Guildford Games

Friday 10 February 2023, GLive, Guildford

Supporting Guildford's world famous Games Industry

Meet educators, developers, employers and more...


13- 14 May 2023, 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

22- 24 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

Saturday 27 May 2023, University of Surrey, Guildford

Discovering new writing from emerging & established writers

2023 Theme: The Best of Surrey

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


3 June, Merrist Wood College, Guildford

Family friendly music festival with camping

Surrey Showcase

Sat 17 June, University of Surrey, Guildford

Surrey Showcase Live is an annual opportunity for you to discover more about the University of Surrey's future-facing research and teaching

Jack Fest

Sat 8 July, The Suburbs, Holroyd Arms, Guildford

Raising funds and awareness for Tonic Music for mental health

6 bands, 3 DJs, 7 hours of music

Burpham Wellfest

Sunday 9 July 2023, Sutherland Memorial Park, Burpham, Guildford

The FREE to enter Summer Wellbeing Festival 

2023 Theme: #StayAllDay

Free workshops, talks and activities for all including aerial yoga, cacao ceremonies, forgaging, nutrition, exercise,  education, therapies 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! 

The Big Mouth Chill Out Picnic

Saturday 6 August, Guildford Castle Grounds

A afternoon of funk and soul by the best local DJs live from the Guildford Castle Grounds bandstand

Wey River Festival

16 Sep 2023, 11am - late, 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.

Dub by the River

16 Sep 2023, The Rowbarge, Guildford

Free Dub music festival

Boom and Bass, Da Vinci Sound & Dubtastic

Kids of Kane

30 September,  Kids of Kane, Wilfred Noyce Centre, Godalming

A fun-filled family rave event featuring great music we have a bouncy castle, face painting, dance competitions, lighting shows, arts and crafts, parachute play, games and lots of fun attractions to create an exciting experience for kids and adults alike. 

Guildford Book Festival

1-22 October 2023, 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

7 October 2023, 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.