Local events in the area

Lots to see and do

There are plenty of events in the area that contribute to the vibrant cultural and recreational scene in Gloucestershire, offering a diverse range of experiences throughout the year. Remember to check specific dates and details for each event as they may vary annually.

  • Cheltenham Festival (Cheltenham): A renowned horse racing event held annually in March at Cheltenham Racecourse.
  • Cheltenham Jazz Festival (Cheltenham): Usually held in May, this festival features a lineup of international and local jazz artists.
  • Badminton Horse Trials (Badminton): One of the most prestigious events in the equestrian calendar, held annually in early May, featuring dressage, cross-country, and show jumping.
  • Gatcombe Horse Trials (Minchinhampton): Organized at Gatcombe Park, the estate of Princess Anne, this event is held annually in August, featuring various equestrian competitions.
  • Highgrove Gardens: Highgrove is the private residence of Their Majesties The King Charles III and The Queen Camilla, near Tetbury in Gloucestershire. Highgrove Gardens are open to the public for tours on selected dates between April and October each year.
  • Forest Live: is a major live music series held at Westonbirt Arboretum annually every summer in June/July. Best live music, connect with nature and discover this unique location to hear all the big acts.
  • Gloucester Tall Ships Festival (Gloucester): A maritime event showcasing tall ships and maritime activities, typically held in May.
  • Royal Three Counties Show (Malvern): One of the UK's largest agricultural shows, held in Malvern in June, featuring livestock competitions, food stalls, and entertainment.
  • Tewkesbury Medieval Festival (Tewkesbury): A lively medieval reenactment festival held in July, bringing history to life with battles, markets, and events.
  • Gloucester Folk Trail (Gloucester): An annual folk music and arts festival taking place at various venues in Gloucester, typically in August.
  • Gloucester History Festival (Gloucester): A celebration of the city's rich history, featuring talks, walks, and events, usually held in September.
  • Cheltenham Literature Festival (Cheltenham): One of the oldest literature festivals in the world, taking place in October and featuring a diverse range of authors and speakers.
  • Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market (Gloucester): Held in November, this festive market captures the spirit of a Victorian Christmas with stalls, entertainment, and period costumes.
  • Gloucester Rugby Matches (Gloucester): Attend matches at Kingsholm Stadium to support Gloucester Rugby, participating in various rugby competitions throughout the year.
  • Stroud Book Festival (Stroud): A literary festival held in Stroud, celebrating literature through author talks, book signings, workshops, and other literary events.
  • Gloucester Rugby Sevens (Gloucester): A fast-paced rugby tournament held in the summer, featuring rugby sevens teams from around the region.
  • Wychwood Festival (Cheltenham): An annual family-friendly music festival held at Cheltenham Racecourse, featuring a diverse lineup of music, comedy, and arts.
  • Prescott Speed Hill Climb (Cheltenham): A classic car and motorbike event held at Prescott Hill, featuring vintage and classic vehicles racing up the hill.
  • Cheltenham Science Festival (Cheltenham): An annual event celebrating science and technology through talks, demonstrations, and interactive exhibits.
  • Tetbury Music Festival (Tetbury): A classical music festival held in various venues around Tetbury, featuring performances by renowned musicians.
  • The Big Feastival (Kingham): A family-friendly food and music festival held on the Cotswolds farm, featuring top chefs, live music, and family entertainment.
  • Chipping Campden Literature Festival (Chipping Campden): A literary festival featuring talks, discussions, and book signings by authors, held in this charming Cotswold town.
  • Cotswold Show and Food Festival (Cirencester): A summer event showcasing the best of the Cotswolds, including agricultural displays, food stalls, and family entertainment.


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