Events calendar 2018

January 2018
1. Bank holiday (UK)
2. Bank holiday (Scotland only)
20-27. Paris Cocktail Week
25. Burns Night
26. Australia Day
29-31. Millésime Bio world organic wine fair, Montpellier, France

February 2018
3. Peruvian Pisco Sour Day
3. Six Nations Championship (to March 17)
4. Super Bowl 52
5-11. Winchester Cocktail Week
6. New Zealand Waitangi Day
6-7. Pub18, London
8. Beefeater MIXLDN bartender competition global final, London
9-25. Winter Olympics, South Korea
13. Pancake Day
14. Valentine’s Day
14-15. Non-Alcoholic Beverage Strategy Congress, Barcelona
16. Chinese New Year (dog)
16-20. London Fashion Week
21-22. Casual Dining, London
22. National Margarita Day
22-24. Craft Beer Rising, London
24-25. TWE Whisky Show, Glasgow
26-27. International Bulk Wine & Spirits Show, London
28. Bourbon Classic, Kentucky (to March 3)

March 2018
1. St David’s Day
3. Whisky Birmingham festival
5-8. Hotelympia, London
5. National Absinthe Day
8. International Women’s Day
9-18. Winter Paralympics, South Korea
11. Mother’s Day
12-18. London Beer Week
14-15. BeerX, Sheffield
16. Cheltenham Gold Cup
17. St Patrick’s Day
19. Bank holiday (Northern Ireland only)
20. First day of spring
20-21. Northern Restaurant & Bar, Manchester
25. British Summer Time begins
25-27. Venuez, Antwerp
30. Good Friday (UK bank holiday)

April 2018
2. Easter Monday (bank holiday except Scotland)
4-15. Commonwealth Games, Australia
7-11. Tales of the Cocktail on Tour, Edinburgh
12-15. London Coffee Festival
13-15. Songkran (Thai New Year)
14. Grand National
19. National Amaretto Day
23. St George’s Day

May 2018
4-5. Kentucky Derby
5. Cinco de Mayo, Mexico
7. Bank holiday (UK)
8-10. International Beer Strategies Conference, London
12. Eurovision Song Contest final, Lisbon
13. Last day of Premier League season
14-20. London Wine Week
15-16. Lisbon Bar Show
16. Chartreuse Day
16. UEFA Europa League Final, France
17. Norway National Day
19. World Whisky Day
19. FA Cup Final
19. Scottish Cup final
21-23. London Wine Fair
21. French Open (to June 10)
22-23. European Coffee Expo, London
22-26 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, London
24. Bermuda Day
24-27. Monaco Grand Prix
26. UEFA Champions League final, Kiev
28. Bank holiday (UK)

June 2018
1-3. Edinburgh Juniper Festival
1. Epsom Derby Day
9. World Gin Day
9-10. Miami Rum Renaissance Festival
9-10. Junipalooza gin festival, London
12-13. Bar Convent Brooklyn, New York City
14. FIFA World Cup, Russia (to July 15)
14. National Bourbon Day (USA)
14-17. US Open golf championship
17. Father’s Day
17-18. Nordic Bar Show, Oslo
19. National Martini Day
19-23. Royal Ascot
21. Summer solstice

July 2018
1. Canada Day
2-3. Imbibe Live, London
2-15. Wimbledon Championships
4. American Independence Day
4-8. Henley Royal Regatta
6-8. Formula 1 British Grand Prix
7. World Chocolate Day
7-29. Tour de France
10. National Pina Colada Day
12. Bank holiday (Northern Ireland)
13-15. Birmingham Cocktail Weekend
14. Bastille Day
15. FIFA World Cup final, Moscow
15-22. British Open
17-22. Tales of the Cocktail, New Orleans
19. National Daiquiri Day
22. Peru’s Pisco Day
24. National Tequila Day
28. Peruvian Independence Day
31. Black Tot Day (rum)

August 2018
1. Yorkshire Day
3. International Beer Day
3-27. Edinburgh Festival Fringe
6. Jamaican Independence Day
6. Bank holiday (Scotland only)
7-11. Great British Beer Festival, London
9-12. Espresso Martini Fest, London
15. Ferragosto (Italian holiday)
27. Bank holiday (UK except Scotland)

September 2018
2-4. Speciality & Fine Food Fair, London
12-15. St Leger Festival
14-18. London Fashion Week
16. Mexican Independence Day
18-29. Invictus Games, Sydney
19-22. 100% Design, London
25-26. Restaurant & Bar Design, London
25-26. Restaurant Tech Live, London
25-26. Takeaway & Restaurant Innovation Expo, London
25-26. Coffee Shop Innovation, London
28-30. Ryder Cup

October 2018
1. World Sake Day
1-7. London Cocktail Week
1-3. The Restaurant Show, London
8-10. Bar Convent, Berlin
16-17. Caffe Culture, London
16-17. Independent Hotel Show, London
19. International Gin & Tonic Day
20-21. Rumfest, London
21. Trafalgar Day
28. British Summer Time ends
31. Halloween

November 2018
2. Day of the Dead, Mexico
5. Guy Fawkes Night
7. Diwali
11. Armistice Day
22. US Thanksgiving
30. St Andrew’s Day (Scotland bank holiday)

December 2018
5. Repeal Day (Prohibition anniversary)
25. Christmas Day (UK bank holiday)
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 November 30, 2017