What’s on in Croydon

Find out what to do in Croydon with our guide to the best events in the lively south east London area.
Morcheeba perform on the main stage at Crystal Palace Festival
Morcheeba perform at Crystal Palace Festival. Image courtesy of Croydon Urban Edge

Find out what to do in Croydon with our guide to the best events in the lively south east London area.

Whether you’re looking for things to do in Croydon today or want to discover what’s on in Croydon this weekend, you’ll find plenty of events to take your fancy in this happening suburb.

Events in Croydon

Live music at Oval Tavern

Head to the Oval Tavern, a traditional pub with a great community atmosphere, for live music and pub quizzes. Highlights from the ongoing programme include songs and stories for children at Storytime with Jenny, Blues Jam with the house band and big band sound from the Big Beer Band.

Events at Boxpark Croydon

Get involved with a varied programme events at Boxpark Croydon, a street food destination based in 80 shipping containers. From art exhibitions to regular weekend DJ sessions, there's plenty going on. 

Crystal Palace Festival, 11-17 June

Enjoy a jam-packed week of fun arts and cultural events in the Crystal Palace area, with a free event in Crystal Palace Park on the Saturday. Last year’s festival included an open-air cinema, free concerts and a Youth Takeover Stage with young local bands and musicians. Check back nearer the time for more event details. 

Croydon Food and Music Festival, 24 June

Make your way to Croydon's Restaurant Quarter for a day of feasting and live entertainment at the Croydon Food and Music Festival. Devour delicious food from around the world, watch street performers and have a dance at the main stage. 

Croydon PrideFest, 14 July

Man in black t-shirt holds coffee and LGBT+ flag at Croydon PrideFest.

Celebrate love in London as the PrideFest parade returns for the third year, winding its way through central Croydon towards Wandle Park where the main festival event takes place. Tuck into street food, party in the dance tent and enjoy live music and acts on the main stage at the LGBT+ festival.

Mela, 15 July

Take part in a colourful celebration of South Asian culture at Mela in Wandle Park. Experience a vibrant festival atmosphere as you watch live performances with music and dancing, enjoy family activities and feast on delicious food and drink from the outdoor stalls.