House iconBath is bubbling over with festivals, events and activities – throughout the whole year.

What’s happening in Bath? Well, In the early Summer we are spoilt with the Bath Festival – a celebration of all things music and literature with over 120 events in 10 days. For those who like our famous resident Jane Austen, there is a festival dedicated just to her and the city gets taken over with people clad in period costume – you feel like you are on a film set.

Then, of course, there is the wonderful Christmas Market which is a truly magical experience. Plus lots more going on in between.

Here’s a run-down of some of the major events happening in Bath, that we would recommend you visit:

Up and coming events

Pub Quiz at Bath Cider House

Just around the corner from our hostel is the amazing Bath Cider House.

The Sunday evening pub quiz is a great time, and you might even win a prize!

Bath Cider House 

Bath Contemporary Artists Fair – Green Park Station

Second Sunday of every month

Bath Contemporary Artists’ Fair is committed to bringing the best of contemporary art from the city and beyond right to the heart of Bath including fine art, photography, sculpture, textiles and much more… Free admission and a great day out!

Bath Contemporary Artists Fair

Bath Independent Market – Green Park Station

Third Sunday of every month

This monthly market highlights a range of independent makers including artists, designers, vintage wares and more.

The Bath Independent Market at Green Park Station

Bath Comedy Festival

1st April – 21st April 2024

A 20 day festival of some of the best comedy, taking place across various locations in Bath.

Bath Comedy Festival


Mr Doodle! Museum Mayhem at Holburne Museum

3rd May – 1st Sept 2024

This is the first ever UK museum exhibition of internationally renowned artist and internet sensation, Mr Doodle. Check it out at the Holburne this summer. Mr Doodle! Museum Mayhem

*Image credit: Photography by Morgan Davies © Mr Doodle

Bath Digital Festival

14th May – 16th May 2024

Explore the digital world in Bath with this 3-day long event. The festival will focus on key themes that have international impact.

Bath Digital Festival

The Bath Festival

17th May 2024 – 26th May 2024

The biggest arts festival in Bath celebrates music, books, art, poetry and more across the city for 10 days.

The Bath Festival

Shindig Festival

23rd May – 26th May 2024

The 10th Anniversary of this family-friendly festival will have a theme of Magical Creatures.

View line-up here: Shindig Festival

Bath Carnival

13th July 2024

A free celebration of Carnival arts and Bath’s diverse culture.

Bath Carnival

Bathscape Walking Festival

7th September – 22nd September 2024

Explore Bath’s surrounding landscapes with a range of walks around the area, with breath-taking views of the city and countryside.

Bath Walking Festival

The Jane Austen Festival

13th September – 22nd September 2024

A nine-day long celebration of all things Jane Austen – including some amazing outfits, guided walks, performances, talks and more.

The Jane Austen Festival

Bath Children’s Literature Festival

27th September – 6th October 2024

A wonderful, family-friendly event for children’s literature. Exciting events and talks throughout the city.

Bath Children’s Literature Festival

Pumpkin Patch Nights at Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park

1st October – 31st October (selected nights)

The pumpkin patch, which is open for pumpkin picking during the day, will transform by night to host street food, fire-pits, entertainment, and more.

Pumpkin Patch Nights

Bath Oktoberfest – Royal Victoria Park

18th October – 19th October 2024

Immerse yourself in a traditional German celebration filled with live oompah bands, axe throwing, dancing karaoke, fancy dress, Oktoberfest games and delicious German bier!

Bath Oktoberfest

Bath Christmas Market

28th November – 15th December 2024

One of the most popular Christmas markets in the country showcases the magic of our city at Christmas time.

Bath Christmas Market