Events in Somerset
June and July

Links to Events and Places open in new window

Events in Somerset in June and July conjures up delightful images of festivals, country fairs, the Glastonbury Festival, air shows and outdoor events of all kinds. National Trust and English Heritage open their properties. Walks, cycle rides, horseriding  in the countryside beckon us all


Dunster Castle

Dunster Castle
Photograph © John Lord


Antique & Collector's Fair at the Bath & West Showgrounds

decorative line


Exmoor Explorer 14th July 2024. Not a race, but a  non-competitive, sell-out cross-country event, offering 500 riders multiple distance options.

Mendips Sportive will be held on 15th July 2023. The venue is Strode College Sport Centre, Church Road, Street. Claimed to be the UK's best and most unique summer sportive. The challenging climbs will be rewarded with some great views.

Great Weston Ride will be held on 21st July 2024. The cycle ride is 57 miles from Bristol to Weston Super Mare across the Mendip Hills and over the Somerset Levels. Lovely part of Somerset.

decorative line


Tainton by the River Tone

Taunton Town Centre by the River Tone
Photograph © Wayland Smith

Shepton Mallet. It might be a small rural town, but it is a tourist hotspot. Home of the Bath & West Showgrounds, that most popular of showgrounds in the south west and the town is also a gateway to the lovely green hills of Somerset, the Mendips. The footpath East Mendip Way passes the town. 

Weston Super Mare famous for its wide beach that goes out to sea a long way. Not much fun further out as it changes from a pleasant, safe, sandy beach to a muddy dangerous mess. The Grand Pier has recently been rebuilt after a fire. The town itself is a congenial Victorian town of grey stone with plenty of accommodation and good shopping, Beach lawns make the place most attractive.

Pilton on the edge of the Somerset Levels and the site of the Glastonbury Festival.  It is a small rural village that apparently as legend goes was where Joseph of Arimathea landed in Britain. The village was on a tidal lake those days.

Yeovilton, home to RNAS Yeovilton and the Fleet Air Arm Museum which is open all year round. The village is not far away from the Exeter to Lincoln Fosse Way, Yeovilton Weir is an attractive area.

Highbridge is a little market town on the Somerset Levels. the Brue Estuary Path which is part of Sustrans NCN 33 runs through Highbridge. 

Dunster is in the Exmoor National Park and on the Bristol Channel coast, not far from Minehead. Dunster Park and Heathlands are an Area of Scientific Interst. Dunster Castle overlooks the village from its perch on a steep hill. Nowadays the Castle is operated by the National Trust. 

Taunton, the county town, looks back to its heritage and forward to its future. It is a lovely town and won the Britain in Bloom Award in 2008 which was well deserved. The County Cricket Club and Taunton Race course live here. Beautiful Vivary Park hosts the Taunton Flower Show.

decorative line

Other pages that may be of interest


Events in South West England

Events in Devon

Events in Dorset

Events in Hampshire

Events on the Isle of Wight

Events in Wiltshire

decorative line

Anyone with events in Somerset who would like to list their event here please contact us via the Feedback form, we would love to hear from you. The event should have its own website so that our visitors can find you and obtain more information.

The events in Somerset should be capable of attracting crowds, large village fete size and above, similar to those listed here.

Our observations show that's main visitors are those that love walking, cycling, horse riding and other like minded pursuits, but we welcome all attractions as we have many other visitors as well that we love to cater for. Posting events on this page is free.

We reserve the right not to include events in Somerset that are not suitable for legal or other reasons.

decorative line

Return from Events in Somerset June and July to Events in Somerset

Return to Home

Or if you would like to browse some more please try the navigation buttons on the left.

decorative line

Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.

Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey
Photograph © Gary Rogers

decorative line

Useful Information

Things change. Always check out the external links for the latest information.

These are just helpful suggestions only.

There is only one affiliate link, SBI.

Travel Wessex is a Guide.

decorative line


This is a developing map. Some areas have better coverage.

To find the nearest Electric Vehicle Charging Point please click here.

decorative line

Public Transport

National Express

If you do decide the leave the car at home and help the environment too, why not go National Express. They run coaches all over the country. Some pretty good fares too.

Just imagine - sit back and relax, no hassling with the traffic!!!

Do you know that you can book on your mobile phone and they will send the ticket as a text!!!!

decorative line

National Rail Journey Planner.

For train journeys all over the United Kingdom connecting the places you want to go efficiently and quickly.

decorative line

Traveline is a very useful resource for public transport throughout Wessex, even local buses. In fact all over the United Kingdom.

decorative line