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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
    5
  • Jan
    6

Pop-Up Pandas: An Art Installation

at Longleat

Come face to face with a whole parade of differently decorated pandas.

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  • May
    9
  • Jun
    2

The Whale

at Ustinov Studio

The UK Premiere of Samuel D Hunter's huge-hearted and fiercely funny award-winning play.

Read more Theatre
  • May
    11
  • May
    27

The Bath Festival

at various venues in Bath

Bath's multi-arts festival returns for its 70th year, bringing some of the world’s leading writers, musicians and cultural figures.

Read more Major Event
  • May
    19
  • Sep
    2

A Celebration of Flowers

at Victoria Art Gallery

Renowned colour expert and fabric designer Kaffe Fassett will make a welcome return to Bath in May.

Read more Exhibition
  • May
    21

Bath Storytelling

at The Raven

A community-based group of oral storytellers, performance poets and folk singers.

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  • May
    24
  • Sep
    3

T-Rex: The Killer Question

at Longleat

Exhibition that uses incredible life-size animatronics, casts, static models and graphical displays to engage visitors.

Read more Exhibition
  • May
    24

Rebecca Shelley live at Bath Pizza Co

at Bath Pizza Co (Green Park Brasserie)

Rebecca Shelley will be performing at Bath Pizza Co. Enjoy live music, wood fired pizza and drinks in an alfresco ...

Read more Live Music and Comedy
  • May
    25

Tony Christie

at Cheese & Grain

The legendary Tony Christie will be performing a very special intimate live show with his full band.

Read more Live Music and Comedy
  • May
    25

A Concert for the People of Bath - The Bath Festival

at The Forum, Bath

The annual concert dedicated to the memory of Brian and Margaret Roper; encouraging future generations to develop their love of ...

Read more Festival
  • May
    25
  • 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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  • May
    25

Up Late: Preview of Muse display

at The Holburne Museum

a special Up Late preview of the display Muse: The Museum Inspires, hosted by the students of Bath Spa University.

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  • May
    25

Isobel Holly Live at Bath Pizza Co

at Bath Pizza Co (Green Park Brasserie)

Free live music in the former railway station, one of Bath's stunning unique spaces.

Read more Live Music and Comedy
  • May
    25
  • Jun
    10

Bath Photography Festival at Green Park Brasserie

at Green Park Brasserie, Bath

In association with Fringe Arts Bath Festival.

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  • May
    26
  • May
    28

Bear Flat Open Studios - Bath Open Studios

at Bear Flat, various locations

Bear Flat's artists open their doors for the annual Bath Open Studios.

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  • May
    26
  • May
    27

English Wine Week

at Wraxall Vineyard

Free wine tasting with local cheeses.

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