A colourful collage of Cheltenham Festivals

Cheltenham, The Festival Town

  1. Cheltenham 2023 - Festivals & Major Events Guide
    Your guide to Cheltenham festivals and major sports events in 2023, 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 Science Festival
    Our recommended places to eat near Imperial Gardens, the festival village for Cheltenham Science 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. 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. 6 Jun 202311 Jun 2023
  9. COS23 title graphic
    See the work of over 200 artists on an open-door-to-door trail of 82 venues, around town and the surrounding area. Meet the artists, view their work, learn about their practice.
    1. 10 Jun 202318 Jun 2023
  10. Culture Fest Flyer
    Culture Fest for those who love art, food music and dance from around the world.
    1. 10 Jun 2023
  11. Cheltenham's Three Peak Challenge 2022
    The annual Cheltenham's Three Peaks Challenge, is back!  This one day 30km trek across Cleeve Hill, Leckhampton Hill and Crickley Hill is organised by and in aid of Aim Up, formerly known as St Vincent's and St George's Association.
    1. 10 Jun 2023
  12. This event offers you the unique opportunity to run a 5k, 10k or Half Marathon around the famous Cheltenham Racecourse!
    1. 11 Jun 2023
  13. Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival 2021
    Join family and friends over one great weekend to celebrate celebrate the 15th Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival. Enjoy live music, free wine tasting talks, cheese tasting, artisan food producers, along with a myriad of demonstrations from some of the country’s leading chefs.
    1. 23 Jun 202325 Jun 2023
  14. Retro Americana 2023 graphic
    After a successful first year, Retro Americana will be returning in 2023! So, if you love vintage Americana, then we have a date for your diary. As Cheltenham’s second American Retro Festival returns to Pittville Pump Room on Friday June 23 to Sunday June 25.
    1. 23 Jun 202325 Jun 2023
  15. The Cheltenham Children’s Festival returns this summer with ‘togetherness’ as a theme. Local children and their families can have fun at the Cheltenham Children’s Festival completely free of charge again this year.
    1. 24 Jun 2023
  16. Prescott Bike Festival 2021
    Prescott Bike Fest is THE one stop shop for bike lovers everywhere. Run the Hill entries, Paddock Specials and the organisers Featured Club take to the world famous Prescott Hill.
    1. 25 Jun 2023
  17. The full Wimbledon experience is coming to Cheltenham once again! Cheltenham BID have partnered with The Brewery Quarter to bring Wimbledon to Cheltenham tennis fans from the 3rd July until the finals on the 16th July.
    1. 3 Jul 202316 Jul 2023
  18. The multi-award-winning 2000trees festival is a three day extravaganza set in the stunning Cotswold Hills. You’ll get three nights camping, a friendly, intimate atmosphere plus amazing food and locally produced ciders, ales & lagers.
    1. 5 Jul 20238 Jul 2023
  19. Cheltenham Music Festival brings eight days of performances and events by leading international artists, new talent and innovators.
    1. 8 Jul 202315 Jul 2023
    1. 13 Jul 2023
  21. Cotswold Beer Festival 2023 Poster
    Summer revelry returns to Postlip Hall with a heady mix of real ale, live music and local food at the Cotswold Beer Festival.
    1. 14 Jul 2023
    2. 15 Jul 2023
    3. 16 Jul 2023
  22. Festival goers in fantasy dress
    Set within the stunning grounds of Sudeley Castle, Fantasy Forest Festival offers a unique, inclusive experience against the backdrop of one of the Cotswolds most magnificent family friendly attractions.
    1. 14 Jul 202316 Jul 2023
  23. Midsummer Fiesta Cheltenham 2021
    Cheltenham’s favourite free family fiesta which takes place in the beautiful Montpellier Gardens...
    1. 15 Jul 2023
  24. The Cheltenham Cricket Festival is one of the most loved events in the social and sporting calendar. The idyllic setting of Cheltenham College provides the perfect backdrop for cricket at the height of summer.
    1. 20 Jul 20234 Aug 2023
  25. This is a festival for all sport lovers and festival-goers featuring a range of competitions for Rugby, Netball, Dodgeball, Fitness and Juniors Rugby  plus huge line up of talented artists, bands and DJs. The combination of sport and music is a truly unique experience, which is not to be missed.
    1. 21 Jul 202322 Jul 2023
  26. Summer Jam 2019
    The popular free music festival at The Brewery Quarter will return again this summer, Friday 21 – Sunday 23 July. Save the dates and look forward to celebrating schools breaking up for the summer with your family and friends.
    1. 21 Jul 202323 Jul 2023
  27. Motorsport
    1. 23 Jul 2023
  28. 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, 28 - 30 July 2023 and enjoy street art creations year round in The Festival Town!
    1. 28 Jul 202330 Jul 2023
  29. Tuckwell Open-Air Theatre Festival 2021
    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. 1 Aug 202313 Aug 2023
  30. 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. 5 Aug 2023
  31. 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. 3 Sep 2023
  32. 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. 8 Sep 202317 Sep 2023
  33. Cheltenham International Film Festival
    To mark the fifth anniversary of the Cheltenham International Film Festival the organisers plan to broaden its audience beyond Cheltenham, by live screening parts of the film festival across selected cinemas and theatres, in and around the town, and across the region.
    1. 15 Sep 202324 Sep 2023
  34. GWSR Book Festival
    Fiction or nonfiction, fantasy or factual. The GWSR book festival will have something to ignite your interests.
    1. 23 Sep 2023
  35. 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. 6 Oct 202315 Oct 2023
  36. The Cheltenham Mind Body Spirit Wellbeing extravaganza will return to the Pittville Pump Room on Saturday 7 October, 11-5pm.
    1. 7 Oct 20238 Oct 2023
  37. 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. 27 Oct 202328 Oct 2023
  38. Live shows in Cheltenham 2023
    Our guide to the best live performances in Cheltenham 2023 featuring comedians, music megastars and unmissable theatre shows.
  39. Ladies weekend in Cheltenham and Gloucester
    A line up of the 100+ best events taking place over the summer in Cheltenham 2023 including festivals, live music, theatre performances, free events & much more!