4-5 August: LG Amsterdam Tournament. Manchester United conclude pre-season fixtures with two-match tournament in Holland. FC Porto, Ajax and Inter Milan are the other teams taking part.
11-13 August: The Sky Festival, various venues, Manchester. Promoting the 25 channels available to Sky Digital customers. Highlights include motor racing, film screenings and comedy workshops.
12 August: Twenty20 Cup, finals day, Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Semi-final and final of the limited-over county cricket tournament.
12 August: The FA Community Shield, Liverpool v Chelsea, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Traditional curtain-raiser to the new football season.
13 August: Edinburgh International Festival, various venues, Edinburgh.
- Diary data supplied by foresightonline.co.uk.