Events in and around Glastonbury

Glastonbury landscape

Events happening in the Glastonbury area this week, or the near future.

(Past events here)

Glastonbury Abbey – The Festival Players Presents ‘Hamlet’

The Festival Players are established as one of our most popular touring Shakespeare companies and 2016 is set to be one of the group’s best visits yet. An iconic play that needs no introduction, expect traditional costumes and a highly accomplished cast.

Chalice Well ‘Well-Being Weekend’ August 2016

This fantastic event now seems to have become an twice-annual occurrence. It is a wonderful experience. A wide-range of therapies and workshops are on offer at just £10.00 per half-hour session. Also, and always a big favourite, your chance to make your own wand or staff. Therapy sessions £10.00 each, bookable on the day only. Read more …

Night at the Abbey 2016

A once a year event giving you the chance to see the stunning Abbey ruins as you’ve never seen them before – spectacularly lit with coloured lights and the Abbey grounds filled with music and entertainments to suit all tastes.

Glastonbury Tor Fair

The annual fun-fair returns to continue the 800-year-old tradition of the Tor Fair.

PRC / Library of Avalon Talk ‘Walking Between the Worlds ‘ with Caitlin Matthews

​Drawing on her songs and poetry, Caitlin will explore how we pick up the contacts and inspirations about the many-layered spiritual path that we each follow. These windows to other worlds are the invitations that lead us to explore the path ever more deeply; if we stick at it and actually visit, rather than just study, wonderful connections result.

Wytches Market

Glastonbury Town Hall. Refreshments & Hot food all day. Over 40 enchanting and magical stalls. Free Admission.

Wells Festival of Literature 2016

Literary Festival held in the beautiful small city of Wells where you can hear talks on fiction, politics, travel, history, biography, science, philosophy … and much more.

Commemoration of the death of Richard Whiting

November 15th 1539 is generally held to be the day on which the last Abbott of Glastonbury, Richard Whiting was executed for alleged treason. On this day we commemorate him within the town.

Glastonbury & Chilkwell Carnival 2016

The town centre’s largest event of the year with a procession of floats lasting all evening. A major spectacle, with collections for charity. The town is full of people and there is a great atmosphere. The Most Spectacular Illuminated Carnival in the World. Get here early as access to the town gets slow because of the Read more …