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Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival

Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival features exhibitions of cartoon art, a cartoon trail around town throughout April, and a day of cartooning activity, Cartoonists Live on 21st April.

Each year the Festival adopts a theme for cartoonists to interpret, the 2018 theme is transport. The result is...

Shrewsbury Fake Festival

Shrewsbury Fake Festival is back! We love the tour visiting Shrewsbury because you guys really know how to rock, always blow us away.

This year will be extra special - we are doubling your line-up to SIX pro-level Fake Bands! Almost the real deal, you have to see these bands. Another...

Shrewsbury Children's Bookfest

Described as 'a beacon of excellence amongst literary festivals' by patron and author Michael Morpurgo. Shrewsbury Children's Bookfest was created in 1999 and became a registered charity in 2007.

The aim of the organisation is to bring the world of books alive for children in Shropshire...

Shrewsbury Regatta

The 2017 Shrewsbury Regatta will take place on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May 2018.

The Regatta is one of the oldest events in the rowing calendar, having first been held in 1871. Races will take place on the River Severn in Shrewsbury between English Bridge and the boathouses...

Shropshire Kids Festival

Shropshire Kids Festival promises to be the biggest, most creative, fun filled weekend for kids of all ages.

With dozens of amazing activities to try from the massive 75m water slide to zorbing, a helter-skelter and a go-kart track, it’s going to be difficult to decide which activity to...

Shropshire County Show

The Shropshire County Show, one of the oldest surviving agricultural shows in the country takes place again this year on Saturday 26th May.

Whilst it will continue to represent agriculture at its very best in the county, it will be even more attractive to young people and families of all...

River Festival

The sixth annual Shrewsbury River Festival will be taking place on Sunday 3rd June 2018 in the Quarry Park and on the River Severn.

Come and enjoy a fantastic day of family fun, while at the same time learning about water safety awareness. Fancy dress (theme soon to be announced) is...

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 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 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.


Severn Hospice Dragon Boat Festival

Get your oars at the ready as the Severn Hospice Dragon Boat Festival returns and this year it’s going to be bigger and better than ever!

For the first time in the history of the event there will be not one but TWO days of racing over the fun-filled weekend in July.

It is a...

Let's Rock!

Let's Rock! is an 80s family-friendly festival in eight locations across the UK, including London, Bristol, Leeds, Exeter and Cookham.

In association with Absolute Radio, the series showcases a lineup of our favourite 80s artists, and have recently included the likes of Sister Sledge,...

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 Folk Festival

Shrewsbury's annual folk festival is one of the top events of its kind in the country.

Offering four days of folk and world music and dance over the August Bank Holiday in a glorious riverside location within walking distance of town centre, it is no surprise it is a firm favourite with...

Shrewsbury Steam Rally

The Shrewsbury Steam Rally showcases over 1000 exhibits at its annual steam engine and vintage vehicle rally, taking place at Onslow Park, Shrewsbury on the August Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday.

There’s a full programme in the Main Arena each day; vintage tractors on the move, convoys...

Shrewsbury Triathlon

Shrewsbury hosts The 2018 ‘JT Hughes Group‘ Shrewsbury Sprint Triathlon & Quadrathlon.

Now in its 8th year, it has adapted to your needs and will be hoping to include family events as well. SYTri (Shrewsbury Triathlon Club) stage the event which provides a unique 500M (downstream-...

World Championship Coracle Race

The River Severn in Shrewsbury will be filled with the thrills and spills of world championship coracle racing later this year as a major charity event makes a welcome return.

The Macmillan World Championship Coracle Race, sponsored by JT Hughes Hyundai, will take place on the afternoon...