Combining the traditional attractions of a country show with a taste of the modern and whimsical, the two-day Lambeth Country Show is filled with horticultural shows; owl, sheep dog, and vegetable displays; flower competitions; and all the food you could ever ask for (which, yeah, you’ll have to pay for). They also have a full lineup of live music and a whole arts & crafts program, though -- which are free to all. Check it out on July 16th & 17th.
On June 26th, Step into Chinese culture with this annual boat race and martial arts show. Cheer on your favourite teams while stuffing your face with street food, watching dragon dancers, enjoying live music, checking out art showcases, and more.
Grab a little sunshine while wandering around the Saturday market, which sets up shop in the vacant parking lot on Shoreditch High Street. You won’t have to pay for entry, but if you want snacks (beyond small samples) you can pony up for treats from a rotating cast of street fooders, making everything from wood-fire baked pizza to British pulled pork, crepes to burgers, and plenty more.