Big Summer Events 2015
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!
Saturday 11 July 2015, 4.00pm - 10.00pm
Raising money for Prospect Hospice and Highworth Town Junior Football Club.
As well as the live music, there will be a fun fair, kids tent with circus skills, magician and face painting, and a food zone with pizza, BBQ and paella on offer.
Live Music Includes:
- Dr & The Medics
- Michael Jackson Tribute
- Tumblin' Dice
- Alice Offley
- Jo Farrell
- Other local acts to be confirmed
Royal International Air Tattoo
Friday 17 July - Sunday 19 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 the last ever Air Tattoo appearance of the delta-winged Vulcan XH558, and the Battle of Britain 75h Anniversary flight, a four hour flying display that will include a spectacular massed flypast of historic aircraft.
Chilli Fiesta 2015
Saturday 18 July, 10.30am - 5.30pm
Swindon’s Wharf Green will be transformed into a day of chilli mayhem from 10.30am, where the spicy event will host a variety of stalls including some of the best chilli producers in the country.
Friday 31 July - Sunday 02 August
This year going back to the 80's!
Live Music, Great Food, Good Beer, Gift Stalls, Ice Cream, Kids Activities.
Bands and Beer
Saturday 11 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 11 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.
Saturday 11 July & Sunday 12 July 2015
Then of course, there’s always time for an ice cream or a delicious snack from the Farm Store as well as the fun of picking your succulent strawberries.
Wednesday 15 July - Sunday 19 July
With some acts across 3 venues, the five-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.
Auto & Retro Festival
Saturday 25 July, 10.00am - 6.00pm
Get up close and personal with classic and vintage cars at Lydiard Park. Featuring:
- Classic vintage and retro car display
- Children’s activities and play area
- Pimms & Champagne bar
- Vintage tearoom
- New car display
- Trade stalls
Swindon & Wiltshire Pride
Saturday 08 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.
The Wanborough Show
Saturday 22 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!
Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 August
A 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. Free entry.
Uffington White Horse Show
Sunday 30 August - Monday 31 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.
Open Air Theatre at Lydiard Park
It's fun for all the family this summer, with the open-air theatre!
Pride and Prejudice
Friday 10 July, 7.00pm
The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes
Friday 31 July, 7.00pm
The Secret Garden
Friday 21 August, 6.30pm
Tickets are available from the Box Office on 01793 524481
> Lydiard Park - official website
Swindon & Cricklade Railway
It's the first summer to take advantage of the new extended route, and Swindon & Cricklade Railway has plenty going on!
Kids Go FREE Weekend
Join Swindon & Cricklade Railway for another of their regular 'Kids Go Free' Weekends on Saturday 25th or Sunday 26th.
Every adult or senior buying a ticket may take a child with them for FREE on as many rides as they wish on available trains for the day of purchase. Trains run 10:30am - 4pm.
Vintage & Real Ale Weekend
Saturday 08 & Sunday 09 August 2015, 10.00am - 5.00pm
Main attractions will include traction and stationary engines, cars (1900-1980), commercial vehicles, fire engines, tractors, and motorcycles
There will also be a bar, charity stalls, ice cream and hot refreshments.
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 Ant Man on 17 July, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation on 31 July and Fantastic Four on 07 August.
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!