A great live music event with Morris dancing and other displays in the city centre.
Ginchester Fête - 8th June
A chance to celebrate all that is great about the region's food and drink with a focus on gin.
Criterium & Cycle Fest - 9th June
A whole day of cycle racing on the closed-off roads of the city centre, together with a Family Cycle Ride in the morning - email firstname.lastname@example.org
Grange Festival - 6th June to 6th July
Renowned annual opera series at Grange Park some 15 minutes drive out of the city. Includes performances of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro and Verdi's Falstaff - click here.
Winchestival - 15th June
Third year running with live music from over 15 acts; stand-up comedy with Milton Jones and Zoe Lyons, and street food available. Click - winchestival.co.uk
Winchester's Writers' Festival - 14th-16th June
Every year attracting over 300 novelists, poets, short story and children's writers. With workshops, talks and the chance to meet literary agents and commissioning editors. Click here.
Hat Fair - 5th-7th July
Now in its 45th year - Winchester's exuberant street theatre festival with dozens of acts; comic, musical, theatrical, and acrobatic. Click here for more.
Hampshire Food Festival - 1st-31st July
A series of events around the county highlighting food, drink and craft businesses.
Cheese & Chilli Festival - 17th-18th August
Family-friendly and fun-filled with as might be expected, the opportunity to try a multitude of both, together live music, cookery demonstrations, beer festival and live music, Website here.
Winchester Jazz Festival - 19th-22nd September
From local talent to world-class performers with a diverse program of ticketed and free events.
Winchester Comedy Festival - 26th Sept to 6th October
An extensive range of well-known names headline including Gary Delaney, Jay Rayner, Robin Ince, Mark Watson, Paul Sinha, and Nick Helm. Website here.