Gloucester’s Festival and Events Programme Announced


Gloucester City Council has announced its events programme for a busy summer and autumn filled with events and festivals as the city comes out of lockdown.


As the government has now issued the roadmap to ease restrictions around social distancing the city council has been busy finalising the event programme for Gloucester.

Summer this year sees the return of the Gloucester Goes Retro Festival and a new exciting festival which will see the comedian John Bishop and McFly perform in Gloucester Park.

And this winter the city will be illuminated by a range of artists for Bright Nights. All events are subject to current government guidelines, safety is always the main priority for all events.

Councillor Steve Morgan, Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, said: “We are delighted that as the city starts to open up for business we have something for everyone in our festivals and events programme for the rest of the year. We look forward to welcoming visitors and residents back into our city as soon as it is safe to do so and I am particularly looking forward to our award winning Tall Ships Festival returning next year in June 2022 as we celebrate the platinum jubilee of our Queen.”

Fake Festivals - Sat 10 July

Gloucester Carnival - Sat 17 July

Rooftop Festival – 22 – 25 July

Summer Party with McFly - John Bishop  – 23-24 July

Gloucester funfair – 31 July – 8 August

Jamaican independence Festival – Sunday 1 August

Gloucester Goes Retro – Sat 28 August

Kings Jam – August (dates tba)

Gloucester History Festival (including Gloucester Day)  - 4 – 19 September

Gloucester Pride – 11 September

Bright Nights Season including lights switch on event – Oct – January

Tall Ships Festival 2022 ( June Platinum Jubilee weekend )