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. Your Guide to Cheltenham Festival
    Everything you need to know about the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, 12 - 15 March 2024, including what to wear, where to stay, where to park, best places to eat, live music and post races parties.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 this summer.

  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. 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.
  7. 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...
  8. UB40

    Cheltenham’s annual Jazz Festival returns this spring with a stellar line up from across the jazz, blues, pop, soul and R&B spectrum.

  9. Sister Sledge

    Wychwood makes some exciting additions to a line-up already bursting at the seams with music, comedy, children’s shows, literature and workshops.

  10. Cheltenham Science Festival
    This popular annual festival brings together the UK’s most respected scientists, favourite science communicators, writers, and artists to talk about today’s hottest topics.
    1. 4 Jun 20249 Jun 2024
  11. Cheltenham Paint Festival - Inkie PE Way
    Cheltenham's streets pop with colour thanks to the annual Cheltenham Paint Festival. Watch artists hard at work when the festival returns for the sixth year this summer, 27 - 28 July 2024 and enjoy street art creations year round in The Festival Town!
    1. 27 Jul 202428 Jul 2024
  12. Summer Jam 2019
    The popular free music festival at The Brewery Quarter returns to kick start the summer holidays.
    1. 26 Jul 202428 Jul 2024
  13. Cheltenham Music Festival brings eight days of performances and events by leading international artists, new talent and innovators.
    1. 6 Jul 202413 Jul 2024
  14. 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. 6 Sep 202415 Sep 2024
  15. Penelope Cruz
    CIFF celebrates its 6th anniversary in 2024 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.
    1. 13 Sep 202422 Sep 2024
  16. Every October the world’s foremost writers, thinkers and performers descend on Cheltenham, The Festival Town, for ten days of fascinating discussion and unforgettable memories.
    1. 4 Oct 202413 Oct 2024
  17. The Showcase at Cheltenham Racecourse
    The thundering hooves will return after a summer break to Cheltenham Racecourse, our world class sporting venue, on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 October 2024.
    1. 25 Oct 202426 Oct 2024
  18. Live shows in Cheltenham 2024
    Our guide to the best live performances in Cheltenham 2024, featuring comedians, music megastars and unmissable theatre shows.
  19. Ladies weekend in Cheltenham and Gloucester
    A line up of the 100+ best events taking place over the summer in Cheltenham 2024 including festivals, live music, theatre performances, free events & much more!
  20. Recommended places to eat near Cheltenham Jazz Festival
    Our recommended places to eat near Montpellier Gardens, the festival village for Cheltenham Jazz Festival.