It’s a bank holiday and we all know what that means… an extra day off work. Hooray! If you’re looking for something to fill the extra day of freedom, look no further. We’ve found the best things to do this weekend so you don’t have to.
This fancy-dress street party is not to be missed. It’s got a glow in the dark neon ‘90s ping-pong rave, a silent disco, and a magician. And the best bit? It’s free. So what are you waiting for? Head down to the street, get your face painted and join in the fun.
Today, Shoreditch, London (Wearetbc.com)
Tomorrow is classic pop day at this three-day festival on the scenic shores of Swansea and we can’t wait for the musical madness. It’s got Steps, Alexandra Burke, The Loveable Rogues and The Risk. And if pop’s not your thing they have classical music and rock days too.
Until Monday, Singleton Park, Swansea (Tawefest.com)
Notting Hill Carnival
The streets of London welcome a taste of the Caribbean this weekend. This colourful carnival will be filled with the sounds, sights and smells of the Caribbean. Don’t miss the vibrant costumes and fantastic floats in the main parade on Monday. It’s one of London’s most exciting annual events.
Tomorrow and Monday, Notting Hill, London (Thenottinghillcarnival.com)
Cowal Highland Gathering
Watch the top highland dancers in the world compete in the World Highland Dancing Championship finals, listen to the pipe bands battle it out and cheer on the world’s best heavy athletes as they toss the caber. It’s like the Scottish version of the Olympics all in one weekend!
Until Monday, Dunoon, Argyll (Cowalgathering.com)
This film from our fave funny man is crammed full with the hottest celebs. It’s got Kelly Brook, Fearne Cotton, Holly Willoughby, two Spice Girls, Gary Barlow, Ronan Keating, Jedward, Verne Troyer and the Hoff. Oh and let’s not forget the main man himself Keith Lemon. Do you really need more reason to watch it?
Out now, nationwide