Major Events to see

Bath

In 2017 Bath will celebrating 250 years since the building of the world famous Royal Crescent was commenced. There will be a number of special events taking place in the city to commemorate this amazing architectural gem.

Bath is a city of festivals and the arts. From highbrow to eyebrow-raising, from family fun to adult comedy, there’s something for all tastes. The year-long programme of festivals and events in Bath includes everything from Shakespeare to Jane Austen and guitars to boules!

May: International Music Festival: Book a walking tour ‘Musicians in Bath’

September: Jane Austen Festival. This festival attracts a large number of period costume dressed fans: Take a Jane Austen Tour

November: The Mozart Festival: Take a ‘Musicians in Bath Tour’

November – December: Bath Christmas Market from late  November to mid December. The Christmas Market in Bath is the first in the country to receive a “Quality Rose Mark Award” Find out more about tours in Bath

Bristol

Bristol is host to some huge events each year, some of which draw nearly half a million people. For example:

May: Bristol Folk Festival

July:  Bristol Harbour Festival

August:  Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, a world class affair

September: Bristol International Kite Festival Find out more about tours in Bristol

Wiltshire

April: Salisbury St. George’s Fair

May Bank Holiday: Downton hols its  Cuckoo Fair

June: Stonehenge and Avebury Summer Solstice celebrations

December: Stonehenge Winter Solstice celebrations

Find out more about tours in Wiltshire

Somerset

November: Somerset illuminated Carnivals take place in most major towns in the County

Gloucestershire

March: Cheltenham Racecourse hold its Spring Racing Festival

October: Stow-on-the-Wold Horse Fair

Cornwall

May: Padstow ‘Obby Oss’ – arrival of Spring  celebration

May: Helston ‘Flora Day’, dancing in the streets

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