July’s Reading Fringe Festival brings comedy, theatre, music and performance to Reading; the music festivals Oxjam & Are You Listening are major one-day events raising money for charities; many of Reading’s neighbourhoods have their own annual festivals; Reading Pride processes through the town centre to Kings Meadow in September; the river plays host to major international regattas and the town centre ARENA programme brings free arts and culture to visitors and shoppers in Broad Street.

Oh … and there is the small matter of Reading Festival! One of the world’ most famous music festivals.

For information on festivals in Reading, see A-Z of arts organisations.