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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2022

March

Bracklesham Ukulele Weekends - Shanklin

Where: Ocean View Hotel, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, UK
When: March 4 - 7
Featuring: Peter Moss, Andrea Cooke, Paul Mansell, Tony Mizen, Ukulele Simon, League of Ukulele Gentlemen, Opera-lele


Gaithersburg UkeFest

Where: Pathways Baptist Church, Gathersburg, USA
When: March 17-19
Featuring: Peter Moss, Vinicius Vivas, Ukulollo, Christopher Davis-Shannon, Chrissy Ukulele, Andreas Hellmayr and family, Maureen Andary, Bob Tigert, Jim D'Ville, Ashley Orlando, Uke 66, Lisa Webb, The Birdwatchers, Amy Kucharik, Melissa Nannen, John David Roche, Phredd, Gracie Terzian, Edukated Fleas, Uncle Zac

April

Festi-ukulélé

Where: Online
When: April 16-17
Featuring: Adrien Janiak, Yann Yalego

May


Festivilage Ukulélé

Where: Villeneuve de Comte, France
When: May 13-15
Featuring: Ukuleleboboys, Un Duo Presque Classique, Le Temps d'un Étincelle, Adri et ca Caravanarie, Adrian Janiak, Les Tiki Sisters, Halau Hula O Manoa


Hills Ukulele Festival

Where: Emerald Primary School, Emerald, Vic, Australia
When: May 14-15
Featuring: The Sophisticated Hulas, Chantelle and Uke, Things that make you go MMM

Hills Online Ukulele Festival

Where: Facebook
When: May 22
Featuring: Global uke artists

Fiestalélé d'ukulélé 2022

Where: Espace Marseille, Marseille, France
When: May 23-29
Featuring: TBC


Monopolele - Mediterranean Uke Fest

Where: Monopoli, Italy
When: May 27-29
Featuring: Andy Eastwood, Calico, Chiara Venturini, Danilo Vignola, L'escargot, Peter Moss, Ukulelezaza, Ukulollo, Valentina Gaia, Zip Pain

Ashokan Uke Fest

Where: Ashokan Nature Center, Olivebridge, NY, USA
When: May 27-30
Featuring: Angela Denise Davies, Ben Hassenger, Heidi Swedberg, Daniel Ward, Ukulenny

June

Winchester Ukulele Festival

Where: Winchester Rugby Football Club, Winchester, UK
When: June 11
Featuring: Opera-lele, Dead Mans Uke, Amelia Coburn, Phil Doleman, Matt Hicks and the Stolen Hour, Rocket Kings, Mother Ukers, Strumdiddlyumptious, Kit and their Baritone, Ukulele Simon, Matthew Quilliam, Yoko Mainwaring Experience

Grand Northern Ukulele Festival 2022

Where: Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, UK
When: June 16-19
Featuring: Jake Shimabukuro, Taimane, Andy Eastwood, Ppnou, Tricity Vogue All Girl Swing Band, Peter Luongo, Dublin Ukulele Collective, Plastic Jeezus, Phil Doleman, Hedge Inspectors, Dead Mandy’s Uke, League of Ukulele Gentlemen, Alex Beds, Marc Gallagher, Matthew Quilliam, Kit and their Baritone, Squat Lobster


MUD XII (Mighty Uke Day 12)

When: June 24-26
Where: Old Town Lansing, MI, USA
Featuring: Victoria Vox, Ukulenny, The Birdwatchers, The Springtales, The Ukulele Kings


Bristol Ukulele Festival

Where: Hen and Chicken, Bristol, Uk
When: June 25
Featuring: TBC


July


Summer Strum

Where: The Junction, Rainford, Wirral, UK
When: July 15-18
Featuring: Splintered Ukes, Northern Ukes, Opera-lele, Funky Ukes, Small Town Splitters, and MANY more

Box Ukulele Festival

Where: Queen's Head Pub, Box, Wiltshire, UK
When: July 16
Featuring: Mother Pluckers, Mighty Lemons, Offshoots, Whispering Pauline and her Pleasant Pluckers, Uke Can't Be Serious, Kevin Brown, The Frukes


3rd UFO - Ukulele Festival Obermörmoosen

Where: Obermörmoosen, Germany
When: July 16
Featuring: Calico, Marco Tschirpke, Nicky and the Ukulele, Patrick Ranft


Ukulele Mini Fest

Where: Corn Exchange, Witney, Oxfordshire, UK
When: July 17
Featuring: Andy Eastwood, Opera-lele, Matthew Quilliam


10th Czech Ukulele Festival

Where: Unetice, Chechia
When: July 28-31
Featuring: TBC

Shrewkfest

Where: Eastridge Farm, Shrewsbury, UK
When: July 29-31
Featuring: Peter Moss, Opera-lele, AD Cook, Not Quite Dead Yet, The Hedge Inspectors

August

Midwest Uke and Harmonica Camp

Where: Hope College, Holland Michigan, USA
When: August 5-7
Featuring: Dani Joy, Perry Stauffer, Gerald Ross, Peter Luongo, Andy Wilson, Sandy Weltman, Lil Rev, Daniel Ward, Gracie Terzian, Eve Goldberg.

Belfast Ukulele Festival

Where: Deer's Head, Belfast, Northern Ireland
When: August 19-21
Featuring: Amelia Coburn, Dead Mans Uke, Ukulele Simon, Emer Maguire
Website: https://belfastukefest.com/

September

Yeovil Ukulele Festival 

Where: Haselbury Mill, Crewkerne, near Yeovil 
When: September 4
Featuring: Plastic Jeezus, The Hedge Inspectors, Tricity Vogue, Sam Brown, Hester Goodman, Pete Brown, In Sync, The Happy Pluckers and The Ukes of Wellington. Workshops from Sam Brown, Tricity Vogue and The Hedge Inspectors. 


Nutmeg Ukulele Festival

Where: Eno Hall, Simsbury, CT, USA
When: September 10
Featuring: Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, Eve Goldberg, Ben Hassenger, Cynthia Kinnunen, Gerald Ross.


Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival

Where: Torrance Cultural Arts Center, Torrance, CA
When: September 23-25
Featuring: Abe Lagrimas Jr, Victoria Vox, Andrew Molina, Brittni Paiva, Neil Chin, Mitch Chang
Website: https://www.kalakoa.com/ukulele/index.html

South Downs Ukulele Festival

Where: Bognor Regis, UK
When: September 25
Featuring: Hedge Inspectors, Plastic Jeezus, Marc Gallagher, The Mighty Lemons, The Stevedores, Only Ukes, J'Ukebox, Pebble Beach Band


October

14th Annual Reno Ukefest

Where: Nugget Casino Resort, Sparks NV, USA
When: October 12-15
Featuring: Lil' Rev, Gerald Ross, Victoria Vox, Jack Maher, Heidi Swedberg, Daniel Ward, Dani Joy, Perry Stauffer, Alissa Hunnicut, Doug Reynolds, Ukulele Bob, Bud Snell and Art Hopkins

Old Riverport Ukulele Festival Strum Like A Viking

Where: St Ives Corn Exchange, Cambridgeshire, UK
When: October 15
Featuring: Hamish Currie, Marc Gallagher, Plastic Jeezus, Hedge Inspectors, Flashmob, Workshops


Bracklesham Ukulele Weekends - Eastbourne

Where: Queen's Hotel, Eastbourne, Sussex, UK
When: October 28-31
Featuring: Andy Eastwood, Mersey Belles, Marc Gallagher, Hedge Inspectors, Matt Hicks and The Stolen Hour, Tin Roof Strollers



November

The Great Minnesota Uke Gathering

Where: Crowne Plaza West, Plymouth, Minnesota, USA
When: November 11 - 13
Featuring: Gerald Ross, Pete McCarty, Ukester Brown, Dale Moe, Thug Lite

Ukulele Safari

Where: Kenya
When: November 12 - 21
Featuring: Boris Mogilevsky, Michaela (oneukuleleinkenya) and 10 participants from all over the world

Yorkshire Dales Ukulele Weekender

Where: Settle Victoria Hall, Settle, North Yorkshire, UK
When: November 25-27
Featuring: Dead Mans Uke, Phil Doleman, Amelia Coburn, The League of Ukulele Gentlemen


2023

June

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

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 

26 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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