UKULELE FESTIVAL CALENDAR

UKULELE FESTIVAL CALENDAR

The famous 'Got A Ukulele Festival Calendar'- one of the biggest listings of global uke events around. These are the gatherings especially for this musical instrument.

ukulele festival calendar


**** COVID19 NOTICE***** - this hardly needs saying, but... in parts of the world rules and the Covid situation can still change from time to time. Events may be cancelled with short notice, but bear in mind 'telling that Got A Ukulele bloke we are cancelled' is not going to be the top of the list for people. I think it is safe to assume you need to check ALL events yourself to see if they are actually happening happening / gone online. 

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2023

January

Tropical Winter Ukulele Festival

Where: Vesileppis Centre, Finland
When: January 13-15

Brown County Ukulele Festival

Where: Brown County Inn, Indiana, USA
When: January 20-21
Featuring: TBC

February

Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival

Where: Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, Australia
When: Feb 10-12
Featuring: TBC

March

Bracklesham Ukulele Weekends - Isle of Wight

Where: Shanklin Hotel, Isle of Wight, UK
When: March 3-6
Featuring: Phil Doleman, Percy Copley, LunaBarge, Southern Beauty, Matthew Quilliam, Hedge Inspectors

Gaithersburg UkeFest

Where: Pathways Baptist Church, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
When: March 16-18
Featuring: Bob Tigert, Peter Moss, Gracie Terzian, Arden Fujiwara


Melbourne Ukulele Festival

Where: Northcote, Victoria, Australia
When: March 17-19
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.muf.org.au/

Ukulele Band Camp

Where: Menucha Retreat, Corbett, OR, USA
When: March 27-31
Featuring: Neal Chin, Danielle Ate The Sandwich, Larry Wyatt, Avery Hill, Matt Weiner, Nova Devonie, Aaron and Nicole Keim
Website: https://menucha.org/programs/uke-band-camp

April

Cardiff Ukulele Festival

Where: Cardiff, Wales
When: April 1
Featuring: TBC


Mandurah Ukulele Festival

Where: Mandjar Square, Mandurah, Australia
When: April 21-23
Featuring: TBC

Bracklesham Ukulele Weekends - Jersey

Where: Merton Hotel, Jersey, UK
When: April 21-24
Featuring: Peter Moss, Paul Mansell, Andrea Cooke and her girls, Opera-lele

May

Blue Ridge Ukulele Festival

Where: Morganton, North Carolina, USA
When: May 5-7
Featuring: Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, Christoper Davis-Shannon, Mim, the Dancing Fleas
Wesbite: https://burkearts.org/2022/11/blue-ridge-ukulele-festival/

Ashokan Uke Fet

Where: Olivebridge, NY, USA
When: May 26-29
Featuring: Steven Espaniola, Gracie Terzian, Eve Goldberg, Ben Hassenger, Neal Chin, Danielle ate the Sandwich
Website: https://ashokancenter.org/product/uke-fest-2023/

June

Galway Ukulele Festival

Where: Galway City, Ireland
When: June 16-18
Featuring: Ukulele Simon, Zoë Bestel, Roisin Erskine, The Sneaky Tequilas, Galway Ukers
Website: https://galwayukefest.com/

Grand Northern Ukulele Festival

Where: Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, UK
When: June 16-18
Featuring: TBC

Mighty Uke Day 13

Where: East Lansing, MI, USA
When: June 23-25
Featuring: Aldrine Guerrero, Heidi and Daniel Ward, Lunongo Legacy Ensemble, Aaron Nakumura, The Corner Laughers, Marlowe, Megan Dooley

Forest Ukulele Retreat

Where: Speech House, Royal Forest of Dean, UK
When: June 30 - July 2
Featuring: Tuition by Phil Doleman, Percy Copley, Samantha Muir, Matt Stead
Website: https://www.mattsteadukulele.com/retreat


July

Bristol Uke Festival

Where: Hen and Chicken, Southville, Bristol
When: July 1
Featuring: TBC


Midwest Uke and Harmonica Camp

Where: North Manchester, IN, USA
When: July 8 -10
Featuring: Ukulenny, Gracie Terzian, Neal Chin, Victoria Vox, Bathiki Kumalo, Cynthia Kinnunen, Andy Wilson, Clarissa Hoffman, Grace van't Hof, Sandy Weltman, Bernadette teaches music
Website: https://www.midwestukecamp.com/

Summer Strum

Where: Junction Pub, St Helens, UK
When: July 14-17
Featuring: Splintered Ukes and more
Website: https://www.summerstrum.co.uk/

Shrewkfest 

Where: Eastridge Farm, Shrewsbury, UK  
When: July 28-30 
Featuring: Phil Doleman, Opera-lele, AD Cooke Girls, Not Quite Dead Yet, Marc Gallagher, Kennet Delta Cowboys, Matthew Quilliam 
Website: http://www.shroprock.co.uk/shrewkfest.html

September

Yeovil Ukulele Festival

Where: Haselbury Mill, Yeovil, UK
When: September 10

Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival

Where: Torrance Cultural Arts Center, Los Angeles, USA
When: September 22-23
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.kalakoa.com/ukulele/

October

Reno Ukefest

Where: Nugget Casino, Reno, Nevada, USA
When: October 18-21
Featuring: Daniel Ho, Steven Espaniola, Victoria Vox and Jack Maher, Heidi Swedberg, Daniel Ward, Dani Joy, Perry Stauffer, Moses Kamai, Art Hopkins, Ukulele Rob and Doug Reynolds

Bracklesham Ukulele Weekends - Eastbourne

Where: Queens Hotel, Eastbourne, UK
When: October 27-30
Featuring: Matt Hicks, Samantha Muir, Zoë Bestel, Mother Ukers, Ukulele Simon, Decibelles
Website: https://brackleshamukuleleweekends.yolasite.com/

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

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  6. Thank you for these dates! Just wondered where Scotland ukulele festival is?

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  7. Many thanks, great to have a concise directory.

    Cheers

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  8. Like everybody, i want to thank you for this job !
    As a uke player / traveller around the world (on bicycle), it is a big help to find next places to go :)

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  9. I was moaning to my wife that there's no uke circuit in Australia, so it's not possible to take an extended road trip and do perhaps three uke festivals. Then I found your site and I see that I mustexpand my horizons, open my wallet and travel overseas. On behalf of ukesters everywhere, thanks for your efforts!

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  10. Thanks for this valuable resource, Barry!

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  11. thank you for this Barry....I shall be going to a couple I wasnt aware of until I read your listing

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  12. Great resource! Thanks!

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  13. Thanks for amending the date of the Lincoln Ukulele Festival.

    Will

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  14. Great site. I hope to meet mutual enthusiastic uke nuts at one or two of the fest's!

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  15. Barry, thank you for all you do for ukulele!

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  16. What a great calendar! I can't wait for the 2019 to be filled up!

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  17. How can I purchase a 2019 Ukulele calendar? Thank you!

    Guild Fetridge
    GFAcoustic@aol.com
    Elmsford, New York USA

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    1. Erm. There’s nothing to purchase - it’s just a list on this website not a physical thing!

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  18. This website is SO HELPFUL in planning to nourish my Uke obsession! Thank you!

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  19. Hey, Track Dogs here from Madrid. Delighted to be performing at GNUF in May. We were at the Ukulele Hooley in Dun Laoghaire last year (our lead singer and use player Garrett Wall's hometown). Keep up the great work! :-)

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  20. Thanks Barry, let's hope that all the uke festivals have survived and we can all get together again in 2021 ;)

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  21. Very helpful, thank you!

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  22. Thanks Barry , very helpful as I am planning my holidays around uke fest in UK and Ireland. Charlie

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