Salisbury events guide w/c 8th August

If the diary is looking a little empty this week, don’t worry, there is plenty to keep everyone happy in Salisbury. 

Family-friendly events, theatre performances, live music and outdoor movies are just some of the options. 

Here is our guide to what’s on in Salisbury this week... 

Salisbury Racecourse

There are two afternoon race meets at Salisbury Racecourse this week on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th August. As well as the exciting horse races, there will be entertainment for the kids with Chair O Planes, Swingboats, a Large Tiger Inflatable and a six bed Trampoline Trailer in The Sarum Enclosure where you’re also allowed to picnic. Accompanied children aged 17 and under get in FREE at all Salisbury race days. Find more details here.

It's always a fun day out at Salisbury Races

City Centre Summer Activities 

The outdoor cinema is returning to Salisbury Market Place this weekend. This month’s Salisbury Street Sellers will have a Movie Madness theme to it, with the brilliant Encanto and Sing 2 being shown on the big screen. There will also be free ice cream decorating (for the first 250 kids), live music and 50 artisan stalls. Encanto will be shown at 11am and Sing 2 at 1.30pm on Sunday 14th August. 

Fayre on the Square also continues this week in the Guildhall Square. You’ll find deck chairs, ice cream and the City Garden Bar – all ready to keep you cool during another hot week! There’s also crazy croquet and tasty food stalls you have to try. 

Make the most of the cooling ice cream and drinks at Fayre on the Square this week

Award-winning Theatre 

Join Ratty, Mole and Badger at The Wardrobe on Wednesday 10th August. Award-winning theatre company, Calf2Cow, will perform Wind in the Willows in the beautiful garden at the Rifles Museum in the Cathedral Close. They’ll bring to life the classic characters in an hilarious re-telling of this woodland adventure as they save Toad and his shiny new motorcar from deep trouble. There are still some tickets available – book now! 

The Proms 

The Organ Prom at Salisbury Cathedral promises to be a night to remember. You’ll get to hear some classic music, including well-known movie soundtracks from Harry Potter, Star Wars and James Bond, all performed in the stunning cathedral setting. There are limited tickets left for the performance on Saturday 13th August, so book now!  

The Proms will be performed on the cathedral's Father Willis Organ

Fun in the Sun 

If you have younger children to entertain, you'll want to head to the United Reformed Church on Fisherton Street this Saturday, 13th August. They will be putting on Fun in the Sun, with crafts, games, treasure hunt and music for accompanied children. Join the fun from 10am to 2pm. 

Books Books Books 

There is a must event for book collectors, local historians and enthusiasts this week. Salisbury Museum is holding an unmissable fundraising sale on 13th August with thousands of local history books that have been donated to the museum put up for sale. All proceeds will go to the museum's Past Forward fund. Click here for more details.

You can also enjoy a sunny spot for tea at Salisbury Museum's cafe

As if all that wasn’t enough to keep you entertained this week there’s also Wiltshire Creative’s Summer Open Exhibition, Kids Craft Club, the Salisbury Bear Hunt and Grayson Perry exhibition at Salisbury Cathedral. You can find those and more on our What’s On pages here. 

Plus, there is a lot to look forward at the end of the month, with the return of Taste Salisbury! There will be ten days of food and drink celebrations with events and special promotions. Click here to find out more. 

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