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.

Please NOTE - this page lists larger ukulele events and not just 'festivals' but is NOT for listing one off gigs.

If you want to be listed on the site - please hit the 'Contact Me' section above and drop me an email. Thanks. My decision on listings is final. Please, NO nastiness, moaning or shenanigans like in 2016 and 2017 which made me consider not running this page again. I'm doing this for free and everyone get's the same first come first served billing. Silliness or arguments will result in your event being deleted. Trust the punters / readers. 

(Please note - Got A Ukulele is NOT responsible for the accuracy or content of external festival websites or their events! Some events may not have updated their sites from last year at the time of you viewing them, but I am assured they will be!)

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2018!

AUGUST

Auburn Ukulele Festival

Where: Auburn, California, USA
When: August 10-11
Featuring: Aldrine Guerrero, Dani Joy, Cliff Johnson
Website: http://www.auburnukulelefestival.com


Uke-A-Bay

Where: Colwyn Bay, Wales, UK
When: August 11-12
Featuring: Manitoba Hal
Website: http://uke-a-bay.co.uk

2018 New Jersey Uke Fest

Where: Whippany and Morristown, NJ, USA
When: August 24-26
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.folkproject.org/njukefest/

Ukulele Hooley by the Sea

Where: Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
When: August 25 - 26
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://www.ukulelehooley.com/


SEPTEMBER

Yeovil Ukulele Festival

Where: Haselbury Mill, Crewkerne, Somerset UK
When: September 9
Featuring: The Mother Ukers, Ben Rouse, Opera-lele Samantha Muir, In Sync
Website: http://www.yeoviluke.club


Ukein', Barge, and Bike 

Where: From Montargis to Paris, France
When: Sept, 8 - 15
Featuring: Phil Doleman
Website: https://ukuleleadventures.com/have-uke-will-travel/daily-itinerary/

Port Townsend Ukulele Festival

Where: Port Townsend, Washington, USA
When: September 12-16, 2018
Featuring: TBA
Website: http://centrum.org/the-port-townsend-ukulele-festival/

Highland Ukulele Gathering

Where: Scotland's Hotel, Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland
When: September 14 - 16
Featuring: Samantha Muir, Cera Impala, Nigel Gatherer
Website: https://www.facebook.com/PerthUkeFest/


KYUkefest

Where: Lexington, KY, USA
When: September 21-23
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://www.kyuke.com

Uke East 2018

Where: Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, UK
When: September 21-23
Featuring: Tricity Vogue, Phil Doleman and Ian Emmerson, Dead Mans Uke, Ukulollo
Website: http://uke-east.co.uk

3ème Festivillage International Ukulélé Festival

Where: Villeneuve le Comte
When: September 21-23
Featuring: Kaïla Sisters, Me and U(ke), Music Makers, Dust Sweepers, Gigambitus, Ukuleleboboys, Panama Peppers, Peter Moss, Le Petite Boutique
Website: http://www.festiukulele.fr/

Los Angeles Ukulele Festival

Where: Torrance Cultural Arts Center, LA, USA
When: September 22
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://www.losangelesukulelefestival.com/

Albuquerque Ukekopelli Festival

Where: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
When: September 28 - 30
Featuring: Jim and Liz Beloff, Fred and Lynn Sokolow, Gerald Ross
Website: http://www.abqukefest.com


Connecticut Ukulele Festival

Were: Suzuki Music School of Westport, Connecticut, USA
When: Sept 29
Featuring: Victoria Vox, Educated Fleas, Uncle Zac, Abe Deshotel, The CUkes
Website: http://www.ctukulelefestival.com


Toulouse Ukulélé Festival 2018 - 2é edition

Where: Centre Culturel Henri Desbals, Toulouse, France
When: September 29
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://openagenda.com/toulouse/events/toulouse-ukulele-festival-2018-2e-edition?lang=en

Royal City Uke Fest

Where: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
When: September 29
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.royalcityukefest.com


OCTOBER

Funky Frets Uke Fest

Where: Boyertown, Pennsylvania, USA
When: October 5-7
Featuring: Herb Ohta Jr, Del Rey, The Aloha Boys, Curt Sheller, Uncle Zac, Jared Denard
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/224235098310021/

Antelope Valley Ukulele Festival

Where: Antelope Valley College Performing Arts Center, Lancaster, California USA
When: October 12-13
Featuring: Jason Arimoto, Fred Sokolow, Cali Rose, Lise Lee, Naked Waiters, Workshops and regional uke performers
Website: http://www.avukefest.com

Hawai'i Island 'Ukulele Retreat 

Where: Hawi, Hawai'i Island, Hawai'i, USA
When: October 14 - 20
Featuring: TBA
Website: https://hawaiiislandukuleleretreat.com/

Newkulele Festival

Where: Newcastle City Hall, Sydney, Australia
When: October 19 -21
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.newkulelefestival.com.au

Uketoberfest

Where: Eugene, Oregon, USA
When: October 26-28
Featuring: Casey MacGill, Gerald Ross, Victor and Penny, Neil Chin
Website: http://uketoberfest.com

Great Minnesota Uke Gathering

Where: Crown Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth, Minnesota
When: October 26-27
Featuring: Del Ray, Lil Rev
Website: http://www.bluegrassfun.com/2018-great-minnesota-uke-gathering.html

Bracklesham Bay Ukulele Festival

Where: Eastbourne, UK
When: October 26-29
Featuring: TBC
Website: TBC



NOVEMBER

Tampa Bay Ukulele Getaway

Where: Tampa, Florida, USA
When: November 2-4
Featuring: Jim and Liz Beloff, Rachel Manke, Matthew Kirkland, Petey Mack, Ari Chi, Mim
Website: https://www.tampabayukulele.com

New Uke-Culinary Fiesta 

Where: Santa Fe, New Mexico
When: November 7 - 11
Featuring: Daniel Ward, Heidi Swedberg, Craig McClelland
Website: https://ukuleleadventures.com/

2019!!

January 

Tropical Winter Ukulele Festival TWUF2019 

Where: Leppävirta, Finland
When: January 18-20
Featuring: Ukus In Fabula, Changsoo Kim and Bambell Orchestra, Cynthia Kinnunen, GJ Lee, Jorma Hynninen, Jarmo Julkunen, The Triplet
Website: http://tropicalwinterukulelefest.weebly.com 

Brown County Ukulele Festival 

Where: Brown County Inn, Indiana, USA
When: January 25-27
Featuring:TBC
Website: https://browncountyukefest.com 


February 

Tenth Annual Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival 

Where: Katoomba, NSW, Australia
When: February 8-10 Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.facebook.com/bluemountainsukefest/ 


March 

CUBAlele Dos 

Where: Havana, Trinidad and Vinales
When: March 9-16
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/361264357734554/ 


April 

From Machete to Ukulele - Festival and Lisbon Tour 

Where: Lisbon
When: April 28 - May 9
Featuring: Workshops and Performances from Madeiran Machete players and Hawaiian Ukulele musicians
Website: https://www.facebook.com/flyingoliveadventures/ 


May 

Grand Northern Ukulele Festival 

Where: Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, UK
When: May 10 - 12 Featuring: TBC
Website: http://northernuke.com/ 


July

Summer Strum 

Where: Hoylake, Wirral, UK
When: July 5 -7
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://summerstrum.com/ 

August

Maldon Ukefest and Charity Concert 

Where: Maldon, Essex, UK
When: August 17
Featuring: Phil Doleman, Opera-lele, Hedge Inspectors, Plastic Jeezus
Wesbite: https://sites.google.com/site/ukulelemugs/



 

20 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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