Festivals and events

Destination Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire, also known as the festival country, offers so much to see and do. With over 45 festivals and events taking place each year, you'll have the opportunity to explore your interests or try something new almost every week.

From music festivals to fright nights, summer shows to annual balls - Gloucestershire has it all. Take a look for yourself...

Frightmare at Over Farm


  • Cheltenham Literature Festival
  • Diwali - Take a trip to one of Gloucester's Indian restaurants
    • Aroma Indian Restaurant
    • Hilltop Restaurant
    • Indian Voojan Restaurant
    • Prince of India
    • Spice House
    • ... and many others to choose from
  • Frightmare at Over Farm
  • Hartpury RFC
  • The Forest Showcase Food Festival
Gloucester Christmas Ice Rink


  • Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt Arboretum
  • Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre
  • Hartpury Winter Ball
  • Magical Christmas Ice Rink at Gloucester Quays
  • New Year’s Eve celebrations
  • Spectacle of Light at Sudeley Castle & Gardens
Heart made from sparklers


  • Chinese New Year - Take a trip to one of Gloucester's Chinese restaurants
    • Blossom
    • Chopstick
    • Joy Kitchen
    • Shanghai Restaurant
    • The White Horse
    • ... and more
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
  • Escape Rooms
  • See Gloucester Rugby play at Kingsholm Stadium
  • Valentine’s Day


  • BUCS finals
  • Cheltenham Jazz Festival
  • Comedy Club by Funhouse
  • Easter at Birdland
  • JDR Karting
  • Mr Mulligans mini golf
  • Park Run
  • Sanford Park Lido
  • Spring Festival at Robinswood Hill


  • Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta
  • Cheltenham Craft Beer & Cider Festival
  • Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival
  • Cheltenham Science Festival
  • Fresh Art Fair Cheltenham
  • Open Farm Sunday
  • Prescott Bike Festival
  • Royal Three Counties Show
  • Tall Ships Festival
  • The Big English & Welsh Wine Festival
  • Wychwood Music Festival


  • Cheltenham Cricket Festival
  • Clearwell Caves
  • Cotswold Farm Park
  • Elton Giant Mazes and Activities Maze
  • Hartpury Summer Fair
  • Lakefest
  • NAF Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials
  • Picnic in the Park
  • Puzzlewood
  • The Big Feastival
  • The River Wye Activity Centre
  • Witcombe Festival