The official opening of the Jane Austen Festival starts with a spectacular Grand Regency Costumed Promenade through the centre of Bath. Led by our own town crier, stroll through this beautiful city for approximately 1 hour ending at the Festival Fayre. To take part you must purchase a wristband and be in Regency attire.
By purchasing a wristband you are contributing towards the costs of road closures, traffic control, Renteq road stewards and the safety marshals who keep everyone promenading safely, away from those new fangled horseless carriages. Our 2024 Promenaders (and those of the future) thank you greatly for supporting the Festival and this magnificent opening event.
UNDER 16s FREE (children under 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult in Regency costume)
The Promenade is free to watch for spectators.
- Entry into the Promenaders Fayre
- 10% off entry tickets to the Jane Austen Centre*
- 10% off in the Jane Austen Centre Giftshop
- 10% off in the Regency Tea Room*
Wristbands are unlimited, and will be available to purchase up to the day of the event, including at the start point of the Promenade.
*In order to get the 10% discount off at the Jane Austen Centre that comes with a Promenade wristband, book your Jane Austen Centre tickets or Tea Room reservation as normal on their website; then, show your wristband to the staff at the Jane Austen Centre when you arrive for your visit. They will refund you the 10% discount.
The next Grand Regency Costumed Promenade will take place on
Saturday 14th September 2024
Start: 11am from in front of The Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street, Bathwick, Bath, BA2 4BD
2023 PROMENADE ROUTE MAP BELOW - Still to be confirmed for 2024
Photos from previous Grand Regency Costumed Promenades