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Shrewsbury Flower Show

A quarry packed with three million blooms, mouth-watering food and a thrilling fireworks finale. Shrewsbury is proud to be home to the world's oldest flower show and this year's line-up is sure to be show-stopping.

Shrewsbury Food Festival

More than 20,000 people will descend on Shrewsbury's Quarry Park for the town's annual food festival on June 23rd and 24th.

There will be celebrity chef demonstrations, free activities for children, a showcase of the best local music, a hot food court, artisan bars and more.


Shrewsbury Half Marathon 2018

Secure your place now in the 2018 Shrewsbury Half Marathon!

A total of 5,000 places are available for this popular half marathon that offers a perfect combination of history and scenery, with the route going through Shrewsbury’s Medieval town centre and some of Shropshire’s most...

Shrewsbury Carnival

Shrewsbury Carnival and Show is one of the largest free one-day events held in Shrewsbury, bringing together the local community and helping to promote local charities and organisations.

A small team of volunteers plan the Carnival and other fundraising events throughout the year,...

Shrewsbury Children's Bookfest 2018

Lots of wonderful children’s authors, illustrators and dramatists are set to descend on Shrewsbury to bring the world of books alive for families and friends. Events will take place at venues across Shrewsbury and the full programme will be released early in March 2018.

Described as 'a...

Shrewsbury Chocolate Festival

The Shrewsbury Chocolate Festival will be taking place on 18th and 19th November 2017.

The church offers a huge space perfect for exhibitors, demos, children's activities and of course visitors.

The Chocolate Festival will be promoting a wonderful array of chocolatiers from...

Shrewsbury Winter Festival

From the organisers of the Shrewsbury Food Festival , the third Shrewsbury Winter Festival is coming the town, with a wonderland of Christmas goodies from around 100 exhibitors featuring the best artisan local foods, handmade crafts. Christmas grotto, Christmas lights, seasonal cookery and craft...

West Mid Fireworks Extravaganza

One of Shropshire’s biggest fireworks displays is back for 2017, with organisers hoping to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

Shrewsbury’s Fireworks and Bonfire Spectacular will take place on Saturday November 4 th at the Greenhous West Mid Showground.

There will be two...

Shrewsbury Triathlon and Quadrathlon 2016

The event is staged in and around the majestic town of Shrewsbury. Now in it's sixth year, it has adapted and will include family events as well.

The event provides a unique river swim, followed by fast stretches of cycling on country lanes and a lovely run taking in the River Severn....

The Big Busk 2017

The Big Busk is a celebration of community, music and talent in Shrewsbury's beautiful town centre. Performances cover a whole range of musical genres from opera and classical to contemporary and folk. Everyone is invited to come and shop, eat and have fun surrounded by fabulous music.


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