7 UK Events to Look Forward to in 2021

What’s on in 2021: here’s a round-up of the best UK events to look forward to this year.

Despite the pandemic, there’s still plenty to look forward to this year. It appears event organisers are quickly learning to roll with the punches and adapt to this new socially distanced world.

Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best 2021 events confirmed around the UK.

Confirmed 2021 events

Cowes Week (sailing event)

The biggest sailing event is back – or at least they hope.

Despite the current restrictions, one of the UK’s longest-running and most successful sporting events should be returning this summer. With around 40 daily races scheduled, this epic spectacle is the perfect excuse to sport your favourite summer clobber and enjoy some fresh sea air with a pint in your hand. Lovely.

When? 31st July to 7th August 2021

Where? Cowes

Salon Privé (Blenheim Palace car show)

Salon Privé is one of the most prestigious and glamorous car shows on earth. It combines automotive style and elegance against the stunning backdrop of historic Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.

Having been involved in this exclusive automotive garden party before, we can safely say that Salon Privé is one of the standout 2021 events to mark on your calendar.

When? 1st September to 4th September 2021

Where? Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

Royal Ascot races

Next summer, the drama returns to Ascot. Watched around the world, Royal Ascot still attracts some of the finest horses and biggest celebrity A-listers.

If you’re itching to dust off your Percy Stride Oxfords and tailored suit, take a punt on this 2021 event and book your tickets today.

When? 15th June to 19th June 2021

Where? Ascot, Berkshire

Glyndebourne Festival Opera

If you’re searching for “operas near me”, look no further. This lavish annual event takes place in Glyndebourne – an English country house believed to be about six hundred years old!

In 2021, the festival will include its first-ever production of Verdi’s early masterpiece Luisa Miller, staged by the world-renowned director, Christof Loy. You can even catch some of the action from this 2021 event online via their free opera streams.

When? 20th May to 29th August

Where? Glyndebourne, Lewes, East Sussex/online

Goodwood Revival (car show)

The historic car show is back in September to recreate the romance and glamour of motor racing from yesteryear.

After a drab start to the year, this thrilling 2021 event is a perfect way to wear your favourite vintage fashion and lose yourself in a world of fun.

When? 17th September to 19th September 2021

Where? Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester

The National Wedding Show

Looking to get hitched over the next couple of years? This nationwide 2021 event is the ultimate destination for wedding inspiration for couples.

Taking place across four different locations, you and your partner can enjoy an unforgettable wedding planning day out.

When? 18th September to 31st October 2021

Where? NEC Birmingham (29th-31st October 2021), Excel London (16th-17th October 2021), London Olympia (18th-19th September 2021), Manchester Central (9th-10th October 2021)

Maidstone Tattoo Extravaganza

Now in its fourth year, the Maidstone Tattoo Extravaganza is returning to Kent over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

At this 2021 event, you can get tattoos from some of the most talented artists in the country, meet some incredible traders (like us) and enjoy brilliant live entertainment.

When? 3rd April to 5th April 2021

Where? Detling Showground Maidstone Hall, Maidstone


Whatever 2021 event you choose to go to, make sure you look your very best. Head to our online shop to find a wonderful range of men’s Oxford shoes and accessories perfectly suited for these big events.