By / 28th June, 2018 / Celebrations, Entertainment, Food & Drink / Off

There are lots of exciting things happening in Reading and the surrounding areas for the rest of 2018. We have selected our top picks for the next 6 months from July to December, so you can put the dates in your diaries. From Reading Festival to the Henley Regatta, there is something for everyone. If you looking for a budget hotel Reading with a range of different room options, that is close to the following events, contact us.

July 2018

Henley Royal Regatta

Henley Royal Regatta is a rowing event every summer on the River Thames in Henley. Known as the most famous regatta in the world. A five-day prestigious rowing event held on the 4th of July until the 8th of July. All the races are head-to-head knockout competitions that are raced over a course of 1 mile.

Rowing clubs from countries all over the world take part in the Regatta. During the day the picturesque river banks will be bursting with spectators wearing beige hats and colourful blazers in the sunshine. By night people party in the marquee nightclubs and dance the night away.

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August 2018

Reading Festival

Reading Festival is one of Britain’s most well known music festivals. The Reading Festival is held on the 26th, 27th & 28th August. Known for its diverse lineup, from punk to metal. From Rock to Indie. Dance to electro. We did say the line up is diverse! There is music to suit everyone’s taste.

New acts will also be performing in the smaller tents. Comedy acts will also be performing. This years line up includes: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Belly, AJ Tracey, Courteeners, Lipa, Fall Out Boy, Annie Mac, Bicep, Ghetts, Hudson Taylor, Kings of Leon, Hannah Wants, Netsky b2b Jaw b2b Slush, Beartooth, The Blaze, Fredo, Fall Out Boy and The Wombats.

For all our guests stay over Reading Festival we will be operating a shuttle bus service: cost is just £4 per person. The shuttle will run with a minimum of 3 people at a time, this means as soon as we have at least 3 guests the shuttle will leave, making this a great way to arrive at the festival site.

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September 2018

Reading-On-Thames Festival

Reading-On-Thames Festival takes place along Reading’s waterways. The festival will take place on the 6th to the 16th of September. There will be various events around Reading: there are events to suit all the family. The festival celebrates art and culture. You will enjoy drama, creativity, and music. Enjoy the fireworks and light displays on the Thames. Using the Thames as a backdrop for the theatre production enjoy the magical atmosphere of the festival.

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October 2018

Reading Comic-Con

This yearly event takes place at Rivermead Leisure Centre on Saturday the 13th – Sunday the 14th of October. Get your costume ready for this comic book event. Get drowned in this cosplay sci-fi and fantasy event. There will be guests stars making appearances at the Reading Comic-Con these include Arrow actor David Nykl and Wilf Scolding the actor who plays Rhaegar Targaryen in the Game of Thrones. There will also be a huge Gaming Zone and specialist traders.

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November 2018

Fastlove – A Tribute to George Michael

Fastlove is a tribute to George Michael which will be taking place on the 9th of October at the Hexagon in Reading. George Michael’s solo saxophonist Ed Barker will also be part of the tribute. With Wham classics, songs from his chart-topping album Faith. And his songs from the 90’s. Get ready to celebrate George Michael’s life with Freedom, Careless Whisper, Faith and other hit songs.

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December 2018

Mapledurham 10K

Something different for the running enthusiasts! On December the 3rd. A great course that will take you around the stunning Mapledurham Estate on woodland paths, private roads trails and, across fields. What a lovely way to welcome December.

You will receive:

  • A great medal with an iTaB (worth £8) for every runner
  • Chip Timing
  • Refreshments
  • Baggage Store
  • Onsite Car Parking
  • Ample Toilets
  • Prizes

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These are our 6 top picks. If you would like to share other events that are happening in Reading in 2018 let us know via our facebook page