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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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  • 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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  • Feb
    15
  • Dec
    18

Pho Wednesday

at Noya's Kitchen

Noya's Kitchen is serving Vietnam's best-loved noodle broth every Wednesday night.

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  • Feb
    27
  • Nov
    26

Steak Tuesdays

at Green Park Brasserie

Enjoy Green Park Brasserie's popular Steak, Malbec and Fries offer every Tuesday night.

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  • Mar
    1
  • Nov
    23

Free Live Jazz, Swing and Soul

at Green Park Brasserie, Bath

Enjoy fantastic food with live music.

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  • Mar
    2
  • Oct
    27

Pictures and Postcards: Beckford’s Souvenirs

at Beckford's Tower

Exhibition showing how Beckford recorded his great travels before photography.

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  • Mar
    2
  • Mar
    1

Glove Stories

at Fashion Museum

See one of the best collections of gloves in the world at the Fashion Museum.

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  • Mar
    16
  • Nov
    3

All Shook Up: Thomas Kellner’s America

at American Museum & Gardens

Kellner shows his favourite photographs that capture well-known landmarks in America.

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  • Mar
    16
  • Nov
    3

Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in America

at American Museum & Gardens

These stunning new works have been inspired by the Museum’s renowned quilt collection.

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  • Mar
    16
  • Jan
    1

Invisible Light: William Herschel and Infrared

at Herschel Museum of Astronomy

An exhibition exploring how Herschel discovered infrared radiation in 1800.

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  • Apr
    5
  • Sep
    1

The Big Issue

at Museum of Bath at Work

Exhibition sharing the stories of Bath's Big Issue vendors.

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  • Apr
    13
  • Jan
    1

Image Control

at No. 1 Royal Crescent

Learn how the Georgians manipulated their images much as we do with selfies today.

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  • May
    2
  • Sep
    8

Lauren Child: The Art of Illustration

at The Holburne Museum

Enjoy Lauren Child’s original artwork, a beautiful doll’s house and a family trail.

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  • May
    17
  • May
    17

Collection Stories

at Fashion Museum Bath

See the Fashion Museum’s outstanding collection of historical fashionable dresses.

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  • May
    18
  • Jul
    13

Borderlines

at The Edge

Artists venture beyond borders in this politically-focused exhibition.

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  • May
    18
  • Jun
    29

Bath Society of Artists Annual Open Exhibition 2019

at Victoria Art Gallery

See the best of the region’s artistic talent with all works for sale.

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