The summers aren't amazing either, but at least you get some warm with your wet.
My plans for summer 2015 are:
April - The Noble Science (Empty-hand HEMA - Pugilism, Wrestling, Savate etc)
That said, I have met a few of the people who are going and my HEMA teacher speaks highly of the organiser so it should be a good time.
May - May Melee (Virtus Sword School's event, a bunch of HEMA seminars and a tournament)
This looks like huge fun, its not the type of HEMA I study myself (I do Fiore Longsword and Waite's Sabre) but I am assured that its beginner friendly.
Also, I'm going with a non-HEMA friend, so I'm assured of not being the noobiest noob there.
May - Bullshido.net Euro Mega Throwdown.
I've been a Bullshido member since 2005 or 2006 (longer than I've been in the UK) and I've still never made it to a Throwdown. I'm really hoping to change that this year.
This could be a pain though because I will need a Schengen Visa, plane tickets and accommodation.
August - FightCamp (All the HEMA, all the time)
This is my HEMA teacher (the mighty Matt Easton)'s event and it looks fantastic.
September - UK FMA Festival
This is where I have more experience. I've been doing FMA for a few years now and I've been to this event twice, its always a blast.