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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.