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This is a calendar of events and festivals in the month of August.



  • Late August: Kuru Traditional Dance and Music Festival, [1] near Ghanzi


Presented by the Kinsmen Club of Brantford. Come on out to “Ribfest” this August at the beautiful Cockshutt Park in Brantford, Ontario. Enjoy great music, crafts, and most importantly, some of the best rib makers in North America!


  • August 26th – 31st Odense International Film Festival A festival for short films in Odense. The competition programme, fantastic film atmosphere and all the many exciting events, experiences and workshops attracts a wonderful audience each year. And all this for free!


  • First weekend of August: Faces Etnofestival, [2] in Fiskars Village
  • Early August: Sauna Bathing World Championships, [3] in Heinola
  • Late August: Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships, [4] in Savonlinna


  • 17th: Independence Day - public holiday



  • First Saturday & Sunday: Gongo Festival [6] in Tsuyama
  • August 12-15: Awa Odori The famous "Fool's Dance" of Tokushima
  • Momotaro Festival in Okayama


  • 26th: Heroes’ Day


  • Kamfest arts festival - in Kamnik

South Africa[edit]


  • 15th: Madrid - Virgen de la Paloma
  • 15th: Malaga- Asunción de la Virgen this is a holiday celebrating one of the patrons of Spain.
  • Late August: Feria de Malaga, [8] in Malaga


  • 1st: National Day - because day off work August 1st celebrations are often (for example in Basel) held 31st of July


  • 12th: Queen's Birthday - mother's day / public holiday

United Kingdom[edit]

  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival [9] - Edinburgh
  • Edinbugh Military Tattoo [10] - Edinburgh
  • Mid August: Puck Fair, [11] in Killorglin, Ireland
  • Late August: Mathew Street Festival, [12] in Liverpool
  • MAS Carnival, Swansea - the city's ethnic diversity is celebrated by a colorful parade that passes through the city center.
  • Third weekend in August: Race The Train[13] in Tywyn. Runners attempt to cover a 14 mile route through a beautiful Welsh Valley faster than a historic steam train.
  • Last weekend in August (August Bank Holiday weekend): Notting Hill Carnival [14] - Notting Hill, London
  • Last weekend in August (August Bank Holiday weekend): Leeds and Reading Festivals - weekend of rock music

United States of America[edit]

  • Third weekend in August: Milwaukee Irish Fest [15] - the world's largest festival celebrating Irish music and culture, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Late August: A Taste of Colorado, [16] in Denver
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