Events

Whether it's a small community event or a large festival that you're looking to host, Hammersmith & Fulham has a space for you.

We're ready to help guide you through the whole application process, from initial conceptual ideas through to event day, we're with you all the way. For information on holding an event visit our webpage about holding events, festivals and promotions in H&F.

Submit your event application

Or you can email us at events@lbhf.gov.uk

We manage the hire of over 60 parks and outdoor spaces, council-owned venues, and will be managing the new state-of-the-art Civic Campus set to open in Autumn 2023.

We also host our own programme of events throughout the year for the community and encourage other organisations to get in touch with their ideas for collaboration.

What's on this year

We’re holding exciting events for the whole family across 2023. Take a look below for a glimpse into our event calendar.

March

Head of the River Race

Saturday 18 March, 1pm, Furnival Gardens

The Head of the River Race is the first major rowing event of the season and see’s teams from across the globe competing for the champion title.

The Boat Race

Sunday 26 March, 4pm, Bishops Park and Furnival Gardens

The annual Gemini Boat Race is back again this year. The 77th Women’s race is due to take place at 4pm and the 168th Men’s race at 5pm. You’ll be able to watch from Bishops Park and Furnivall Gardens.

Civic Honours Awards 2023

Thursday 30 March, Chelsea Football Club

Vote for your friends, family and colleagues in this years Civic Honours Awards. Winners will be invited to attend a ceremony evening at Chelsea Football Club in order to receive their prize. You can find out more and nominate someone here.

Circus Extreme

Friday 31 March, Shepherds Bush Green

An International non-animal circus production featuring traditional, modern and speciality circus acts from all over the world. Find out more on the Circus Extreme website.


April

Circus Extreme

Saturday 1 – Monday 17 April, Shepherds Bush Green

An International non-animal circus production featuring traditional, modern and speciality circus acts from all over the world. Find out more on the Circus Extreme website.


May

The King's Coronation

Saturday 6 – Monday 8 May

Check out our dedicated Kings Coronation webpage for information on all the events happening across the borough on this extra bank holiday weekend. Celebrations include a street party on King Street, screenings of the weekend's celebrations, and a Big Coronation Lunch. Find out more on our information webpage (coming soon).


June

Polo in the Park

Friday 9 – Sunday 11 June, Hurlingham Park

A firm fixture in London’s social calendar, Chestertons Polo in the Park brings world-class polo to the Capital. Keep an eye on our website for ticket raffle information or visit the Chestertons Polo in the Park website to secure your spot today.

Polish Festival

Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 June, Ravenscourt Park

A celebration of Polish food, arts, and traditions is taking place across the weekend.

Refugee Week

Monday 19 – Sunday 25 June

Refugee Week is an annual celebration in the UK focused around World Refugee Day. The week is a chance for H&F to celebrate the unique contributions refugees have made to the community.

Armed Forces Day

Saturday 24 June, 11am-4pm, St Paul’s Garden

This Armed Forces Day we’ll be marking the 70th anniversary of the Korean War at St Paul’s Gardens with Korean entertainment, food and welcoming Korean Veterans from the UK Korean Veteran Association.

SSAFA 13 Bridges Challenge

Saturday 24 June, Eelbrook Common

Community walk in aid of Veterans and their families.

Blue Cross Dog Show

Saturday 24 June, 10am-1pm, Ravenscourt Park

Bring your four-legged friend down for a friendly, fun and informal Dog Show – all in the name of charity.


July

Taste of the Caribbean Festival

Saturday 8 July, 10am-8pm, Ravenscourt Park

The travelling celebration is stopping off in H&F to bring us all a taste of the Caribbean. With music, food and entertainment this promises to be a great start to the summer event season.

Pop-Up Cinema Screens

Friday 21 – Sunday 23 July, films start 9.15pm, Ravenscourt Park

Enjoy the longer evenings by taking a picnic and popcorn along to the park to watch a recent blockbuster. Keep an eye out for what film is showing and how to purchase tickets on the Pop Up Screens website.

Summer in the City

Monday 24 – Monday 31 July

We’re offering a summer of free food and fun activities again this year. Keep an eye out for our timetable of events coming soon.

Wormwood Scrubs Dog Show

Sunday 30 July, Wormwood Scrubs

Bring your four-legged friend down to our community dog show hosted by the Friends of Wormwood Scrubs.


August

Summer in the City

Tuesday 1 – Thursday 31 August

We’re offering a summer of free food and fun activities again this year. Keep an eye out for our timetable of events coming soon.


September

Summer in the City

Friday 1 September

We’re offering a summer of free food and fun activities again this year. Keep an eye out for our timetable of events coming soon.

Pop-Up Cinema Screens

Friday 1 – Sunday 3 September, films start 8pm, Ravenscourt Park

Enjoy the longer evenings by taking a picnic and popcorn along to the park to watch a recent blockbuster. Keep an eye out for what film is showing and how to purchase tickets on the Pop Up Screens website.

Thames Path Challenge

Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 July, Fanzone in Bishops Park

England’s greatest river provides a fantastic backdrop for an unforgettable challenge. Over 3,000 adventurers will join the Putney Bridge start, and the full 100km route heads upstream to Henley along the famous Towpath. It’s through Richmond, Hampton Court, Runnymede, and Windsor, with some wonderful scenery to a riverside finish line.

With 50km and 25km distance options also available – plus the separate 25km ‘Thames Bridges Trek’ and ‘The Moonlight 10 Walk’ through Central London as part of the weekend ‘festival’ – there’s a Thames Challenge for everyone!

For further information visit the Thames Path Challenge website.


October

Black History Month

We’ll once again be marking Black History Month in October and celebrating the achievements and contributions of Black people across London.


November

Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 12 November, 10.45am, Fulham War Memorial and Shepherds Bush Green War Memorial

Join us in marking Remembrance Sunday with our traditional services and parades.


December

Big H&F Christmas Day Lunch

Monday 25 December, 11.30am-2.30pm

As well as all our usual festive fun, we’ll be hosting our Big H&F Christmas Day Lunch for older residents who would otherwise be celebrating alone.

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