15+ Unmissable Summer 2022 Events In Bath

Victoria Park Bath

From outdoor concerts and festivals, to sport events, theatre productions and markets, there’s something for everyone happening in Bath this summer! These are the 15+ Bath events not to be missed when you stay at Burghope Cottage

1. Bath on the Beach at Royal Victoria Park

Thursday 2nd June – Sunday 31st of July

Royal Victoria Park

Chill on the beach beneath palm trees as you sip summer cocktails and enjoy wood-fired pizzas, loaded nachos and fries at Bath’s most chilled out summer venue and the biggest beer garden in the city – Bath on the Beach! Entry is free and opening times are 10am to 10:45pm every day from Thursday 2nd June – Sunday 31st July at the Royal Victoria Park.

2. The Mayor of Bath’s Summer Walking Tour

Various Dates in June, July & August

The Botanical Gardens at Royal Victoria Park

The city of Bath has a group of volunteer tour guides who provide free historic walking tours to give people an understanding of how Bath has developed, its rich history and architecture. As well as their daily tours, they are also hosting a special series of summer guided walks this year. Celebrate the work of John Pinch the Elder – the last Georgian architect in Bath, step back in time to April 1942 when the city endured a weekend of devastating air raids, learn about Ralph Allen’s story, and much more! Click here to view the full programme.

3. Jane Austen Summer Ball at The Banqueting Room at the Guildhall 

Saturday 25th June

Alexandra Park

The Jane Austen Festival will be hosting their delightful Summer Ball at the stunning 18th Century Banqueting Room of the Guildhall in central Bath, separate to the main Jane Austen Festival in September. Dress in the style of the Regency or 18th Century period and immerse yourself in an evening of Regency Dancing and live music on Saturday 25th June at 7pm.

4. Bike Bath 2022 at The Recreation Ground 

Sunday 26th June 

Sydney Gardens

Celebrate Bike Bath’s 10th year anniversary in style with an exciting day cycling around the beautiful countryside of Somerset and the Cotswolds. There’s a short, medium and long route to choose from, so whether you’re new to cycling or an experienced cyclist, you are guaranteed to feel a sense of achievement as you cross the finish line. For more information or to book your 2022 place, visit the Bike Bath website.

5. Americana Fest at The American Museum

Friday 1st July – Sunday 3rd July 

Parade Gardens

Enjoy a new, wonderful festival experience of American music, comedy, food and drink, classic cars and lots more set in a beautiful hilltop location, within an area of outstanding natural beauty, just 10 minutes from central Bath. Tickets are live and on sale now!

6. Bugsy Malone at Theatre Royal Bath

Saturday 2nd July – Saturday 23rd July 

Prior Park Landscape Garden

The world famous theatre production of Bugsy Malone is heading out on its first ever national tour this year, starting with the Theatre Royal Bath, running from 2-23 July 2022. The show, which is packed with instantly recognisable songs, is based on the hit 1976 movie by Alan Parker, and has received eight BAFTA nominations and three Golden Globe nominations! Book tickets now.

7. Race for Life 5K at Royal Victoria Park

Sunday 3rd July

Alice Park

Everyone has a reason to Race for Life. Who will you race for? Join thousands of others at the Bath 5K on Sunday 3rd July at 11am from the Royal Victoria Park to help raise money for research into all 200 types of cancer. Sign up to Race for Life 2022 here.

8. Bath Carnival

Saturday 9th July

Alice Park

Bath Carnival is back in Sydney Gardens between 10am – 10pm on Saturday 9th July! Enjoy music, drummers, professional carnival dancers, fun activities, delicious food and drink, as well as amazing interactive workshops. The procession will start in the city centre at 3pm, finishing at 5.30pm.

9. Smoked & Uncut Festival – The Pig, Near Bath

Saturday 9th July 

Alice Park

With a beautiful backdrop of the rolling Mendip Hills, Smoked & Uncut have chosen a beautiful destination for the festival. Expect a line-up of classic and contemporary artists, divine festival food, fruity cocktails and local ales. You can even sleep under the stars in a bell-tent in the glamping village! 

10. Michael Bublé Live at the Royal Crescent

Friday 15th July & Saturday 16th July

Alice Park

See the Grammy-award winning global megastar Michael Bublé at the stunning Royal Crescent in Bath, as he performs a spectacular summer open-air concert. It will be an unforgettable musical experience! To buy your tickets, click here.

11. The Bath Independent Market at Green Park Station 

Sunday 17th July

Alice Park

The fabulous Bath Independent Market features independent businesses, artists and creators within the local community. Expect a local DJ and good food, shop quality art, prints, ceramics, jewellery, gifts and more. Don’t forget to save the date! 

12. Fantastic Food Festivals at Royal Victoria Park

Friday 29th July – Sunday 31st July

Alice Park

Fantastic Food Festivals is coming to the glorious city of Bath! The iconic Royal Victoria Park will host a weekend of delicious food, including the best street food, artisan and unique produce, along with your favourite celebrity chefs, and an exciting range of cooking masterclasses and entertainment.

13. The Gin & Rum Festival at The Pavilion

Friday 19th August – Saturday 20th August

Alice Park

The Gin & Rum Festival is coming back to Bath for an exciting weekend in August! You will be spoilt for choice with over 120 of the best Gins and Rums on the market. Discover new favourites and let your hair down whilst enjoying music from the award-winning DJ and live entertainment. New for 2022 is the themed Tequila bar, with a variety of up to 20 authentic Tequilas on offer! Click here to buy your tickets.

14. The Jane Austen Festival

Friday 9th September – Sunday 17th September

Alice Park

Enjoy ten wonderful days of celebrating all things Austen in the beautiful city of Bath. The Jane Austen Festival begins with the Regency Costumed Promenade and continues with guided walks, costumed balls, theatrical performances, concerts, talks and much more!

15. Bathscape Walking Festival

Saturday 10th September – Sunday 25th September 

Alice Park

Celebrate Bath’s unique landscape at the annual Bathscape Walking Festival in September. Join one of the many free guided walks, led by knowledgable local experts and explore hidden valleys, iron age forts, picture perfect villages and incredible views.

16. The Great Bath Feast, Milsom Street

Friday 23rd September – Sunday 25th September

Alice Park

The Great Bath Feast returns 23 – 25 September this year, celebrating the best food and drink in the South West! It kicks off with a buzzing market on Milsom Street with chef demos, pop-ups and a food and drink trail to suit every taste! This event is free to attend.