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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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  • May
    16

In Conversation and Lunch with Moira Rudolf - Jane Austen

at The Bath Priory Hotel

Jane Austen Walking Tour and Discussion with Dr Moira Rudolf - special guest appearance.

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  • May
    20

Lunch with Sabrina Ghayour

at The Bird, Bath

A meet-the-author lunch with Sabrina Ghayour to celebrate her new cookery book, Bazaar.

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  • May
    21

Travel Writing Workshop with Jonathan Lorie

at The Bird, Bath

A two-hour interactive workshop over a cream tea with top travel writer Jonathan Lorie.

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  • May
    22

Dinner with TV Wine Expert Olly Smith

at The Bird, Bath

Join Olly Smith for an evening of sparkling fun to celebrate his new book, Fizz.

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  • May
    23

The Bath Festival: Prue Leith

at Assembly Rooms

The Great British Bake Off judge talks about her life-long passion for food and fiction.

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  • May
    23

The Bath Festival: Living with Leonardo

at Assembly Rooms

Art Historian Martin Kemp tells the story of his 50 year relationship with Leonardo.

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  • May
    24

The Bath Festival: The Politics of It All

at Assembly Rooms

Get the inside scoop on this year’s hottest political thrillers.

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  • Feb
    3
  • Apr
    28

Royal Women at the Fashion Museum

at Fashion Museum

Royal Women examines how the roles of the female figures of the monarchy influenced their choice of dress.

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  • Oct
    2
  • May
    1

Local Photography Exhibition

at Green Park Brasserie

Bath photographer James Markham exhibits his landscape works of Bath and the South West.

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  • Dec
    3
  • Apr
    30

Bath Open Studios

at Circle Bath Hospital

A selection of BOS works on show, alongside art by Mark Sands, Emma Rose and Gus Cummins.

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  • Dec
    18
  • May
    1

50th Anniversary Royal Mint Exhibition

at The Royal Mint Experience

Have you ever held a solid gold bar?

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  • Jan
    19
  • Apr
    23

New Views on Familiar Places

at West Corridor, Royal United Hospital

An exhibition focusing on the power of painted images and fresh perspectives.

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  • Feb
    7
  • May
    19

Why Museums Matter

at The Holburne Museum

A visual response to over 1,000 ideas and comments shared with The Holburne Museum.

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  • Feb
    8
  • May
    6

George Shaw: A Corner of a Foreign Field

at The Holburne Museum

Exhibition covering George Shaw's career, including new works never shown in the UK.

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  • Feb
    9
  • Jun
    23

Architectural Photographer of the Year: 2018 Winners and 2019 Competition

at Museum of Bath Architecture

Visit to see competition winners and runners-up photos from 2018.

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