Here’s a list of events that we thought that you would find helpful for the coming year:
1st Jan – New Year’s Day
Until 2th Jan – School Christmas Holiday
Until 3rd Jan – Bath on Ice
Glowing in atmospheric lights, Bath on Ice is the perfect place to practise your skating and show off some moves. With wintery music, a cosy bar, and seasonal drinks, you’ll be transported to a dreamy winter wonderland!
7th Jan – Bath Rugby V Gloucester Rugby at the Rec
8th Jan – 28th Jan – University of Bath Semester One
8th Jan – 9th Feb – Bath Spa University Semester One
8th – 31st Jan – Belly Laughs
Mixing the best of Bath’s food and drink destinations with fantastic live comedy, Belly Laughs is returning for 2024.
13th Jan – Bath Spa University Undergraduate Open Day
14th Jan – Bath Rugby V Racing 92 at the Rec
15th Jan – Blue Monday
Coined by psychologists in 2004, Blue Monday has become known as the ‘most depressing’ day of the year. In theory it is due to many different factors such as distance from Christmas, weather and lack of completion of New Year’s Resolutions. It represents a chance to challenge the stigma attached to depression and raise awareness.
16th – 18th Jan – University of Bath Winter Graduation
25th Jan – Bath Spa University Teacher Education Open Day
25th – 18th Feb – ReBalance Bath Festival
Chase away the cold dark days of midwinter with a fantastic collection of feelgood events that bring together opportunities for physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, talks and lots of fun!
29th Jan – 4th Feb – University of Bath Inter-Semester Break
30th Jan – Bath Spa University Winter Graduation
5th Feb – 28th Mar – University of Bath Semester Two
9th – 19th Feb – School Half Term
12th – 16th Feb – Bath Spa University Inter-Semester Break
14th Feb – Valentine’s Day
15th – 17th Feb – Bath Bach Festival
The Bath Bachfest is 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.
19th Feb – 29th Mar – Bath Spa University Semester Two
24th Feb – Bath Spa University Teacher Education Open Day
8th Mar – International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.
7th – 28th Mar – Curious Minds
Events that will challenge perceptions, illuminate, educate and entertain the most curious minds – from historical lives to behind-the-scenes looks at the monarchy and politics, from Shakespeare to the space race.
10th Mar – Mother’s Day
15th – 24th Mar– English Tourism Week
Visit Britain is proud to lead the annual English Tourism Week celebrating diverse, exciting and vibrant sector, and highlighting the quality and value of English tourism.
17th Mar – Bath Half Marathon
As the sun comes up on race day, there is always a real sense of excitement and anticipation in the city. Runners and spectators pour into the city centre to see or take part in the race.
23rd Mar – Bath Rugby V Sale Sharks at the Rec
26th Mar – Bath Spa University Postgraduate & Teacher Education Open Day
28th Mar – 15th Apr – School Easter Holiday
29th Mar – Good Friday
29th Mar – 14th Apr – Bath Spa University & Bath University Spring Vacation
31st Mar – Daylight Savings Starts & Easter Sunday
1st – 21st Apr – Bath Comedy Festival
Have a Laugh in Bath as Bath Comedy Festival returns! With hundreds of comedians performing at over a dozen venues across Bath, the Bath Comedy Festival will have you roaring with laughter over three weeks this Spring.
15th – 31st May – University of Bath Semester Two
15th – 14th Jun – Bath Spa University Semester Two
18th Apr – World Heritage Day
World Heritage Day celebrates protection and promotion of our shared cultural and natural heritage. The day aims to create conversation on conservation and sustainable management of our collective history.
22nd Apr – Earth Day
Earth Day aims to educate, inspire and mobilize individuals, communities, and governments to appreciate the environment’s importance and to invest in its protection and restoration. This year’s theme aims to promote investment in sustainable projects and strategies that contribute to a healthier and greener planet.
27th Apr – Bath Rugby V Saracens at the Rec
6th May – Early May Bank Holiday
All month – Mr Doodle at the Holburne Museum
10th – 12th May – Bath Spring Fayre
Bath Spring Fayre will transform Milsom Street, New Bond Street, and Greens Street into a vibrant celebration of spring.
With a full schedule of entertainment, the Bath Spring Fayre promises a delightful experience for locals and visitors alike.
10th – 16th May – Local Business Week
Celebrating the rich identity local businesses have over corporate boards or stockholding business chain owners, Local Business Week was designed to support as many local businesses as possible.
14th – 16th May – Bath Digital Festival
Celebrating our city with a focus on three internationally impactful themes with foundations in Bath. The Bath Digital Festival has chosen Sport and Life Sciences, Space and Cities as their themes this year. They will be curating events to inspire you and design to generate new conversations.
17th May – Party in the City
On the night of Party in the City, the festival team programmes and produces a variety of events on 2 outdoor stages as well as in Bath’s historic venues, churches and museums.
17th – 26th May – The Bath Festival
A festival dedicated to the arts and literature.
18th May – Bath Rugby V Northampton Saints at the Rec
24th May – 3rd Jun – School Half Term
24th May – 9th Jun – Bath Fringe Festival
A festival of all the arts, with few rules as to what should be in or out – it’s what people want to do, and what venues in Bath want to put on. It all happens for 2 long weeks & 3 weekends in early summer.
27th May – Spring Bank Holiday
TBC – BRLSI Anniversary Events
1st – 6th Jun – Volunteer’s Week
A week dedicated to volunteers and says thank you to them for the contribution that they make.
1st Jun – 23rd Sept – University of Bath Summer Holiday
7th – 9th Jun – Foodies Festival
Join the Foodies Festival at Royal Victoria Park – bringing the UK’s biggest food festival featuring top chefs, tasty food, delicious drinks and live music to Bath for the first time with Example, Blue and Symphonic Ibiza.
7th – 9th Jun – Bath Fashion Festival
14th Jun – University of Bath Open Day
14th Jun – 21st Sept – Bath Spa University Summer Holiday
15th Jun – University of Bath Open Day
15th and 16th Jun – Festival of Motoring
16th Jun – Father’s Day
16th Jun – 13th Aug – Bath on the Beach
Home to the biggest beer garden in the city! It’s one of the most chilled out summer venues where you can chill with friends beneath palm trees whilst playing games and sipping on sweet summer cocktails.
4th – 7th Jul – Bath Boules
13th Jul – Bath Carnival
The Bath Carnival transforms the streets of Bath with a large Carnival procession. There are also free combined arts and music festivals and participatory workshops.
15th – 19th Jul – University of Bath Summer Graduation
22nd – 24th Jul – Bath Spa University Summer Graduation
23rd Jul – 2nd Sept – School Summer Holiday
TBC – Bath in Bloom
TBC – Bath BID Summer Sundays
13th – 22nd Sept – Jane Austen Festival
One of the largest and longest-running Jane Austen Festivals in the world. Throughout the 10-day event, visitors enjoy events inspired by the timeless works of Jane Austen including guided walks, costumed balls, theatrical performances, talks and much more!
21st – 22nd Sept – Bath Spa University Moving in weekend
23rd – 27th Sept – Fresher’s Week
27th Sept – World Tourism Day
27th Sept – 6th Oct – Bath Children’s Literature Festival
The Bath Children’s Literature Festival brings the city to live in celebration of the arts.
30th Sept – 4th Nov – Bath Spa University Semester One
30th Sept – 13th Dec – University of Bath Semester One
TBC – FilmBath Festival
The FilmBath festival screens the best new and upcoming films from around the world with a stimulating and eclectic programme of films, workshops and film events across Bath and beyond.
TBC – Bathtoberfest
2nd – 6th Oct – Reading is Magic Festival
Reading is Magic Festival is returning for a fourth year. There were so many writers, illustrators and poets who are taking part in our five-day festival which will be beamed straight into schools and homes across the globe.
8th Oct – South West in Bloom Awards
South West in Bloom is one of eighteen regional/national competitions that make up Britain in Bloom, the biggest horticultural campaign in Europe. The aim of the communities that take part each year is to improve and regenerate our local environments, through the imaginative planting of trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping, conservation and recycling projects, and to sweep away the eyesores that blight our streets, such as litter, graffiti and vandalism.
10th Oct – World Mental Health Day
An international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.
25th Oct – 4th Nov – School Half Term
TBC – Museums Week
Celebrating the unique collections and activities offered throughout museums in Bath.
27th Oct – Daylight Savings Ends
31st Oct – Halloween
3rd – 9th Nov – National Spa Week
National Spa Week celebrates spa services and therapies designed to promote physical and mental health.
4th – 8th Nov – Bath Spa University Reading Week
5th Nov – Bonfire Night
9th Nov – 13th Dec – Bath Spa University Semester One
10th Nov – Remembrance Sunday
28th Nov – 15th Dec – Bath Christmas Market
Meander through the streets of Bath adorned with over 170 chalets and discover some of the best crafters that the South West and beyond has to offer.
TBC – Bath on Ice
Bath on Ice is the perfect place to practise your skating and show off some moves. you can also enjoy glow-in-the-dark decorations at Glow Golf.
TBC – Christmas Lights
29th Nov – Black Friday
30th Nov – Small Business Saturday
TBC – Bath Carousel
14th Dec – 5th Jan – University of Bath & Bath Spa University Winter Vacation
20th Dec – 6th Jan – School Winter Holiday
24th Dec – Christmas Eve
25th Dec – Christmas Day
26th Dec – Boxing Day
31st Dec – New Year’s Day