I’m so glad we can be reasonably confident of Glastonbury’s regular calendar of events going ahead next year, it’s wonderful to see the town come alive, there is literally something on every weekend, which makes the place vibrant in any season. I compiled this list of the major Glastonbury Town Events taking place in 2023 for my Crap Views of the Tor Calendar. I’m hoping you’ve purchased one and you are using it to plan your next visit to the town. If you’re local perhaps you are planning your escape to somewhere else!
I hope you find this information useful, do check with the organisers in advance of making any bookings, I can’t be held responsible for any cancelled events, errors or omissions! This is by no means an exhaustive list, it only includes the major events that were able to confirm their dates for 2023 at the time of compilation. For occasional tips on what’s coming up see my Facebook page.
I’ve added links to blog posts I’ve written about past events to give you a flavour of what to expect when you visit the town throughout the seasons.
Glastonbury Town Events 2023
Wassail events throughout Somerset
Monday 2nd Bank Holiday
Saturday 14th – Glastonbury Body Art Festival
Thursday 2nd Imbolc
Saturday and Sunday 18th & 19th Occult Conference
Sat & Sun 4th & 5th Fairy Fayre & Ball
20th Spring Equinox
7th Good Friday Bank Holiday
10th Easter Monday Bank Holiday
Saturday and Sunday 22nd & 23rd Medieval Fayre
Sunday 30th Glastonbury Road Run
Monday 1st May Day / Beltane Celebrations
Saturday and Sunday 6th & 7th Megalithomania
Monday 29th Bank Holiday
Wednesday 21st Summer Solstice
Wednesday to Sunday 21st to 26th Glastonbury Festival
Saturday and Sunday 8th and 9th Pilgrimage Weekend
28th to 30th Glastonbury Symposium
Tuesday 1st Lammas
Tuesday to Sunday 1st to the 6th Goddess Conference
Saturday and Sunday 5th & 6th Family Festival
Saturday 5th Glastonbury Extravaganza at the Abbey
Friday 25th Night at the Abbey
28th Summer Bank Holiday
Somerset Arts Works Open Studios
21st Autumn Equinox
Saturday and Sunday 21st to 22nd Fairy Fayre & Ball
Saturday 28th Zombie Walk
31st Samhain / Halloween
Saturday 18th Carnival
Saturday 25th Frost Fayre
Friday 22nd – Winter Solstice
Monday 25th Christmas Day Bank Holiday
Tuesday 26th Boxing Day Bank Holiday
Sunday 31st New Year’s Eve
I write about the major events in Glastonbury’s year in my book ‘Normal For Glastonbury – Life in England’s Most Magical Town’, the new edition now available features illustrations by Debbie De Mornay Penny.
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