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.

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**** COVID19 NOTICE***** - this hardly needs saying, but... the state of the world is completely fluid at the moment. I have had one or two events tell me they are postponing, but bear in mind 'telling that Got A Ukulele bloke we are cancelled' is not going to be the top of the list for most people. I think it is safe to assume you need to check ALL events yourself to see if they are happening, and in particular, those in next few months. Stay safe people..
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2020

JANUARY

Ukulele Island Retreat

Where: Vieques, Puerto Rico
When: January 5-10
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://ukuleleislandretreat.com


Brown County Ukulele Festival

Where: Brown County Inn, Indiana, USA
When: January 24 - 25
Featuring: Aldrine Guererro, Aaron Nakamura, Matt Lindahl, Seeso, Shruti Nadis, Petey Mack
Website: https://browncountyukefest.com



FEBRUARY

2020 Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival


Where: Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, NSW, Australia
When: February 7 - 9
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.facebook.com/bluemountainsukefest/

Big House in the Country Weekend 

Where: Gilsland Hall Hotel, Cumbria
When: Feb 21-24 Featuring: Tricity Vogue, Andy Eastwood, Phil Doleman, DMU, League of Ukulele Gentlemen, Jimmy Cricket
Website: http://worldofukes.co.uk/events-shop/big-house-in-the-country-north-21-24-february-2020 

Ukes for UNICEF

Where: Berkhamsted Civic Centre, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, UK
When: February 29
Featuring: Opera-lele, Ukolade!, Phillipa Leigh, Phil Doleman, Colin Tribe, The Fog, The 'Ol Packers, Katie's Jumping Fleas, Noah
Website: http://www.ukesforunicef.com


MARCH

Bracklesham Ukulele Weekend - Isle of Wight

Where: Shanklin, Isle of Wight, UK
When: March 6 - 9
Featuring: Plastic Jeezus, Hedge Inspectors, Tin Roof Strollers, Matthew Quilliam, Elisabeth Pfeiffer, hosted by Opera-lele
Website: https://www.facebook.com/BrackleshamUkuleleWeekends/

Melbourne Ukulele Festival

Where: Melbourne, Australia
When: March 13-14
Featuring: Gypsy Rumble, Ukulele Russ, Thin White Ukes, Chrissy, Sophisticated Hulas
Website: https://www.muf.org.au

Gaithersburg UkeFest

Where: Maryland, USA
When: March 20 -21
Featuring: Lil Rev, Kevin Carroll, Gracie Terzian, Uncle Zac, Maureen Andary, Kelle Jolly Jose Luis Tolosa, Gary Haleamau, Sheldeen Haleamau and Ohana, Ray Forton
Website: https://gaithersburgukefest.com

Frome Ukulele Festival

Where: Frome, Somerset, UK
When: March 28
Featuring: Mother Pluckers, Frukes, Danilo Vignola, Feral Beryl, The Mighty Lemons, The Decades
Website: http://www.fromeukulelefestival.org


APRIL

Lincoln Ukulele Festival

Where: Lincoln, UK
When: April 19
Featuring: Mersey Belles and Beaus
Website: https://www.lincolnukuleleband.co.uk/lincoln-ukulele-festival-2020

MAY

Border City Ukulele Festival

Where: Carlisle, UK
When: May 7-9
Featuring: George Hinchcliffe, Hedge Inspectors, League of Ukulele Gentlemen, Dead Mans Uke, Mike Haysom
Website: https://worldofukes.co.uk/events-shop/border-city-ukulele-festival-7-9-may-2020-carlisle

Mighty Uke Day *** POSTPONED

Where: Old Town, Lansing, Michigan, USA
When: May 8-10
Featuring: Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel, Bryan Tolentino, Herb Ohta Jr, Marlowe, Karla Kane, Gerald Ross
Website: http://mightyukeday.com


Meet The Ukulele Makers Festival 2020

Where: Plas Tan Y Bwlch, Gwynedd, Wales
When: May 15 - 17
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Meet-The-Ukulele-Makers-2020-436954050428584/?hc_location=group

The Hills Ukulele Festival 2020

Where: Emerald Primary School, Emerald, Victoria, Australia
When: May 16 - 17
Featuring: RIO, Grubby Urchins, Duplicity, Chantelle Riordan
Website: http://www.ukulelefestival.com.au

Ashokan Uke Fest

When: May 22-25
Where: Olivebridge, NY, USA
Featuring: Steven Espaniola, Neil Chin, Cynthia Kinnunen, Aaron Keim, Danielle Ate The Sandwich, Ben Hassenger
Website:https://ashokancenter.org/uke-fest/


Winchester Ukulele Festival *** CANCELLED

Where: Winchester Rugby Football Club, Winchester, UK
When: May 30
Featuring: Andrew Molina, Opera-lele, League of Ukulele Gentlemen, Phil Doleman, Matt Hicks and the Stolen Hour, The Pukes, Captain of the Lost Waves, Matthew Quilliam, Kate and her Baritone, Yoko Mainwaring Experience
Website: http://www.winchesterukefest.co.uk

Uke Party Opus 3 de Tonton Rémy

Where: Bourg La Reine, France
When: May 31
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/669414736832164/


JUNE

It's Complicated Ukulele Festival

Where: Dancing Dog Saloon, Bobbing, Kent, UK
When: June 13
Featuring: Turning Heads, Gadzukes, Doddington Ukuleles, Tabou, Balham Ukulele Four, Galloping Alligators, Ukelear Subs, Market Strummers, Absolutely Ukeless
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Its-Complicated-364813334370698/

GNUF - a Grand Northern Ukulele Festival

Where: Huddersfield, UK
When: June 18 - 21
Featuring: Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, Andy Eastwood, Aaron and Nicole Keim, Ninebarrow
Website: http://northernuke.com

Galway Uke Fest

Where: Galway, Ireland
When: June 19 - 21
Featuring: Mersey Belles and TBC
Website: https://galwayukefest.com

Midwest Uke and Harmonica Camp

Where: Olivet, Michigan, USA
When: June 26 - 28
Featuring: Del Rey, Neal Chin, Abe Lagrimas Jr, Ukulenny, Cynthia Kinnunnen, Amber Rozel, Casey MacGill, Matt Dahlberg, Eve Goldberg, Kevin Carroll, Diane Nalini, Dani Joy, Frank Youngman, Andy Wilson, Mike Stevens, Sandy Weltman, Perry Stauffer
Website: http://www.midwestukecamp.com

Forest Ukulele Retreat

Where: The Uke Room, Forest of Dean, IK
When: June 26 - 28
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://theukeroom.com/events/retreat/

Leamington Spa Uke Fest 


Where: Leamington Spa, UK
When: June 27
Featuring: Gabriela La Foley, Matthew Richards, Spa Strummers
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Leamington-UkeFest-115475643182519/

Big Boat on the Danube Ukulele Cruise 

Where: Budapest, Hungary to Passau, Germany
When: Jun 27 - Jul 2
Featuring: Opera-lele, DMU, League of Ukulele Gentlemen, Elisabeth Pfeiffer
Website: https://enjoytravel.co.uk/package/ukulele-cruise-on-the-danube/


JULY

Maesteg Ukulele Festival

Where: Maesteg, Wales, UK
When: July 18
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.maestegukulele.club/maesteg-ukulele-festival-2020/

Ukulele Festival Hawaii

Where: Kapoiolani Park, Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii, USA
When: July 19
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.ukulelefestivalhawaii.org/en/oahu/index.htm

Shrewk Fest 2020

Where: Shrewsbury, UK
When: July 25-27
Featuring: Peter Moss, Opera-lele, AD Cooke, Matthew Quilliam, Charlie Beer, Not Quite Dead Yet
Website: http://www.shroprock.co.uk/shrewkfest.html

AUGUST

5th Maldon Ukulele Festival

Where: Sunny Sailor, Maldon, UK
When: August 1
Featuring: Turning Heads, It's Complicated, Yesterukes, Satellites, Nuklear Fret
Website:https://www.facebook.com/groups/340283512848089/

Silver Creek International Ukulele Carnival

Where: Silver Creek Music Pavilion, Two Harbors, Minnesota, USA
When: Aug 21-23
Featuring: Devin Scott, Petey Mack, David Remiger, Katy Vernon, Two Harbors Ukulele Group
Website: http://www.twoharborsukulelegroup.com

Ukulele Hooley By The Sea

Where: Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
When: August 22 -23
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Ukulele-Hooley-98548696401/

City Of Lights Ukulele Festival

Where: Downtown Aurora, Illinois, USA
When: August 22 - 23
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.cityoflightsukulelefestival.com

SEPTEMBER

Vienna Ukulele Night 2020

Where: Vienna, Austria
When: September 11-12
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://www.ukulelenight.at

Yeovil Ukulele Festival

Where: Crewkerne, Somerset, UK
When: 13 September
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.yeovilukulele.club/yeovilukulelefestival

South Downs Ukulele Festival

Where: Bognor Regis, West Sussex, UK
When: September 18 - 20
Featuring: Opera-lele, The Hedge Inspectors, The Stevedores, Mighty Lemons, Ukulele Simon, Adam Franklin
Website: https://southdownsfolkfest.co.uk/ukulele-festival-2020/

Washington Ukulele Festival

Where: Washington, Tyne and Wear, UK
When: September 18 - 19
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://wufestival.wixsite.com/website

OCTOBER

Uketoberfest

Where: Interlochen, Michigan, USA
When: October 3
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://college.interlochen.org/adult-classes/uketoberfest

Bracklesham Ukulele Weekend - Eastbourne

Where: Queen's Hotel, Eastbourne, UK
When: October 30
Featuring: Mike Hind, Dead Mans Uke, League of Ukulele Gentlemen, Phillipa Leigh, Amber Sands, AndyDan, Matthew Quilliam
Website: https://brackleshamukuleleweekends.yolasite.com/



 

25 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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