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Oxford: The exciting things you can do this Bank Holiday weekend


Aug 23, 2022

We all love the weekend but it is even more exciting when we get a whole extra day off because of the bank holiday.

This August Bank Holiday, there are lots of fun things to do in and around Oxford.

From festivals and to parties, there is more than enough to keep you entertained.

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Here is what to get excited about:

The Jolly Farmers Big Birthday Bash

Oxford’s LGBTQ+ pub is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a weekend packed full of fun events.

On Friday, the Paradise Street pub will host an 80s disco, followed by a party on Saturday evening and an ABBA act on Sunday.

Foodies Festival – Oxford

Foodies Festival returns to south Park this weekend, with a host of famous names on the list.

The festival’s music headliners are Natalie Imbruglia, The Feeling and Toploader, while famed chefs Paul Welburn, Mike North, Eleanor Ford and Taste Tibet will make appearances.

Attendees will get to watch cooking theatre in action, try some tasty dishes and share their love of food.

Change is Brewing Beer Fest

Tap Social Movement will host its very first beer festival this weekend, with 14 craft breweries from around the UK joining in on the action.

A spokesperson for the brewery said: “We’re excited to welcome an incredibly diverse collection of breweries to Oxford, many of them for the very first time.

“All breweries will be pouring their own beers all day long, so it’s a great opportunity to come down and meet them in person and learn what they’re all about!”

Street party at the The Up in Arms pub

The Up in Arms pub in Marston Road is promising punters a great party this weekend, with beer, BBQ and beats on offer.

The family friendly event at the pub will have garden games, BBQ food, DJs playing music all day long and a Dodo Beer Box which will make its debut at the event.

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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

You can get in touch with her by emailing: sophie.perry@newsquest.co.uk

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