We are quite rightly proud of our year-round festivals and major events programme hence why we have renamed our Cheltenham, The Festival Town.  Below you will find a comprehensive list of our 25+ major festivals, many of which are world leading and attract thousands of visitors a year from across the world. 

Watch our video below to see how many of our festivals you can spot and read more about The Festival Town here.  

July 2019

Cheltenham Music Festival | Across town | 5 – 14 July

Midsummer Fiesta | Montpellier Gardens | 6 July

Bugatti Festival | Prescott Hill Climb | 6 July

2000 Trees | Upcote Farm, Withington | 11 – 13 July

Cheltenham Cricket Festival | Cheltenham College | 15 – 28 July

Open-Air Theatre Festival | Tuckwell Amphitheatre | 16 July – 1st August

August 2019

Cheltenham Cheese & Chilli Festival | Sandford Park | 3 - 4 August

September 2019

Cheltenham Paint Festival | Across the town | 1 – 8 September

Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival | Across the town | 9 – 15 September

Cheltenham Festival of Cycling | More information coming soon

October 2019

Cheltenham Literature Festival | Across the town | 4 -13 October

November 2019

Cheltenham Beer Festival (CRAF) | Cheltenham Ladies College | 1-2 Nov

The Gin to My Tonic Festival |Cheltenham Town Hall | 2 November

February 2020

Light Up Cheltenham | Across town | 1 to 23 Feb

The Cheltenham Comedy Festival | 10  – 15 Feb

March 2020

The Festival ft. The Gold Cup| Cheltenham Racecourse| 10 – 13 Mar 2020

(Day one - Champion Day, Day two – Ladies Day, Day three - St Patricks Day, Day four – Gold Cup).

April 2020

Cheltenham Wine Festival | Pittville Pump Room | 4 April

Cheltenham Poetry Festival | Across town | 16 – 25 April

Cheltenham Jazz Festival | Various venues | 29 April – 4 May

May 2020

Cheltenham International Film Festival | Various venues | 23 - 31 May

Cheltenham Children's Festival | Cheltenham Town Hall  | TBC

Wychwood Music Festival | Cheltenham Racecourse | 29 – 31 May

Cheltenham Festival of Cycling | Pittville Park| Mid May TBC

Cotswolds Festival of Steam | GWSR | Late bank holiday weekend TBC

Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts | Cheltenham Town Hall | 5 – 17th May

June 2020

Cheltenham Science Festival | Across the town | 2-7 June

Cheltenham Street Chilli Fiesta | Cambray Place | TBC

Christian Arts Festival | Across town | 13 June

Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival | Montpellier Gardens | 19 - 21 June 2020.

Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta | Cheltenham Racecourse | Date TBC

We would love to know which of the festivals you most enjoy, let us know by using the hashtag #TheFestivalTown on Instagram or Twitter. 

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The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival
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The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival

The world’s oldest literature festival celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2019.  With over 500 events, the programme spans the best new voices in fiction and poetry alongside literary legends, celebrated chefs, sporting icons and stars of stage and screen...

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