The festival takes place every year during the first weekend of July across the historic city of Winchester. Friday & Saturday: Two jam-packed dates of arts and culture all around Winchester city centre. Sunday: All-day family picnic at North Walls Recreation Ground, with some of the world’s most spectacular street performers. There’s something for everyone to enjoy, and best of all it’s absolutely FREE to attend. The festival is the UK’s longest continually running Outdoor Arts festival in the UK.