Big Summer Events 2014
You'd be surprised how much is happening in Swindon this summer!
So get your sun tan lotion out and your cameras at the ready as its set to be a scorcher!
And with Swindon being the place where there's a festival to suit everyone see our guide below to find all the places to be!
And if you happen to spot a SwindonWeb camera when you're out - don't forget to SMILE!
Old Town Festival
Friday 27 June - Saturday 05 July
The popular Old Town Festival is set to be as popular as ever this year.
A fantastic week of family fun, with a spectacular range of entertainment on show on The Lawn and around Wood Street.
If history is anything to go by,
there are sure to be plenty of smiling faces all round.
Royal International Air Tattoo
Friday 11 July - Sunday 13 July
Here in Swindon we're lucky enough to have the world's biggest air show right on our doorstep!
Thousands are expected to watch as man and machine are pushed to the limit at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in July.
An electrifying combination of raw power and technology will be unleashed in the ultimate display of 21st century airpower.
Highlights this year will include a unique celebration of the Red Arrows' 50th display season, and the much-anticipated European debut of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, the Joint Strike Fighter.
Summer Breeze Festival
Friday 18 July - Saturday 19 July
The independent festival returns with its usual flavour of quality music, great food and drink, and family fun.
Set in the rolling countryside of Wiltshire, the local festival is returning to its roots and promises a more intimate and exclusive affair. With a pick of quality acts on two stages, the family-friendly festival is back with all the excellent music, kids entertainment, selected eateries and hand picked festival stalls that you have come to love, and some new ones too!
Friday 25 July - Sunday 27 July
Back after a two year break and under new management by Riffs Bar and Purton House Organics.
Bands and Beer
Saturday 26 July
Talented local bands and musical acts from Swindon and surrounding areas will be gathering as part of the Stratton Festival for the Stratton Stroll on Saturday 26 July.
The Stratton Stroll is a crawl of 6 of the Arkell's pubs and venues in Stratton, with a range of live music from various acts featuring at each venue.
All venues are free entry promising music and entertainment with something for all and many of the venues welcoming and accommodating families with children.
Thursday 07 August - Sunday 10 August
With some acts across 3 venues, the four-day Shuffle event brings an exciting buzz to the Swindon music scene.
We've got more than our fair share of talent in and around the town, and the Shuffle event will showcase some of our finest.
For more information on tickets, venues and acts, follow the link below.
Swindon & Wiltshire Pride
Saturday 09 August
Swindon and Wiltshire's Gay Pride festival is a vibrant, FREE, family-friendly event celebrating the creativity and diversity of Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people in and around the town.
> Further details on SwindonWeb
> Swindon & Wiltshire Pride - official website
> Swindon Pride 2013 - our picture gallery
The Wanborough Show
Saturday 16 August
The Wanborough Summer Show and Carnival promises lots to do and see for all the family! Including:
A full arena entertainment programme, flower and produce displays, a children's show, hog roast, beer tent and much, much more!
To put it simply, there's loads to do and see for all the family!
Uffington White Horse Show
Sunday 24 August - Monday 25 August
A traditional two day country show which takes place over August bank holiday Sunday and Monday.
The Show is located in fields overlooked by the famous bronze age figure of the Uffington White Horse, which is over 3,000 years old.
Saturday 30 - Sunday 31 August
A weekend celebration at The Royal Oak in Bishopstone themed around birds, bees, beer, books and bands! Featuring live music plus plenty of good quality food and drink.
Open Air Theatre at Lydiard Park
It's fun for all the family this summer, with the open-air theatre!
Friday 04 July, 7.30pm
Much Ado About Nothing
Friday 25 July, 7.30pm
Alice Through The Looking Glass
Friday 15 August, 6.30pm
Tickets are available from the Box Office on 01793 524481
> Lydiard Park - official website
At the flicks
We'd all end up looking like shrivelled up prunes - or worse still, David Dickinson - if we spent the entire summer outdoors in the heat (when there is some).
So thankfully the multiplexes have got what looks set to be a cracking summer of blockbusters starting with Transformers Age of Extinction on 05 July, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on 18 July, and The Inbetweeners 2 on 08 August.
> Swindon Cinema - complete guide
> Empire Swindon - website
> Cineworld Swindon - website
And that's not all....
For the full list of what's on in the coming months, you can rely on us to provide up-to-date details of live music, theatre, comedy, sport, arts and crafts and loads more via our definitive guide - SwindonEvent.
And don't forget our 'places to go, things to do' section, with even more ideas for occupying your time.
A game of tennis perhaps, or golf? The choice is yours.
> SwindonEvent - full listings
> Places to go, things to do - our guide
So from all at SwindonWeb....
Have a great summer!