Calendar of Cotswold Events
The Cotswolds area is one of England’s favourite destinations; famous for hundreds of honey-colour limestone villages in a beautiful rural setting. It’s a thriving tourist area but also one where local residents enjoy cultural, traditional and historic forms of entertainment – with modern diversions thrown in for good measure! Whatever your interests, you should find plenty to do during your stay. Your Cotswold Inns & Hotels concierge will be pleased to advise you of events going on nearby while you’re with us. Some of the key Cotswold events coming up are listed below.
You might also like to visit the Official Cotswolds Website
14 April to 2 October 2022
Giffords Circus is a magical village green circus that tours England from the first days of spring to the first glimpse of winter.
14 May 2022
Barnsley Village Garden Festival
Barnsley Village festival returns after 2 years of postponement, a wonderful day out for garden lovers and families
30 May – 2 August 2022
Longborough Festival Opera is an ambitious summer festival, taking place in a 500-seat home-grown theatre overlooking stunning views of the Evenlode valley.
11 – 12 June 2022
Once again the weekend will promise top polo action, exciting arena attractions, quality shopping and a traditional funfair – there is something for everyone at the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo!
12 June 2022
Legendary band Texas playing live at Westonbirt Arboretum – Commenting on the show, Sharleen Spiteri for Texas said “We last played a Forest Live show in 2011 so for us it’s a welcome return to be performing our hits in such a beautiful setting. We hope to see you there.”
25 June 2022
Long Compton Community Fete
- RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Flypast of a Spitfire and a Hurricane
- Jazz by The Melody Room Jazz Band
- Dog Show
- Opening by national celebrity
3 July 2022
An annual festival that brings a host of local and regional wildlife organisations together to engage the public in nature learning, fun and activities.
5 – 7 August 2022
The Magic Millions Festival of British Eventing (5-7 August 2022) has an action-packed weekend planned with something for everyone to look forward to. International event riders battle it, in the three disciplines of dressage, cross county and showjumping over three days for five National Championship titles. While a whole host of entertaining arena attractions keep the crowds on the edge of their seats during the weekend. The wonderful array of trade stands allows for some enjoyable retail therapy making it a special family weekend break.
7 – 16 October 2022
The Times and The Sunday Times sponsor this ever-popular Literature festival, which welcomes the world’s best writers to Cheltenham.
Last Saturday In November 2022
Enjoy a stroll around Moreton-in-Marsh’s annual Christmas Market where there will be plenty of local stalls to browse and lots of food and drink to sample. Once ready to warm up, we recommend you join us in the Manor House Hotel bar for a Festive Cocktail (or two!)
1ST DECEMBER ONWARDS
Book your tickets for the breathtaking Enchanted Christmas event at Westonbirt Arboretum; an illuminated celebration of their wonderful trees.
BOXING DAY – 26TH DECEMBER 2022
BIBURY DUCK RACE
Don’t miss this annual charity event if you’re in Bibury over Christmas – The Bibury Duck Race starts at 11am on Boxing Day with guests at The Swan Hotel having 1 duck per room reserved for racing. Great fun for all the family!
A visit to one of the many Farmers’ Markets in the Cotswolds is an ideal way of sampling the region’s produce. If you are staying overnight at one of our Hotels, why not let us look after your purchases, keeping them chilled and fresh.
- Stroud, Cornhill Market Place – Every Saturday (9am-2pm)
- Cirencester, Market Place – 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month (9am-1pm)
- Stow on the Wold, the Square – 2nd Thursday of each month (9am-2pm)
- Moreton-in-Marsh Weekly Market – Every Tuesday (9am-3pm)