I have curated a list of science festivals taking place this year throughout the UK. Please let me know if your festival dates need changed or if there are other festivals I should include.

 

February

Nottingham Festival of Science & Curiosity

8 - 15 February 2017

Brighton Science Festival

11 - 25 Feb 2017

SMASHfest (London)

13 - 17 Feb 2017

Northern Ireland Science Festival

16 - 26 Feb 2017

Strathearn Festival of Science

Throughtout Feb 2017

Falkirk District Science Festival

Is this still running?

 

March

Hebridean SciTech Festival

Is this still running?

Ayrshire Science & Engineering Festival

Is this still running?

Royal Holloway Science Festival

Date tbc 2017

Bath Taps into Science

13 - 18 March 2017

Cambridge Science Festival

13 - 26 March 2017

Dunbar SciFest

Date tbc 2017

Your Universe (UCL Festival of Astronomy and Particle Physics)

2 - 4 March 2017

Sheffield Festival of Science & Engineering

Dates 2017 tbc

Southampton Science & Engineering Festival

10 - 18 March 2017

Caithness International Science Festival

Dates 2017 tbc

Bangor Science Festival

10 - 19 March 2017

The Big Bang Fair (Birmingham)

15 - 18 March 2017

Hull Science Festival

2 -4 April 2017

Bristol Neuroscience Festival

Dates 2017 tbc

Moray Science Festival

Dates 2017 tbc

Women in Science Festival (Dundee)

4 - 12 March 2017

Leeds Festival of Science

4 - 31 March 2017

Shuffle Festival (London)

Dates 2017 tbc

 

April

Edinburgh International Science Festival

1 - 16 April 2017

Maker Faire UK (Newcastle)

1 - 2 April 2017

Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

27 - 30 April 2017

 

May

Fife Science Festival

2017 dates tbc

Imperial Festival (London)

6 - 7 May 2017

Bollington Festival

Postponed until 2019

Pint of Science

15 - 17 May 2017

Festival of the Sea (Oban)

26 - 28 May 2017

Amazed by Science (Cheshire)

28 May - 5 June 2017

Bridgwater Science Festival

Taking a break in 2017

Dumfries & Galloway Science Festival

24 - 28 April 2017

Scottish Borders Science Festival

Dates May 2017 tbc

Inverness Science Festival

28 April - 12 May 2017

Norwich Science Festival

Dates 2017 tbc

Geronimo Festival

Dates 2017 tbc

'venturist Festival

Dates 2017 tbc

 

June

The Times Cheltenham Science Festival

6 - 11 June 2017

Glasgow Science Festival

8-18 June 2017

Oxfordshire Science Festival

16 - 21 June 2017

Lancashire Science Festival

29 June - 1 July 2017

Bournemouth University Festival of Learning

8 - 12 July 2017

Festival of Nature (Bristol)

8 - 25 June 2017

Middle of Scotland Science Festival (MoSSFest)

Dates 2017 tbc

 

July

BlueDot Festival

7 - 9 July 2017

Festival of Learning (Bournemouth)

8 - 12 July 2017

Winchester Science Festival

Dates 2017 tbc

Deer Shed Festival (North Yorkshire)

21 - 23 July 2017

Jimmys Farm Science Festival

Dates 2017 tbc

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

Dates 2017 tbc

Pestival

Running next in 2018?

 

August

Electromagnetic Field (Guildford)

Back in 2018

Turing Festival (Edinburgh International Technology Festival)

Dates 2017 tbc

Einstein’s Garden at Green Man Festival (Wales)

17 - 20 August 2017

 

September

Orkney International Science Festival

7 - 13 Sept 2017

British Science Festival (Brighton)

5 - 9 Sept 2017

Brighton Digital Festival

15 Sept - 13 Oct 2017

Yorkshire Fossil Festival

Dates 2017 tbc

TechFest (Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire)

Dates 2017 tbc

Bang Goes the Borders

Dates 2017 tbc

FutureFest

Dates 2017 tbc

Gravity Fields (Lincolnshire)

Dates 2017 tbc

 

October

Fun Palaces (community-led grassroots arts & science campaign)

7 - 8 Oct 2017

Biology Week

7 - 15 Oct 2017

Sidmouth Science Festival

7 - 15 Oct 2017

Midlothian Science Festival

Dates 2017 tbc

Manchester Science Festival

19 - 29 Oct 2017

Celebrate Science (Durham)

24 - 26 Oct 2017

Celebration of Science (Kensington & Chelsea)

Dates 2017 tbc

London Science Festival

18 - 25 Oct 2017

Dundee Science Festival

Dates 2017 tbc

Bradford Science Festival

Is this still running?

 

November

ESRC Festival of Social Science

4 -11 Nov 2017

Otley Science Festival

Dates 2017 tbc

Algomech (Festival of Algorithmic and Mechanical Movement) (Sheffield)

Dates 2017 tbc

 

 

International Festivals and other cool festivals with an art/technology/science/society element

World Science Festival (Brisbane)

22 -26 March 2017

Pioneers’ Festival (Vienna)

1 - 2 June 2017

Burning Man (Nevada)

27 Aug - 4 Sept 2017

Ars Electronica (Festival for Arts, Technology & Society) (Austria)

Dates 2017 tbc

The Festival of Curiosity (Dublin)

Dates 2017 tbc

Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival (Jackson, USA)

24 - 29 Sept 2017