Festivals can be of different sizes from cheese rolling on a day in May to open studios for 160 artists over a fortnight. Jazz and Blues, to walking festivals. Check out events too.
Thu 4 May 2023
A 5 day event, one of only six annual Concours Complet International (CCI) Five Star ***** events as classified by the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) in the world. It takes place in April or May each year in the park of Badminton House, the seat of the Duke of Beaufort in South Gloucestershire. The Cross Country day can attract up to 250,000 visitors. Pre-purchased admission tickets only.
Badminton House, Badminton GL9 1DF, GL9 1DF
Sat 1 July 2023
1st - 2nd July 2023
A packed programme of family fun and entertainment including exciting horsemanship, The Dog and Duck Show, sheepdog demonstrations, falconry, displays and loads for kids. Take your dog for free.
And there is the Food Festival too. A cracking day out.
Bathurst Estate, Cirencester Park, Cirencester, GL7 2BU
Fri 4 August 2023
It is an amazing event in the equestrian calendar, a genuine showcase of one of the most challenging and competitive sports – Eventing. The best of the best competes at The Festival. Gatcombe Park is transformed into the perfect destination for a great day out.
An action-packed entertainment programme to satisfying the shopaholic and foodie with a Shopping & Food Village.
Aston Farm, Cherington, Tetbury, GL8 8SW
Sun 10 September 2023
Held in 30 acres of beautiful parkland of Frampton Court Estate, this is one of the last truly traditional country fairs. Join us in celebrating all that is great about the countryside and the people who work and live in it.
With over 400 trade stands, three display rings and a traditional fun-fair there is so much to see and do.
Manor Farm, Frampton on Severn, GL2 7EP
Fri 30 June 2023
Nibley is the friendly festival in a stunning Cotswold location. The best music, free entertainment for the kids, stalls, local beer, food from around the world – it’s the recipe for a perfect weekend. A rare festival gem.
30th June - 2nd July 2023
Nibley House Farm, The Street, North Nibley, GL11 6DL
A Cultural Hub In The Heart Of Stroud. John St: 26 artists, a gallery, project space, cafe/bar and a year round artistic and educational programme. The Goods Shed: performances, exhibitions and film screenings. Keep an eye out for the annual Ppen Studio Festival or just take a look at the street facing gallery on John Street.
4 John Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2HA
Sat 14 May 2022
January 2022 update: the trail is here again in 2022. Click through to the web site for for lots of information. 14th / 15th and 21st / 22nd May and 18th / 26th June 2022.
Select Arts is a Gloucestershire based arts organisation. They support local and national artists in curated and artist-led exhibitions, events, talks, and educational opportunities. They work to raise the artist’s profiles and support their creative journey. with a successful annual Select Trail Open Studios and Select Festival annually.
Wed 4 November 2020
Stroud Book Festival, which celebrates its 5th birthday this year, is delighted to announce that the 2020 Festival will take place from Wednesday 4th to Sunday 8th November at venues across Stroud.
The full Stroud Book Festival line-up will be revealed this summer.
It’s a charity bringing the best of music, poetry, drama, art and dance to Stroud and the Five Valleys with a local focus encouraging home-grown talent. Est in 1946, it’s the ‘grandfather’ of the festivals in the area. They recently established a Children’s Festival too.
Fri 15 September 2023
Annual Wotton Blues Festival Various venues, with live bands, buskers and workshops. A free event, Wotton Blues Festival brings you the best of blues music in a beautiful Cotswold town. Free parking.
The seventh annual Wotton Blues Festival will be held in the town on 15, 16, and 17 September 2023
Three day Walking Festival around a charming country town, during mid May every year. A variety of short, medium and longer walks each day, led by volunteer walk leaders and often with an interesting theme. Beautiful scenery. a wonderful weekend of walks.