In 2020 we are due to see the 18th Worcester Festival, the annual celebration of life in Worcester and the surrounds. It has won many awards, and last year was voted ‘Best Event in Worcestershire 2020’ by users of ‘What’s On’ Magazine.

With August looming and a number of decisions to be made about the Festival. The Worcester Festival team pulled together to make some tricky decisions. Festival Director Chris Jaeger said “With events around the world being cancelled, it looked like there was no hope for the 2020 Festival, until we started talking and have reached a very exciting solution! There will be a Worcester Festival this year!”

For this year only, the Festival will be rebranded as ‘Worcester Festival 2020 – Virtually The Same’. We hope to still include some socially-distanced live events, but the main event will be an exciting mix of virtual events, some streamed live and some pre-recorded. This year’s Festival will include workshops, to explore craft, arts, music, theatre, sport, cooking and horticulture, theatrical events, such as story-telling, puppet shows, music and theatre performances, and competitions, everything from cooking to colouring and much, much more! Like the usual Worcester Festival, the majority of events will be family oriented and free, but enjoyed from the comfort of your own home!

We genuinely believe that we can involve huge numbers of organisations and individuals, making the Festival more inclusive than ever. It will be a fantastic opportunity for large numbers of people to either participate in an event, or indeed to stage an event of any sort.

If you have a socially distanced event that you would like to register please fill out the online form HERE!

If you have a virtual event that you would like to register please e-mail [email protected] and we will contact you.

If you’d like to get involved but have no idea where to start, drop us a line on [email protected]

Event registration is open until the 10th July to guarantee entry into our digital event guide!



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