No matter what time of year you visit Bath, you'll be sure to find a packed programme of festivals and events in Bath and the surrounding area.
See the listings below for key events in Bath throughout 2013.
Key events in Bath in 2013
Museums at Night, A weekend of after-hours celebrations at Bath museums and galleries.
16-18 May, various venues, tel: 01225 477757
Bath International Music Festival, A dynamic mix of world-class performances taking place throughout the city.
22 May – 2 June, various venues, tel: 01225 463362
Party in the City, The biggest free show in Bath... with folk, rock, pop, choral, jazz, electronic, brass and many more.
24 May, various venues, tel: 01225 463362
Bath Fringe Festival, A programme bursting with theatre, dance, music, visual arts, comedy, children's festival, street theatre and circus.
24 May - 9 June, various venues, tel: 01225 463362
Royal Bath & West Show, One of the oldest surviving agricultural shows in England and the only four day show will be held for the 150th time in 2013.
29 May - 1 June, Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, tel: 01749 822000
Iford Arts Festival, An exciting and varied season of opera, concerts and picnic proms. The award-winning garden and its intimate and unique performance spaces combine to create a magical experience.
8 June - 10 August, Iford Manor, tel: 01225 448844
The Roman Baths by Torchlight, Relax and enjoy the romantic torch lit ambience of the Great Bath.
1-31 July, Roman Baths, tel: 01225 477785
The Bath Motor Pageant, Displays of Vintage, Post Vintage, Historic and Classic Cars and Motorcycles, together with other diverse and interesting exhibitions, demonstrations and displays.
6-7 July, Walcot Rugby Ground, tel: 01225 463362
Bath Guitar Festival, Europe's number one guitar festival returns for its next extravaganza.
19-29 July, various venues, tel: 01225 463362
Special Olympics GB National Games in Bath, Our National Summer Games will be the largest multi-sport disability event of 2013 and will be held in Bath for the first time ever.
28 August - 1 September, University of Bath, tel: 020 7247 8891
Ladies Day Sponsored by McArthurGlen's Swindon Designer Outlet, The pinnacle of Bath's annual calendar. Dress to impress: a day for posh frocks & hats.
31 August, Bath Racecourse, tel: 01225 424609
Bath Folk Festival, Attend a live gig or learn to play an instrument at various workshops.
12-18 August, various venues.
Jane Austen Festival, A selection of events will take place to celebrate the life and work of Jane Austen.
13-21 September, various venues, tel: 01225 443000
Bath Festival of Children's Literature, Festival fun with authors, illustrators, storytellers and poets.
27 September – 6 October, various venues, tel: 01225 463362
Great Bath Feast, The city of Bath will be going all foodie this autumn with ‘The Great Bath Feast.’
1-31 October, various venues, tel: 0906 711 2000 (50p/min)
Bath Mozartfest, The Mozartfest celebrates the maestro’s music, and that of his contemporaries.
8-16 November, various venues, tel: 01225 463362
Bath Film Festival, A celebration of great cinema, with screenings and events across Bath.
14-24 November, various venues, tel: 01225 401149
Bath Christmas Market, a unique shopping experience in the heart of Bath city centre.
28 November - 15 December, Abbey Churchyard, tel: 0906 711 2000 (50p/min)
Christmas at the American Museum, Get into the spirit of Christmas at the American Museum and enjoy visiting the house at this special time of year.
28 November - 22 December, American Museum, tel: 01225 460503
Carols by Candlelight, The City of Bath Bach Choir return for its annual carol concert at the Pump Room, Bath.
18-20 December, Pump Room, tel: 01225 463362
For further advice and expert suggestions on Things to do in Bath call the Bath Tourist Information Centre on:
UK callers - 0906 711 2000 (50p / min)
Overseas callers - +44 844 847 5257