A roundup of the best events to visit in Rugby, and nearby

 

There’s plenty to see and do in the Rugby area this summer. Here’s a selection of our favourites. See you there!

Photographs by Jamie Gray

 

Rugby Bike Fest   Sunday 22nd May

The FREE family festival includes a ‘ride-in’, displays of vintage and modern bikes, stalls, children’s activities, music and food – something to keep everyone’s engine purring, bike enthusiast or not!

rugbytowncentre.co.uk/events/bikefest

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Rugby Bike Fest

 

Daffodil Sunday at Newnham Paddox   Sunday 10th April

The Friends of the Revel C of E Churches will be hosting this year’s ‘Daffodil Sunday’ at Newnham Paddox, Monks Kirby (CV23 0RX) on Sunday 10th April from 11am to 4 pm. This family day out is held on the country estate of the Earl & Countess of Denbigh, which they very generously donate for the event.Rugby events whats on in rugby Rugby events whats on in rugby

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Newnham Paddox

 


 

Kenilworth Show   Saturday 4th June

“The Kenilworth Show – a fun filled, action packed, exciting and educational day!
With many of the old favourites returning for another year, we are also pleased to bring you many new attractions and stands. The Kenilworth & District Agricultural Society extends its gratitude and appreciation to Stoneleigh Park, Sponsors, Members, Exhibitors and Stallholders and for their generous support, without which we would not be able to stage the Show.” The event is held in the fields opposite Stoneleigh Park.

kenilworthshow.co.uk

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Kenilworth Show 2015

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Kenilworth Show 2015

 


 

 

Coventry Pride   18th – 19th June

A weekend celebrating diversity. Following the success of last year’s debut Coventry Pride at FarGo Village which saw over 6,000 people attend over the weekend, the Coventry Pride committee has selected FarGo Village to be the main partner venue for this year’s festival.

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Joanna Goblet from Holbrooks and Audrey Heartbyrne from Walsgrave.

 


 

 

Tanks, Trucks and Firepower   27th, 28th & 29th August

Explosive action again as the annual show returns. Based on the rolling fields near Draycote reservoir, you can expect great displays of firepower, agility and destruction from the best fighting vehicles.

tankstrucksandfirepower.co.uk

Tanks, Trucks, and Firepower show at Dunchurch, Warwickshire. Alvis vehicle whats on in rugby

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Tanks, Trucks, and Firepower show at Dunchurch.
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Tanks, Trucks, and Firepower show at Dunchurch.
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Tanks, Trucks, and Firepower show at Dunchurch.
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Tanks, Trucks, and Firepower show at Dunchurch.

 


 

 

Coventry MotoFest   Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th June

Coventry MotoFest is an exciting event designed to celebrate both the heritage, the current endeavours and an amazing and exciting future for personal transport and more! Witness drifting and demonstrations on the iconic Coventry Ring Road.

coventrymotofest.com

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Touring Car driver Rob Austin. Coventry MotoFest.
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1966 Jaguar XJ-13. Coventry MotoFest.

 


 

 

Merchants Inn Spring Beer Festival   April 25th – 2nd May

The theme this year is the Navy, and the Merchant’s is calling all able seamen! On Friday the 29th April there is a Pirates of the Caribeers evening. Over 90 ales are set to feature at this years event, held in April. Lasting a week, there’s no excuse to not try all 90!

merchantsinn.co.uk

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Merchant’s Inn, Rugby

 


 

 

Dunchurch Carnival   Saturday 18th June

The carnival parades through the village of Dunchurch, leading into the sports field and thus opening the fete. There’s usually a theme to the procession, so expect to see lots of silly costumes.

dunchurchevents.org

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