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6 Original events in Shrewsbury this July

A Summer Cruise of the Sabrina

A Summer Cruise on the Sabrina

A Summer Cruise on The Sabrina.

The River Severn is undoubtedly beautiful during the day, but after dark, it is truly enchanting. Climb aboard the Sabrina and admire the town's twinkling lights as the captain regales you with tales of historic Shrewsbury.

Join a Tanners' sommelier for a relaxing three-hour cruise, with cheese and chutney served throughout the evening along with knowledge and history of the wines served.

Or, perhaps treat yourself to a delicious BBQ to complement your three-hour cruise, with a selection of local meats and salads.

Late Night at Shrewsbury Market Hall

Late Night at Shrewsbury Market Hall, July 6th

Late Night at Shrewsbury Market Hall

Shrewsbury Market Hall, July 6th

Experience Shrewsbury's award-winning Market Hall by night. Taste delicious food and drink served by street-food venues and pop-up bars. Soak up the unique atmosphere and street vibe. Or mooch around a collection of quirky and creative independent retail stalls and art and design studios.

Severn Hospice Dragon Boat Festival

Severn Hospice Dragon Boat Festival, July 6th-7th

Severn Hospice Dragon Boat Festival

Pengwern Boatclub, July 6th-7th

Watch as scores of 40ft long Viking Dragon Boats descend on the Severn. Local teams will battle it out over the weekend to be crowned the winner, whilst raising money for Severn Hospice.

Spectators can view from the river bank in the Quarry whilst cheering on their favourite team.

Let's Rock

Let's Rock! July 13th

Let's Rock!

Shrewsbury Quarry, July 13th

Bringing you the very best of the 80s with a fabulous line-up of artists, including Sister Sledge, The Human League and The Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey, amongst many others.

There is plenty to do for all ages at this family-friendly festival. Don't miss out on this chance for a retro blast from the very best of the 80s past.

Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival

Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival

Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival

Various locations around Shrewsbury, July 18th-21st

A swarm of comedians are heading our way this month for Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival.

In the space of a couple of hours you can see some of the circuit's best known names refining their acts, or the next big name before they hit the big time. The Gala Show on Sunday will be, without doubt, the strongest line up of comedians ever assembled in Shrewsbury, playing host to some of the country’s biggest names.

Battle of Shrewsbury Medieval Weekend, July 27th-28th

Battle of Shrewsbury Medieval Weekend, July 27th-28th

Battle of Shrewsbury Medieval Weekend

Battlefield 1403, July 27th-28th

A weekend where Shropshire medieval history comes to life. Explore the history of the Battle of Shrewsbury as you make your way around the living history area, or watch as archers and soldiers train in preparation for battle.

Visit the historical and craft market and follow one of the battlefield walks to find out more about what happened.