This summer sees a host of events taking place in the local area - from festivals to carnivals and music to food, and lots of free and ticketless entertainment on offer. Read on to see what you can enjoy in the area this summer...
Saturday 4th to Sunday 5th of June:
Coventry MotoFest 2016
The whole city gets mobbed for 2 days by thousands of cars, they have drift displays, gymkhana's, stunt riding/driving, RC car racing, this year they have a motorbike "wheelie-simulator", the popular "top-gear driving experience", street food and many family/children's events and its all FREE to view.
Random String Micro Festival
Coventry FabLab is supporting this exciting day explores technology and art, and will feature digital artworks, hands-on arts activities and workshops. Event is completely free and open to all. The microFestival takes place in City Arcade on Saturday 11 June and is accompanied by a Symposium at Warwick Arts Centre on Friday 10 June. Read the full press release.
Coventry Food & Drink Festival 2016
Featuring a great selection of hot & cold food & drink from all over the globe - this is a one day only event in the heart of Coventry. The market is open from 10am - 6pm at Broadgate.
Two Castles Run 2016
Nearly 60 staff and friends of the University will be running the 10km Two Castles Run between Warwick & Kenilworth Castles, raising funds and awareness for this year’s Lord Mayor of Coventry’s Charity of the Year –our Cancer Research Centre, as well as the University’s Grace Research Fund for premature birth.
Cheer on #TeamWarwickUni!
Aviva Women's Tour
We are very much looking forward to seeing the Aviva women’s cycle tour pass through campus in its journey through the region for stage 2 of the national race. It's a fantastic opportunity to get involved in activities, relax and watch the race.
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 June:
Warwick is proud to be one of the main sponsors of this year's Coventry Pride, the Main location for Coventry Pride is Fargo Village, which will host a selection of market and food stalls with 2 music stages providing entertainment thorughout the weekend.
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 June:
Leamington Peace Festival
Enjoy a diverse and packed programme of events, workshops, talks, stalls and performances, showcasing local talent, crafts and causes as well as raising awareness on worldwide issues.
Warwickshire Open Studios
Free admission to 128 artists’ homes and workshops with exhibitions, demonstrations and more by over 250 artists. Including work from some of our very own community!
Kineton Music Festival
Come along to a fun family orientated event with a variety of music styles on show from noon to midnight. All entrance money for the event is donated to Warwickshire Air Ambulance and Myton Hospice.
Saturday 25 June:
Canley Community Centre Painting
Warwick Volunteers is looking for a team of volunteers to help paint the outside walls of the Canley Community Centre to give it a fresh new look. No prior experience is needed as volunteers will be given a full briefing on the day. Transport, lunch and equipment will be provided.
Thursday 30 June, 6pm, WBS:
Connecting Coventry, Connecting Communities
An evening of provocations and discussion about Coventry, a city that is celebrating, reimagining and investing in its cultural identity by bidding for the UK’s Capital of Culture 2021. An international theatre and community event organised by Rachel King in CES and being held in WBS which will bring to together academics and artists from Warwick/Coventry and Toronto. Janet Vaughn from Talking Birds and Chris O’Connell from Theatre Absolute will be taking part.
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For over 15 years, The Godiva Festival, held in Coventry’s War Memorial Park has maintained its place as one of the biggest and best FREE, ticketless family festivals in the country. The headline acts have been announced, and the line-ups across the whole of the three days promise to keep the massed crowds entertained.
Get involved in more cycling with the fantastic traffic-free bike ride in Coventry and enjoy lots of free things to do on the day – style your bike at our ‘Tricks & Tunes’ area, take part in the cycling game shows. Suitable for all ages and abilities.