Guildford Games

Friday 16  February 2024, GLive, Guildford

Supporting Guildford's world famous Games Industry

Meet educators, developers, employers and more...


TBC May 2024, University of Surrey, Guildford

Join us by the Lake for our incredible summertime event set over two days, with music, movies, entertainment and a fun zone everyone can enjoy!

Everyone is welcome to join us, so bring a picnic, enjoy some incredible entertainment and visit one of the licensed bars or stalls serving a selection of hot food and drinks.   

Pint of Science Guildford

13-15 May 2023, Various Venues, Guildford

Pint of Science brings scientists to share their latest research with you.

University of Surrey researchers share and discuss their findings with people in their local pub, bar, cafe or public space.

Surrey New Writers Festival

May 2024, University of Surrey, Guildford

Discovering new writing from emerging & established writers

2023 Theme: People and Artificial Intelligence

Meet authors, Learn how to get published, Interactive Writing, Innovative Writing, Visual Writing and more...


31 May - 1 June, Merrist Wood College, Guildford

Family friendly music festival with camping


Saturday 29 - Sunday 30 June, Stoke Park Guildford

5 Stages of musical mayhem plus comedy, wellbeing, world cuisine, street theatre, bushcraft, games, cinema and more...

Wood Street Jazz Festival

Sunday, 16 July 2023, 12:30  17:30, Wood Street Village Green

With “1960’s Soul Jazz- The music of Horace Silver and the Adderley Brothers“ fronted by leader of the Ronnie Scott’s Big Band Pete Long on alto sax and trumpeter. Ryan Quigley, plus Redtenbacher’s Funkestra featuring guest Jana Varga, and an opening set from The Somethin' Else Big Band and special guest Martin Shaw! 

Wey River Festival

TBC, Dapdune Wharf, Guildford

Visitors can browse local food and craft stalls, enjoy the sights and sounds of Morris dancers and a brass band, and chat to representatives from the RSPB, British Canoeing, Surrey Wildlife Trust and many more. Children’s activities take place on the Adventure Island and include den building, bug hunting, games and more.

The highlight of the event is the Saturday evening illuminated pageant, which processes slowly downstream from the centre of Guildford to Dapdune Wharf, where it is met by crowds on the Wharf and live music.

Guildford Book Festival

October 2024, various venues 

The premier literary festival in the South East 

Established in 1989, Guildford Book Festival is staged annually across venues within the town with a mission to celebrate great writing and share a love of books. 

Space Week Guildford

TBC October 2024, various venues, Guildford Town Centre

Fun for all ages PLUS careers in space! 

Try on a space suit, see a Mars Rover, Hear about Space careers, Music, Art, Demos and Talks.

Hedgerow Festival

TBC, West Horsley Place

A hedgerow-themed music and arts festival at West Horsley Place