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August in Bath – 10 of the city’s most unmissable events

14th August 2015

There’s lots to do in the vibrant city of Bath all year round, but the summer months are particularly packed with festivals, cultural attractions and fun family events. August is your last chance to get a taste of a blissful summer in Bath and luckily, there are some fantastic events going on. Here’s a quick look at 10 of the best:

  1. The Roman Baths by Torchlight. Most visitors to Bath take a tour round the magnificent Roman Baths, but hardly any get to do it at night. In August, explore the Baths by romantic torchlight – it’s a unique and memorable experience.
  2. Bath Folk Festival. From 8th-16th August, a host of the world’s most talented folk musicians descend on Bath for the party of the year, plus there’s also the chance to learn how to play an instrument yourself.
  3. A Movie by Moonlight. This free annual event is well-attended every year, and 2015’s screening of Mamma Mia! under the stars is expected to be just as popular.
  4. Smoked and Uncut Festival. A daytime festival on Sunday 2nd August at THE PIG near Bath, this event celebrates the best in delicious food and great music, with artists such as Ed Harcourt and Teleman on the line-up.
  5. Shakespeare in the Garden at the Boater. Outdoor performance specialists Permanently Bard take on Romeo & Juliet this year, at The Boater Pub on 3rd and 4th August.
  6. Secrets of the Ice House. Prior Park Landscape Garden has a secret – a mysterious ice house with a hidden past. Find out all about its history, and stroll round some beautiful gardens, on 14th August.
  7. Ladies Day at Bath Racecourse. On Saturday 22nd August, it’s your chance to don your finest hat and hot-foot it to Bath Racecourse for a day of racing and excitement.
  8. Kids Big Bath Read Workshops. If you have little ones and they love to read, send them along to a series of workshops at libraries and other venues around Bath on 5th – 7th August.
  9. Bath Artisan Market. If you’re staying in a central Bath holiday rental and you take a stroll into town on the second Sunday of August, you’ll likely walk straight into the fantastic artisan market with its 70 independent traders.
  10. Portraits and Identity at the Victoria Art Gallery. Exploring portraits and what they can actually tell us about both the subject and the artist, this fascinating exhibition from 20th August features work from Grayson Perry, Hogarth and Dürer to name but a few.

After such an exhilarating and varied but exhausting itinerary you’ll definitely need a supremely comfortable and convenient place to recharge your batteries. Bath Holiday Rentals have a wide range of historic properties, modern flats and centrally located accommodation to choose from, so whatever you plan to do in Bath and how many people you plan to do it with – you’ll always have a fantastic place to stay.