Bath’s Biggest Free Party!

The Bath Festival, the city’s biggest arts festival is back this May and the 2024 celebration of books and music runs from Friday 17th May to Sunday 26th May. Everything gets started with Party in the City on opening night Friday 17th May and this event is completely free to attend.

From 5 pm till late, the city centre will be filled with live music of every genre, including jazz, folk rock, classical, acoustic, swing, soul and more! Music will be performed in churches and chapels, including Bath Abbey, St Michael’s Without and St Swithin’s Church.

Partygoers can enjoy performances at museums and galleries, including the Holburne Museum, Victoria Art Gallery and BRLSI. Pubs and bars, cafes and shops will also be hosting live music.

As well as indoor venues, there will be stages and stalls in Parade Gardens and at Green Park Station.