Events in Bath


The Roman Bath’s Torchlit Summer Evenings 16th June – 31st August 2018: The Roman Baths will be open until 10.00pm every evening from 16 June to 31 August (last entry 9.00pm). By the light of flickering torches, you can walk on 2000 year old pavements, providing a truly magical atmosphere. With its steaming waters and Roman artefacts this is an unforgettable and unique experience.

Bath Carnival 21st July 2018: A free party celebrating Carnival arts in the centre of Bath. The vibrant procession transforms the streets with a colourful blending pot of Carnival culture. Expect South American drumming, Caribbean steel pan, Mardi Gras style brass, a range of traditional and contemporary dance choreography and crazy colourful costumes!

The Fantastical Multimedia Pop-Up Project at Bath University 20th July – 24th August 2018: Discover new worlds, see new thinking and technologies in our Digital Laboratory, become a character in a video game, lose yourself in Virtual Reality, become part of a live gaming experiment and experience artworks from the Zabludowicz Collection. For more information click here!

Carters Steam Fair 4th – 19th August 2018: Carters Steam Fair is a unique attraction – it is an authentic travelling funfair entirely consisting of rare vintage equipment.We live in vintage showman’s wagons and caravans, and the whole fair is moved from place to place with a highly-decorated fleet of vintage lorries. Carters Steam Fair returns to Bath in August for more steam powered fun at Royal Victoria Park.

The Jane Austen Festival 8th-17th September 2018: This year’s Jane Austen festival starts the 8th September and spans over 9 days. The famous Regency costumed parade takes place on the 9th and walking tours and book readings will be taking place throughout.

The Great Bath Feast 23rd September – 8th October 2018: Local producers, delis, cafés, restaurants and hotels offer tastings, demonstrations and special menus; also appearances from visiting celebrity chefs and food writers.

Bath Christmas Market 23rd November – 10th December 2018: One of the biggest and most picturesque Christmas markets in the country, with more than 170 wooden chalets filling the precincts around the abbey and Roman Baths, and several other shopping streets.