Arguably one of the best months in the year, May is packed full of festivals, has two bank holidays and the May half term. Scouring the county’s calendar for the very best events, check out SoGlos’s round up of 10 unmissable things to do this May.
Featuring a bigger line-up than ever before, Cheltenham Jazz Festival is back from Wednesday 1 to Monday 6 May 2019. Six days of world-class entertainment will include performances from James Morrison, Gregory Porter, Sergio Mendes and more.
Expect an evening of thrills at Cheltenham Racecourse when the final date of the season, Race Night, takes place on Friday 3 May 2019. With several races during the day, BBC Radio 1 DJ, Greg James, will keep the party going into the night.
Things are hotting up at Eastnor Chilli Fest on Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May 2019. A fiery fiesta, there will be cooking demonstrations, spicy snacks and drinks and the renowned chilli eating competition.
Beautiful blooms, spectacular show gardens and family fun will be in their bucket load at RHS Malvern Spring Festival from Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 May 2019. Don’t miss celebrity guests and award-winning gardens.
For some free outdoorsy fun this summer, The Isbourne's Great Spring Treasure Trail at Pittville Park will take place on Saturday 11 May 2019 and marks National Walking Month.
Real knights will be jousting their way into Sudeley Castle on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May 2019, with a thrilling display for families to enjoy. The annual jousting tournament will bring history to life this spring with a display of skilled horses, heroic action and strong knights.
Hilariously entertaining, comedian Carl Hutchinson is bringing his stand-up tour, I Know I Shouldn't Behave Like This, to Gloucester Guildhall on Friday 17 May 2019. Having supported Chris Ramsey on his tour, Carl is back with his own must-see show.
Superstar Craig David is heading to Cheltenham for a one-off gig on Friday 24 May 2019. Performing his biggest hits, The Johnny-Rocks stadium will come to life.
Celebrate the spring bank holiday when Gloucester Tall Ships and Adventure Festival sails into the city from Saturday 25 to Monday 27 May 2019. Look out for pirates, giant ships and water stunts.
Back for another year from Friday 31 May to Sunday 2 June 2019, Wychwood Music Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. With over 100 acts and family entertainment, the festival will be headlined by Scouting For Girls.
Wednesday 24 April 2019
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