Local Events In Cheltenham
For book lovers, The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival is the only place to be this autumn. We not only welcome the world’s greatest writers and thinkers to Cheltenham, but also ask you to join us in exploring the theme of defining moments from the past, present and future.
Considered by many as the first weekend that Jump racing really gets underway, visitors will be treated to fantastic racing on all three days. The Open returns to Cheltenham Racecourse in 2018, promising three days of gripping racing magic, including the Paddy Power Gold Cup.
Cheltenham Christmas Market Saturday 24th November - Monday 17th December 2018
Situated in the magnificent frame of the Cheltenham Promenade, Cheltenham Christmas Market has now come into its 9th edition. It is a good opportunity to enjoy Christmas days with the family, browsing among the stalls and liitle wooden chalets.
The Cheltenham race season is in full swing, so The International offers a great opportunity to watch the stars of the sport compete at the Home of Jump racing. The Wyastone Bed And Breakfast in Cheltenham provides the perfect location for those wishing to attend the races by day and have easy access to restaurants and bars by night.
Festivals Trial Day January 2019
The last Saturday in January provides racegoers with the chance to savour great racing action, as the momentum of the season builds towards The Festival™ in March. For the horses, this is their last race in their preparation for the big event, ensuring that all eight races provide hugely competitive action to enjoy. The highlight race is the BetBright Trial Chase.
The Festival epitomises and encompasses everything that is great about Jump racing, whilst delivering an unbelievable occasion as the finest horses, jockeys, owners and trainers battle it out for the highest racing honours. Cheltenham is at the heart of almost every aspect of Jump racing. This is the place where owners, trainers, jockeys, stable staff and breeders dream of having winners. It's the place where the most important races are run. This is where many stars of the future go through the sale ring. But most of all, this is the place where the equine and human champions forge their reputations.
principal aim is to make sure all visitors have a great day out in the beautiful settings of one of the most historic motorsport venues in the UK while raising awareness and funds for the Blood Bike charities.Visitors to the Prescott Bike Festival will bask in the brilliant sunshine of Prescott Hill whilst enjoying ◾A glorious display of a Single Marque Club. 'The best Stunt Show we’ve ever seen' – On The Edge Trials Stunt Team
With over 20,000 music-fans getting in the festival swing every year, and Jamie Cullum and Moira Stuart amongst our biggest fans, Cheltenham has become one of the country’s best-loved jazz festivals. Our trade-mark mix of international jazz icons, up-and-coming new artists and unique festival performances has seen us host some of the world’s greatest musicians over the years. Previous guests include Jamie Cullum, Hugh Laurie, Eartha Kitt, Imelda May, Van Morrison, Stephane Grappelli and Ornette Coleman.
RHS Malvern Spring Festival has made a name for itself as a showcase for emerging talent in the Show Gardens, Festival Gardens and School Gardens. 2015 saw two Show Gardens and two Festival Gardens scoop coveted RHS Gold Medals. Set agaist the beautiful Malvern Hills, the spring festival is packed with flowers, food, crafts and family fun.
The Wyastone Guesthouse in Cheltenham is just a short walk to the Science festival where you can experience all that the Festival has to offer in Cheltenham’s Town Hall and Imperial Gardens. From FREE interactive science in The Discover Zone and the Explore Zone to informal scientiﬁc chat in The Times Café and The Talking Point and book buying in the on-site Waterstones book shop.
Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival held each year in the beautiful Montpellier Gardens. Our aim is to showcase the very best of our local and national food producers, giving you a chance to sample, enjoy and celebrate our fantastic variety of food. Book now for accommodation for the Food and Drink festival.
The Royal International Air Tattoo returns this summer for a special celebration of the RAF. Visitors can expect to see cutting-edge aircraft technology on display both in the air and on the showground featuring fast jets, multi-engine transporters, helicopters and surveillance platforms as well as the world's greatest international aerobatic display teams.
The Cheltenham Music Festival is all about high-calibre performances, magnificent venues and a huge variety of music – from symphonic grandeur to the intimacy of chamber music, and from sublime choral experiences to brand new musical adventures. With its excursions, too, into world music, film, dance, the visual arts and the spoken word, it’s a musically-centred cultural banquet that has few equals in the UK.