10 unmissable things to do in Gloucestershire this July

Step into summer with a whole host of exciting events across Gloucestershire, from family festivals and live music, to sporting entertainment.

Encompassing family and foodie events, sporting entertainment, exciting exhibitions and summer fun, there’s plenty to do this July, right on the doorstep, in Gloucestershire.


1. Have fun at a festival

The Cotswold Show and Food Festival

Families and their four-legged friends will be flocking to Cirencester Park for the Cotswold Show and Food Festival on Saturday 7 to Sunday 8 July 2018, featuring everything from country pursuits and tasty treats, to friendly animals and exhilarating arena displays.


2. Hear the sound of music

Cheltenham Music Festival

Cheltenham Music Festival returns from Saturday 30 June to Sunday 15 July 2018, offering grand nights out and chamber concerts, as well as choral music and innovative events.


3. Head to a festival on the farm

Barn on the Farm

Barn on the Farm makes its anticipated return from Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 July 2018, featuring big names such as Tom Grennan, Tom Misch, Mystery Jets, and Fickle Friends.


4. Be bowled over

Cheltenham Cricket Festival

Cheltenham Cricket Festival will be taking to the green pitches of Cheltenham College on selected days between Monday 16 to Friday 27 July 2018, with the chance to see two Specsavers County Championship matches; two Vitality T20 Blast matches; and one Kia Super League match.


5. Celebrate all-things word

Gloucester Cathedral Wordfest

The first Gloucester Cathedral Wordfest runs from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 July 2018, featuring everything from music and poetry to storytelling and talks. There’s also free family entertainment to enjoy, ensuring everyone can join in the fun.


6. Fly to Fairford

Royal International Air Tattoo

One of the world’s biggest and best air shows, The Royal International Air Tattoo zooms into Gloucestershire from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 July 2018, with this year’s event celebrating the centenary of the Royal Air Force.


7. Be wowed at the theatre

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at The Barn Theatre

Running from Saturday 7 July 2018, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is set to deliver a sensational show at The Barn Theatre. Audiences can enjoy the timeless comic tragedy that’s been described as ‘a northern showbiz fairy-tale’.


8. Be inspired

Makers Takeover at New Brewery Arts

Head to New Brewery Arts until Sunday 29 July 2018 to view an eclectic display of great works during the Makers Takeover. The exhibition will feature garment maker Dorothy Reglar; stained glass artist Daniella Wilson-Dunne; bookbinder Emily Northen, and more.


9. Settle down under the stars

Cheltenham Open Air Theatre Festival

Bacon Theatre’s pretty amphitheatre will once again play host to the Cheltenham Open-air Theatre Festival on selected days from Thursday 19 July 2018. From Shakespeare and outdoor cinema to family-friendly shows, there’s something for everyone.


10. Feel the rhythm

Café Rene Rhythm and Blues Festival

Enjoy a week packed with live music and local talent when Café Rene’s Rhythm and Blues Festival returns from Monday 23 to Sunday 29 July 2018, with the impressive line-up including The Achievers, The Lewis Creaven Band, Pistol Pete Wearn, The Worried Men, and Elles Bailey.


© SoGlos
Tuesday 26 June 2018

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