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What is the Bath Festivals?

The festival includes music, literature, and food events that take place throughout the city of Bath and takes place annual in May, offering something for everyone. It is certainly an event not to be missed.

You will find events taking place in various venues throughout Bath, including historic buildings, and outdoor spaces, open-air concerts at the Royal Victoria Park and Parade Gardens. The Francis Hotel is also delighted to be hosting a number of events throughout the festival.

Not to be missed is the Party in the City party which officially launches the festival on Friday 12th May. Watch Bath come alive as this free event sees dozens of bands, choirs and sole performers playing live music throughout the city. It is a great way to kick off the Bath Festivals and to experience the city’s vibrant cultural scene.

Keep an eye out for details of the dates planned for the next Bath Festivals planned for 2024.

Key events from May 2023

One of the main attractions of the festival are the music events. Head to Bath Recreation Ground to enjoy a range of different concerts including pop, jazz, classical, and world music.  If the weather is not on your side, there are also several indoor performances taking place throughout the city.

For avid reads, you will find many literary events, including talks by famous authors and poets taking place. Another popular feature of the Bath Festivals are the food events. With food markets, tastings, and demonstrations by some of the region’s best chefs, you can sample delicious local food and drinks while learning about the culinary traditions of Bath and the surrounding areas

Family friendly festival

There is something for all ages at Bath Festivals including a special family-friendly program with a host of activities including a Family Arts Day with free arts and crafts activities, puppet shows, and interactive workshops.

One of the highlights of the festival for children is the Bath Children’s Literature Festival, featuring events and activities for children of all ages, including book readings, storytelling sessions, and workshops by popular children’s authors and illustrators.

So what are you waiting for? Stay at The Francis Hotel during Bath Festivals and be in the heart of all the action. Click here to explore the hotel and to book your stay.

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