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Swindon's biggest events in 2023

2023 is here and Swindon is ready for an unforgettable year full of fun, excitement, and the biggest events that Wiltshire has to offer. With so much going on in Swindon throughout 2023, we've found out everything you need to know about Swindon's biggest events in 2023 below!

Minety Music Festival (30th June - 2nd July 2023)

Minety Music Festival (30th June - 2nd July 2023)

Location: Kinch's Fields, Hornbury Hill, Minety SN16 9QH

Event Information: Minety Music Festival is once again bringing the party to the village in 2023 as this brilliant all-out music festival on the outskirts of Swindon prepares to welcome people from all over the country seeking to rock out in the summer sun.

With over 100 bands and acts across 4 stages, this 3 day music festival in the village of Minety offers an amazing summer weekend! Expect great live music, family activities and workshops, delicious food and drinks, all over the weekend and book your day or full weekend camping tickets now to avoid missing out.

Price: Free - £175

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Swindon Cheese & Chilli Festival 2023 (24th June - 25th June)

Swindon Cheese & Chilli Festival 2023 (24th June - 25th June)

Location: Lydiard Park, Barbury Castle, The Ridgeway, SN5 3PA

Event Information: The Swindon Cheese and Chilli Festival are back in Swindon for 2023. The event is now in its 5th year! The event in 2023 will bring an amazing array of tastes, colours and experiences to town and is a ‘must go to event’. Come rain or shine, the event will be fantastic!

The Cheese and Chilli Festival is the only show in the UK which celebrates both Cheese and Chilli within a family festival setting. There are between 70 and 100 traders at each show along with a children’s play zone.

Price: From £8.80pp

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Lechlade Festival (26th - 28th May 2023)

Lechlade Festival (26th - 28th May 2023)

Location: Riverside Park, Lechlade-on-Thames

Event Information: Just a short drive from Swindon, Lechlade Festival is bringing you the first music festival of the year as the beautiful Cotswolds village of Lechlade-on-Thames gets ready for another epic summer festival.

Kick the sunny season into life by partying to awesome live music throughout the day and night by joining Lechlade Festival for 3 days of unrivalled music, entertainment, comedy, dance, and so much more.

The line-up is yet to be confirmed but check out what happened in 2022 to see what's in-store for you at this brilliant family-friendly festival.

Price: £25 - £70pp

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Old Town Festival (TBA)

Old Town Festival (TBA)

Location: Old Town

Event Information: Old Town Festival is returning to Swindon in 2023 after another brilliant turnout last year. As the community of Old Town is brought together to show off the very best of Swindon, you can celebrate in a friendly all-inclusive environment.

From a Family Fun Day to brilliant concerts at the Town Gardens Bowl, there is something for everyone at Old Town Festival 2023. All events are free to attend so get on over to Old Town for a day out filled with fun and hopefully sun!

Price: Free

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The Royal International Air Tattoo 2022 (15th July - 17th July)

The Royal International Air Tattoo 2022 (15th July - 17th July)

Location: RAF Fairford

Event Information: Look to the skies because the World’s greatest airshow is back and better than ever before in 2023 at RAF Fairford as thousands flock to see the world's best military and private aircraft produce a weekend of incredible aviation action.

Join the Royal International Air Tattoo for an unrivalled celebration of incredible aviation shows, brilliant military planes, and a chance to get up close and inside some of the best aircraft from around the globe.

Enjoy a day of adrenaline-packed fun with the family as The Royal International Air Tattoo welcomes militaries from around the globe to Fairford this July for what is set to be a weekend of breathtaking fun.

Price: Various priced tickets available

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Swindon and Wiltshire Pride (TBA)

Location: Westlecot Road Entrance, Swindon, Old Town, SN1 4EU

Event Information: This August help transform Swindon into a rainbow of colour for Swindon and Wiltshire Pride 2023. Returning to Old Town’s beautiful gardens, Wiltshire’s biggest pride festival will feature live entertainment, food and drink, fun for all ages, and lots more at this all-day LGBTQIA+ event.

Price: Free

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