The World Famous Iron Bridge


The Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival takes place from Monday 28 August to Sunday 17 September in the Ironbridge Gorge UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

This incredibly special festival celebrates the history and culture of the town and will include walks, talks and trails, arts, music and poetry, a street festival, Taste of the Gorge, a Coracle Regatta, and heritage open days. 


Friday 15 September      Walk: Flight by Night Book

Saturday 16 September    Poetry: Rural Voices Book

Saturday 16 September   Ironbridge Open Day Find out more

Sunday 17 September    Poetry Slam Book

Sunday 17 September   Folk Music Gig with Mair Thomas

Sunday 17 September    Flora and Fauna Walk FREE EVENT BUT PLEASE BOOK SPACES HERE 


History and Heritage Events 

Discover the enchanting world of the Ironbridge Gorge through a captivating line-up of heritage events.  From the adrenaline-pumping Ironbridge Coracle Regatta to the intriguing Coalbrookdale Heritage Open Days, immerse yourself in the region's rich history and traditions.

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Words And Workshops 

The workshop events are an opportunity to get hands on, brush up on skills or learn something new!  You will find pen and ink, etching, watercolour, lino, Finding Fantatsic Mammals and more to get involved with. 

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Enjoy the captivating world of poetry at the Ironbridge Gorge Heritage Festival! Join talented poets as they explore themes of love, nature, rural life, and more, these events will be memorable experience for both poetry enthusiasts and casual listeners alike. Enter the poeetry competition and find out about the poetry slam.

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Great Outdoors

It’s a great opportunity to get outside and explore the stunning areas in and around the gorge by joinging in one of our walks below - from night walks, history trails, craft activities and more. 

Walk details and booking links here 


Arts and Entertainment 

Join us for artistic brilliance, captivating films, and joyful celebrations. Here are all the events taking place under our Arts and Entertainment category:

Full event details and booking links here 


Food and Festivals 

Ironbridge Open Day, Foodie  Celebrations and places to eat - find out more here 


Ironbridge Dog Show 


The Rotary Club of Ironbridge will be hosting their family fun dag show as part of this year’s Ironbridge Festival.  There’s lots of categories for your furry friend to enter, you never know you may have a winner. Refreshments will be available.  

Ironbridge Rotary Dog Show - Categories and event details 

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Monday 28 August          Coracle Regatta and Coronation Coracle Drift    Book

Tuesday 29 August          Fast & loose Watercolour Workshop  Book

Wednesday 30 August   Family Walk: naturally art @Woodside Orchard  Book

Wednesday 30 August   Pen & Ink Workshop   Book

Thursday 31 August         Severn Gorge Countryside Trust – Charcoal Demonstration Book

Friday 1 September        Contemporary Flower Painting Workshop Book

Saturday 2 September   Walk 1: Much Wenlock Along the River :   Event is free - please register your space HERE

Saturday 2 September   Walk 2: Madeley Trail :  Event is free - please register your space HERE 

Saturday 2, Sunday 10 and Saturday 16 September Telling Tales: The Secret Stories of People of the Gorge

Saturday 3 September   Walk:3  Right Round the Wrekin: Event is free - please register your space HERE

Saturday 3 September   Walk 4: A Walk to Broseley  Book

Monday 4 September    Poetry: Stage to Page Workshop  Book

Tuesday 5 September    Poetry: Russian Love Poetry Book

Wednesday 6 September   Jane Eyre FREE Film Showing Anstice   book

Thursday 7 September Poetry: Stage to Page Workshop 2  Book

Thursday 7 September    FILM ADVENTURER screening at The Engine Shed  BOOK HERE 

Thursday 7 to Sunday 17 September       Severn Arts Trail  Book

Friday 8 September        Poetry: Island Fusion https://

Saturday 9 September   Poetry: Earth and Rain  Book - this event is no longer running 

Saturday 9 September   Fantastic Mammals & How To Find Them Walk

Saturday 9 September   Rotary Dog Show THIS DATE HAS BEEN MOVED TO SATURDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 

9 and 10 September       Coalbrookdale Heritage Open Day

Saturday 9 September   Walk 5 : Cinderloo   Book

Saturday 9 September   Walk 6 : The Daily Toil    Book

Sunday 10 September   Walk 7 : Grindleforge & Kemberton Mill   Book

Sunday 10 September   Walk 8 : A Walk to Dawley – Where it Began   Book

Sunday 10 September   Poetry: Poetry Writing Workshop  Book

Tuesday 12 September  River - Film and Panel Discussion - FREE Reserve your space HERE 

Thursday 14 September  Poetry: Black Country Voices Book




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The Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival


Locations across Ironbridge, Ironbridge, Shropshire, TF8 7EG

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