Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival returns this September

Date Posted: 28/04/2015

The free Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival will take place on Saturday 19th September.

Visitors can expect a busy day of events and entertainment at the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival when it returns this September.

Supported by Telford & Wrekin Council, the event will offer groups heritage talks and walks, as well as a craft and food market, live street entertainment, a new painting competition, and family activities from 12noon until 5pm.

With the Iron Bridge forming the backdrop, groups will be able to enjoy a large street market running parallel with the river along the Wharfage that offers a range of foods, gifts and merchandise. Local charities and community groups will be running stands with raffles and challenges and younger visitors can take part in free, hands-on art activities.

In the Market Square there will be demonstrations and displays celebrating the heritage of the Gorge and visitors can discover more about the area’s history with a variety of free walks, talks and a fun trail.

There will also be a chance to explore the many riverside shops, pubs, cafés, antique shops, craft centres, restaurants and museums.

Visitors are asked to use the Ironbridge Park and Ride Service that operates from the top of Jiggers Bank into the heart of the event for a small fee.

For information about the event call 01952 433424 or visit www.visitironbridge.co.uk/worldheritage.

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