Bath Half – 17th March 2019: ‘Bath Half’ as it is affectionately known, is one of the longest established and most popular city centre road events in the UK. It is also the largest charity fundraising event in the South West region, raising over £2.25 million for charity in 2017 alone. The course itself is fast and flat making it suitable for all abilities – for beginners whose key objective is to complete the course, to more regular long-distance event runners, looking to beat their personal best time. It covers a two lap 13.1 mile (21.1km) traffic-free course straddling both sides of the River Avon. The race starts and finishes in Great Pulteney Street, in the heart of the World Heritage City of Bath.
Bath Boules 14th – 16th June 2019: The Bath Boules is a vibrant and fun pop up event in Queen Square, Bath 14-16 June 2019. It hosts activities which raise vital funds for local charities including parties, award ceremonies, a food market and more! All culminating in the much-loved Bath Boules tournament.
Bath on the Beach 14th June – 14th August 2019: Expect beach volleyball, fun games, summer cocktails, fresh Mexican food, delicious ice cream and lots of space to chill out. With hammocks, palm trees and picnic tables, plus cabanas available to hire for larger groups, it’s the perfect place to enjoy balmy summer evenings in the city. The Pura Vida Bar serves a range of beer, wine, cocktails and soft drinks, with delicious Mexican food, from tacos to nachos, on offer throughout the day. Free to enter, the majority of Bath on the Beach’s games are available to hire without the need to book, with equipment provided in exchange for a security deposit. Beach volleyball on their very own sand pitch is bookable by the hour.
Forest of Imagination 20th June – 24th June 2019: Bathonians and visitors will be asked to let their imaginations run wild when giant installations take over the city centre this summer. Forest of Imagination is an immersive five-day festival across June 20-24 with arts and design, creative workshops and fantastical sculptures.
Laura Place and Great Pulteney Street will temporarily become a tree-lined promenade leading to a portal, by Piers Taylor and Charley Brentnall, at the Holburne’s entrance, inviting visitors to explore its collections, exhibitions and parkland setting.
Pub in the Park, Victoria Park – 21st June – 23rd June 2019: Michelin-starred pubs, plus a selection of other top UK pubs and restaurants to serve their signature dishes. Combined with great live music, chef demonstrations, top quality shopping and other festival fun, it has all the ingredients for the perfect foodie experience.
Bath Carnival – 13th July 2019: Over 1000 people will perform in the largest procession to date. Hundreds of professional carnival performers will join forces with local schools, clubs and community groups to create a huge collaborative performance that takes over the entire city centre!
The Jane Austen Festival 13th – 22nd September 2019: In autumn, every year, hundreds of lovers of all things Austen descend on the city of Bath, England, for the largest gathering of Jane Austen enthusiasts in the world.
During the course of ten days, there are over eighty events including the world-famous record breaking Grand Regency Costumed Promenade. This spectacular parade through the city centre literally stops the traffic and is always held on the first Saturday.