Best British annual events in Spring 2021


1. St. David’s Day

Date: 1st March 2021

Location: Wales

St David is the patron saint of Wales and this day is a celebration of all things Welsh. Expect plenty of red dragons adorning Welsh flags, as well as parades of daffodils, leeks and flags of St David himself. Traditionally, the capital of Cardiff holds a National St David's Day Parade.

2. Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Date: 6th – 24th March 2021

Location: Glasgow, Scotland

After rescheduling some of the cancelled acts from the 2020 programme, the Glasgow International Comedy Festival is set to bring some laughs into 2021. Regularly the largest event of its kind in Europe, this comedy extravaganza features a line-up of both big-league players and emerging talent from around Britain and beyond, performing in venues throughout the city.

3. Cheltenham Festival

Date: 16th – 19th March 2021

Location: Cheltenham, South West

Held close to the lovely Regency town of Cheltenham, this National Hunt race meeting attracts prize money second only to the Grand National. Famous for the roar arising from the stands as the tape is raised for the start of the first race, the excitement continues to build until its climax with Friday’s signature Gold Cup – one of the greatest of all jump-racing events.

4. St Patrick’s Day

Date: 17th March 2021

Location: London, South East and across the country

The national saint of Ireland is celebrated in traditional fashion with festivals, parades, carnivals and concerts taking place across Northern Ireland and around Britain, usually including a parade in London.

5. Liverpool Biennial of contemporary art

Date: 20th March – 6th June 2021

Location: Liverpool, North West

With cutting-edge modern art from more than 50 international artists, 2021’s Liverpool Biennial installation will showcase incredible works in galleries, museums and public spaces across the city. Now in its eleventh edition, and rescheduled from 2020, Ecuadorian curator Manuela Moscoso will use her expertise to shape the 2021 festival into something truly special.

6. Cardiff Half Marathon

Date: 28th March 2021

Location: Cardiff, Wales

Competitors race right through Cardiff city centre past iconic locations, with beautiful scenery and historic buildings, starting at Cardiff Castle, and passing the Principality Stadium, Penarth Marina, before crossing the Cardiff Barrage and racing through Cardiff Bay before finishing close to Cardiff City Hall.


1. The Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race

Date: 3rd April 2021