Discover Shrewsbury this August

It's August and Shrewsbury is bursting with activity! Our summer events calendar is in full swing, jam-packed with festivals, workshops, tastings, markets and more! Whether you're tantalising your tastebuds al fresco, exploring our green spaces or discovering our thriving independents, there's so much for you to discover in Shrewsbury this month.

A shrewsbury original since
800AD

Explore our award-winning events, endless independents, your favourite big names, tastebud tingling eateries and bars, and over 1,000 years of history.

It can be tough to keep the kids entertained during the holidays - but Shrewsbury has you covered! From art workshops to award-winning festivals and free entry to Shrewsbury museum we've rounded up a few ideas to help keep those little monsters at bay.

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Want to enjoy the best food Shrewsbury has to offer in the great outdoors? Discover which restaurants, cafes, bars, and pubs offer alfresco dining with our handy guide.

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In July, we welcomed TikTok superstar Brendan Mariani to Shrewsbury. He spent a week exploring the town, meeting businesses and locals to discover the real Shrewsbury. Join Brendan and be guided through some of the many weird and wonderful things that make Shrewsbury original.

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Reducing your carbon footprint, and shopping low waste and plastic free has never been easier, with many shops in Shrewsbury catering to the low waste lifestyle.

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Seeing Shrewsbury from a different perspective has never been easier, with countless tours and activities available to help get you out on the water.

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Have you visited Shrewsbury recently? If so, we want to know about your visit!

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Original Events

Warm weather heralds the beginning of Shrewsbury's vibrant calendar of festivals. Experience original events from Oil To The Fort to the World Championship Coracle Race, and not forgetting the historic Shrewsbury Flower Show.

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25th Aug 2022
7:00pm
Shrewsbury Castle and the Soldiers of Shropshire Museum
Castle Gates
SY1 2AT Shrewsbury
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men – with a history stretching back to William Shakespeare himself – invite you to join them this summer for the sparkling...
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26th to 29th Aug 2022
Geenhous West Mid Showground
Gravel Hill Lane
SY1 2PF
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has a reputation for delivering the very finest acts from the UK and around the world, always searching to find new authentic...
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