Past Local Events

These are some of the events that have recently been held in and around Glastonbury and publicised by Pilgrims.

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 …

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.

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.

Wytches Market

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

The Dion Fortune Seminar

All-day Dion Fortune seminar at Glastonbury Town Hall with speakers Gary Nottingham, Liz Williams, J.R. Petrie, Mike Harris and Wendy Berg. Click title for full details.

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.

Glastonbury Tor Fair

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

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 Abbey – King Arthur Weekend

In 1189, the monks of Glastonbury Abbey astounded the world by claiming to have uncovered King Arthur’s bones and visitors to the abbey, ranging from King Edward I to modern day tourists, have been fascinated by this story ever since. Over the Bank Holiday weekend we will explore this link with King Arthur through fun-filled Read more …

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 …