A colourful collage of Cheltenham Festivals

Cheltenham, The Festival Town

  1. Cheltenham Festivals & Major Events Guide
    Your guide to Cheltenham festivals and major sports events, from Cheltenham Festival in March, to Cheltenham Jazz, Science, Music and Literature Festivals, Wychwood, 2000Trees and many more.
  2. The insider’s guide to Cheltenham: The Festival Town
    Come for the festivals and stay for the fun, food and fabulous hospitality: indulge your passions and experience so much more in Cheltenham.
  3. Wychwood festival, Cheltenham

    The festival season has well and truly begun in Cheltenham, The Festival Town and we here at Visit Cheltenham have come together to hand-pick a few of the events we’re most looking forward to.

  4. Recommended places to eat near Cheltenham Literature Festival
    Our recommended places to eat near Montpellier Gardens, the festival village for Cheltenham Literature Festival.
  5. Cheltenham weekend breaks
    Our round up of the best 2023 Cheltenham weekend breaks, covering all budgets from luxurious town centre hotels, indulgent countryside retreats and budget friendly hotels offering great value for money…
  6. Free Events in Cheltenham
    As well as providing a fabulous backdrop, packed full of things you can see, feel, explore, discover and enjoy, absolutely free, there is also a regular rotation of free events that you can pop along and take part in...
  7. 48 hours in Cheltenham & the Cotswolds - suggested itinerary
    Our suggested itinerary for a weekend in Cheltenham and the Cotswolds. Discover and explore this lesser known cool, cosmopolitan corner of England. Explore at your own pace and uncover some of the locals’ best kept secrets.
  8. The idyllic, stone built, Tuckwell Amphitheatre is the perfect setting for our annual Open Air Theatre Festival. Surrounded by lush trees and shrubs and sheltered from the outside world, this magical venue attracts the very best in touring open-air theatre from across the UK.
    1. Gin & Rum Festival - Cheltenham
      Join the fun and discover a unique experience that celebrates the best of Gin and Rum and promises the party of the year!
      1. 2 Nov 2024
    2. Run Cheltenham offers three incredible and unique racing experiences for all ages and abilities. All starting and finishing at Cheltenham Racecourse. From those wanting to experience running for the first time to the competitive athletes wanting to push for their personal best times, the event organisers have something for all running-enthusiasts alike.
      1. 1 Sep 2024
    3. Cheltenham Ladies College
      10 days of Cheltenham heritage free to explore! Discover Cheltenham and its heritage as buildings throw open their doors to the public with a full programme of exciting walks and fascinating talks.
      1. Penelope Cruz
        CIFF celebrates its 5th anniversary in 2023 and will continue to bring the best of world cinema to its thriving audience through films that question, inspire, entertain; through documentaries that raise issues and inform; through film shorts by filmmakers new to the industry; and through tributes to recognise the contributions of celebrated artists to the legacy of great cinema. This year the festival will be based at Cineworld in The Brewery Quarter, in the heart of Cheltenham’s entertainment district.
        1. GWSR Book Festival
          Fiction or nonfiction, fantasy or factual. The GWSR book festival will have something to ignite your interests.
          1. Every October the world’s foremost writers, thinkers and performers descend on The Festival Town for ten days of fascinating discussion and unforgettable memories.
            1. The Cheltenham Mind Body Spirit Wellbeing extravaganza will return to the Pittville Pump Room on Saturday 7 October - Sunday 8th October, 11-5pm.
              1. The Showcase at Cheltenham Racecourse
                The thundering hooves will return after a summer break to Cheltenham Racecourse, our world class sporting venue, on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October 2023.
                1. Live shows in Cheltenham 2023
                  Our guide to the best live performances in Cheltenham 2023 featuring comedians, music megastars and unmissable theatre shows.