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Town-wide Festivals & Events

There's a fantastic line-up of events in Kingston this summer for the whole family to enjoy. Relax by the river and soak up the Regatta atmosphere, keep the kids entertained with loads of Thumbs up its Thursday activities, celebrate Kingston's hundreds of unique independent retailers or soak up some culture with the International Youth Arts Festival and Heritage Festival. There's plenty to keep you entertained.

IYAF
5-14 JULY

IYAF brings ten days of celebration, curiosity, and creativity to Kingston. This year’s programme is packed with thought-provoking, funny, beautiful shows that tell classic stories, tackle big subjects, and transport us to different worlds.

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Kingston regatta
13-14 July 

Kingston Regatta is one of the largest and oldest sporting events in the Royal Borough of Kingston, and the highlight of the summer sporting calendar, social season and a wonderful community event.

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Celebrating Independent Retailers
20 July

July is Independent Retailer Month, a time to shine a spotlight on small businesses in the town and celebrate Kingston’s diverse mix of unique indies. On Saturday 20 July, head to Ancient Market Place and you could get your hands on one of our famous, limited edition cotton tote bags!

Kingston Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge
21 July

If you're looking for a great day out by the river then don't miss the annual Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge at Canbury Park Gardens.

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Thumbs Up It's Thursday
25 July, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Aug

Keep the kids entertained with a host of activities and kids eat free offers, every Thursday during school holidays

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Prudential RideLondon
4 August

Celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Prudential RideLondon returns to Kingston on Sunday 4 August.

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Kingston carnival
1 September

The sounds and colours from across the world will fill the beautiful Ancient Market Place as Kingston welcomes Carnival for a celebration of the borough’s cultural diversity.

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Kingston heritage festival
7-22 September

Delve into Kingston’s heritage this September with a series of events and open house days celebrating the borough’s rich 1100-year history.
More details to be announced soon.

Kingston Korea Festival
14 September

A true celebration of Korean culture, Kingston Korea Festival and Harvest Fest is a free family-oriented event for all to enjoy. 

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