Summer 2021 Events in Bath and Wiltshire

Victoria Park Bath

Bath and Wiltshire are both home to a large array of events each year, from small concerts through to major events. If you’re staying at Burghope this summer, have a look at what’s on around the local area to start planning your trip. 

Bath Vegan Festival

Saturday 10th July

Royal Victoria Park

Explore Bath’s largest vegan festival with 60+ vegan/animal welfare and rights stalls, world food caterers, free samples, inspirational talks, exciting workshops and more at Odd Down Sports Ground. Entry is £4 payable on the door or £15 for VIP tickets in advance from Eventbrite which includes fast track entry and a goody bag full of vegan products, samples, discounts and offers.

Longleat Live Festival

Saturday 17th July – Sunday 18th July

The Botanical Gardens at Royal Victoria Park

Enjoy live music from The Wombats, Razor light, Ella Eyre, Lucy Spraggan and more, delicious food and drink from the amazing range of food stalls, cooking demonstrations and funfair entertainment at a brand new event taking place at Longleat Estate this summer. Click here for more information and to book your tickets.

Bradford-on-Avon Food and Drink Festival

Saturday 17th July – Sunday 18th July

Alexandra Park

Bradford-on-Avon Food and Drink Festival will be packed with live demonstrations from local and celebrity chefs, artisan and street food markets, live music and much, much more. Click here to book your tickets for a weekend of summer foodie fun.

Classic Ibiza at Bowood House

Friday 23rd July (Tickets Available) – Saturday 24th July (Sold Out)

Sydney Gardens

It’s time to party! Celebrate iconic dance tunes reinvented by the Urban Soul Orchestra who have worked with the very best in the industry. Enjoy a chilled out DJ set performed by former Pacha Ibiza and Ministry of Sound London resident, Jose Luis. The Urban Soul Orchestra and vocalists will then take to the stage with Goldierocks for the new ‘Sundowner set,’ and the night will end with a ‘Dance set’, when the orchestra and vocalists return to the stage. Click here to book your tickets for Friday 23rd July. 

Kaiser Chiefs at Bath Racecourse

Friday 30th July 

Parade Gardens

Oh My God We Can’t Believe It! Kaiser Chiefs will be performing live at Bath Racecourse on Friday 30th July. This unique show will invite audiences to enjoy an entire day of racing at one of the UK’s most prestigious arenas, with the added bonus of a full Kaiser Chiefs set late into the evening. Gates open at 3.30pm, with the first of seven races taking place from 5.35pm. The Kaiser Chiefs will perform after the last race at 8.40pm. Book now!

Rag’n’Bone Man Live at Bath Racecourse

Saturday 31st July

Prior Park Landscape Garden

Taking to the outdoor stage on Saturday 31st July and following on from the announcement of his long-awaited second album ‘ Life By Misadventure’, Rag’n’Bone Man will appear at Bath Racecourse this summer for an incredible standalone show! Get ready to enjoy a fantastic night of live music, click here for tickets.

The Gin and Rum Festival at Bath Pavilion 

Friday 6th August – Saturday 7th August

Henrietta Park

You’ll be spoilt for choice with over 60 different gins and 60 different rums at the UK’s largest gin and rum festival coming to Bath in August! Enjoy music from an award-winning DJ, themed bars, talks and master classes from the very best gin and rum producers, live entertainment and more! Book your tickets here.

The Bath Festival Finale Weekend at Bath Recreation Ground

Saturday 7th August –  Sunday 8th August

Alice Park

The Bath Festival Finale Weekend two-day live music event in the heart of Bath city is back with an epic line-up! Enjoy a musical extravaganza from McFly, Scouting For Girls, Gabrielle, UB40, Billy Ocean, Fun Lovin’ Criminals and much more! Festival stalls will offer a variety of delicious artisan food and drink too. Explore more, view the full line-up and book here. 

The Iford Festival at Belcombe Court

From Saturday 21st August 

Alice Park

The Iford Festival is returning to the stunning 18th-century grounds of Belcombe Court on 21st August. Enjoy a series of events set in 60 acres of glorious formal gardens, parkland and woodland, starting with an evening Picnic Prom with Classico Latino! 

Bradford-on-Avon Walking Festival

Friday 3rd September – Sunday 5th September 

Alice Park

The Bradford-on-Avon Walking Festival is perfect for all walkers! Pick from an amazing selection of walks, from easy, short walks to longer, challenging walks around the beautiful local area. Discover bats, birds, forage for wild food and more! There’s something for everyone to enjoy. 

Bathscape Walking Festival 

Saturday 11th September to Saturday 26th September

Alice Park

Celebrate Bath’s unique and beautiful landscape by taking a walk at the Bathscape Walking Festival in September. Their packed programme will be published on their website towards the end of July, so keep your eyes peeled!

Regular Events and Activities Happening This Summer:

Live Music and Food at Green Park Brasserie, Bath

Wednesday – Saturday. Music from 6.30pm – 7.15pm and 8 – 9pm 

Alice Park

Enjoy free live jazz, funk, soul and swing music from the very best musicians in Bath and Bristol in the atmospheric Victorian railway ticket hall every Wednesday – Saturday evening. Click here for more details.

Guided Walks from Bath Preservation Trust at No 1 Royal Crescent

Alice Park

Learn more about the architectural treasures and history of Bath through a new series of walking tours being offered by the Bath Preservation Trust taking place from July through to September this year. All the tours start at 2pm outside No 1 Royal Crescent and cost £7 per person. Book your tickets in advance.

Summer Sundays at Bath City Centre

Alice Park

Bath is open and ready to welcome your back! Summer Sundays is a programme of entertainment, events and activities around Bath city centre. As you wander around the city, you’ll spot a variety of pop-up performances, from Jane Austen dancers to samba bands. Click here to browse all of the events.

The Garden Theatre Festival at The Holburne Museum

Alice Park

A new outdoor theatre festival is coming to Bath this summer. Across six nights in July and August, the Holburne Museum will host performances of Romeo and Juliet, Pygmalion, The Wind in the Willows, Robin Hood and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Doors open at 5:30pm so you can bring a picnic along to enjoy the sun (or rain!) before the show starts at 7pm. Food and drinks are available to buy on site. Tickets must be pre-booked.

Open Gardens at The Hall – Bradford-on-Avon

Alice Park

Step into the beautiful hidden gardens at The Hall, Bradford on Avon this summer. Sit amongst the towering Redwood trees for a moment of tranquility, take a casual stroll, or bring a picnic to enjoy on the manicured lawns overlooked by the historic Jacobean Hall. Click here to view the dates and prices.

Private Walled Garden Tour – Bowood

Alice Park

Bowood House is offering a number of dates throughout the summer season to visit Lord and Lady Lansdowne’s award-winning Private Walled Garden made up of four distinctly different one-acre squares. To find out more and to book tickets, click here.

Free Daily Walking Tours in Bath – The Mayor’s Honorary Guides

Alice Park

Discover some of Bath’s most beautiful landmarks including The Royal Crescent, The Circus and Pulteney Bridge, explore the charming streets and alleyways and the city’s many parks and gardens. Tours last two hours and start outside the Pump Room in Abbey Church Yard at the sign board ‘Free Walking Tours Here’. Please book your place in advance via their website.