Tickets & Events

 
 

No matter what time of year you visit Shropshire, there's a good chance you'll drop on an event, fair or festival. That makes sense really when you think about. Being on the border of England and Wales it was an area that required protection, and thus becoming a Royalist stronghold. So much so that a festival celebrating the restoration of the monarchy in 1786 still runs every year in Aston-on-Clun!

Then there's our glorious Sabrina. Without the River Severn the great London textile industry would have suffered due to the cost and time of wagon-led transportation; a trade route which meandered all the way to the Irish Sea and beyond. And as the longest river in the UK, passing directly through Shrewsbury, she brought with her wealth and prosperity for many.

Such an influx of money has made the map of Shrewsbury what it is today, littered with historic buildings and scenic views, many of which can be seen by taking our very own River Cruise. It's for that very reason we are directly involved in many of the events that are held in the town. As well as being ticket vendors, we also take part in special events, such as our Flower Show Fireworks Cruise which, as you can imagine, is quite simply. Stunning.

Below you'll find links to purchase tickets for events as they come up, but even if you visit during a quiet period you'll still never be short of things to do in Shrewsbury.

For more events and tourist resources please visit Original ShrewsburyVirtual Shropshire and 31 days.


Sabrina Fish & Chip Cruise

April 10th

Traditional fish and chip supper and three hour cruise

https://www.sabrinaboat.co.uk/tickets


Cartoon Festival

April 25th

15th – 26th April – Cartoon Exhibition on the theme of Vision and Noel Ford retrospective exhibition. Cartoons for sale. Venue – Bear Steps Gallery. Open daily 10am to 4pm. Admission free.

24th April: Ralph Steadman Night. Live link up and conversation with Ralph Steadman followed by film ‘For No Good Reason’ (15) in which Ralph discusses his career with Johnny Depp, featuring interviews with Terry Gilliam and Richard E. Grant plus archive interviews with Hunter S. Thompson. Hosted by the film’s director and producer Charlie and Lucy Paul. 7.30pm. Tickets £12. Venue to be confirmed.

25th April: Cartooning Live! Meet cartoonists and caricaturists at the Darwin Shopping Centre in Pride Hill. Open 10am to 4pm. Admission free. Watch cartooning on the big boards. Books for sale.

25th April: Cartoon Workshops at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery at 10.30am, 12.00  noon and 1.30pm. Details to follow.

 

 

https://shrewsburycartoonfestival.org/


Shrewsbury Fake Festival

April 25th

 

Shrewsbury - “GET THIS PARTY STARTED”... your 5th Fake Fest is ready to rock your world, with a line-up of Fake Bands guaranteed to have your hands in the air - singing yer socks off - right till the end! The only place to be in Shropshire on 25 Apr, so round up your friends and join us inside our famous giant marquee. Let’s rock this!

 

https://www.fakefestivals.co.uk/2020/Shrewsbury.html


Shrewsbury Festival

May 16th

www.westmidshowground.com


Shropshire Tasty Trail

May 17th

What is a Tasty Trail?

If you love walking in the great outdoors, socialising with loved ones, eating and drinking delicious produce and supporting local businesses, then this event is perfect for you!

You will embark on a 8-9 mile walk that will include four stop offs, where you will enjoy a tasty course made with ingredients sourced from the local area.

It will be the perfect opportunity to take in beautiful views across Shrewsbury, whilst keeping active and supporting Shropshire’s food and drink producers. There’s no catch!

https://www.shropshiretastytrails.co.uk/


Shropshire County Agriculture Show

May 23rd

The Shropshire County Agricultural Show was created in the late nineteenth century when it was launched as part of the co-operative venture - The Shropshire and West Midlands Agricultural Society.

Since 1875 agriculture has seen massive changes in farming techniques, engine-powered machinery and technology, but despite this, the Greenhous West Mid Showground has always kept abreast of every new trend and continues to showcase the latest initiatives.

The show has been held for an impressive century and a quarter and throughout this span of time farmers, their families, and their employees, and in the recent years a wider range of people, have come together to enjoy themselves in the merry month of May.

https://www.shropshirecountyshow.com/


River festival

June 7th

 

Shrewsbury and Shropshire Waterways & Leisure Group is excited to announce that the eighth Shrewsbury River Festival will be taking place 10am-5pm on Sunday 7th June 2020 in the beautiful Quarry Park and on the River Severn, here in Shrewsbury.

Come and enjoy FREE ENTRY to a day of family fun, with lots of free activities, while at the same time learning about water safety awareness.

For this year we are encouraging fancy dress – anything water-related, including pirates, mermaids, sharks, – the list is endless – both on land and on the boats

http://www.shrewsburyriverfestival.co.uk/


Shrewsbury Carnival

June 20th

 

www.shrewsburycarnival.co.uk

 


Food Festival

June 27th-28th

As the Shrewsbury Food Festival launches into a new decade, we will be bringing you a world of tantalizing food and drink, all perfectly wrapped up in a festival that includes the best chefs and culinary delights!

The Shrewsbury Food Festival is a brilliant day out in the town that will not only fill your stomach with tasty treats, but it will also fill you with pride to be supporting so many fantastic local food and drink producers.

We have over 200 exhibitors, as well as cookery demonstrations, a chef school, a free from area, BBQ stage, free kids entertainment, live music and more!

www.shrewsburyfoodfestival.co.uk


Lets Rock

July 11th

 

www.letsrockshrewsbury.com


Shropshire Live

August 2nd


Flower Show

August 14th-15th

133rd Show

The show is one of the country’s Premier Flower Show events, attracting top exhibitors from all over the country. It has a small permanent staff and over 100 volunteers who manage and organise the whole event, from traffic flow, marquee and services contracts, publicity and marketing, public safety, catering and entertainment, and engaging specialist judges for hundreds of competitive classes etc. and ensuring that our visitors have an extraordinary experience with value for money.

https://shrewsburyflowershow.org.uk/


Shrewsbury Folk Festival

28th – 31st August 2020

This annual festival of folk and world music is one of the country’s leading folk events. 

www.shrewsburyfolkfestival.co.uk


Steam rally

August 30-31st

The annual Shrewsbury Steam Rally is one of Shropshire’s biggest events of the year, with something for all the family. A fantastic two-day event held over the August Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday, within the picturesque venue of Onslow Park, just outside of Shrewsbury.

Each year the Rally attracts thousands of people to marvel at the many vintage and steam-powered vehicles of all shapes and sizes, either in action in the Main Arena or on static display for closer inspection.

https://www.shrewsburysteamrally.co.uk/


Shropshire Kids festival

September 5th-6th

 

Shropshire Kids Festival is your one-stop ticket to family fun! We bring together hundreds of activities in to one place, for a jam-packed day of enjoyment.

Our festival team is made up of lots of parents, so we understand that kids need epic entertainment and parents need it delivered in an accessible, purse-friendly way. That is why once inside, absolutely every activity is FREE!

Let nothing hold back the fun, it is time to experience a kids’ festival like no other!

We cater to kids from 0-14 years old, with baby changing and breastfeeding areas, a dedicated under 5 zone for the little ones, a quiet zone for kids with additional support needs, and a whole festival of activities to discover for the most energetic of youngsters!

In 2020 we bring you double the fun with TWO kids festivals. Join us in Telford this April and in Shrewsbury in September.

Shropshire Kids Festival is your one-stop ticket to family fun! We bring together hundreds of activities in to one place, for a jam-packed day of enjoyment.

Our festival team is made up of lots of parents, so we understand that kids need epic entertainment and parents need it delivered in an accessible, purse-friendly way. That is why once inside, absolutely every activity is FREE!

Let nothing hold back the fun, it is time to experience a kids’ festival like no other!

We cater to kids from 0-14 years old, with baby changing and breastfeeding areas, a dedicated under 5 zone for the little ones, a quiet zone for kids with additional support needs, and a whole festival of activities to discover for the most energetic of youngsters!

In 2020 we bring you double the fun with TWO kids festivals. Join us in Telford this April and in Shrewsbury in September.

https://www.shropshirekidsfest.co.uk/

 


Coracle Race

September 11th

 

www.coracleworldchampionship.co.uk


Oktoberfest

October 2-3rd 

180 Real Ales, Comedy, Live Music and Amazing Food.....

We’ll bring you real ales,  lager, cider & perry, prosecco parlour, wine bar & gin den!

www.shropshireoktoberfest.co.uk


West Mids Bonfire and Fireworks Extravaganza

November 7th

 

www.westmidsshowground.com