Things To Do:
Festivals and Events


There's always something going on in the Richmond Borough; some of the events we love so much they happen again every year, while others have been an age-old tradition for a few centuries - we definitely can't give those up! We're also mad about our sports and naturally there's always a Rugby Match to go to during the year, or a day at the Polo during the Summer.

Take a look at the list below and perhaps you'll find something of interest to come down for or take a look at the calendar for other events not listed here.

Camellia Festival

Come back for the second year of the Camellia Festival; showcasing the beautiful delights of the Camellia collection at Chiswick House and Gardens.
Start Date: 01-Mar-2014 | End Date: 31-Mar-2014
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Great River Race

An amazing event attracting close to 300 competitors worldwide, from the casual fundraiser to the experienced racer, the Great River Race is a day of fun for everyone!
Start Date: 27-Sep-2014
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Hampton Court Palace Beer and Jazz Festival

A traditional beer festival given a memorable touch with live performances from a fantastic line-up of jazz artists each day!
Next Event: August 2014
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Hampton Court Palace Festival

Enjoy the peak of Summer by attending the Hampton Court Palace Festival, featuring top names in the music industry across a range of genres and disciplines. Add an extra level of intimacy and relaxation to your experience by ordering a picnic!
Start Date: 12-Jun-2014 | End Date: 24-Jun-2014
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Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

A beautiful celebration of flowers with a range of themed displays, from tropical escapes to the lives of royalty, and show gardens designed by a number of top gardeners for you to enjoy and draw inspiration from.
Start Date: 08-Jul-2014 | End Date: 13-Jul-2014
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Henley Royal Regatta

First held in 1839, the Henley Royal Regatta - so named for its Royal connection and patronage - has the disctinction of being recognised by both rowing federations, but because it predates them the event operates under its own rules.
Next Event: June 2014
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Jazz Festival

Returning with a special theme this year, the Jazz Festival at Strawberry Hill House returns to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.
Next Event: To Be Confirmed
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Kew Music Festival

A week-long celebration of all that is musical, the festival has attracted a number of well-known performers, local orchestras and groups since its first year of activity.
Next Event: To Be Confirmed
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Kew The Music

Unique to its venue of Kew Gardens, the Summer Swing presents a line-up of entertaining and well-known performers. Add extra value to your day with a special picnic for two.
Start Date: 16-Jul-2014 | End Date: 20-Jul-2014
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Kurume Azalea Blossoms

During the last week of April, the gorgeous Kurume Azaleas at the Isabella Plantation come into full bloom - celebrate and witness this spectacular display while on a visit to Richmond Park.
Next Event: April/May 2014
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Orchids Festival

Celebrate the arrival of Spring at Kew Gardens with the spectacular month-long display of Orchids in glorious bloom.
Start Date: 08-Feb-2014 | End Date: 09-Mar-2014
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Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race

An age-old tradition dating back to 1829, when two friends at the Universities challenged each other to a race, in which the loser challenges the victor to a rematch the following year.
Start Date: 06-Apr-2014
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Royal Ascot

With a history dating back to 1711, the Royal Ascot was founded by Queen Anne and today is internationally recognised as a prime sporting venue.
Start Date: 17-Jun-2014 | End Date: 21-Jun-2014
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Sunbury and Junior Regattas

A family event in every sense; the Sunbury Regatta is held on the Saturday with races, games and entertainment rounded off with a fireworks display, and on Sunday is the Junior Regatta, an event for children to take part in and compete at various levels.
Next Event: August 2014
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Twickenham Festival

For two weeks in the Summer, take part in the Twickenham Festival! Highlights include Dragon Boat Racing and a whole host of other events and entertainment, such as historic tours, alfresco dining and drinking, children's activities and much more!
Next Event: June 2014
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