The Cheltenham Festival is one of sport’s most enthralling extravaganzas
Badminton Horse Trials
The World's Premier 3 Day Event
Stroud Beer Race
Take part in a 7.2 mile road race around Mininchampton Common in the Stroud Beer Race, where the first 100 thirstiest runners to complete the race will get a free half pint.
A full programme of events, starting with free entertainment on Festival Saturday in Mortimer Gardens and a market and many other activities across the town on the day. During the following week they will offer music to suit many tastes, comedy, drama, talks and poetry. The Festival features both international performers and newly emerging artists.
Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling
Cheese rolling competition at Coopers Hill.
Look out for magical Giffords Circus as it travels its way around the Cotswolds. Families will also enjoy the Times Science Festival and Wychwood Music Festival. Other key events include the Three Counties Show, Tewkesbury Medieval Festival and the Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford.
Nibley Music Festival
The great family-friendly Nibley Music Festival, with brilliant bands; entertainment lined up for the little ones; and a cornucopia of food, drink and stalls selling everything from clothes to books, all to look forward to.
Royal International Air Tattoo
The Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford. A great day out for the whole family.
Gatcombe Horse trials
Taking place in Gatcombe Park, this is a fun packed weekend featuring a host of events with riders from all around the world.
Frocester Beer Festival
The two-day event will include a heady mix of more than 100 cask-conditioned real ales from more than 50 breweries around the UK, a large selection of wines, ciders and perry, a host of live music, hot food and free camping.
Stroud Fringe Festival
Boasting over 300 performers, street entertainment, kids area & great street food, the Stroud Fringe is a joyous festival where a town throws open its doors and a special community comes together to create a wonderful spectacle! Enjoy vibrant culture and musical performances; from poetry to punk, fine art to folk, comedy to chaos theory and everything in-between...
Heritage days see some attractions, not normally open to the public, open their doors. The leaf colours of Westonbirt Arboretum and Batsford Arboretum amaze. The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival is the flagship festival of the autumn.
Stroud Half Marathon
An illuminated celebration of Westonbirt's trees. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from November to December.
Christmas markets appear in towns and villages such as Cheltenham, Cirencester and Gloucester. Westonbirt lights up its trees for Enchanted Christmas.