Post Date: Friday 13 January

Key Dates in 2017


Bath Bachfest 16 – 18 Feb 2017

The first Bath Bachfest took place in 2012. Almost five years later it is firmly established as a 3-day 5-concert, mini music festival celebrating the work of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries. Held each February in Bath’s stunning period venues, it attracts fine musicians and audiences from across the UK and well beyond. Find out more

Vitality Bath Half Marathon 12 Mar 2017

The Vitality Bath Half Marathon – or the ‘Bath Half’ as it is affectionately known, is one of the longest established and most popular city centre road events in the UK. It is also the largest charity fundraising event in the South West region, raising over £2.1 million for charity in 2015 alone. Find out more

Bath Comedy Festival 1 – 17 Apr 2017

Bath Comedy Festival presents household names in the world of comedy and promotes the big names of tomorrow while encouraging young hopefuls in the form of the New Act Competition, plus events involving children, women’s comedy and disabled performers. Find out more

The Bath Festival 19 – 28 May 2017

The Bath Festival is a new flagship festival for Bath – 10 days and 130+ events featuring the biggest and brightest names in literature, words and music – celebrating the world heritage city of Bath from 19 – 28th May 2017. The festival supersedes the Bath Literature and Bath International Music Festival. Find out more


Party in the City 19 May 2017

Party in the City is Bath’s biggest, free night of music and performance. Find out more

Bath Fringe Festival 26 May – 11 Jun 2017

Featuring theatre, dance, music, visual arts, comedy, a children’s festival, street theatre and lots more – expect the unexpected! Find out more

Iford Arts Festival 27 May – 5 Aug 2017

The internationally renowned Iford Arts Festival takes place in the exquisite Peto Garden of Iford Manor, near Bath in the South West of England. The award-winning garden and its intimate and unique performance spaces combine to create a magical experience. Find out more

Royal Bath & West Show 31 May – 3 Jun 2017

Entertainment is on tap with attractions in the main ring ranging from top class Show-Jumping to the grand parade of prize winning animals. While the Living Countryside arena showcases the Great British Countryside. Find out more


Bath Festival of Motoring 17 – 18 Jun 2017

Bath Festival of Motoring will be held on 17th and 18th June 2017 at Walcot Rugby Ground, Bath. Featuring an eclectic display of classic and vintage cars and motorcycles, the event will be a fun-filled weekend for all the family. Find out more

Frome Festival 7 – 16 Jul 2017

Frome Festival are delighted to be presenting lots of free events and exhibitions, as well as modestly priced workshops, talks, walks and performances. Find out more

Jane Austen Festival 8 – 17 Sep 2017

During the course of ten days, this annual Festival includes over eighty events such as – theatricals, musical soirees, food tasting, the Regency Costumed Masked Ball, walks, tours, talks and much more. Find out more

Bath Children’s Literature Festival 29 Sep – 8 Oct 2017

This is the largest dedicated children’s book festival in Europe, and presents over 80 public, ticketed events and an extensive programme of events in schools. Find out more

Bath Film Festival 2 – 12 Nov 2017

Bath Film Festival screens an exciting mix of world cinema and UK film previews, filmmaker Q&A sessions and inspiring documentaries. Find out more

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