 16 - September 17
Newbury Showground  RG18 9QZ + Google Map

The Royal County of Berkshire Show – An action packed countryside show and one of Britain’s top 10 agricultural shows – something for everyone.

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October 2017

Henley Literary Festival

October 2 - October 8

Henley Literary Festival taking place at venues across Henley with 150 talks, Q&A’s and performances for adults and children. A great week of activities.

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November 2017

Bonfire Weekend

November 5

Lots of fireworks displays – see local press for details

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Christmas Lights

November 18

Christmas light switch on – The Oracle Shopping Centre. Check the website nearer the time for more up-to-date information.

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