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Droitwich Spa Town Council

Town Events and Festivals

Droitwich Spa boasts an exciting annual programme of Events which are popular with the local community and visitors. Programmes will be available throughout the year in the NEWS area and on event websites.

The “St Richard’s Festival” over the May Day holiday celebrates Droitwich past and present. Regular features include medieval entertainment, re-enactors, Continental and Farmer’s Markets, crafts and arts exhibitions, a gathering of canal boats, live music and a real ale bar.

Lido Park bandstand is the increasingly popular venue for Droitwich Spa’s own ‘Sunday Proms’. Residents and visitors to the Town can enjoy a varied Programme of free concerts each Sunday afternoon during the summer. The Town Council arranges for a very varied and full Programme of Concerts starting from the beginning of May and extending right through to September. The Concerts take place from 2.30pm to 4.30pm every Sunday at the Lido Park bandstand and you are invited to bring picnics and chairs to make an enjoyable afternoon, but of course if you are only walking through the Park for a short time please just stop and listen for a while. Al’s Kitchen at the Droitwich Spa Lido will be open during all the Concerts and the Lido Pool opens at the end of May.

There is a Food & Drink Festival in June with the emphasis on local suppliers of food and drink at different venues throughout the Town. More information is available at www.droitwichspafestival.co.uk This Festival has grown by the year and is now firmly established in the Regional Summertime Diary. Attractions include local food and drink producers offering stalls to sample and buy their wares, a demonstration kitchen featuring Celebrity Chefs, a “Junior Bake off Competition” and musical entertainment into the evening.

“Salt Fest” takes place over the first weekend in September and celebrates the Town’s Salt Heritage. The weekend also provides a showcase opportunity for the local community and businesses. This festival takes place on Salt Barrow Market and in Vines Park. Attractions include a “Salt Alley” with Heritage displays, live music and entertainment, street markets and community stalls , a fun dog show, rubber duck race on the river Salwarpe, puppet shows and a canal towpath fun run. For more information visit http://saltfestdroitwich.co.uk/index.html

The year draws to an end with the annual “Christmas Lights Switch on Event” Saturday 23rd November.  Starting from 12.00 noon, there will be a Santa’s Grotto, provided by the Droitwich Lions Club at St Richard’s House. The Worcestershire Farmers Market together with other seasonal stalls will operate on Victoria Square, along with the Fun Fair in the vicinity of Victoria Square and St Richard’s House. There will be a Community Advent Celebration at St Andrew’s Church of which everyone is welcome.  Back in Victoria Square, entertainment will include a performance from the Salvation Army Band, dance performances by ENTW9 and SB Danceworks, and I- Sing Choir, leading up to the traditional countdown and lights switch on at 6.00pm with the Mayor, and Santa.

If you want to discover more about the history of Droitwich Spa, then join one of our guided town walks. There is a small fee to join the 1 ½ hour’s walk and they run on the second Saturday of each month throughout March-October. The walks are lead by informative guides and you will be joined along the way by actors from the Norbury theatre who perform as characters who have contributed to the historic development of Droitwich. To book your place please contact; Droitwich Spa Heritage and information centre on 01905 774312.

Don’t forget to look at our sister website www.visitdroitwichspa.com for more information and our up and coming events pages.