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
Heathrow City: developing the vision
16 July 2014 to 9 August 2014

The Mayor is backing proposals for a new hub airport in the  Thames Estuary. He also wants ideas on how the Heathrow Airport site could be redeveloped to provide new jobs and homes.

Rick Mather impression
Gigs Big Busk
19 July 2014 to 9 August 2014

Find out where you can see London’s best young buskers play live for free.

Stella, winner of Gigs 2013
Eid Festival 2014
Saturday, 2 August 2014 - 12:00pm

Come and celebrate Eid on Saturday 2 August in Trafalgar Square, where you can sample a host of delicious cuisines and enjoy live music and performances.

Eid Festival 2014
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
Prudential RideLondon 2014
Saturday, 9 August 2014 - 6:00am to Sunday, 10 August 2014 - 7:30pm

The Mayor of London’s world-class festival of cycling returns!

Prudential RideLondon, 9-10 August 2014
Notting Hill Carnival 2014
23 August 2014 to 25 August 2014

London’s famous Notting Hill Carnival celebrates its 50th birthday this year. Supported by the Mayor of London, carnival is the biggest event of its kind in Europe.

Lady dancing at Notting Hill carnival
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.

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
African Festival 2014
Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Come and celebrate African culture 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