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.

Upcoming events

Royal Opera House BP Summer Screens
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 - 7:00pm to Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 7:30pm

Enjoy live opera for free on the big screen in Trafalgar Square this summer.

Fantastic image of last years event taken by Elliot Franks
Summer of High Streets
24 June 2014 to 27 September 2014

Step outside and celebrate your local high street this summer with fantastic free events across London.

Summer of High Streets
Ramadan Exhibition
Monday, 14 July 2014 - 12:00pm to Sunday, 31 August 2014 - 4:00pm

To celebrate Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr in London, City Hall is hosting two exhibitions courtesy of the British Council and the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts.

Traditional Arts by Dr Lisa DeLong
Exploring London's First World War Memorials
Monday, 4 August 2014 - 9:00am to Friday, 12 September 2014 - 6:00pm

This exhibition highlights the variety and diversity of First World War memorials across London, focusing on the powerful reminders of the human cost of the First World War. Discover the memorials in your local area through this exhibition.

Bronze cast servicemen reading a letter
National Paralympic Day featuring Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival
30 August 2014

The Liberty Festival 2014 is returning to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this summer.

Liberty
Totally Thames
Monday, 1 September 2014 - 10:00am to Tuesday, 30 September 2014 - 6:00pm
Come and celebrate the best of London’s River Thames at a new festival this September.
 
Tolkien on the Thames
MOPAC Roadshows
8 September 2014 to 16 December 2014

The Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime is revisiting every London borough in 2014 with senior Metropolitan Police officers to talk about local policing.

Africa on the Square
Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Come and celebrate African cultures in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 11 October.

Kaago Drummers - Africa event – Trafalgar Square 2008, Photographer: Colin Patterson
Diwali 2014
Sunday, 12 October 2014 (All day)

Come to Trafalgar Square for Diwali festivities on Sunday 12 October.

Dancers at the Diwali Festival of Lights
People's Question Time - Waltham Forest
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Your chance to put questions to the Mayor of London and London Assembly. 

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
Carol Singing on Trafalgar Square 2014
8 December 2014 to 23 December 2014

The carol singing programme for Christmas 2014 runs from Monday 8 – Tuesday 23 December, excluding Saturday 13 December 2014 and Tuesday 16 December 2014.