Bath has a superb selection of special events & festivals throughout the year with something for all tastes. Our guest services and concierge teams will be happy to provide further information on local events and festivals during your stay.
Vitality Bath Half Marathon
12th March. One of the longest established most popular city centre road events in the UK, it is also the largest charity fund raising event in the South West region.
Bath Comedy Festival
1st to 17th April. Big names and a packed programme of comedy acrosst he city. Get ready for some side-splitting laughs.
Badminton Horse Trials
3rd to 7th May. The Badminton Horse Trials are one of the most popular and prestigious events in the equestrian calendar.
Party in the City
19th May. Jump into Bath’s greatest party and open The Bath Festival with an almighty celebration - and it’s all free!
The Bath Festival
19th to 28th May. A festival to celebrate the city of Bath, with an amazing programme of music and literature at the heart.
The Royal Bath & West Show
31st May to 3rd June. The UK’s premier rural event and a great family day out in Somerset.
Bath Fringe Festival
26th May to 11th June. The Bath Fringe is a festival of arts, music, comedy and more!
Iford Arts Festival
27th May to 5th August. An exciting and varied season of opera, concerts and picnic proms.
15th July. Watch as a vibrant procession transform the streets of Bath with a colourful blending pot of Carnival culture.
Bath Folk Festival
12th to 20th August. Attend a live gig or learn to play an instrument at various workshops!
The Jane Austen Festival
8th to 17th September. Celebrate everything Jane Austen - Bath’s most famous resident.
Bath Children’s Literature Festival
29th to 8th October. Packed full of wonderful events to keep you and your children entertained for hours!
The Great Bath Feast
23rd September to 1st October. A celebration of fine food and drink. The Great Bath Feast is a melting pot of wonderful flavour and lively personalities.
10th to 18th November. Celebrating the maestro’s music.
Bath Christmas Market
November/December. A truly magical Christmas market against the wonderful backdrop of Bath Abbey.
Bath Film Festival
December. A movie lover’s dream!
For full details of what to see and do in Bath, visit the website www.visitbath.co.uk.