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  1. Big Screen in the Gardens
    Cheltenham locals and visitors are invited to enjoy a summer of free entertainment. The Big Screen in the Gardens will play host to sport fixtures, the Olympics and Paralympics, BBC Proms and films throughout the day and into the evening – giving residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy free open-air entertainment after a busy day of shopping and dining.
  2. Unmissable Summer Events in Cheltenham 2021
    75+ of the best summer events in Cheltenham 2021 including the Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta, Music Festival, Cricket Festival, Craft Festival, Fresh Art Fair, epic live performances, open air cinema and much much more.
  3. Cheltenham 2021 - Festivals & Major Events Guide
    A guide to Cheltenham 2021 ft. 30+ events inc. Cheltenham Festival, other races at Cheltenham, Cheltenham Festivals 2021 - Jazz, Science, Music, Literature, Music Festivals and many more major events.
  4. Find your Happy Place in Cheltenham
    The wait is finally over! From the 17 May, we are delighted to welcome locals and visitors to discover / rediscover their ‘Happy Place in Cheltenham’.
  5. Wildlife-inspired trail launches to celebrate the start of summer!

    Take the new public art trail and find all the kingfishers scattered across the Cotswolds

    27 May 2021
  6. Cheltenham Literature Festival
    The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival will take place this year 8 - 17 October 2021. Still leading the way in celebrating the written and spoken word, the world’s first literature festival will Read the World, presenting the best new voices in fiction and poetry alongside literary greats and high-profile speakers.
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    2. 8 Oct 202117 Oct 2021
  7. Regency Cheltenham cycle trail
    A review of the Regency Cheltenham cycle trail by local blogger. Find out what it is really like to hire a bike from the Bicycle Hub and follow the Regency bike trail around the beautiful streets, parks and gardens of Cheltenham.
  8. Keith Brymer Jones - photo credit Cristian Barnett
    Craft Festival Cheltenham is hosted in the iconic location of Cheltenham Town Hall. The event brings together a handpicked selection of 100 leading makers from across the UK.
    1. 13 Aug 202115 Aug 2021
  9. Fresh: Art Fair is an easy and enjoyable way to enjoy over 50 leading UK galleries in one convenient place.
    1. 5 Aug 20218 Aug 2021
  10. The Play That Goes Wrong, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham
    Mischief Theatre's multi award-winning international smash hit comedy returns to the Everyman Theatre as part of the special re-opening season. Tickets are sure to sell fast so book early!
    1. 20 Jul 20211 Aug 2021
  11. The iconic musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert is coming to the Everyman Theatre for the first time ever! Starring Strictly Come Dancing winner Joe McFadden, Priscilla is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for the Outback to put on the show of a lifetime.
    1. 21 Jun 20213 Jul 2021
    2. 9 Aug 202114 Aug 2021
  12. Mischief Theatre (The Play That Goes Wrong, Comedy About A Bank Robbery) return to the Everyman
    1. 4 Oct 20219 Oct 2021
  13. Hairspray Cheltenham
    The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray is returning to the Everyman Theatre with a production, guaranteed to have you dancing the night away!
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  14. Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta
    After an amazing first year, we cannot wait to welcome back Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta to The Festival Town in 2021. Find out everything you need to know, including the full line up...
    1. 23 Jul 202125 Jul 2021
  15. Historical Cheltenham free self-guided tour
    Learn about Cheltenham’s fascinating historical buildings and Regency history as a spa town on this free self-guided tour which features a map of Cheltenham.
  16. Discover the history and heritage of this attractive Regency Spa Town. Anne is an experienced, locally based professional tourist guide, providing a relaxed and friendly service for people visiting Gloucestershire for leisure, for their holiday or on business. Anne strives to create a unique experience for each group. Her tour guiding service is flexible and itineraries can be tailored to include any specific attractions or interests the group has. Guided tours can be either walking tours around towns and villages or as coach tours.
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  17. Street art created by Inkie as part of Cheltenham Paint Festival

    One of the many wonderful things about the Cheltenham Paint Festival is that you can enjoy the street art year round as shown in our video...

    11 Jun 2020

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