2017 Summer Events in Gloucester

This weekend had pretty mixed weather but great music at the Rhythm and Blues Festival and the 2017 Carnival as Willie Wilson’s Fun Fair kicked off in Gloucester Park for a fortnight.

There’s masses coming up – here are some of the best:

Gloucester Quays Food Festival / Friday, 28th July – Sunday, 30th July
The now annual food festival in the Quays will have celebrity chef demonstrations and entertainment throughout the day. Entry is free and open to all, with a vast variety of foods available.

Stunts Shows 2017 / Saturday, 29th July, 2pm
A free event at Gloucester Park, the Stannage International Stunt team and Xtreme Stunt Team are performing dare-devil stunts.

Dinosaurs’ Exhibition / Saturday, 15th July – Saturday, 28th October
A free event at the Museum of Gloucester, genuine dinosaur fossils and world-leading Palaeontologists from Bristol University are coming to the Museum of Gloucester for this amazing exhibition. A family outing must.

Fireworks Spectacular 2017 / Saturday, 5th August, 7pm
A free event at Gloucester Park, come along and join the amazing fireworks display brought to you by the very same people behind the London 2012 Olympic fireworks. Music, entertainment, food and drink available before the fireworks which start at 9:40pm.

Gloucester City Football vs Truro City / Monday, 7th August
Watch National League South side Gloucester City play at Evesham. Fixtures are happening all summer, find out more at http://www.gloucestercityafc.com/201718-fixtures/

SoMAC Stage 2017 / Saturday, 12th August – Friday, 25th August
The stage in King’s Square will be free and provide an exciting performance. There will be highlights including Bash Street Theatre, Bootworks Theatre and Hip Hop from AJ Tracey and Kojo Funds. More via www.somac.org.uk/event/somac-stage/

Gloucester Goes Retro 2017 / Saturday, 26th August
Westgate, Northgate, Eastgate and Southgate streets will be transformed into different time periods from 1900 – present day. There will be numerous cars, costumes and entertainment on during the day. Register your car via www.gloucester.gov.uk/retro-festival

Gloucester Rugby vs Exeter Chiefs / Friday, 1st September
The first game for Gloucester Rugby kicks off at Kingsholm at 19:45. Complete fixture list on www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk/rugby/matchcentre/index.php

Gloucester History Festival / Gloucester Day, Saturday, 2nd September – Sunday, 17th September
Heritage comes alive in our city. A huge programme of Civic Voices events: the nation’s second rated Heritage Open Weekend and a stunning series of Blackfriars talks. Book early to avoid disappointment via www.gloucesterhistoryfestival.co.uk

Heritage Open Days / Thursday, 7th September – Sunday, 10th September
Explore the vast heritage of Gloucester where many of the oldest and finest buildings will open their doors for free and allow walks, tours and concerts.

Gloucester Beer Festival / Friday, 22nd September – Saturday, 23rd September
At The Farmers Club, Sandhurst Lane, there will be over 50 different beers both locally and from all over the UK. Tickets cost £6 in advance via http://gloucesterbeerfestival.co.uk/ or £7.50 on the day.

Have I missed anything? Do feel free to send me an e-mail at Richard.graham.mp@parliament.uk with details of other events in our city.

Best regards