Your 2018 Events Calendar
8th January 2018
The New Year is now in full swing and, like us, you may be thinking about everything that 2018 has in store.
If you were gifted a calendar this Christmas, you may find something on our list of 2018 events to pencil in, so you don't forget.
Just look below and add the events you're looking forward to - 2018 has plenty to offer!
Winter Olympics - 9th - 25th February
This year, the Winter Olympics will take place in PyeongChang, South Korea. With events ranging from figure skating to curling and bobsleigh, the winter sports will offer plenty of excitement during the games.
London Fashion Week - 16th - 20th February
Every year, London becomes the centre of the fashion world, as designers, models and fashion fanatics travel to the capital to showcase and view the latest international fashion trends with catwalk shows, shopping opportunities and industry talks.
Winter Paralympics - 9th - 18th March
Nearly two weeks after the Winter Olympics ends, the Winter Paralympics will begin in PyeongChang. These events will include sports such as para-snowboarding, alpine skiing and ice sledge hockey.
British Science Week - 9th - 18th March
This ten-day celebration of science is a great opportunity to find out more about what is going on in the world of science and to get children and young people interested in the field.
British Summertime Starts - 25th March
March 25th will see the beginning of British summertime, bringing an hour less in bed but lighter nights and longer days. Make a note in your calendar to set your clocks forward by one hour.
Good Friday (Bank Holiday) - 30th March
Easter Monday (Bank Holiday) - 2nd April
London Marathon - 22nd April
Since 1981, every spring, London has played host to this long-distance running event. Attracting athletes from all over the world, the marathon is often run for charity and you're likely to see some fantastic costumes from some of the runners!
Early May Bank Holiday - 7th May
National Walking Month - Throughout May
In May 2017, we celebrated National Walking Month which helped us to kickstart a particularly healthy habit. May 2018 will, again, mark a month of walking, so why not take a look at our blog about getting your 10,000 steps in?
The Royal Wedding - 19th May
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle created a ripple of excitement throughout the world when they announced their engagement back in November.
May will see the excitement continue when the couple tie the knot.
Spring Bank Holiday - 28th May
The FIFA World Cup - 14th June - 15th July
This year, the FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia. England has drawn Belgium, Panama and Tunisia in their group, so fans will be excited to see how they fare. You can apply for tickets until 31st January 2018, and if you're successful, you may wish to consider travel insurance for your trip.
You can find a travel insurance quote online at Compare Cover if you're lucky enough to win tickets to see a match.
Wimbledon - 2nd - 15th July
This tennis event has attracted fans from all over the world for more than a century, and 2018 is set to be the same. Last year, Roger Federer won the Men's Singles and Garbiñe Muguruza won the Women's Singles, so fans will be waiting to see if they will be able to defend their titles.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe - 3rd - 27th August
The Edinburgh Festival fringe is the world's largest arts festival and will take place across the Scottish capital.
Last year, the festival took place over 25 days and featured 53,232 performances of 3,398 shows in 300 venues.
Notting Hill Carnival - 26th - 27th August
Since 1966, the streets of Notting Hill have played host to the Notting Hill Carnival which is led by members of the British West Indian community. It attracts around one million people over the two days and is a fantastic celebration of culture.
Summer Bank Holiday - 27th August
Ryder Cup - 28th - 30th September
The 2018 Ryder Cup will see golfers from Europe and the USA competing in teams to take home the much-coveted Ryder Cup. This year, the tournament will take place on the Albatros Course at Le Golf National in Paris.
British Summertime Ends - 28th October
October will see the official end of British summertime, so make sure to write a note in your calendar so you don't forget about the clocks going back an hour.
First World War Centenary - Throughout the year and November
November 2018 will mark 100 years since the end of World War I. Throughout the year, there will be events commemorating, culminating in November when there are likely to be events throughout the month.
Christmas Markets - Throughout December
As we reach December once again, there will be plenty of opportunities to start the festive season across the country. Many cities host impressive Christmas markets, such as London, Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester.
Christmas Day (Bank Holiday) - 25th December
Boxing Day (Bank Holiday) - 26th December
This is a just a taster of some of the exciting things happening throughout 2018 to give you some inspiration for filling up your calendars.
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