Murmurations of starlings on the Somerset Levels.
Thousands of starlings perform stunning aerial displays before coming in to roost.
Visit rspb.org.uk or telephone the Avalon Marshes starling hotline 07866 554142 for more information.
Yuri Goloubev Jazz Trio at Cedars Hall, Wells
An evening of contemporary jazz which includes the trio’s unique modern take on some well-known classics.
Friday 26th January, 7pm
Grand Pier Whisky & Rum Festival
Enjoy a variety of different whiskies and rums at the Grand Piers' first whisky and rum festival. There will be a number of exhibitors along with live music, talks and masterclasses.
Saturday 27th, 12pm-6pm
The starlings continue to perform.
Visit the famous Snowdrop Valley near Wheddon Cross in Exmoor for a fantastic display of snowdrops.
‘Breathe’: New Exhibition by Gail Mason
Wonder around this new exhibition of natural landscapes by multi award-winning printmaker and artist Gail Mason. Entry is included in the general admission to the beautiful Palace and Gardens.
The Bishop's Palace, Wells
3rd March - 29th April, 12pm-4pm
Guitar Extravaganza: Mike Dawes
Enjoy live music from the talented Mike Dawes, who has been voted the No.1 acoustic guitarist in the world by MusicRadar.
Thursday 8th, 7pm
Cedars Hall, Wells
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Visit Long Wood in Cheddar to enjoy a marvellous display of bluebells in this ancient wood with easy walking trail.
Wells Film Festival
Visit Wells' fourth film festival! April 26 - 28
North Somerset Show, Wraxall. A showcase for local farming food and handicrafts. Bank Holiday Monday 6 May.
Badminton Horse Trials, Gloucestershire from 3 -7 May. www.badminton-horse.co.uk
Bath Festival. 17 - 26 May. A new multi-arts festival celebrating the city with music and literature at the heart. www.bathfestivals.org.uk
Wells Comedy Festival. 24 - 26 May
Royal Bath and West Show, Shepton Mallet from 29 May to 1 June. England's biggest celebration of rural life. www.bathandwest.com
The Wedmore Vintage and Antiques Fair in the Borough Yard from 9.30 -4. Saturday June 1
Wedmore Farmers Market in the Borough Yard 9.30 -1.30. Saturday June 8
St Mary's Wedmore Strawberry Fair held in the church from 2.30-5.30pm. Enjoy strawberry cream teas, cakes and a summer punch and lemonade bar. Hot dogs and burgers will also be served. Various stalls and traditional games. Saturday June 8
Top of the Gorge Festival, Cheddar - a weekend of music and activities held by the National Trust. Saturday June 15
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School presents The Canterbury Tales, Wedmore Village Hall. Friday June 21
Mr Punch's Folk Club at the Panborough Inn, Theale. 8pm Open mic. Friday June 28
West Mendip Orchestra Concert Bizet: Carmen Suite No 1, Saint Saens: Cello Concerto No 1, Franck Symphony in D. Tickets £10. The Friends Meeting House, Sidcot 7.45pm Friday June 28
Weston Air Festival, Weston-super-Mare June 22 - 23 a free event on the seafront and beach lawns with aerobatic and military displays, fun fair rides and trade stands.
Glastonbury Festival, Pilton from June 26 - 30.
Wedmore Street Fair 10 - 4pm. Saturday July 6. Records show there has been a street fair in the village since 1285. Live entertainment, music, food and drink as well as lots of stalls.
Priddy Folk Festival 12 - 14 July. www.priddyfolk.org
The Godney Gathering - Sat 20 July. Music, cabaret, comedy. www.thegodneygathering.com
Frome Festival 5 - 14 July celebrating the arts. Theatre, music, literary events, walks and talks. www.fromefestival.co.uk
Yeovilton National Air Day - Saturday 13 July - a five hour flying display plus funfair, military bands, helicopter flights and trade stands. www.royalnavy.mod.uk/Yeovilton-Airday
In Conversation with Patrick Gale at Weston Museum, Weston super Mare. 7pm Tickets £6 - Tuesday July 16. Weston is the atmospheric 1970's setting for his recently critically acclaimed novel "Take Nothing With You"
Bristol Harbour Festival 19 - 21 July. Two miles of entertainment along the harbour including a dance village, music stages and boating entertainment.
Wedmore Harvest Home . This event began almost a hundred years ago when farmers put on a meal with cider to celebrate bringing home the crops. They are now celebrated by many of the villages in this area. The harvest home in Wedmore, held on the third Friday of the month, has evolved into an all day affair with a fancy dress procession, church service, lunch, children’s sports, tea and evening entertainment. www.wedmorehh.com
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta from August 8 -11. www.bristolballoonfiesta.co.uk
Glastonbury Extravaganza August 3. Held in the glorious setting of Glastonbury Abbey. Take a picnic and dance the night away. www.glastonburyabbey.com
Wedmore Real Ale Festival. A weekend of live music and entertainment whilst sampling a wide range of real ales (and wine ), this event draws visitors from around the country and all money raised goes to various charities. www.wedmorerealale.com 20 - 22 September Wedmore Village Hall.
Start of the starling season on the Somerset Levels which continues until February. www.rspb.org.uk
Wells Festival of Literature 18-25 October www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk
Somerset Art Weeks Festival www.somersetartworks.org.uk
Yeovil Literary Festival 31 October - 4 November - Prue Leith, Clare Balding, Katy Brand, Matt Pritchard amongst others
Carnival season in Somerset. One of the most spectacular events in Somerset and regarded as the largest illuminated procession in the world visiting Bridgwater, Burnham on Sea, Glastonbury, North Petherton, Shepton Mallet, Wells and Weston-super-Mare. www.somersetcarnivals.co.uk
Bonfire Night. Various local displays.
Wedmore by Candlelight
Judging of the Turnip Prize The New Inn, Wedmore