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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. Iford Arts Festival

    Iford Arts Festival

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    Festival

    Bradford-on-Avon

    8 Jun - 10 Aug 2014: An exciting and varied season of opera, concerts and picnic proms.

  2. The Roman Baths by Torchlight

    The Roman Baths by Torchlight

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    Guided Walk

    Central Bath

    1 Jul - 31 Aug 2014: Enjoy the romantic torchlit ambience.

  1. Bath Guitar Festival

    Bath Guitar Festival

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    Festival

    Central Bath

    20 Jul - 6 Aug 2014: Immerse yourself in that most colourful and versatile of instruments: the guitar!

  2. Bath Running Festival

    Bath Running Festival

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    Sporting

    Bath

    27 Jul 2014: The Bath Running Festival is a celebration of off-road running around the beautiful hills and valleys of Bath.

  1. Bath Folk Festival

    Bath Folk Festival

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    Festival

    Central Bath

    9-17 Aug 2014: Attend a live gig or learn to play an instrument at various workshops.

  2. Tour of Britain 2014

    Tour of Britain 2014

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    Sporting

    Central Bath

    7 - 14 September 2014: The Tour of Britain includes nine stages over eight days of action packed racing.

  1. Jane Austen Festival

    The Jane Austen Festival

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    Festival

    Central Bath

    12 - 21 Sept 2014: Celebrate everything Jane Austen!

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    Bath Children's Literature Festival

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    Festival

    Central Bath

    26 Sept - 5 Oct 2014: Packed full of fabulous events to keep you and your children entertained for hours.

  1. Great Bath Feast in Bath Abbey

    Great Bath Feast

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    Festival

    Central Bath

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

  2. Kids activities during Heritage Open Week

    Heritage Open Week at Bath & North East Somerset Museums

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    Participatory Event

    Central Bath

    26 Oct - 3 Nov 2013: A range of events and activities at museums during the school half-term holiday.

  1. Bath Digital Festival

    The Bath Digital Festival

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    Festival

    Central Bath

    27 Oct - 5 Nov 2014: Music performances, digital marketplace, experimental technology expo, educational demonstrations and audio-visual instillations.

  2. Bath Mozart Festival credit Ben Ealovega

    Bath Mozartfest

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    Festival

    Central Bath

    7 -15 Nov 2014: Celebrating the maestro’s music, and that of his contemporaries.

  1. Bath Christmas Lights Switch On

    Bath Christmas Lights Switch On

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    Show/Display

    Central Bath

    12 Nov 2014: Watch as Bath's Christmas lights are switched on.

  2. Bath Film Festival

    Bath Film Festival

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    Festival

    Central Bath

    13 - 23 Nov 2014: A must for film buffs.

  1. Bath Christmas Market

    Bath Christmas Market

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    Fete/Fair

    Central Bath

    27 Nov - 14 Dec 2014: A truly magical festive experience.

  2. Meadham Kirchoff - Bath in Fashion

    Bath in Fashion

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    Participatory Event

    Central Bath

    3 - 10 May 2014: The chicest date on the fashionista calendar!

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