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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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Number of results: 13

  1. Bath Autumn Book Festival

    Bath Autumn Book Festival

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    Central Bath

    4 Sept - 17 Dec 2014: Back and better than ever!

  2. Bath Film Festival

    Bath Film Festival

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    Central Bath

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

  1. Bath on Ice

    Bath on Ice

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    Participatory Event

    Central Bath

    21 Nov 2014 - 4 Jan 2015: Ice skate in Victoria Park.

  2. Bath Christmas Market

    Bath Christmas Market

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    Fete/Fair

    Central Bath

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

  1. Santa's Grotto

    Santa's Grotto

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    Participatory Event

    Central Bath

    29 Nov - 24 Dec 2014: Visit Santa in his grotto.

  2. Carols by Candlelight

    Carols by Candlelight

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    Performance

    Central Bath

    18-20 Dec 2013: The City of Bath Bach Choir returns for its annual carol concert.

  1. Kazuo Ishiguro

    Bath Literature Festival

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    Central Bath

    27 Feb - 8 Mar 2015: 20th Anniversary.

  2. Meadham Kirchoff - Bath in Fashion

    Bath in Fashion

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    Participatory Event

    Central Bath

    21 - 29 March 2015: The chicest date on the fashionista calendar!

  1. © John Arnold Photos

    Bath Comedy Festival

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    Central Bath

    27 Mar - 6 Apr 2015: Chucklesome fun.

  2. International Bath Music Festival

    Bath International Music Festival

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    Central Bath

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

  1. 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!

  2. © Piers Awdry

    Bath Fringe Festival

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    Central Bath

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

  1. Jane Austen Festival

    The Jane Austen Festival

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    Central Bath

    11 - 20 Sept 2015: Celebrate everything Jane Austen!

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