UKULELE FESTIVAL CALENDAR

Donate to help keep Got A Ukulele going!

SEARCH GOT A UKULELE

Help support Got A Ukulele!

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 and never being listed again. 

(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!)

Ukulele Festival

WHY NOT DONATE TO HELP KEEP GOT A UKULELE GOING?

Become a Patron!


THANKS!




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: https://tropicalwinterukulelefest.weebly.com 

Brown County Ukulele Festival 

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


FEBRUARY

World Ukulele Day - Liverpool Festival

Where: Liverpool, UK
When: February 2
Featuring: Broken Strings, D'Ukes fo Hazzard, Secret Ukulele Band, Splintered Uke, Ukulele Club Liverpool
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2165151760468360/


Tenth Annual Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival 

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

The North Yorkshire Ukulele Weekender

Where: Pickering, UK
When: February 22 - 24
Featuring: League Of Ukulele Gentlemen, Dead Mans Uke, Chonkinfeckle
Website: http://worldofukes.co.uk/events-shop/the-north-yorkshire-ukulele-weekender-22-24-february-2019

Sebastian Uke Fest

Where: Pareidolia Brewing Co, Sebastian, Florida, USA
When: February 23
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/343428703130799/


MARCH 

Ukulele Harmonic Convergence 4 

Where: Lancaster, PA, USA
When: March 2
Featuring: TBC
Wesbite: https://sites.google.com/site/uhc42019/home


Gaithersburg UkeFest

Where: Gaitherburg, Maryland, USA
When: March 15 -16
Featuring: Aloha Boys, Stuart Fuchs, Gracie Terzian, Curt Sheller, Uncle Zac
Website: https://gaithersburgukefest.com

CUBAlele Dos 

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


Frome Ukulele Festival

Where: Frome, Somerset, UK
When: March 23
Featuring: Operalele, AndyDan
Website: http://www.fromeukulelefestival.org


APRIL

Uke Ohana Molokai

Where: Molokai, Hawaii, USA
When: April 5-9
Featuring: Lono, Heidi Swedberg and Daniel Ward
Website: https://ukeohana.com

The Uke Express South

Where: Minehead Station, Somerset Railway, UK
When: April 5-6
Featuring: Unplugthewood, Hedge Inspectors, League of Ukulele Gentlemen, Tin Roof Strollers
Website: http://worldofukes.co.uk/events-shop/the-uke-express-south-2019-minehead-a-steam-train-uke-weekend


From Machete to Ukulele - Festival 

Where: Madeira
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: Jake Shimabukuro, Sarah Maisel and Craig Chee, Heidi Swedberg, Daniel Ward, Phil Doleman, Findlay Napier, League of Ukulele Gentlemen, Trackdogs
Website: http://northernuke.com/ 

Mighty Uke Day 9

Where: Old Town, Lansing, MI, USA
When: May 10 -12
Featuring: Danielle Ate The Sandwich, The Naked Waiters, Cynthia Kinnunen, Steven Espaniola, Matt Wahlberg, Abigail Stauffer
Website: http://mightyukeday.com

New Forest Ukulele Festival

Where: New Milton, Hampshire, UK
When: May 18
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.facebook.com/New-Forest-Ukulele-Festival-293365771361990/

Chatsworth Ukulele Festival

Where: Chatsworth, Georgia, USA
When: May 19
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/196946957853906/

Ukulele Festival of Scotland

Where: Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries, Scotland
When: May 24 - 26
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://ukulelefestivalofscotland.co.uk

Cobh Ukulele Festival

Where: Cobh, Co Cork, Ireland
When: May 24 -26
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://cobhukulelefestival.ie

Meet The Ukulele Maker Festial 2019

Where: Plas Tan y Bwlch, Snowdonia National Park, Gwynedd, Wales
When: May 31 - June 2
Featuring: A range of ukulele luthiers, plus Richard Durrant, Phil Doleman, Matt Warnes, Elisabeth Pfeiffer, Andy Webster, Nick Mann
Website: http://www.mumf.co.uk/index.php


JUNE

Ukestock

Where: Leermens, Netherlands
When: June 14 - 16
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.facebook.com/UkestockFestival/

Mid West Uke and Harmonica Camp

Where: Olivet, MI, USA
When: June 21 - 23
Featuring: Sarah Maisel and Craig Chee, Neal Chin, Cynthia Kinnunen, Kevin Carroll, Eve Goldberg, Katie DeNure, Ukulenny, Melissa Sigh, Heidi Swedberg, Abe Lagrimas Jr, Danel Ward, Andy Wilson, Sandy Weltman, Ukulelezaza, Mike Stevens
Website: http://www.midwestukecamp.com

Oslo Ukulele Festival

Where: Oslo, Norway
When: June 21 -23
Featuring: Tobias Elof and Zoë Bestel, TUUR, Ukulelemannen Thomas Allander, Carsten Knudsen, Oslo Ukuleleorkester, Nikky and the Ukulele, Tritonus, Danny Ukulele, Plata S Diesen, Matteo and Zhenyok, September Harvest, Oslo Ukuleleklubb, UkuleleStine, Leslie Berre
Website: https://www.osloukulelefestival.no/?lang=en

Washington Ukulele Festival

Where: Washington, Tyne and Wear, UK
When: June 28 -29
Featuring: George Hinchcliffe, Phil Doleman, Katy Vernon, AndyDan, Miss Stan, Matt Stead, UkuBraillies
Website: https://www.facebook.com/WUFestival19/

Ukulele Festival of Wales

Where: Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill, South Wales, UK
When: June 28 - 30
Featuring: Ukulele Uff Trio, Steven Sproat, Plastic Jeezus, Opera-lele, Gaudy Order, Dead Man's Uke
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/836244576457823/?fref=nf

2nd UFO - Ukulele Festival Obermörmoosen

Where: Obermörmoosen, Bavaria, Germany
When: June 29
Featuring: The Muckrakers, Dani and Liam, Tubadu Banda, Samuel - Der Ukulelenprediger
Website: http://ufoukulelefestival.de/en/about-us/

JULY

Summer Strum 

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

Maesteg Ukulele Festival

Where: Maesteg Athletic and Social Club, Maesteg, UK
When: July 20
Featuring: Kool Hand Ukes, Bridgend Ukes, Pencoed Ukulele Band, The Lodgers, Buskuleles of Usk, Shed Heads, Neath Ukuleles, Maesteg Ukulele Club
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/414619825949092/

Shrewk Fest

Where: Shrewsbury, UK
When: July 26-28
Featuring: Phil Doleman, Matthew Quilliam, Charlie Beer, Ukulele Ladies of Gothenburg, Gabriella La Foley, Jefferson Milkfloat
Website: http://www.shroprock.co.uk/shrewkfest.html

AUGUST

Summer Uke Day

Where: JG Windows, Newcastle, UK
When: August 10
Featuring: Steven Sproat
Website: https://www.jgwindows.com/uke-day


Uke-a-Bay 2019

Where: Colwyn Bay, Wales
When - August 9 - 11
Featuring: Quaintest Show On Earth, Broken Strings, Walkaleles, Young at Heart, BUG's, Belles and Beaus, Secret Ukulele Band, Manitoba Hal, Chonkinfeckle, Marc Gallagher
Wesbsite: http://uke-a-bay.co.uk/

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/

City of Lights Ukulele Fest

Where: Water Street Mall, Aurora, IL, USA
When: August 25
Featuring: Del Rey, Joel Mabus
Website: https://www.cityoflightsukulelefestival.com

SEPTEMBER

Alabama Uke Fest

Where: Riverview Campground, Lake Guntersville, Alabama, USA
When: September 6 - 7
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://alabamaukefest.weebly.com


Yeovil Ukulele Festival

Where: Haselbury Mill, Crewkerne, Somerset, UK
When: September 8
Featuring: Andy Eastwood, Opera-lele, Sam Brown, Peter Moss, Andrea Cooke, AndyDan, Plastic Jeezus, In Sync
Website: https://www.yeovilukulele.club

Spruke

Where: Sunnybank Performing Arts Centre, Sunnybank, Brisbane, Australia
When: September 13 - 15
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.spruke.net.au

KYUkefest

Where: Lexington, Kentucky, USA
When: September 13 - 15
Featuring: Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, Victor and Penny, Jonathan and his Four String Fiasco, Sarah Smitha
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/253478708890887/

The Uke Express

Where: Pickering, North Yorkshire, UK
When: September 20 - 21
Featuring: League of Ukulele Gentlemen, Ukuleleboboys
Website: http://worldofukes.co.uk/events-shop/the-uke-express-2019-pickering

South Downs Ukulele Festival

Where: Bognor Regis, UK
When: September 20 -22
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://southdownsfolkfest.co.uk/ukulele-festival-2019/

Royal City Uke Fest

Where: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
When: September 27-28
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.royalcityukefest.com

Albuquerque Ukekopelli Festival

Where: African Performing Arts Center, Albuquerque, USA
When: September 27 - 29
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://abqukefest.com

OCTOBER

Sassie Lassie Ukulele Retreat

Where: Charlotte County, Florida, USA
When: October 3 - 6
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://sassylassieukulele.com

Big House In The South Ukulele Weekend

Where: Gloucester, UK
When: October 4 - 7
Featuring: Hedge Inspectors, League of Ukulele Gentlemen, Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain
Website: http://worldofukes.co.uk/events-shop/big-house-in-the-country-south-4-7-october-2019

Uketoberfest

Where: Interlochen Center of the Arts, MI, USA
When: October 5
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://college.interlochen.org/adult-classes/uketoberfest


NOVEMBER

Tampa Bay Ukulele Getaway 2019

Where: St Pete Beach, Florida, USA
When: November 1 - 3
Featuring: Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel, Victoria Vox, Ukulele Russ, The Barnkickers, Petey Mack, Devin Scott, Mim, Carly Jo Jackson
Website: https://www.tampabayukulele.com


Highland Ukulele Gathering

Where: Aberfeldy Town Hall, Aberfeldy, Scotland, UK
When: November 8 - 10
Featuring: Samantha Muir, Nigel Gatherer
Website: https://www.facebook.com/PerthUkeFest/


North Tyneside Ukulele Festival

Where: Whitley Bay, Cullercoats and Tynemouth, UK
When: November 8 - 10
Featuring: Amelia Coburn, League of Ukulele Gentlemen, Hedge Inspectors, Opera-lele
Website: https://northtynesideukulelefestival.wordpress.com

Ruhrkulele

Where: Essen, German
When: November 22 - 24
Featuring: Elisabeth Pfeiffer, Charlotte Pelgen, Peter Moss, Marc Gallagher, Roland Prakken, Lucky-leles, The D'Ukes, Thomas Hanz, Berthold Basten and more
Website: https://ruhrkulele.de

2020

JANUARY

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 


MARCH

Bracklesham Ukulele Weekend

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/

Gaithersburg UkeFest

Where: Maryland, USA
When: March 20 -21
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://gaithersburgukefest.com

Frome Ukulele Festival

Where: Frome, Somerset, UK
When: March 28
Featuring: Mother Pluckers, Frukes
Website: http://www.fromeukulelefestival.org


MAY

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

Winchester Ukulele Festival

Where: Winchester Rugby Football Club, Winchester, UK
When: May 30
Featuring: TBC
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

GNUF - a Grand Northern Ukulele Festival

Where: Huddersfield, UK
When: June 18 - 21
Featuring: TBC
Website: http://northernuke.com

Upton Uke Fest 2020

Where: Upton upon Severn, UK
When: June 18 - 21
Featuring: TBC
Website: https://www.facebook.com/UptonUkeFest/

Forest Ukulele Retreat

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

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/



 

24 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cheers

    ReplyDelete
  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 :)

    ReplyDelete
  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!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks for this valuable resource, Barry!

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

    ReplyDelete
  12. Great resource! Thanks!

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

    Will

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  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! :-)

    ReplyDelete

Please leave me a comment!

Please Help Keep This Site Going!

If you enjoy this blog, donations are welcomed to allow me to invest more time in bringing you ukulele articles. Aside from the Google ads, I don't get paid to write this blog. Your donations all go back into the site to allow me to keep bringing you reviews, and in the end the ukuleles acquired are given to local schools and charities.