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5 Original things to do in Shrewsbury this February

February sees the cold fingers of winter lose their grip on Shrewsbury as the town comes alive with activity. It’s a wonderfully eclectic month in the town, with events ranging from the annual DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival to our wealth of markets and thriving live music scene. 

Discover what Shrewsbury has in store for you this February with our top picks of things to do. 

Discover Shrewsbury's markets

Shrewsbury’s Made in Shropshire and Farmers markets are returning this February after their annual New Year’s hiatus. Each market is carefully curated to ensure the best selection and variety of produce possible from Shropshire based artists, craftspeople and food producers. 

February also sees the return of the Preloved, Vintage & Retro Market at St Mary’s Church. Each item of clothing is handpicked and graded, meaning you’ll find great quality and one of a kind pieces at bargain prices! 

Dine out for Valentines

Treat your special someone to a special something at one of Shrewsbury’s outstanding eateries. 

Decadent dining in restaurant rooms that pre-date the Wars of the Roses. Cobbled streets packed with quirky eateries, cool cafés and one-off delis. Bars and restaurants that you’ll be happy to head to for classic cocktails and the best beers. You’re sure to find what you’re after in Shrewsbury.

DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival

Various locations around Shrewsbury, February 7th - 16th

Celebrate Shrewsbury's favourite son at the DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival this February. 

With over twenty festival and fringe events ranging from guided tours to brainteasing lectures and inspirational workshops, there's something to suit all tastes and ages. 

Highlights include Darwin's Worms, a lecture from the London Natural History Museum's Senior Curator Emma Sherlock, guided tours of Darwin's childhood garden and a showing of the 2009 Darwin biopic Creation. 

Take advantage of free entry to Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, February 14th - 16th, and drop in on some Darwin themed art workshops. 

Jonny Awsum is coming to town!

Henry Tudor House, February 21st

Jonny Awsum shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent with his performances of This Is A Musical with Ant and Dec, and The Triangle Song with David Walliams. 

Now catch him at Shrewsbury’s Henry Tudor House on his first UK wide solo tour ‘Jonny Awsum is coming to town!’. With brand new material, as well as the greatest hits from his TV and comedy club sets, Jonny is sure to have you rolling in the aisles with laughter. 

St David’s Day Concert

Theatre Severn, February 29th 

Celebrate the patron saint of our Welsh neighbours as the North Wales Association of Male Voice Choirs comes to Theatre Severn for the annual St David’s Day concert. 

This year the concert will be led by two superb choirs, Côr Meibion Trelawnyd and Côr Meibion Flint, with soloists Sara Davies, a wonderful soprano, and Xander Croft a young violinist from Greenfield. 

This event is always hugely popular, so make sure to book now and save disappointment!


Click here to discover the events that are running throughout Shrewsbury this February.