Henley is host to a variety of regular Annual Events

There's a wealth of events that go in on Henley every year in addition to the world-famous Regatta.

The Literary Festival

Henley Literary Festival is established as one of the UK’s biggest book festivals.

The 2019 festival was our biggest yet with 170 events for adults and children. The line-up included former Prime Minister Theresa May, comedian Paul Merton, cookery legend Mary Berry, England’s greatest batsman Sir Alastair Cook and best-selling authors Jojo Moyes and David Nicholls. Our stellar line-up extended to our fantastic programme for schools and children which included Michael Rosen, Onjali Q. Rauf, Chris Riddell, Konnie Huq and McFly’s Dougie Poynter.

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Henley Town Council - celebrity guest sat on sofa at Henley Literary Festival

Henley at Christmas Festival

The Henley Christmas Festival – covering attractions for a magical evening across various locations throughout Henley.
A chance to do some Christmas shopping, as well as sample the delights of mulled wine, mince pies, street food, arts and crafts and so much more.

If you are interested in a stall for the next Festival, please contact us

Henley Town Council - View of Henley Town at Christmas festival
Henley Town Council - View of Henley Town at Christmas festival

The Royal Regatta

Henley Royal Regatta is undoubtedly the best-known regatta in the world. It is a highlight of both the summer sporting calendar and the social season. The Regatta attracts thousands of visitors over a five-day period. Spectators are thrilled by over 300 races of an international standard, which can include Olympic rowers as well as crews new to the event.

In addition to watching the racing, visitors can take in the ambience of the enclosures, enjoying the array of restaurants, bars and shops available, as well as the charming views of Henley and the River Thames.

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Henley Town Council - amphibious car taking part in Henley Royal Regatta
Henley Town Council - boats during the Henley Royal Regatta
Henley Town Council - A view of Henley's green spaces in bloom

Henley in Bloom

Henley in Bloom is a sub-committee of the Henley-on-Thames Town Council’s Recreation and Amenities Committee.  Henley in Bloom is funded by a combination of Town Council funding and sponsorship.  Our Committee is made up of Town Councillors, Gardening Buddies and representatives of other community groups.

We work alongside resident and community groups, including the Allotments Association, Henley in Transition and Henley Wildlife Group, to help maintain a beautiful and sustainable town and create new events and features for residents and tourists to enjoy for years to come.

From working with local schools and businesses to holding competitions and community planting schemes, our work covers the whole town and is inclusive to anyone with an interest in keeping Henley clean, welcoming and attractive.

Henley in Bloom
how you can get involved...

• Enter our competitions
• Purchase a hanging basket, or donate and we can hang a basket in your name. Order your hanging basket here by 13 May. Simply download the form and email it to enquiries@henleytowncouncil.gov.uk.
• Request to join the Henley in Bloom committee or attend our meetings
• Join the Gardening Buddies mailing list and attend when available
• Donate to the Henley in Bloom funds for community projects
• Sponsor one of our planters or flowerbeds
• Suggest or participate in a community project