City to Country Relocation Agents

Festivals in Bath– A Property Search Agent’s Dream – Part 1

Monday, March 20, 2017

As a Bath property search agent I regularly get asked by prospective buyers and friends what are the big attractions for the city. Apart from the obvious ones which include the timeless history and stunning architecture, leading state and private schools and outstanding transport links I would have to say ‘festivals’…and all the fun things that take place in and around the area throughout the year.

Residents and visitors alike are spoilt for choice because not only is the festival calendar all year round it also has so much to offer across a spectrum of the arts, culture, sport, music – you name it! There is something different happening every month and the events attract visitors and famous names from all over the world.

The City’s first major sports event is in March with the Vitality Bath half marathon which now attracts 15,000 runners and is one of the country’s longest established city road races. It is always over-subscribed (so get your entry form in at least a year in advance), is a terrific spectacle to watch and makes the very best use of Bath’s roads and streets for runners and spectators alike. Of course key charities are involved and this year Cancer Research UK is the lead supported by several, local popular ones such as the Dorothy House Hospice Care.

In April one of Bath’s flagship events takes centre stage with the Bath Comedy Festival. The breadth of the event is staggering and features famous household names as well as the stars of tomorrow that includes stand-up, sketch, cabaret, children’s shows, music, magic and mystery tours. It’s this sort of mix that attracts the crowds and of course any self-respecting Bath property search agent would be a fool not to attend at least one or two of the shows!

The month of May sees the biggest free night of music and performance art in the calendar year – it is a real extravaganza! The cities’ streets, parks and venues are filled with a mix of arts from electro-swing to cheerleading to Chinese shadow-puppetry. The city really comes alive with folk, rock, classical, jazz, acoustic, swing and soul – and it’s all free which is even better! Last year more than 20,000 people came to Bath to see their favourite bands and groups across 35+ venues and 3 outdoor stages. If you are looking to buy a property in Bath this event would give you a great sense of what it is like to live in the city or surrounding area – we recommend you try it!

Also in May this year Bath is hosting a new, multi-arts festival that is expected to draw in visitors and residents alike and will be a celebration of words, music and literature. The Bath Festival opens with Bath’s biggest night of FREE music, Party In The City – a celebration of local performance with over 2,000 people taking to stages across the city. It is a ticket only event so make sure you plan well ahead to save disappointment.

The Bath Fringe Festival, which boldly states – “Expect the Unexpected!” runs from the end of May into the middle of June and is a firm favourite with everyone. It features theatre, dance, music, visual arts, comedy, a children’s festival and street theatre as well as a whole host of other exciting visual performance acts.

Do you need any more reasons NOT to move to Bath or the surrounding area? It has so much going for it that any prospective would-be house buyer is mad not to consider it as a serious option.