Welcome to the 2022 Sonning Festival  

UPDATE: Photos from the 2022 Regatta are here:


UPDATE: Pics of the elegant picnic are here:



Learn more about how to enjoy the day: More info

After a long absence 2022 brings a bumper festival, with events over 9 days held around the historic Berkshire village, combining the traditional festivities with some special occasions to celebrate the Queen’s jubilee

As ever, the regatta is the centrepiece, so head down to the Sonning Regatta to join in for what promises to be a fun filled family day out on the banks of the River Thames in the historic Berkshire village.

Regatta races are designed for all ages and paddling abilities from aspiring Redgraves and Pinsents to complete novices, it’s the taking part that counts however if you are more of a landlubber, there’s lots to do on the riverside including, a beer tent, BBQ and snacks and an assortment of shopping stalls, why not enjoy a picnic while cheering the rowers on and make a day of it.

Beyond the boating there really is something for everyone…


Sat 21st May
Tue 24th May
Thu 26th May
Sonning Regatta Practice Sessions  After 4pm (Sat) or 6pm until 8pm (Tue/ Thu) Henley Sailing Club  Wargrave

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Sat 28th May
Sonning Regatta 11am  to 6pm Oxfordshire banks of the Thames opposite the Blue Coat boat house (ferry available)

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Sun 29th May
Adult Wetland Walk 2pm Churchyard,  Alastair Driver
Mon 30th May
Children’s tennis 10.30am-12.30pm

ages up to 13

2pm -4pm

above 13


Sonning Tennis Club, Tim Banks

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Wed 1st Jun
Children’s Pond Dipping

Children’s Football




10am-12 noon

age 7-11


age 12-16

Ali’s Pond

Ali Driver


Berkshire County Sports ground Sonning Lane

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Thu 2nd & Fri 3rd June
Village Scarecrows 10am to 5pm Around the village – follow the trail map

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Thu 2nd & Fri 3rd June
Cherished car display 11 am to 4.30pm Bishops Close, Sonning

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Thu 2nd & Fri 3rd June
Open Gardens 10.00-5pm Sonning (Carol McDiamid, 0797 1411265)

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Thu 2nd & Fri 3rd June
Art Exhibition 10.00-5pm Pearson Hall, Sonning, (Sue Bell. 0118 9696924)

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Thu 2nd  June
Beacon Lighting 9.15pm King George’s Field
Sat 4th June
Grounds open for picnic gazebo set up

Elegant picnic

2pm – 5pm

7.30pm to 11.45pm

Blue Coat School, Sonning

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Sun 5th June
Grounds open for picnic gazebo take down & clearance 10am – 11am Blue Coat School, Sonning
Sun 5th June
Street party 2.30pm Pearson Road, Sonning

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