Events

The Mayor organises a yearly programme of eight core events to celebrate London’s culture and communities: St Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, Feast of St George, Vaisakhi Festival, Eid, Diwali Festival, African Festival, Liberty Festival and New Year’s Eve Fireworks. He also supports a range of other events, exhibitions at City Hall and celebrations across London.

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Upcoming events

Housing Zones exhibition
8 June 2015 to 3 July 2015

This exhibition is focused on housing zones, a fresh approach to financing and building the homes that London needs.

Plumstead Greenwich
Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2015
10 June 2015 to 22 September 2015

Come and enjoy free, world-class opera and ballet from the Royal Opera House on the big screen in Trafalgar Square this summer.

Royal Opera House BP Big Screens
100 Years of Women in Transport
29 June 2015 to 3 July 2015

2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the First World War and a significant moment in the history of transport, when 100,000 women entered the transport industry to take on the responsibilities hel

100 Years of Women in Transport
Mimento: Paintings & Pastels by Miriam Hyman
6 July 2015 to 9 July 2015

This exhibition brings together over 30 pictures by Miriam 'Mim' Hyman. She was one of the 52 people who were killed in the London bombings of 7 July 2005.

Image from James O'Jenkins
10th anniversary commemorations of the London bombings
7 July 2015

On 7 July 2015, London will be commemorating the 10th anniversary of the bombings.

Memorial in Hyde Park
The Bleeding London Exhibition
8 July 2015 to 14 August 2015

This exhibition is based on the Whitbread shortlisted novel, Bleeding London, by Geoff Nicholson.

Image © Natasha Bennett
National Busking Day
Saturday, 18 July 2015 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm

London joins towns and cities across the UK for first National Busking Day

Gigs 2015
18 July 2015 to 8 August 2015

Gigs is the Mayor’s annual busking competition for young London musicians.  

GIGS 2015
Eid Festival 2015 on Trafalgar Square
Saturday, 25 July 2015 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Everyone is invited to come and celebrate Eid on Trafalgar Square on Saturday 25 July. Highlights include a food festival, live music and performances and a range of fun activities for children.

Eid Festival on Trafalgar Square
National Paralympic Day featuring Mayor of London's Liberty Festival 2015
26 July 2015

The Mayor’s trailblazing Deaf and disability arts festival returns to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Extraordinary Bodies – Richard Davenport
Fundraising Yoga Event to support “Africa Yoga Project”
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 - 6:00pm

On Tuesday 28th July the London's Living Room in City Hall plays host to a yoga charity event to support the Africa Yoga Project.

Brazil Day
Saturday, 8 August 2015 - 1:00pm to 8:00pm

Come to Brazil Day for a sizzling summer festival with sport, music, dance and more.

Brazil Day 2014
The London South Korean Festival
Sunday, 9 August 2015 - 12:00pm to 8:00pm

A family cultural festival, showcasing Korean art, fashion, music, food and various interactive activities for families to enjoy.

Imagine your Korea
Africa on the Square 2015
Saturday, 10 October 2015 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Following on from the great success of Africa on the Square in 2014, this year’s event is planned to take place on Saturday 10 October.

Performers from Africa on the Square 2014
Diwali 2015
Sunday, 11 October 2015 - 12:00pm

The Diwali Festival, which celebrates the Hindu, Sikh and Jain festival of lights, is organised by the Mayor of London in cooperation with the Diwali in Lo

London New Year’s Eve
31 December 2015

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and welcome 2016 with a bang at Mayor of London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks.

London's New Year's Eve fireworks
Big Dance 2016
20 May 2016

The Greater London Authority and People Dancing are pleased to announce the dates for Big Dance 2016 – the final Big Dance festival, marking a decade of big dances across the UK.