What's On in the Cotswolds this Summer

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This summer we are spoilt for choice when it comes to activities and events. From refined music festivals to the more unusual Cotswold traditions, we've outlined some must-see events that are taking place across the Cotswolds during the coming months.

Giffords Circus

Giffords Circus

This charming circus troupe are on tour in the Cotswolds from now until September. Watch in awe as the talented performers transform the tent into a Spanish 17th century court. View more here >

Chipping Campden Music Festival

Chipping Campden Music Festival

Listen to magnificent pieces of music in the glorious setting of St. James' Church from the 14th - 27th May. Read more here >

Bath Festival

Bath Festival

Take the time to visit this beautiful city while seeing celebrities such as Mary Berry and Ali Smith as well as plenty of literature and music events from the 19th - 28th May. Take a look here >

Nailsworth Festival Duck Race

Nailsworth Festival

This picturesque Cotswold town hosts events from 20th - 28th May, including a duck race and the riding of the bounds, where you can ride your horse around the town's boundaries. View more here >

Gloucester Tall Ships

Gloucester Tall Ships Festival

Soak up the atmosphere of the historic dockyard and marvel at these magnificent ships from the 27th-29th May. Read more here >

Blenheim Palace Food Festival

Blenheim Palace Food Festival

Sample a wide range of local produce in the stunning setting of Blenheim Palace from 27th - 29th May. A perfect afternoon out! View more here >

Bibury Open Gardens

Bibury Village Open Gardens

Take a stroll around one of England's most beautiful villages on the 28th May. More details here >

Cheese RollingCheese Rolling

Certainly one of Gloucestershire's more unusual traditions, cheese rolling takes place at the top of Cooper's Hill on the 29th May. Take a picnic and enjoy the fantastic spectacle of men and women tumbling down the hill after a round of cheese! Read more here >

Wool Sack Races

Tetbury Wool Sack Races

Watch the wool sack race around the lovely town of Tetbury and go for lunch at one of the many great pubs on the 29th May. Read more here >

Longborough Opera

Longborough Festival Opera

Watch exclusive operas in this stunning setting from the 8th June to the 4th August. Book here >

Berkeley Show

Berkeley Show

Visit this traditional village show for a day of fun, from livestock shows to tractors on the 25th June. Take a look here >

Nibley Festival

Nibley Festival

This family-friendly festival takes place in North Nibley from the 30th June to the 1st July, set on the Cotswold Way, beneath the Tyndale Monument. Read more here >

Cheltenham Music Festival

Cheltenham Music Festival

The highlight of the summer in Cheltenham, the music festival hosts over 650 performers for an unforgettable experience. Take a look here >

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