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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 like Robert Plant, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and the Royal Northern Sinfonia. 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
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  • Sep
    16

Prized Possessions: Dutch Masterpieces from the National Trust

at The Holburne Museum

Bringing together some of the National Trust’s best-loved works of seventeenth-century Dutch art.

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  • Jun
    7
  • Oct
    31

Ride and Dine

at Lucknam Park, Colerne

Work up an appetite with an hour’s ride before lunch, or work off your lunch with an hour’s ride after.

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  • Jun
    8
  • Aug
    31

Summer Sale

at Kilver Court Designer Village

Head to Kilver Court to shop top name brands at great prices with up to 75% off summer sale!

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  • Jun
    11
  • Jul
    16

Skyline Forest School

at Fairy Wood, Claverton Down, Bath Skyline

Monday morning Forest School for under 5s with PlayWood Forest School. There's lots to explore, craft and songs, plus tea for adults.

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  • Jun
    13
  • Nov
    14

The Art of the Circle

at Circle Bath Hospital

Three artists will be exhibiting a collection of work at the Circle Bath hospital using the ‘The Art of the Circle’ as a connecting theme.

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  • Jun
    14
  • Oct
    21

Bath to Baghdad: Ellen Tanner’s Collection of Middle Eastern Art

at The Holburne Museum

Discover the eclectic collection of Persian art formed by Miss Ellen Tanner following her intrepid journey to the Middle East.

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  • Jun
    16
  • Aug
    31

Torchlit Summer Evenings

at The Roman Baths

Visit The Roman Baths this summer by the light of flickering torches. Open until 10pm every evening.

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  • Jun
    20
  • Aug
    2

The RPS 160th International Photography Exhibition

at the Royal United Hospital

This exhibition consists of a variety of genres and styles of photography, with cutting-edge prints being shown alongside traditional work.

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  • Jun
    22
  • Jun
    24

Kirstie Allsopp Presents: The Handmade Fair

at Bowood House & Gardens

An extended weekend of creativity celebrating the joy of the handmade, with Kirstie Allsopp one of the daily hosts.

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  • Jun
    23
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    24

Side by Side: Songs and Stitches

at The American Museum

A weekend of living history with Discover History.

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  • Jun
    23
  • Jun
    24

Food and Drink Festival

at Longleat

Cooking masterclasses from James Martin and the Hairy Bikers, delectable delights from local producers, live music and more.

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  • Jun
    23
  • Jul
    7

Dusty

at Theatre Royal Bath

World premiere of new musical charting the life of one of Britain's most successful and enduringly popular singers, Dusty Springfield.

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  • Jun
    24

Telephoto Photography of Wildlife and Field Trip to Corsham Lake

at Combe Grove

This workshop is for photographers who would like to use telephoto lenses to capture classy photos of birds and mammals.

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  • Jun
    24

Bath Vintage and Antiques Market

at Green Park Station

An open-air, undercover vintage and antique market in central Bath located in the historic Green Park Station.

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  • Jun
    24

Steve Kilbey and Amanda Kramer

at Komedia

Singer/guitarist Steve Kilbey (The Church) and keyboardist Amanda Kramer bring their narrative rock ballads to Komedia Bath!

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