Friday 13th to Sunday 22nd September 2024
Jane Austen Festival
If you would like to know what sorts of events take place during the annual Jane Austen Festival, click below to download our Festival leaflet.
Jane Austen Festival Overview
The Jane Austen Festival in Bath is the largest and longest running Jane Austen Festival in the world. The first Jane Austen Festival in 2001 took place over a weekend at The Jane Austen Centre, Bath, and has since grown into a 10 day programme, drawing over 3500 people from around the world.
The festival begins with our Regency Costumed Promenade, which has been filling the streets of Bath with over 500 people in Regency dress since 2004 and holds the Guinness World Record for the ‘Largest gathering of people dressed in Regency costumes’. Full of bonnets, soldiers, and drummers the backdrop of Georgian Bath transports visitors back to the time of Jane Austen.
Throughout the 10 day event, we welcome visitors to enjoy events inspired by the timeless works of Jane Austen including: guided walks, costumed balls, theatrical performances, talks and much more!
Keeping the spirit of the festival alive in the Summer, we are also delighted to host the Jane Austen Festival Summer Ball in June, which creates an immersive experience for fans as you trace Jane Austen’s footsteps in the historic ballrooms of Bath.
Future Jane Austen Festival dates:
Festival Dates 2024 - Friday 13th to Sunday 22nd September 2024
Festival Dates 2025 (250th anniversary year!) - Friday 12th to Sunday 21st September 2025
Festival Dates 2026 - Friday 11th to Sunday 20th September 2026
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Events for the 2024 Jane Austen Festival are currently in the planning stage, the full programme will be available in spring 2023.More information
The Summer Ball
In June each year the Jane Austen Festival holds a delightful Summer Ball, outside of, and separate to the main Jane Austen Festival in September.More information
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