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Bath serves as a stage for a packed calendar of events throughout the year, giving you even more reasons to visit this alluring city.

There’s lots for culture vultures. With 160 events spread out over more than two weeks, the multi-arts Bath Festival is the perfect excuse for a longer stay in the city. The huge bill features rock, classical and world music from a host of global performers including Van Morrison, Clean Bandit, ORA Singers, Chineke!, Roger Eno, Mark Kermode and the Dodge Brothers, and Penguin Cafe. For bookworms, there’s also an encyclopaedic literature programme of talks and Q&As from top writers.

And you can immerse yourself in the world of Bath’s most famous literary resident at the Jane Austen Festival, featuring elegant masked balls, walking tours and talks (many staged in locations straight out of Austen’s stories).

There’s more music at Mozartfest and Bachfest, when the cream of the international classical music scene descends on the city for performances of pieces by (of course) Mozart and Bach plus other legendary composers. The venues – including the Assembly Rooms and Bath Abbey – are pretty legendary too.

Indulge your sense of fun at the Bath Comedy Festival, nearly three weeks of shows at venues everywhere in the city. Expect to see comedy legends like Barry Cryer and Paul Merton, plus a host of rising stars.

Get in the festive spirit at our famous Bath Christmas Market. Even the hardest-hearted Scrooge won’t be able to resist this Christmas shopping experience, the most magical in Britain. Browse pretty wooden chalets packed with one-of-a-kind gifts and seasonal surprises, plus plenty of warming winter food.

Bath is fizzing with festivals and events 12 months of the year. We’ve only scratched the surface here. Use the events search to find out what’s on and start planning your trip now.

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eighthwonder 2019

at 44AD artspace

44AD's summer show, with the theme of muse, inspiring an exciting selection of art.

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Carters Steam Fair

at Royal Victoria Park, Bath

Beautifully restored vintage rides and attractions for the whole family to enjoy.

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  • Aug
    18

Empire 30 x Picturehouse – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

at The Little Theatre Cinema

Special screening with Empire magazine of Ang Lee's cult classic, released in 2000.

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  • Aug
    18

Abbey Quarter Market

at Abbey Green, Bath

From the organisers of Bath Artisan Market comes a new venture in Abbey Green!

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  • Aug
    18

Classic Car and Motorcycle Show

at Bowood House & Gardens

A spectacular day of motoring heritage with an exciting range of classic motors.

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  • Aug
    20

Heavy Horse Day

at Somerset Rural Life Museum, Glastonbury

Meet George and Bertie, two Suffolk Punch horses visiting for the day from Steel Suffolks.

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  • Aug
    20

Hail Satan?

at The Little Theatre Cinema

Documentary looking at America's most controversial religious movements.

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  • Aug
    20

Crafty Cats – Eco Scrap Heap Challenge

at The Bishop's Palace, Wells

Design a model using unwanted plastic, cardboard and other general waste.

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  • Aug
    21

Summer Camp – Music

at American Museum & Gardens

Join the museum for Music Camp, their adaptation of the traditional American Summer Camp.

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  • Aug
    21

Live Music and Food

at Green Park Brasserie

Live jazz from Take 3, alongside delicious food and drink in the former railway station.

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  • Aug
    21

Sustainable Wednesday Workshop

at The Royal Mint Experience, Llantrisant near Cardiff

Discover how The Royal Mint is becoming more sustainable with a fun family workshop.

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  • Aug
    21

Indian Street Food Evening Workshop

at Demuths Cookery School

A whirlwind tour of Indian street food – a true taste sensation!

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  • Aug
    21

Blow Up

at Museum of Bath at Work

A 1967 thriller about a fashion photographer, starring David Hemmings.

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  • Aug
    21

Ice Cream Family Raceday

at Bath Racecourse

Kids get a free ice cream during a fun afternoon of racing!

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  • Aug
    21

Open Air Theatre – Cranford

at Avon Valley Railway, Bitton

Enjoy Elizabeth Gaskell's classic tale of nineteenth-century family life.

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