Bath’s Best Festivals

The sun will be out in full force in Bath this summer, so why not start planning your next festival take over?

From Bath’s Children’s Literature Festival to Bristol’s Balloon Festival the range of festive celebrations in Bath this year is certainly tempting. Luckily Dream Stays Bath are here to give you the best festival rundown for 2018!

1). The Bath Festival

A whole week of music, performances, seminars and workshops! This city wide festival really does have something for everyone!


2). Children’s Literature Festival

Europe’s largest festival dedicated to children’s literature takes place right here in Bath! So why not bring your little ones along to one of the festival’s talks, readings and activities this 28th of September to the 7th October! For information on some of Bath’s best book shops, head over to Harington’s Hotel’s bookshop blog post!


3). The Jane Austen Festival

Are you a fan of the brilliantly acclaimed literary star Jane Austen? Well we have the festival for you! For ten days worth of Austen themed fun (from a regency ball to a costumed promenade walk!) this festival is sure to quench any literature lovers thirst. Grab your tickets now for this 14th to the 23rd September!


4). Bath Guitar Festival

This musical festival celebrates one of the worlds most beautiful and versatile instruments: the guitar! Head on over to the Royal National Hospital this 14th to the 17th July to be swept away by these guitar loving performances!


5). Bath Running Festival

Do you love a good run? Do you fancy supporting some of Baths most passionate runners? Well tie your laces up and register for this years Relish Running Races trail! All route information is available on registration for the 22nd of July 2018!


6). Bath Folk Festival

Fancy relaxing back with a cold pint and listening to some traditional folk music? We thought you might! You can join in with concerts, sessions, dances and workshops at a variety of venues and locations across Bath! So grab your tickets now to enjoy some traditional music this 11th to the 19th of August 2018!

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7). Woolley Festival

This is a traditional family friendly festival that offers a mix of local, national and international bands. There are a large selection of stalls, workshops and performances to keep you entertained. So grab your tickets now to experience the vibrancy of Woolley Festival in Bradford-on-Avon this 5th to the 7th of September!


8). Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

This gorgeous display of flame-fuelled hot air balloons is a spectacle not to missed! Weather you’re soaring above ground surrounded by the vibrant shapes, or weather you’re on the ground watching the air-filled circles drift upwards, this unique festival will certainly hold a place in your memories. So grab a ticket and head over to Bristol this 9th to the 12th of August and watch those hot air balloons soar!


9). Prosecco Festival

Are you partial to a bit of bubbly? Well boy do we have a festival for you! The UK’s biggest festival for Prosecco lovers is on its way to Bath this 9th to the 10th of November! So book your tickets now and you’ll be clinking some nice glasses of bubbly in no time.


10). The Great British Food Festival 

A delectable, delicious and divine food-filled bank holiday weekend is heading for Bowood House this 25th to the 27th of August! A perfect combination of indulgence and learning is on offer at this family fun filled festival. Snack on some tasty street vendor treats while polishing up on your culinary skills at this wonderfully tempting food celebration!



Looking for somewhere to stay after visiting one of Bath’s fabulous festivals?

Why not book one of our luxury city centre apartments?

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Dream Stay’s self-catering accommodation offers not only city centre proximity, but also the benefit of parking, free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV’s and complimentary teas and coffees. Our apartments really are the perfect place for you to unwind after a fun filled day of festival going!


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