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Bath Festivals & Events

Come to the city during any month and you’ll find something exciting taking place.

Bath’s year-round programme features some renowned annual festivals and events that attract visitors and famous names from all over the world.

The Bath festival period runs right throughout the year, kicking off with a selection of famous authors and literary themed debates at the renowned Bath Literature Festival.

March sees the city centre transformed into an urban race track, as runners from across the globe pound the streets for 13 miles to complete the Bath Half Marathon.

As spring emerges, it’s time for a colourful and mix of comedy at the Bath Comedy Festival, before moving into the summer months to discover the latest season’s styles with Bath in Fashion.

During mid-May and June the streets are truly alive with a variety of festivals.

Watch out for some incredible visual performances and the Speigaltent at the Bath Fringe Festival, whilst keeping an ear out for the wonderful sounds of the International Bath Music Festival.

It’s time to hop on your bike in June and take part in our local cycling event Bike Bath, before discovering the stunning Roman Baths by Torchlight in the warm summer evenings of August.

By September, get your bonnet at the ready and practice your waltz for the Jane Austen Festival, then give you’re a taste buds a treat to remember at the Great Bath Feast as autumn arrives.

Towards the end of the year, celebrate some of the best classical music with the Bath Mozartfest and cinematic favourites at the Bath Film Festival.

Last but certainly not least, you can guarantee to finish off the last of your Christmas shopping at the Bath Christmas Market, adding festive sparkle to Bath’s city centre. 

You’re bound to find plenty of events to enjoy in Bath - who knows, you might even discover a new passion whilst you’re here!

If you are planning to visit Bath to take part in one of our amazing festivals and events, why not take advantage of our Visitor Guide?

In it you will find a variety of maps along with all kinds of useful information and recommendations on things such as accommodation (including the best spa hotels, b&b's and self catering), the best things to do (including detailed information on the key attractions such as Stonehenge and Longleat Safari Park), a guide to whats on including nightlife recommendations, a guide to the best shopping districts and an excellent round-up of the many amazing restaurants and pubs in the area.

You will also find some really useful travel information on the local bus and train services along with car parking recommendations in and around the city centre.

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  1. Bath Digital Festival

    The Bath Digital Festival

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    Central Bath

    12-19 Feb 2016: The Bath Digital Festival is back!

  2. Angela Hewitt  - credit Richard Termin

    Bath Bachfest

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    Festival

    Central Bath

    18 - 20 Feb 2016: A concentrated festival of great music and fine music-making.

  1. Bath Literature Festival

    Bath Literature Festival

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    Festival

    Central Bath

    26 Feb – 6 Mar 2016: Celebrating 21 years of great books.

  2. Bath Half Marathon

    Bath Half Marathon

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    Sporting

    Central Bath

    13 Mar 2016: Run, Bath, run!

  1. Bath Comedy Festival

    Bath Comedy Festival

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    Festival

    Central Bath

    1 Apr - 10 Apr 2016: Chucklesome fun.

  2. Yarn bombing

    Bath in Fashion

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    Participatory Event

    Central Bath

    18 - 24 April 2016: The chicest date on the fashionista calendar!

  1. Bath Croquet Club

    Golf Croquet World Team Championship

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    Sporting

    Bath

    15 - 20 May 2016: Bath Croquet Club is to host the Golf Croquet World Team Championship in conjunction with Camerton & Peasedown.

  2. Hugh Masekela

    Bath International Music Festival

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    Festival

    Central Bath

    20 – 30 May 2016: World-class concerts and performances.

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    Bath Fringe Festival

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    Festival

    Central Bath

    27 May - 12 Jun 2016: Bath Fringe is a festival of all the artforms.

  2. Iford Arts Festival

    Iford Arts Festival

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    Festival

    Bradford-on-Avon

    4 Jun - 6 Aug 2016: An exciting and varied season of opera, concerts and picnic proms.

  1. Bike Bath

    Bike Bath

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    Sporting

    Central Bath

    3 July 2016: A cycle ride around Bath.

  2. Bath Folk Festival:

    Bath Folk Festival

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    Festival

    Central Bath

    6 - 14 Aug 2016: Attend a live gig or learn to play an instrument at various workshops.

  1. Jane Austen Festival

    The Jane Austen Festival

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    Central Bath

    9 - 18 Sept 2016: Celebrate everything Jane Austen!

  2. Bath Children's Literature Festival

    Bath Children's Literature Festival

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    Festival

    Central Bath

    30 Sept - 9 Oct 2016: The largest dedicated Children’s Literature Festival in the UK.

  1. Great Bath Feast

    Great Bath Feast

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    Festival

    Central Bath

    Oct 2016: Food, glorious food.

  2. Bath Mozartfest Logo

    Bath Mozartfest

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    Festival

    Central Bath

    11 -19 Nov 2016: Celebrating the maestro’s music, and that of his contemporaries.

  1. Bath Christmas Market

    Bath Christmas Market

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    Fete/Fair

    Central Bath

    24 Nov - 11 Dec 2016 (TBC): A truly magical festive experience.

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Confusions

Confusions & Hero’s Welcome at the Theatre Royal

15 - 20 Feb 2016: Stephen Joseph Theatre Company tours to the Theatre Royal Bath with two plays.

Haynes Motor Museum

F1 2010: Mark Webber & the RB6 Exhibition

5 Mar 2016: The exhibition focuses on the four wins that made the year so special for Mark Webber.

Iford Arts Festival

Iford Arts Festival

4 Jun - 6 Aug 2016: An exciting and varied season of opera, concerts and picnic proms.