Where: Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire
What is it?
The free Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival will be taking place on Saturday 21st September from 12 noon until 5pm with heritage talks and walks, a craft and food market, live street entertainment and family activities.
With the world-famous Iron Bridge forming the backdrop, the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival will be a great celebration of the area’s designation as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986.
Local residents and visitors will be able to enjoy a large street market running parallel with the river along the Wharfage and offering a range of locally produced foods, gifts and merchandise. Local charities and community groups will be running stands with raffles and fun challenges, all helping to raise vital funds and showcasing their good work. In the Market Square there will be demonstrations and displays celebrating the remarkable heritage of the Gorge and street entertainment will keep the crowds amused throughout the day.
Throughout the day visitors can discover more about the history of the Gorge as there will be a variety of free walks and talks, which detail different aspects of the area’s rich industrial past and follow a specially designed trail around the town.
More info: Visit www.visitironbridge.co.uk for more details. Festival goers should use the free Ironbridge Park and Ride Service that operates from the top of Jiggers Bank (Sat Nav TF4 3QE) into the heart of the event. Station Road car park in Ironbridge will be available for accessible parking only and all other car parks will be for special permit holders.