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Fetes, Fairs & Festivals in Cheltenham and Gloucester

Roll up, roll up! Have we got a treat for you! We’ve found some cracking summer events for you and the family in Gloucestershire - with 19 in Gloucester and 19 in Cheltenham, so far! Fingers crossed we’re set for some summer fun in the sun, but best bring the brollies in case of a downpour on those BBQ’s! We warn you, this article is bigger than a bouncy castle! Carry on scrolling at your own risk - your calendar is about to get busy!

Thursday 20th June

Come one, come all, to the Airthrie School Summer Fayre! With lots of summery fun and tasty sweet treats and all the fun and games of a traditional fayre - including a bouncy castle! Find out more on Cheltenham Rocks.


Saturday 22nd June

Fun for the whole family guaranteed at the Gardners Lane Primary School Summer Fair! With tombolas, a coconut shy, bouncy castles, raffle, an on-site tuck shop and BBQ! Find out more on Cheltenham Rocks.

Saturday 22nd June

All are welcome to the lovely Broadlands (Leckhampton Preschool) Summer Fair - an event for all the family, with good old fashioned fun and games, a bouncy castle, BBQ and live entertainment! Find out more on Cheltenham Rocks.


Saturday 22nd June

Coopers Edge School and Aces are proud to present the exciting Summer Fete, with games, activities, stalls, demonstrations, live music, a bouncy castle, ice creams and BBQ! Find out more on Gloucester Rocks.


Saturday 22nd June

All are invited to the Windrush Family Fun Day, complete with a funfair and celebrity guests! There will be lots of things to do, with a special revealing of the Windrush play boat outside of the Melting Pot Café, and bar open from 12pm - 9pm. This will be a fab, fun-filled day with something for all the family! Find out more on Gloucester Rocks.

Saturday 22nd June

The annual Benhall & St Mark's Summer Fair returns with fun for the whole family, including tasty food, tea and cakes, archery, bouncy castles, and face-painting! Find out more on Cheltenham Rocks.


Saturday 22nd June

An afternoon of warm-weather (fingers crossed) fun at Whittington House Summer Fair! With a BBQ, refreshments, stalls, ice cream, face painting and live music! Find out more on Cheltenham Rocks.


Saturday 22nd June

Come one, come all, to the greatest show on earth! The Lakeside Summer Circus is arriving in town for one day only, with the 'Circus Sensible' team putting on a really exciting show in the Big Top! The circus will incorporate the most popular elements from usual fairs; bouncy castles, circus cups, cakes, bottle tombola and teddy tombola, raffle, stalls and games! Activities to get involved in include circus skills, sports, soak the teacher and balloon modelling! Find out more on Cheltenham Rocks.


Saturday 22nd - Sunday 23rd June

A fun-filled weekend for the whole family, with hot air balloons, live entertainment, food, drink, local traders and much more! The famous hot air balloon glow show will wow the crowds on Saturday night (weather permitting) followed by some fantastic fireworks displays. If that wasn’t enough, there is a giant funfair! Promising to be a wonderful weekend for the whole family, not to be missed! Find out more on Cheltenham Rocks.


Saturday 29th June

Roll up! Roll up! It's the return of the annual Naunton Park Pre-School Summer Fair, jam-packed with fun activities for the whole family to enjoy! All are welcome to participate in games, facepainting and sports, with a BBQ, bar, raffle, facepainting, talent show and more! Find out more on Cheltenham Rocks.

Saturday 29th June

Fancy a fun day out with the family? Then this fab, family fun day celebrating 125 years of Hardwick Parish Council is not one you'll want to miss! There will be a bouncy castle for kids, live music throughout the day, a bird of prey display, a fun dog show, ice creams galore, fun fair, and stalls. Additional entertainment includes kids karaoke, face painting, a brass band and kids football! Find out more on Gloucester Rocks.


Saturday 29th June

The annual Family Fun Day and Craft Fayre returns to Tuffley Community Centre, and won't disappoint! With an all day BBQ, evening disco and games including Hook a Duck, Beat the Goalie and Skittles! A bouncy castle, raffle, stalls and even princesses will all be there too! Find out more on Gloucester Rocks.

Saturday 29th June

Head along to Coberley School Fayre Saturday 29th June for an afternoon of family fun. From tractor rides and BBQ to an adorable dog show, there’s also plenty of entertainment in the activity area, with a coconut shy and nerf zone! A refreshing Pimms bar is on hand for grown ups, as well as stalls selling pre-loved items! Find out more on Cheltenham Rocks.


Saturday 29th June

Gloucester Community Church is hosting a fun, family afternoon, with crafts, café and inflatables today! Find out more on Gloucester Rocks.


Saturday 29th June

Come along to Parton Manor Junior School for an afternoon of fun and games in the field! With a raffle, tombola, bouncy castles and slides, face painting, hook-a-duck, splat-the-rat and much more! A BBQ, cakes and drinks (including a licenced bar) will be on hand for big kids and little kids alike! Find out more on Gloucester Rocks.


Saturday 29th June

Don't miss the St Barnabas Summer Fayre for a fun afternoon for the whole family! With live music, games and prizes, face-painting, teas and tasty food - and much more! Find out more on Gloucester Rocks.


Saturday 29th June

Abbeydale Playgroup presents their greatly anticipated Summer Fun Day! Free entry to this event for all, hosted at Glevum Way Open Space. With an inflatable skin zone, face painting, pocket money games, gift stalls, dancers, martial arts and hot food! Find out more on Gloucester Rocks.


Sunday 30th June

Fun for all the family promised at this year’s Montpellier Day Street Fair! Montpellier traders and businesses are hosting the event, offering the chance to be able to browse and buy at over 70 stalls of arts and crafts, gifts, homeware, clothes, food and drink. You’ll also be able to enjoy live bands, buskers, children’s entertainers and a fun fair! Find out more on Cheltenham Rocks.


Thursday 4th July

An afternoon to join pupils in celebrating another year at Longford Park, as well as helping to raise vital funds for the school. With fun and games, music, arts and crafts, inflatable, tombola and a raffle - and more! Find out more on Gloucester Rocks.

Friday 5th July

All are welcome to attend the Hardwicke Playgroup for a lovely evening out, with stalls, tombola, raffle, cakes and refreshments and a bouncy castle! Find out more on Gloucester Rocks.


Saturday 6th July

Soak up the summer sun at the Midsummer Fiesta, Cheltenham’s biggest free annual community event. Showcasing local music and dance acts alongside many children’s activities, a fairground, vintage cars, market place, bars and great food across Montpellier Gardens, there’s something for everyone! Find out more on Cheltenham Rocks.


Saturday 6th July

All are welcome Gloucester Old Boys Avengers RFC Family Day - fun for everyone! Try out rugby, enjoy playing family-friendly games, go for gold on the bouncy castle and get stuck in to the tasty BBQ! It's a great opportunity to meet the coaches, players and find out more about the club, youth rugby and have some fun! Find out more on Gloucester Rocks.


Saturday 6th July

Cheltenham Animal Shelter is holding their annual open day, raising money for the charity and offering a day of family fun - and lots of cake! From fun, games and entertainment, to stalls, agility exercises and a dog show! Find out more on Cheltenham Rocks.


Sunday 7th July

All are welcome to the free Witcombe Cricket Club Summer Party! With live music, a bar, bouncy castle, BBQ and 5-a-side football! Stalls, raffle, ice creams, teas and cakes too - as well as the infamous egg-catching competition! Find out more on Gloucester Rocks.

Saturday 7th July

Cityfest is an annual family fun day, covering Gloucester Park with giant inflatables, bouncy castles, live music, donkey rides and lots more - all for free! Find out more on Gloucester Rocks.

Thursday 11th - Saturday 13th July

2000trees offers a weekend of live music, comedy and entertainment set in the rolling Cotswold Hills. With more than 120 of the absolute best new and underground acts from the worlds of rock and indie, plus some more established acts to close out the night. With three nights camping and a family-friendly, intimate atmosphere - plus amazing food and locally produced ciders, ales and lagers. Find out more on Cheltenham Rocks.

Friday 12th July

Join the fun and games at the Clearwater School family Summer Fayre - everyone is welcome! With live music, a licensed bar & BBQ, inflatables, tombola, face painting, henna tattooing, children’s games, stalls and the Great Clearwater Bake Off competition! Find out more on Gloucester Rocks.

Friday 12th July

Elmbridge Primary School invites us to their exciting Summer Fayre - this year it's Rugby World Cup themed! Lots of fun for the whole family, with fun fair rides, tombola, live performances, a tasty BBQ, cake stalls, ice cream and slushies for sale! Find out more on Gloucester Rocks.


Saturday 13th July

Fun for all the family and everyone welcome! Lots of new attractions this year, including Tibbiwell Alpacas, Real Army Field Camp, Kids' Bike Servicing, a fire engine and police car, a Pimm's tent and cash bar, hot food, cake, a bouncy castle and giant slide! Find out more on Cheltenham Rocks.

Saturday 13th July

The Bumble Bee is holding their first ever Bee Fest! A mini festival, summer social for the local community with FREE entry! With a selection of local bands playing live music from 1pm until 7pm, then handing over to a DJ to finish off the evening! Bring the family along for a day of dancing, games, glitter, face-painting, music, a delicious festival style menu, outdoor bars, fairground rides and all things festival! Find out more on Gloucester Rocks.


Saturday 13th July

Longlevens Festival returns to raise funds for Wooden Spoon Gloucestershire; supporting disabled and disadvantaged children in the area. Expect a bigger and better event than ever before this year, with live music, family-friendly stalls cider, ale, gin and fizz, and live rugby from juniors & seniors. Find out more on Gloucester Rocks.


Sunday 14th July

The James Hopkins Trust's annual Summer Fete takes place at the lovely centre and sensory gardens this year; this being the only occasion that the centre and gardens is opened up to the public. It’s an incredibly popular event with hundreds of visitors, families, children, the local community, as well as regional business and corporate supporters. Expect stalls, games, entertainment, princesses, sports and refreshments! Find out more on Gloucester Rocks.


Saturday 20th July

The exciting Kids Weekender is set to descend on Gloucester Park! A unique event with thrilling entertainment for the whole family, including live parkour shows, Van Buren Magic Illusion Spectacular, workshops, face painting, meet & greet mascots and more! Find out more on Gloucester Rocks.

Saturday 20th - Sunday 21st July

A festival with a difference is coming to Sudeley Castle, which organisers promise will be like ‘dreaming with your eyes open’! The event will see a host of costumed characters from around the world visit for a weekend of music, fantasy, entertainment and wonder. Visitors are invited to don their favourite costume to join the event and mingle alongside a host of characters, from fairies, pirates and Vikings, to Storm troopers, knights and elves. Throughout the weekend a host of other entertainment and activities will be on offer, including costume competitions, dancing workshops, children’s entertainers, archery, viking and medieval reenactment, a Wicker Man ceremony, food stalls, traders and much more! Find out more on Cheltenham Rocks.

Sunday 21st July

Looking for a great morning of fun? All are welcome to the Cheltenham Saracens Craft Fayre! With craft and cake stalls, a bouncy castle and fun fair, refreshments and ice creams. Find out more on Cheltenham Rocks.

Friday 26th - Sunday 28th July

The free to enter three-day culinary extravaganza that is the Gloucester Food Festival takes place from Friday 26th - Sunday 28th July at Gloucester Quays. There will be free live cookery demonstrations, live music, book signings and a chance to sample gastronomic treats from across the region and beyond with 120 stalls on offer across the weekend! A range of family activities will also be available to enjoy across the weekend! Find out more on Gloucester Rocks.


Sunday 28th July

What better way to celebrate summer than bringing your pooches and human friends along to the Prosecco and Pooch Garden Party! There will be fabulous animal friendly suppliers, including doggy treats, grooming, accessories and more. Obstacle courses throughout the day and paddling pools for your pooches will keep doggies happy and entertained! Doubletree by Hilton Cheltenham will be raising money for Cheltenham Animal Shelter, with proceeds from ticket sales going to the charity. Find out more on Cheltenham Rocks.

Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th August

The Brewery Quarter Summer Jam music festival returns for the fourth year running this weekend, featuring an eclectic lineup of musical acts. Along with the live performances, venues within The Brewery Quarter will also be offering outdoor bars and alfresco dining, with a quality arts and crafts market running all weekend! Find out more on Cheltenham Rocks.


Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th August

Cheltenham's annual Summer Cider Festival returns to The Plough! Anyone who attended last year knows that this is definitely a date to save in the diary! With a range of 40 traditional ciders, from the old favourites to the weird and wonderful, live music, hot food & BBQ, facepainting and more! Find out more on Cheltenham Rocks.

Saturday 3rd - Sunday 4th August

Things are hotting up in Cheltenham, as the UK’s only Cheese and Chilli Festival returns to town for a spicy weekend! Attractions include free cooking displays, tastings, a beer tent, live music, street theatre, crazy golf, human-sized table football, children’s rides, a falconry display, treasure hunts, inflatables, balloon modelling, shopping stalls and lots more! Say cheese! Find out more on Cheltenham Rocks.


Saturday 10th August

There's a great time to be had by all at Saintbridge House Nursing & Residential Home. With music, a bouncy castle, burgers and hot dogs, cakes and ice cream, refreshments, a tombola and raffle, games and stalls! Find out more on Gloucester Rocks.

Saturday 10th August

Cheltenham West End Partnership and Cheltenham Together present a fantastic Family Fun Day at Winston Churchill Gardens! With fun for all the family, craft activities, live music, food and a celebration of Cheltenham’s diversity! Find out more on Cheltenham Rocks.


Saturday 10th August

Save the date for this fab day of fun for the family! Cleeve Hill Golf Club is hosting their annual summer event, with live music, raffle ciders, cocktails and BBQ, with a chance to sit back and relax in the beer garden! Find out more on Cheltenham Rocks.

Saturday 17th August

Celebrate Summer at Chosen Hill School Rugby Club! This family fun day includes fair rides, live music, sand art, stalls, food, pottery painting, balloons, Disney characters and more! Raising money for charities; Arthurs Adventure With NKH and Jenson's Journey. Find out more on Gloucester Rocks.


Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th August

The UK’s Biggest Cider Festival returns to Brockworth - the 'must attend' music festival with every cider you can imagine! The event has grown to become a firm fixture on the music festival calendar, with 10,000 attendees over the August Bank Holiday Weekend. There's plenty for the whole family to enjoy - and children are welcome too! Rugby For Heroes will be back again at the festival with lots of fun activities! Find out more on Gloucester Rocks.


That's all folks! This article includes every local fete, fair and festival we know of so far, however if you would like your event to be included, or know of a family-friendly fayre which hasn’t yet been featured, we’d love to hear from you! Email us at