106th Chipping Norton Music Festival
Friday, March 9, to Saturday, March 24
Various venues
Combe Mill in Steam
Sunday, March 18, 10am to 5pm
Combe Mill, Blenheim Palace Sawmills, Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire, OX29 8ET
Science and Engineering at Combe Mill

Bollywood: Deewana
Saturday, March 17
Gloucester Guildhall

North Cotswold u3a opera group shows Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore 
Wednesday, March 21, 2pm
Stanton Village Hall
Newcomers free. Details 01242 621328

Strike a Light Festival
Wednesday, March 21, to Thursday, March 27
Gloucester Guildhall

Rissingtons Local History Society - The History of the Forest of Dean
Friday, March 23, 7.30pm
Upper Rissington Village Hall GL54 2QW
Pete Ralph will give an illustrated talk on the forest starting with Canute up to the time of Queen Elizabeth II

Cotswold Hare Trail
Tuesday, March 27 to Friday, September 21

Easter Weekend at Blenheim Palace
Friday, March 30, to Monday, April 2
Activities include Giant Easter Egg Challenge and circus workshops


Cheltenham Wine Festival
Saturday, April 7
Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham

Rare Plant Fair
Sunday, April 8, 11am-4pm
The Old Rectory, Quenington, near Cirencester
Proportion of proceeds donated to Cobalt

Andoversford Races
Sunday, April 8
The Cotswold point-to-point event

Lower Than Atlantis
Sunday, April 8
Gloucester Guildhall

Prescott Bike Fest and Gin & Jazz Fest
Saturday & Sunday, April 14-15
Prescott Speed Hillclimb, Gotherington, Glos, GL52 9RD

Combe Mill in Steam
Sunday, April 15, 10am to 5pm
Combe Mill, Blenheim Palace Sawmills, Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire, OX29 8ET
Steam Engines at the Mill

The April Meeting
Wednesday and Thursday, April 18-19
Cheltenham Racecourse

CADA Art & Antique Fair
Thursday, April 19, to Sunday, April 22
Blenheim Palace
30 members of the Cotswolds Art and Antique Dealers Association will be taking part

Simon Evans: Genius
Thursday, April 19, 8pm
Sundial Theatre, Cirencester

Watching Out
Tuesday, April 24, 7.30pm
Sundial Theatre, Cirencester

Chipping Norton Literary Festival
Thursday to Sunday, April 26-29
Various venues

Fresh: Art Fair
Friday to Sunday, April 27-29
Cheltenham Racecourse
46 galleries, 400 artists, 5,000 works

British and Midland Championship Meeting
Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29
Prescott Speed Hill Climb, Gotherington​

Cheltenham Choral Society Gala Concert
Saturday, April 28
Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham
Concert is part of the society's 80th anniversary celebrations featuring its president Dame Felicity Lott.


Badminton Horse Trials
Wednesday, May 2, to Sunday, May 6​

Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Wednesday, May 2, to Monday, May 7

Giffords Circus: My Beautiful Circus
Friday, May 4 to Sunday, September 30
Touring at venues around the Cotswolds and beyond​

Hunter Chase Evening
Friday, May 4, 3.30pm
Cheltenham Racecourse

Spring Jousting Tournament
Saturday, May 5, to Monday, May 7
Blenheim Palace

PDSA Petlife Festival '18
Sunday, May 6
Cheltenham Racecourse
Featuring The Kaiser Chiefs, Jessie J and The Vamps

May Day Festival - Hawkwood's Open Day - 70th Anniversary
Monday, May 7
Hawkwood College, near Stroud

Chipping Campden Literature Festival
Tuesday, May 8, to May Sunday, May 13

Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts
Tuesday, May 8, to Sunday, May 20
Cheltenham Town Hall, Bethesda Church and Cheltenham Playhouse

The Bath Festival
Friday, May 11, to Sunday, May 27​

Randwick Wap
Saturday, May 12
Ancient village festival

Chipping Campden Music Festival
Saturday, May 12, to Saturday, May 26
St James's Church, Chipping Campden

Winchcombe Walking Festival
Friday, May 18, to Sunday, May 20

Lechlade Serenade and Sandwiches Series - Solo Cello, 2 Bach Suites - Guy Fishman
Friday, May 18, 12 noon
St Lawrence Church, Lechlade

Rissingtons Local History Society - The History of RAF Little Rissington
Friday, May 18, 7.30pm
Upper Rissington Village Hall GL54 2QW
David Brown will give an illustrated talk on the history of the RAF base from construction in 1938 to the present day. There will be a short AGM preceding the talk.

Lechlade Extravaganza
Friday, May 18, to Sunday, May 20
Celebrating the opening of Lechlade Menorial Hall by Rory Bremner

Burford Levellers Day
Saturday, May 19
Includes, speeches, music, dancing and a grand parade

Nailsworth Festival
Saturday, May 19 to Sunday, May 27

Combe Mill in Steam
Sunday, May 22, 10am to 5pm
Combe Mill, Blenheim Palace Sawmills, Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire, OX29 8ET
Natural History on the Evenlode

Lechlade Music Festival
Friday, May 25, to Sunday, May 27
Award-winning family-friendly festival this year featuring Scouting for Girls, From the Jam and Whole Lotta Led

Prescott Hill Climb - La Vie en Bleu incorporating La Vita Rossa
Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27

Blenheim Palace Food Festival
Saturday, May 26, to Monday, May 28

An exhibition of paintings of Tibetan regional dress
Saturday, May 26, 10am-5pm
Chipping Norton Town Hall (OX7 5NJ)
Free entry - donations to Tibet Relief Fund welcome. Refreshments available

Raw Talent
Saturday, May 26, to Sunday, June 17
Show of work from tutors and students of New Brewery Arts in Cirencester

Tetbury Woolsack Races
Monday, May 28

Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling
Monday, May 28
Annual events involving crazy participants chasing a Double Gloucester down the hill

Stroud Shakespeare Festival
Thursday, May 31, to Sunday, June 2
Museum in the Park, Stroud



Wychwood Festival
Friday, June 1, to Sunday, June 3
Cheltenham Racecourse

4th Annual Lechlade Vintage Rally & Country Show
Saturday & Sunday, June 2-3
Rough Grounds Farm, Burford Road (A361), Lechlade, Gloucestershire GL7 3EU

Cherished Vehicle and Farm Fun Day
Sunday, June 3
Allington Farm, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 6LJ, (A420)

Cheltenham Science Festival
Tuesday, June 5, to Sunday, June 10

Broadway Arts Festival
Friday, June 8, to Sunday, June 17

Gloucestershire Festival of Polo
Saturday & Sunday, June 9-10
Beaufort Polo Club

Forest Live at Westonbirt Arboretum
Thursday, June 14, to Sunday, June 17
Series of concerts featuring The Script and Paul Heaton & Jacquie Abbott

Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival
Friday, June 15, to Sunday, June 17
Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham

Guiting Power Fete and Fun Dog Show
Saturday, June 16, noon to 4pm

Blenheim Palace Flower Show
Friday, June 22, to Sunday, June 24

Midsummer Speed Festival
Saturday & Sunday, June 23-24
Prescott Speed Hill Climb, Gotherington, Glos

Berkeley Show
Sunday, June 24
Castle Meadows, Berkeley
Traditional agricultural show

Rare Plant Fair
Sunday, June 24, 11am to 4pm
Rodmarton Manor, near Tetbury



Cheltenham Music Festival
Wednesday, July 4, to Sunday, July 15

The Cotswold Show and Food Festival
Saturday & Sunday, July 7-8
Cirencester Park

Cornbury Music Festival
Friday to Sunday, July 13-15
Great Tew Estate

The Royal International Air Tattoo
Friday, July 13, to Sunday, July 15
RAF Fairford, GL7 4EG
Cheltenham Cricket Festival
Starts Monday, July 16

Blenheim Palace Battle Proms Picnic Concert
Saturday, July 21

Gloucester Carnival
Saturday, July 28

WOMAD Festival
Thursday, July 26, to Sunday, July 29
Charlton Park, Malmesbury



BBC Countryfile Live
Thursday, August 2, to Sunday, August 5
Blenheim Palace

Wilderness Festival
Thursday, August 2, to Sunday, August 5
Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire

Festival of British Eventing
Friday, August 3, to Sunday, August 5
Gatcombe Park, Minchinhampton

Vintage Sports Car Club's weekend
Saturday and Sunday, August 4-5
Prescott Speed Hill Climb, Gotherington

NAF Hartpury Horse Trials
Wednesday, August 8, to Sunday, August 12
Hartpury College

Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival
Sunday, August 19
Tewkesbury School Playing Fields
The Big Feastival
Friday, August 24, to Sunday, August 26
Alex James's Farm, Kingham, Oxfordshire

Football in the River
Bank Holiday Monday, August 27
River Windrush, Bourton-on-the-Water


Moreton-in-Marsh Show
Saturday, September 1
One-day agricultural and horse show

British & Midland Championships
Saturday & Sunday, September 1-2
Prescott Speed Hill Climb, Gotherington

Gloucester History Festival
Saturday, September 1, to Thursday, August 16

Heritage Open Days
September 6-9 and 13-16
Free events will be held across two weekends for the first time

Broadway Food Festival
Sunday, September 9

Frampton Country Fair
Sunday, September 9, 9am-6pm
Traditional countryside fair set around Frampton-on-Severn's famous village green

Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials
Thursday, September 13, to Sunday, September 16

Jane Austen Festival
Friday, September 14, to Sunday, September 23
10-day festival in the city of Bath

Painswick Church Clypping
Sunday, September 23
Annual celebration at St Mary's Church, Panswick


The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival
Friday, October 5, to Sunday, October 14


Stroud Book Festival
Wednesday, November 7, to Sunday, November 11

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