Major Events

There’s always something happening in Bath, Bristol and the surrounding counties to keep you or your clients entertained.

You’ll find a selection of some of the more well recognised events happening this year below…


February: Bath BachFest. Internationally renowned musicians perform in venues across the city.

May: The Bath Festival. Bath’s flagship festival, spanning music and literature; kicks off with an evening of free events around the city and ends with weekend-long, open-air rock concert.

May/June: Bath Fringe. Covering theatre, dance, music, comedy.

July: Bath Carnival. Vibrant and colourfrul procession and a free party in Sydney Gardens.

September: Jane Austen Festival. Talks, workshops, a costumed promenade and ball.

September/October: Bath Children’s Literature Festival. Household-name authors give fun presentations at Europe’s largest dedicated literature festival for children.

November: Bath Mozartfest. Chamber and orchestral performances.

November/December: Bath Christmas Market. The most atmospheric Christmas market in Britain spreads around the streets of the city centre.

Bath Parade Guides can provide themed tours focused on Jane Austen, literature generally and music.


May: Upfest. Europe’s largest street art and graffiti festival.

July: Bristol Harbour Festival. Free dance, music and arts extravaganza.

July: St Paul’s Carnival. Celebrating Afro-Caribbean culture.

August: Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. The largest hot-air balloon festival in Europe.

Bath Parade Guides can provide street art tours of Bristol.