Visiting Bath in 2020 - Dates for the Diary Part 1
10 February 2020
Bath is a city which loves culture and creativity. It's hardly surprising then that Bath has an incredible range of festivals and events taking place all throughout the year. These are the next key dates to note in your Bath cultural diary.
Bath Bachfest – February 20th – February 22nd
Bath has a rich cultural scene of both the modern and the classic. The next festival coming to Bath is Bachfest, which is a celebration of the eighteenth century maestro in grand locations around the city. A lot of the events are sold out, but there are still some tickets available for some performances.
Bath Comedy Festival – March 30th – April 19th
This festival includes all kinds of comedy – from clowning, to stand-up, to satire. You name it, there will be an event dedicated to it. There are also hands-on workshops as well; for any and all who enjoy giving it a go themselves! We think that one top event to book for will be Josh Widdicombe, a Mock The Week regular, performing at Bath Forum.
The Bath Festival – May 15th – May 24th
A festival dedicated to both music and literature. This is a festival full of variety in which big names come to Bath to perform, run workshops, and give readings. In the past the likes of Sir Michael Parkinson and Jo Brand have been speakers, and both have been sell-out events. This is a festival to book up early! Some events have already been listed on the Bah Festival website, and more are due to follow shortly.
The Bath Festival Finale Weekend – May 23rd – May 24th
Although this is part of the Bath Festival, it’s a stand-alone event in itself. This is a two-day live music festival at Bath Recreation Ground (so we’re nice and close!). There’s artisan food, craft beer, spoken word performances, street theatre, and, of course, big name headline acts. On the Saturday two big names to look forward to will be McFly and KT Tunstall, while on the Sunday some of those taking to the stage will be UB40, Billy Ocean, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, and Seth Lakeman.
The Bath Fringe Festival – May 22nd – June 7th
The Bath Fringe is a unique festival in that it’s so utterly indefinable. There are a scarce few rules as to what can be in or out, and this makes for a festival full of incredibly creative and inspiring events. Many performers even make The Bath Fringe Festival their first stop before heading to the Edinburgh Fringe – so it’s a great festival for seeing exclusive premiers!
Pub In The Park – June 19th – June 21st
Pub in the Park is a food and music festival that brings the great British pub to the great outdoors. Award-winning chefs cook amazing food (the £5 tasting dishes are a fantastic way to enjoy a little bit of a lot of variety from nationally recognised culinary experts), and there are artisan food markets, independent stalls, and live music on the main stage to enjoy too.