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Bath serves as a stage for a packed calendar of events throughout the year, giving you even more reasons to visit this alluring city.

There’s lots for culture vultures. With 160 events spread out over more than two weeks, the multi-arts Bath Festival is the perfect excuse for a longer stay in the city. The huge bill features rock, classical and world music from a host of global performers like Robert Plant, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and the Royal Northern Sinfonia. For bookworms, there’s also an encyclopaedic literature programme of talks and Q&As from top writers.

And you can immerse yourself in the world of Bath’s most famous literary resident at the Jane Austen Festival, featuring elegant masked balls, walking tours and talks (many staged in locations straight out of Austen’s stories).

There’s more music at Mozartfest and Bachfest, when the cream of the international classical music scene descends on the city for performances of pieces by (of course) Mozart and Bach plus other legendary composers. The venues – including the Assembly Rooms and Bath Abbey – are pretty legendary too.

Indulge your sense of fun at the Bath Comedy Festival, nearly three weeks of shows at venues everywhere in the city. Expect to see comedy legends like Barry Cryer and Paul Merton, plus a host of rising stars.

Get in the festive spirit at our famous Bath Christmas Market. Even the hardest-hearted Scrooge won’t be able to resist this Christmas shopping experience, the most magical in Britain. Browse pretty wooden chalets packed with one-of-a-kind gifts and seasonal surprises, plus plenty of warming winter food.

Bath is fizzing with festivals and events 12 months of the year. We’ve only scratched the surface here. Use the events search to find out what’s on and start planning your trip now.

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  • Feb
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  • Apr
    28

Royal Women at the Fashion Museum

at Fashion Museum

Royal Women examines how the roles of the female figures of the monarchy influenced their choice of dress.

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  • Oct
    2
  • May
    1

Local Photography Exhibition

at Green Park Brasserie

Bath photographer James Markham exhibits his landscape works of Bath and the South West.

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  • Dec
    3
  • Apr
    30

Bath Open Studios

at Circle Bath Hospital

A selection of BOS works on show, alongside art by Mark Sands, Emma Rose and Gus Cummins.

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  • Dec
    18
  • May
    1

50th Anniversary Royal Mint Exhibition

at The Royal Mint Experience

Have you ever held a solid gold bar?

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  • Jan
    19
  • Mar
    31

New Views on Familiar Places

at West Corridor, Royal United Hospital

An exhibition focusing on the power of painted images and fresh perspectives.

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  • Feb
    7
  • May
    19

Why Museums Matter

at The Holburne Museum

A visual response to over 1,000 ideas and comments shared with The Holburne Museum.

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  • Feb
    8
  • May
    6

George Shaw: A Corner of a Foreign Field

at The Holburne Museum

Exhibition covering George Shaw's career, including new works never shown in the UK.

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  • Feb
    9
  • Jun
    23

Architectural Photographer of the Year: 2018 Winners and 2019 Competition

at Museum of Bath Architecture

Visit to see competition winners and runners-up photos from 2018.

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  • Feb
    15
  • Dec
    18

Pho Wednesday

at Noya's Kitchen

Noya's Kitchen is serving Vietnam's best-loved noodle broth every Wednesday night.

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  • Feb
    16
  • Apr
    27

Emma Hart: Banger Exhibition

at Edge Arts Bath

See Emma Hart's new sculptures in the South West for the first time.

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  • Feb
    23
  • May
    7

Sharmanka Travelling Circus

at Victoria Art Gallery

A performing mechanical theatre sure to delight all ages.

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  • Feb
    27
  • Nov
    26

Steak Tuesdays

at Green Park Station

Enjoy Green Park Brasserie's popular Steak, Malbec and Fries offer every Tuesday night.

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  • Mar
    1
  • Nov
    23

Free Live Jazz, Swing and Soul

at Green Park Brasserie, Bath

Enjoy fantastic food with live music.

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  • Mar
    2
  • Oct
    27

Pictures and Postcards: Beckford’s Souvenirs

at Beckford's Tower

Exhibition showing how Beckford recorded his great travels before photography.

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  • Mar
    2
  • Mar
    1

Glove Stories

at Fashion Museum

See one of the best collections of gloves in the world at the Fashion Museum.

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