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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. Hugh Masekela

    Bath International Music Festival

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    Festival

    Central Bath

    15 May - 25 May 2015: World-class concerts and performances.

  2. Party in the City credit Paul Marks

    Party in the City

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    Participatory Event

    Central Bath

    15 May 2015: The biggest free show in Bath!

  1. © Piers Awdry

    Bath Fringe Festival

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    Festival

    Central Bath

    22 May - 7 June 2015: Vibrant annual celebration of The Arts.

  2. The Royal Bath & West Show

    The Royal Bath & West Show

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    Show/Display

    Shepton Mallet

    27- 30 May 2015: A fun day out for the whole family.

  1. Iford Arts Festival

    Iford Arts Festival

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    Festival

    Bradford-on-Avon

    6 Jun - 8 Aug 2015: An exciting and varied season of opera, concerts and picnic proms.

  2. The Pearl Izumi Tour Series

    The Pearl Izumi Tour Series

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    Sporting

    Central Bath

    11 June 2015: The Pearl Izumi Tour Series is coming to the City of Bath for The Tour’s grand finale.

  1. Festival of Nature

    Festival of Nature

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    Festival

    Central Bath

    27 June 2015: The Festival will be bringing the natural world to the centre of the city for a free day of fun for wildlife lovers.

  2. Bike Bath

    Bike Bath

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    Sporting

    Central Bath

    5 July 2015: A cycle ride around Bath.

  1. Bath Carnival

    Bath Carnival

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    Festival

    Bath

    11 July 2015: Expect to hear traditional samba drumming rhythms, see professional carnival dancers, and local school performances.

  2. Bath Folk Festival

    Bath Folk Festival

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    Festival

    Central Bath

    8 - 16 Aug 2015: 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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    Festival

    Central Bath

    11 - 20 Sept 2015: Celebrate everything Jane Austen!

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    Bath Children's Literature Festival

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    Festival

    Central Bath

    25 Sept - 4 Oct 2015: Packed full of fabulous events to keep you and your children entertained for hours.

  1. Ping Coombes and Chris Staines

    Great Bath Feast

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    Festival

    Central Bath

    1 Oct - 31 Oct 2014: Food, glorious food.

  2. Bristol to Bath Marathon

    Bristol to Bath Marathon

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    Sporting

    Bristol & Bath

    25 October 2015: Step up the pace and make history as you run city to city in the inaugural Bristol + Bath Marathon.

  1. Bath Mozartfest Logo

    Bath Mozartfest

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    Festival

    Central Bath

    13 -21 Nov 2015: Celebrating the maestro’s music, and that of his contemporaries.

  2. Bath Christmas Market

    Bath Christmas Market

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    Fete/Fair

    Central Bath

    26 Nov - 13 Dec 2015 (TBC): A truly magical festive experience.

  1. Bath Film Festival

    Bath Film Festival

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    Festival

    Central Bath

    3 - 13 December 2015: A must for film buffs.

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