2018 Regency Costumed Promenade

Changes are afoot, this year’s promenade is likely to be the last…
…in this current format. If you want to take part details are below:

Saturday 15th September 2018
Departs: 11am
From: The Royal Crescent Lawn

Finishes: Parade Gardens near Bath Abbey (route shown below)
Duration: Approximately 1 hour

Adult ticket £15 each Now only available on the day from the Marquee at the Royal Crescent 
(£1 per ticket sold donated to RUH Cancer Care Campaign)

Under 16’s accompanied by a participating adult in COSTUME are free.

The Jane Austen Festival officially opens with the world famous Regency Costumed Charity Promenade. The Promenade is a procession through the streets of this beautiful city and over 500 people all in 18th Century costume take part, making it a record breaking event. All sorts of people participate from the very young to the young at heart plus red coats, dancers and the official town crier.

The Promenade starts at the Royal Crescent lawn with the kind permission of the residents of the Royal Crescent and finishes at Parade Gardens near Bath Abbey. For those wishing to avoid steps we have incorporated a short diversion separate to the main group, making the Promenade suitable for pavement wheeled transportation.

All participants must wear costume, purchase and display the wristband ticket to take part in the Promenade. The ticket includes free entry to the Promenader’s Fayre in the Guildhall from 12noon. Children under 16 are free but must be accompanied by a participating adult in COSTUME.

Tickets are not required to watch.

Map of the expected route.

Please note that if necessary we will change the route to avoid obstructions or hazards.







The Jane Austen Festival would like to thank the following who have helped put together this extraordinary and unique event:

Bath and North East Somerset Council – Events, Parks and Traffic Management Departments
The Royal Crescent Residents Association
Parade Gardens
Bath Marquees
33rd Foot
Select Society
Safe & Sound Group
Renteq Safety Marshalls
JC Leisure Connexions
Jane Austen Centre online giftshop
and of course the Festival Stewards

Resting and having a cup of tea in Parade Gardens after the 2017 Promenade.