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Shrewsbury has a packed calendar of major events throughout the year. Highlights include the popular Shrewsbury Folk Festival, the Shrewsbury Steam Rally with over 1000 exibits, the world-famous Shrewsbury Flower Show and the Shrewsbury Regatta which has been running since 1871! There are also triathlons, marathons, coracle races, boat races, cycling races and countless other major events for kids and families. Be sure to mark these must-see events on your calendar! 

Shropshire OktoberFest

Friday, 5th to Sunday, 7th October 2018
The Quarry Park,
The Quarry Park
SY1 1JL Shrewsbury

West Mid Fireworks Extravaganza

Saturday, 3rd November 2018 -
4:00pm - 10:00pm
West Mid Showground,
Gravel Hill Lane
SY1 2PF Shrewsbury

Remembrance Parade and Service

Sunday, 11th November 2018 -
9:00am - 11:30am

Shrewsbury Christmas Lights Switch On

Wednesday, 14th November 2018 -
4:30am - 8:00pm

Shrewsbury Chocolate Festival

Saturday, 17th to Sunday, 18th November 2018
The Quarry Park,
The Quarry Park
SY1 1JL Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Festival of Literature

Friday, 23rd to Sunday, 25th November 2018
Various locations

Shropshire Winter Festival

Saturday, 8th to Sunday, 9th December 2018
Guildhall
Frankwell
SY3 8HQ

Carols in the Square

Wednesday, 12th December 2018 -
5:30pm

DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival

Friday, 8th to Sunday, 24th February 2019
Various locations

The Big Busk

Saturday, 6th April 2019
Across the town
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