Festivals and Events – Summer of Fun

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From quirky local get-togethers to large scale, world class spectaculars it’s all going on in The Malverns as the events scene comes into its own this summer season. The talented and passionate people of the district pull out all the stops every year to deliver a packed schedule of diverse festivals, events and activities; with something to suit all tastes. As home to the Three Counties Showground and Malvern Theatres The Malverns is no stranger to world class events and entertainment and this summer is no different with Heathers the Musical coming from a smash-hit run at the West End. Don’t miss your chance to see the riverside town of Upton upon Severn come alive as it plays host to multiple music festivals of all different genres including Jazz and Blues.

Out of town venues like Eastnor Castle have packed calendars of activities, there’s always something going on at the Three Counties Showground and one of England’s oldest racetracks, Shelsley Walsh, is speeding through the season with events, races and car shows. There’s plenty happening for music lovers with El Dorado at Eastnor Castle, Sunshine Festival and Upton Jazz and Blues. If a full-on festival isn’t your thing Great Malvern’s much loved Bands in the Park programme provides the soundtrack to a leisurely afternoon with an ice-cream on your picnic blanket.

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The Fold

Events at The Fold

This organic farm, café and creative hub holds markets, yoga retreats, workshops, talks and live music events. Learn the Wim Hoff method, study the ancient art of fermentation or relax with some folk music this summer at The Fold.

Eastnor Chilli Festival

Events at Eastnor Castle

Most summer days at Eastnor have a special event included in your ticket. Meet exotic animals, experience the zip-wire on family fun day, join in the teddy bears picnic or partake in the medieval madness at Knights and Princess School.

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Events at the Three Counties Showground

This picturesque showground with the backdrop of the Malvern Hills has over 200 events during the year. Alongside the three major events, the RHS Malvern Spring Festival, the Royal Three Counties Show and the Malvern Autumn Show, the site hosts a food festival, dog shows, proms spitfire spectacular and much more.

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NGS Open Gardens

Many of The Malverns gardens will be opening this summer for the National Garden Scheme open gardens. See the product of The Malverns green-fingered residents in bloom, many of them on the slopes of the hills with views over the Severn Plain.

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Shelsley Walsh Events

Experience the excitement of the worlds oldest motorsport venue still running events on its original course. Specialising in speed hill climbs they offer meet ups for car enthusiasts, driving schools and of course thrilling races. Their popular Classic Nostalgia event returns on the weekend of 22/23 July 2023

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Great Malvern Gin Festival

Taking place from Friday 18 – Sunday 20 August 2023 is Great Malvern’s 3rd Gin Festival – celebrating the many varieties of gin and gin cocktails available in the town. Come along to explore independent hospitality venues and the extensive range of gin they have to offer.



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