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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.

Explore weird and wonderful Shrewsbury

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.

'Love and understand the [Salopians], for the people are more marvellous than the land'.

Shrewsbury Cocktail Week returns!

Keep your eyes peeled this September for the return of Shrewsbury Cocktail Week!

The finest bars and bartenders in town are coming together to celebrate the second year of Shrewsbury Cocktail Week, when wristband holders will be able to enjoy unlimited £6 cocktails and access to exclusive events!

We’ll be mixing classic cocktails and some new creations using top-shelf spirits and organic mixers. Not a tippler? Not to worry—we’ll have a full menu of delicious mocktails on offer, too.

For all the latest updates and weekly giveaways make sure to follow the Shrewsbury Cocktail Week Instagram.

Enjoy your summer holidays in Shrewsbury

The countdown to September is on - but there's plenty for kids to do in Shrewsbury before they head back to school.

From art workshops to award-winning festivals, open-air theatre to film screenings we've rounded up a few ideas to help keep those little monsters at bay.

Say hello to new faces

Liquer masterminds O'Donnell Moonshine have opened their 3rd UK store on Shrewsbury's High Street. Inspired by the American Prohibition, O'Donnell Moonshine is bringing the infamous Moonshine into the 21st century, using only the best natural ingredients to create high-quality traditional spirits and liqueurs.

Shrewsbury's premier seafood restaurant, La Mer Rouge, has relocated to its new, bigger home on Mardol Head. Make sure to pop in, explore their new location and sample their raved-about menu. (Pictured above)

After a brief hiatus, national favourite Shoe Zone has returned to Shrewsbury's town centre with a new store in The Darwin Centre.

Key events this month

Until the end of the month, you can discover Andrew Logan's fantastical and vibrant sculptures dotted throughout Shrewsbury as part of the Shrewsbury Arts Trail.

If you're looking for events in Shrewsbury then look no further! We have an event calendar packed with something for everyone. Click here to explore our full event listings.

The Lord Chamberlain's Men Present As you Like It

Thursday, 25th August 2022 -
7:00pm
Shrewsbury Castle and the Soldiers of Shropshire Museum,
Castle Gates
SY1 2AT Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Farmers Market

Friday, 2nd September 2022 -
9:00am - 3:30pm
Shrewsbury Town Square,

Shrewsbury Flower Show

Friday, 12th to Saturday, 13th August 2022
The Quarry Park,
The Quarry Park
SY1 1JL Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Secret Artist Sale

Saturday, 20th to Sunday, 21st August 2022
Soden Collection,

Whisky tasting

Friday, 26th August 2022 -
7:30pm
The Lion Hotel,
Wyle Cop
SY1 1UY Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Folk Festival

Friday, 26th to Monday, 29th August 2022
Geenhous West Mid Showground
Gravel Hill Lane
SY1 2PF

Discover Shrewsbury's history

Founded in the 8th century by the Saxon rulers of Mercia, Shrewsbury is a town steeped in history and stories,waiting to be discovered.

Tour Shrewsbury's Churches

Take a stroll around Shrewsbury's many churches - they're packed with significant stories and awesome architecture waiting to be discovered.

Shrewsbury Stories

Scooped in the loop of the River Severn, Shrewsbury is a town oozing with history. Whether from the comfort of your home, whilst commuting or out and about in Shrewsbury, be transported to the heart of Shrewsbury's history Shrewsbury Stories.

Historic Timeline of Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury's story is on the map for many reasons, discover the origins, defining landmarks and the better-than-fiction facts that make Shrewsbury original.

Your guides to Shrewsbury

Wandering around the wonders of Shrewsbury is one of the best ways to see the sites. Whether you're looking to join a group, go solo or fancy something themed you'll find limitless options in our collation of Shrewsbury guides.

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