Events calendar 2016-17

From Cardiff to Leeds to Bristol, there are now week-long celebrations of cocktails and bars each year. Many of the 2017 dates, including London Cocktail Week, were yet to be confirmed as we were going to press but here we provide a selection of key dates of relevance to bars. Keep an eye on updates here, from Boutique Bar Show, Juniper Festival and Tequila & Mezcal Fest to overseas events such as Moscow Bar Show, Oslo Bar Show and Cocktail Spirits in Paris.

 

March 2017
1. St David’s Day
4. Whisky Birmingham festival
5. National Absinthe Day
15-16. ScoHot 2017
16-18. BeerX, Sheffield
17. St Patrick’s Day (Northern Ireland bank holiday)
17. Cheltenham Gold Cup
20. First day of spring
21-22. Northern Restaurant & Bar, Manchester
26. Mother’s Day
26. British Summer Time begins
27-28. Venuez, Antwerp

April 2017
2-4. Tales of the Cocktail, Edinburgh
6-9. London Coffee Festival
8. Grand National
13-15. Songkran (Thai New Year)
14. Good Friday (UK bank holiday)
17. Easter Monday (bank holiday exc Scotland)
19. National Amaretto Day
22-23. Miami Rum Renaissance Festival
23. St George’s Day

May 2017
1. Bank holiday (UK)
5. Cinco de Mayo, Mexico
5-6. Kentucky Derby
8-10. International Beer Strategies Congress 2017, Barcelona
13. Eurovision Song Contest final, Kiev
16-17. Lisbon Bar Show
17. Norway National Day
20. World Whisky Day
21. Last day of Premier League season
22-24. London Wine Fair
23-24. Caffe Culture, Olympia London
24. UEFA Europa League Final, Sweden
24. Bermuda Day
26-28. Monaco Grand Prix
27. FA Cup Final
27. Scottish Cup final
28. French Open (to June 11)
29. Bank holiday (UK)

June 2017
3. UEFA Champions League final, Cardiff
3. Epsom Derby Day
10. World Gin Day
14. National Bourbon Day (USA)
12-18. US Open
18. Father’s Day
19. National Martini Day
20-24. Royal Ascot
21. Summer solstice
28. Henley Royal Regatta (to July 2)

July 2017
1. Canada Day
1-23. Tour de France
3-4. Imbibe Live, London
3-16. Wimbledon Championships
4. American Independence Day
7-9. Formula 1 British Grand Prix
12. Bank holiday (Northern Ireland)
14. Bastille Day
14-16. Birmingham Cocktail Weekend
17-23. British Open
18-23. Tales of the Cocktail, New Orleans
19. National Daiquiri Day
23. Peru’s Pisco Day
28. Peruvian Independence Day
31. Black Tot Day (rum)

August 2017
1. Yorkshire Day
4-28. Edinburgh Festival Fringe
7. Bank holiday (Scotland only)
8-12. Great British Beer Festival, Olympia, London
15. Ferragosto (Italian holiday)
28. Bank holiday (UK except Scotland)

September 2017
3-5. Speciality & Fine Food Fair, London
13-16. St Leger Festival
15-19. London Fashion Week
16. Mexican Independence Day
20-23. 100% Design, Olympia, London
23-30. Invictus Games, Toronto
26-27. Restaurant & Bar Design, London
26-27. Restaurant Tech Live, London
26-27. Takeaway & Restaurant Innovation Expo, London
26-27. Coffee Shop Innovation, London

October 2017
2-4. The Restaurant Show, London
10-11. Bar Convent, Berlin
13. Boutique Rumfest, London
14-15. Rumfest, London
17-18. Independent Hotel Show, London
19. Diwali
21. Trafalgar Day
29. British Summer Time ends
31. Halloween

November 2017
2. Day of the Dead, Mexico
5. Guy Fawkes Night
11. Armistice Day
12. Remembrance Sunday
23. US Thanksgiving
30. St Andrew’s Day (Scotland bank holiday)

December 2017
5. Repeal Day (Prohibition anniversary)
25. Christmas Day
26. Boxing Day (UK bank holiday)
31. New Year’s Eve

Suggestions for additions to the events calendar should be emailed to mark@cimltd.co.uk.

Last updated October 31, 2016

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