Each week on the Great Destinations Radio Show, we’ll feature diary events in the not-too-distance future. It’s a feature that we call Event Horizon. If you fancy attending any of the activities you’ll have time to plan your travel and book your accommodation.

First this week to Dublin. From 4th – 6th June Ireland’s friendly and walkable capital hosts the Port River Festival featuring large, old sailing ships and what’s billed as a Dublin Port Tug Boat Dance complete with water canon. Adults and youngsters will probably love the Pirate Village filled with arts and crafts, too. Many UK regional airports will offer the short flight to Dublin for under £100.

In South East Wales, Caldicot Castle provides the beautiful backdrop for thousands of foodies attending the Monmouthshire Food Festival on 4th and 5th June. You can taste local foods and get tips from expert chefs and producers during their demonstrations.

Later in June, make the most of the longest day and spend the summer solstice in 24-hour daylight, partying 500m inside an Icelandic glacier. Actually it’ll be darker inside! Fredrick Oluffson is organising the Secret Solstice event between 16th and 19th June. He told Keri Jones all about the event on the Great Destinations Radio Show.

You could book a return to Reykjavik from Manchester, Glasgow or Gatwick for around £150.

At the same time back in Britain a massive celebration will fill the medieval streets of the city of St Albans from 11am on Saturday 18th June. Boris Johnson once said that St Albans has “all of English history in own town.” Helen Burridge from St Albans Council spoke with Keri about the Alban Festival. Listen to her description of the gruesome puppets. The kids will love them!

St Albans is just 24 miles or a 24-minute train ride from London’s St Pancras Station. If you know of a great event, let us know – email hello@greatdestinationsradioshow.com or record your recommendation by clicking the microphone symbol on the right side of this website.

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