What's on in Bath

There is such a diverse range of events in the Bath and Bristol area that the only difficulty is deciding which ones to choose.

In recent years Bath has truly become a "City of Festivals" and embraces literature, music, comedy and so much more. Key sporting dates include Badminton Horse Trials, Bath Racing and of course Bath Rugby at "The Rec". The Bath Half Marathon gives you the chance to get involved and our Garden Spa is the perfect place for a post marathon massage.

With such high profile events as the Bath Mozart Festival, the Jane Austen Festival, the Royal Bath & West Show, the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, and the Bath Christmas Market there are events for everyone.

We can offer special rates if you would like to stay with us during any of these events, please call the hotel directly on 01225 331 922 or email info@thebathpriory.co.uk


Bath Events 2014

Saturday 3rd – Saturday 10th May
Bath in Fashion
Bath in Fashion is one of the most talked-about fashion gatherings outside of London. 

Friday 23rd May – Sunday1st June
Bath Fringe Festival
A programme bursting with theatre, dance, music, visual arts, comedy, children's festival, street theatre and circus. Currently peaking somewhere around 200 events (including a wholefestival), featuring performers from around the world and from next door, in places from the Spiegeltent, to the secret rooms of Bath, to the streets and cafés, and of course in all the city's best venues...

Friday 16th – Sunday 25th May
Bath International Music Festival
Watch sensational music performed in beautiful surroundings at the Bath International Music Festival Encounter sublime soprano Measha Brueggergosman, the world renowned Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the remarkable leading British baroque ensemble Florilegium, folk star Seth Lakeman, Bath’s beloved orchestra Bath Philharmonia, a special production of Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas in the city’s Roman Baths, and much more.

Saturday 21st June
Jane Austen Festival Summer Ball
Step back in time with this Regency costumed ball held at the Guildhall. This is a terrific opportunity to go to town and wear a ball gown or breeches.

Friday 12th September - Saturday 20th September
Jane Austen Festival
A selection of events will take place to celebrate the life and work of Jane Austen.
We will be celebrating with concerts, etiquette lessons, dancing lessons, workshops – how to dress Regency on a budget, hair styling, walks – Sydney Pleasure Gardens and other places Jane Austen knew well.

Wednesday1st – Friday 31st October
Great Bath Feast
There will be cooking demonstrations, farmers markets, the Great Bath Breakfast, cookery courses, gourmet evenings, book signings, celebrity chefs and much more. Events will take place in various locations throughout Bath. 

Thursday 27th November – Sunday 14th December
Bath Christmas Market
Each year, the Abbey Churchyard area – a magical setting in the shadow of Bath Abbey and next to the Roman Baths, right in the centre of the stunning Georgian city’s shopping district, is transformed into a Christmas shoppers’ haven – Bath Christmas Market.