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UKULELE FESTIVAL CALENDAR

The famous 'Got A Ukulele Festival Calendar'- one of the biggest listings of global uke events around.

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(Page last updated 21 January 2017)

Ukulele Festival



DECEMBER 2016 

Great Adelaide Ukulele Picnic 

Where: Prospect, SA, Australia
When: December 4
Featuring: Community Clubs
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/581481768647030/


2017 

JANUARY 

Tropical Winter Ukulele Fest 

Where: Leppavirta, Finland
When: January 20-21
Featuring: Mersey Belles, Francesco Albertazzi, Liam Capper-Starr
Website: http://tropicalwinterukulelefest.weebly.com


Islandview Ukulele Festival

Where: Opotiki, North Island, New Zealand
When: January 20-22
Featuring: The Nukes, Mark Jackson and Jane Jelbart, Ukestralia
Website: https://www.thesumoftheparts.com.au/ukestration-and-leadership/opotiki/

Marigold Ukulele Festival

Where: Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
When: January 21
Featuring: James Hill
Website: http://www.ukuleleintheclassroom.com/marigold/

All Day Uker

Where: The Half Moon, Putney, London, UK
When: January 22
Featuring: Don't Tell Smith, The New MUG's
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/540701369471458/

Brown County Ukulele Festival 

Where: Nashville, Indiana
When: January 27
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1628228730804746/?active_tab=discussion

5th Annual Groundhog Day Luau

Where: Best Western, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA
When: January 28
Featuring: Steve Roy, Andrea Szirbik, MB Padfield, The Flukes, The Cornerstone Kids
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/184188105363470/


FEBRUARY 

Children's Ukulele Festival

Where: The Garage, Norwich, UK
When: February 2
Featuring: The Ukulele Banana Band
Website: http://www.thegarage.org.uk/event/childrens-ukulele-festival

Lauderukefest 2017

Where: Lauder, New Zealand
When: February 3-6
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://www.lauderukefest.com

Cornwall Ukulele Festival

Where: Heartlands, Camborne, Cornwall, UK
When: February 5
Featuring: Andy Eastwood
Website: https://www.facebook.com/dancingfleaorchestra/?fref=ts

8th Annual Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival

Where: Katoomba, NSW, Australia
When: February 10-12
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://www.bluemugs.com.au

Big House In The Country Ukulele Weekend 2017

Where: Gilsland Hall Hotel, Cumbria
When: February 17-19
Featuring: Andy Eastwood, TAGO, Mersey Belles, Dead Mans Uke
Website: http://worldofukes.co.uk/events-shop/big-house-in-the-country-ukulele-weekend-2017

LesFest

Where: Bellingham Hotel, Wigan, Lancashire
When: February 19
Featuring: Phil Doleman and Ian Emmerson, Peter Moss, Michael Adcock, AD Cooke, Ric McCormick
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/146158879214160/

Polish Ukulele Festival 

Where: Slawkow, Katowice, Poland
When: February 18
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.facebook.com/polishukuleleday/

Ukulele Harmonic Convergence

Where: Lancaster, PA, USA
When: February 18
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/uhc2017/home

Palm Springs Ukulele Festival III

Where: Hilton Palm Springs, USA
When: February 23-25
Featuring: James Hill and Anne Janelle, Jack and The Vox, Stuart Fuchs
Website: http://ukulele.cafe/palmstrings17/


Ukes For UNICEF 

Where: Civic Centre, Berkhamsted, UK
When: February 25
Featuring: The Fog, Ennè, Ukolade!
Website: http://www.hamishcurrie.me.uk/ukesforunicef/


MARCH

Vancouver Ukulele Festival 2017

Where: Vancouver, Canada
When: March 3-5
Featuring: Sarah Maisel, Craig Chee, Gerald Ross, Aaron and Nicole Keim
Website: http://www.rubysukes.ca/vancouver-ukulele-festival/

Cavern Ukulele Festival

Where: Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK
When: March 5
Featuring: D'Ukes Of Hazzard, Splintered Ukes
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1387860777933422/

7th Annual Ukulele Band Camp

Where: Menucha Retreat, Corbett, Oregon, USA
When: March 27-31
Featuring: James Hill, Kevin Carroll, Del Rey, Aaron Keim
Website: http://menucha.org/programs/music-programs/uke-band-camp


APRIL

9th Annual Reno Uke Fest

Where: Nugget Resort, Sparks Nevada, USA
When: April 6-9
Featuring: Gerald Ross, Abe Lagrimas Jr, Victor and Penny
Website: http://ukulele.cafe/reno2017/

Tropulele 2017 - Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival

Where: Kenilworth, Queensland, Australia
When: April 20-23
Featuring: Kalei Gamiao, Peter Moss
Website: http://www.sunshinecoastukulelefest.com

4th Annual Allegheny Ukulele Soirée

Where: Laurel Lodge, Altoona, PA, USA
When: April 21-23
Featuring: Ben Carr, Gracie Terzian, Lil' Rev, Mim, Stuart Fuchs
Website: http://soiree.alleghenyukes.com

Skipsea Ukulele and Folk Festival

Where: Skipsea, East Yorkshire, UK
When: April 21-22
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.facebook.com/SkipseaUkuleleFestival/?ref=br_rs

23rd Ukulele Festival of Northern California

Where: Chabot College, Haward, CA, USA
When: April 30
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://www.ukulelefestivalnorcal.org


MAY 

Grand Northern Ukulele Festival - 5th Anniversary!

Where: Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, UK
When: 5-7 May 2017
Featuring: Andy Eastwood, Victoria Vox, Elof and Wamberg, Phil Doleman and Ian Emmerson, Katy Vernon, Robin Evans Esq, Opera-Lele, Sam Muir, Biscuithead and The Biscuit Badgers, Eat.My.Uke  and more to be announced.
Website: http://www.northernuke.com

1st Austrian Ukulele Festival 

Where: Graz, Austria
When: May 12-14
Featuring: Azita and Honoka, Jody Kamisato, The Kapiolani Boys, Dead Mans Uke, Ukus In Fabula, The Ukelites, Urcoolele, League Of Ukulele Gentlemen
Website: http://www.ukulelefestival.at

Mighty Uke Day 7 

Where: Lansing MI, USA
When: May 12-14
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://mightyukeday.com

Las Cruces UkeFest

Where: New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA
When: May 19-21
Featuring: Jim and Liz Beloff, Daniel Ward, Heidi Swedberg, Danielle Ate The Sandwich, Bob Hull, Gorton Smith
Website: https://lascrucesukefest.com

New Forest Ukulele Festival

Where: Memorial Centre, New Milton, Hampshire, Uk
When: May 20
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/391979251145946/?fref=nf

Fifth Annual Ashokan Uke Fest 

Where: Olivebridge, NY, USA
When: May 26-29
Featuring: James Hill and Anne Janelle, Gerald Ross, Jim D'Ville, Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer, Ben Hassenger
Website: http://ashokan.org/uke-fest/

UKE Power

Where: Drax Social Club, North Yorkshire, UK
When: May 26-28
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://www.chrismcshanemusic.co.uk/uke-power/

Forest Of Dean Uke Fest

Where: Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire, UK
When: May 27
Featuring: TBC
Website: TBC



JUNE 

Winchester Ukulele Festival 

Where: Winchester Rugby Football Club, Winchester, UK
When: June 3
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://www.winchesterukefest.co.uk

Ukulele Festival On The Beach

Where: Oddicombe Beach, Babbacombe, UK
When: June 3
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://www.torquay.com/ukulele-festival-on-the-beach/

Sussex Ukulele Festival

Where: The Oak, Rye, East Sussex, UK
When: June 4
Featuring: Bimini Twist, Matt Hicks
Website: https://www.facebook.com/thesussexukulelefestival/?ref=br_rs

Ukulele Festival of Scotland 

Where: Crichton Estate, Dumfries, Scotland, UK
When: June 9 - 11
Featuring: Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel, Operalele
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1740855979528379/ 

Ukulele Festival at The George Inn

Where: The George Inn, Newnham, Kent
When: June 10
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.facebook.com/TheGeorgeUkefest/?ref=br_rs

Ukulele Festival Of Great Britain 

Where: Cheltenham, UK
When: June 16-18
Featuring: Abe Lagrimas Jr, Ooks of Hazard, Ukulele Uff Trio, Kyas, Strumdiddlyumptious, Poor Boys of Worcester, Katy Vernon
Website: http://www.ukulelefestival.co.uk

Kamloops Summer Ukulele Festival

Where: Sorrento Center, Kamloops, British Colombia, Canada
When: June 16-18
Featuring: Manitoba Hal, Jim D'Ville, Jane Jelbart, Mark Jackson
Website: http://www.ukuleleorchestraofkamloops.com

Canada Ukes Ukulele Festival

Where: Midland Ontario, Canada
When: June 16-18 (TBC)
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://torontoukes.wixsite.com/canadaukes

Ukulele Festival Of Wales 

Where: Gower Heritage Centre, Swansea, Wales
When: June 23-25
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://ukulelefestivalofwales.co.uk

Biddulph Ukulele Day

Where: Biddulph, Staffordshire, UK
When: June 25
Featuring: Samantha Muir, Opera-lele
Website: TBC

Midwest Uke Camp 2 

Where: Olivet College, Olivet, MI, USA
When: June 23-25
Featuring: Sarah Masiel, Craig Chee, Gerald Ross, Lil Rev, Jim Beloff
Website: http://www.midwestukecamp.com


JULY 

Mandorah Ukulele Folk Festival

Where: Wagait Beach, Northern Territory, Australia
When: July 1-2
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://northernterritory.com/en-gb/darwin-and-surrounds/events/muff-2017-mandorah-ukulele-folk-festival



Ukulele Geraldine - 5th Anniversary 

Where: Geraldine, New Zealand
When: July 6-9
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://ukulelegeraldine.co.nz

Rocky Mountain UkeFest

Where: Durango, Colorado, USA
When: July 7-9
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://rockymountainukefest.com

Summer Strum 

Where: Hoylake Rugby Club, Wirral, UK
When: July 8-9
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://www.summerstrum.com

Box Ukulele Festival

Where: Box, Wiltshire, UK
When: July 8
Featuring: TBC
Website: TBC

Rye Ukulele Festival

Where: Cinque Ports Pub, Rye, East Sussex, UK
When: July 8
Featuring: TBC
Website: TBC

Uke-U-6

Where: Bend, Oregon, USA
When: July 14-16
Featuring: Lil' Rev, Neal Chin, Danielle Ate The Sandwich, Andy Andrews, Aaron and Nicole Keim
Website: http://ukeu.info

47th Annual Ukulele Festival Oahu

Where: Kapiolani Park, Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii, USA
When: July 16
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://www.ukulelefestivalhawaii.org/en/oahu/index.htm

Ukefest Essex 

Where: Billericay, Essex, UK
When: July 22
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://ukefest-essex.co.uk

Fifth Czech Ukulele Festival 

Where: Unetice, Czech Republic
When: July 28-30
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://www.ukulelefestival.cz/en_welcome-to-the-4th-czech-ukulele-festival,171.html 

Third Annual CascoBay UkeFest

Where: St Lukes Cathedral, Portland, ME, USA
When: July 29
Featuring: Stuart Fuchs
Website: https://www.facebook.com/CascoBay-UkeFest-1575731072693245/?ref=br_rs


AUGUST 

Utah Ukulele Festival

Where: Willow Park, Logan, Utah, USA
When: August 5
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://utahukefest.com

Parbulele

Where: Parbold, Lancashire, UK
When: August 4-6
Featuring: Chonkinfeckle, AD Cooke
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Parbulele/?fref=ts

Pevensey Ukulele Festival

Where: Smugglers Inn, Pevensey, Sussex, UK
When: August 20
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1841868799376072/

New Jersey Uke Fest 

Where: Whippany and Morristown, NJ, USA
When: August 25-27
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://folkproject.org/njukefest/


SEPTEMBER 

5th Ukulele Festival Sussex

Where: Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, UK
When: September 10
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://www.ukulelefestivalsussex.co.uk

3rd Bracklesham Ukulele Festival

Where: Basingstoke Country Hotel, Natley Scures, Basingstoke, UK
When: September 22-25
Featuring: Sam Brown, Phil Doleman, Mersey Belles
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1152835981431378/?hc_ref=SEARCH

OUC.5 - Ohio Ukulele Campout

Where: Mohican Adventures Campsite, Loudonville, Ohio, USA
When: September 22 - 24
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/642567685911814/

The Central Coast Uke Festival

Where: Memorial Park, The Entrance, Central Coast, NSW, Australia
When: September 23-24
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://www.theentrance.org.au/whats-on/events/10-the-central-coast-ukelele-festival-2014

Port Townsend Uke Fest 2017

Where: Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, Washington, USA
When: September 27 - October 1
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://www.fidalgoukulelenetwork.com/event/port-townsend-uke-fest-2017-now-open-to-register/

Royal City Uke Fest 

Where: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
When: September 30
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://www.royalcityukefest.com

2017 Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival

Where: Torrance Cultural Arts Center, California, USA
When: September 30
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://www.kalakoa.com/ukulele/index.html


OCTOBER 

Uketober Fest 4 

Where: Interlochen Center For The Arts, Interlochen, MI, USA
When: October 7
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://mightyukeday.com/uketoberfest/ 

Lyme Regis Ukulele Festival 

Where: Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis, UK
When: October 21
Featuring: The Mother Ukers
Website: http://www.lymeluggersukulele.btck.co.uk/UkuleleFestival2017


NOVEMBER

Tampa Bay Ukulele Getwaway

Where: Sirata Beach Resort, Tampa, Florida, USA
When: November 3-5
Featuring: Del Rey, Fred Sokolow, Aaron Keim, Kyle Biss, Mike Hind
Website: http://www.tampabayukulele.com

7 comments :

  1. Thank You !! for ALL YOUR WORK n TIME YOU put to inform the World, of the Events for The UKULELE
    In which I play to Bring Smile's
    To ALL THE GOOD PEOPLE in U.S.A.

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  2. Barry, thank you so much for taking the time to do this.
    We're all lucky!!!

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  3. Thanks, this is very helpful. Really appreciate what you do to make things easier for others

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  4. Thanks for keeping this running and updated, Barry!

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  5. This is an extremely useful calendar of all the uke events. There does however seem to be a lot of overlap in the UK in terms of dates.

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  6. let me add my thanks as well - this is very helpful :)

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