Things to do in Salisbury this June

It’s been a very busy start to the month with a fun-filled Jubilee Bank Holiday bringing celebration to Salisbury, but there is plenty more to come! 

If you are looking for things to do in Salisbury this June, we have some ideas. 

Music, secret gardens, outdoor theatre, treasure hunts and ghosts are just some of the events you won’t want to miss! 

Salisbury International Arts Festival 

The 2022 Arts Festival continues with dance, talks, workshops, theatre and so much more! Some of the upcoming highlights include: 

Nightwalks with Teenagers – a project created with local youth who plan, design and lead public walks through the city at night, exploring the urban landscape. 10th and 11th June.

As You Like It – outdoor theatre at its best! The Lord Chamberlain’s Men - with a history stretching back to William Shakespeare himself - invite you to join them for the sparkling comedy, As You Like It. In the beautiful Cathedral Close 10th and 11th June. 

Treasure Hunt – watch out, the pirates have come to town! Follow a map to discover their island locations around Salisbury and join in with pirate activities. 12th June. 

David Olusoga: Black and British – join the award-winning historian, author and broadcaster David Olusoga as he explores the extraordinarily long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa and the Caribbean. 16th June. 

Panigiri – on 18th June it will be time to celebrate the close of the Salisbury International Arts Festival 2022 with this finale party, taking inspiration from a traditional Greek island Panigiri festival. 

There is all this and more still to come at the Salisbury Arts Festival 2022. Click here for a full list of Festival events

City Encounters at Salisbury Arts Festival 2022 (photo Joe Hoey)

Salisbury Races 

There’s a busy month ahead at Salisbury Racecourse. You can enjoy afternoon racing on 7th and 22nd June and their popular Family Day is to take place on 12th June, with lots of free entertainment for children. You can find the full fixture list here. 

Salisbury Market Place events 

The Market Place and Guildhall Square will come alive this weekend as Salisbury Street Sellers returns. This month's event, on Sunday 12th June, will have a sports theme to it with Personal Trainer taster sessions, pop-up golf, gymnastic displays and more. Plus, you’ll be able to browse the huge array of artisan stalls selling traditional English crafts, products and produce.  

Salisbury Street Sellers April 2022

Car Boot Sunday will fill the Market Place on 19th June. Pick up a bargain or sell those pre-loved items that you no longer want. Find out more by clicking here.  

Alongside Car Boot Sunday this month will be the Salisbury Teenage Market. It returns for the first time since the pandemic hit, giving youngsters a chance to showcase their business ideas and creative talent. If know anyone who would like to take part in the Teenage Market, click here. 

Then, on Sunday 26th June Salisbury will mark Armed Forces Day 2022 with a day of free entertainment in the Market Place. There will be military displays, workshops, fair rides, music and stalls. The event will run from 10am to 4pm. 

Salisbury Armed Forces Day

Salisbury Cathedral Close 

There are many reasons to visit Salisbury Cathedral Close this month. 

On Sunday 12th June you’ll get to discover glorious gardens that are normally hidden away from public view. The Friends of Salisbury Cathedral will be hosting their annual open garden event with 11 gardens in the Close opening to the public this year. There will also be refreshments, stalls and artwork for sale. You can find more information about Secret Gardens of the Close 2022 here. 

Enjoy outdoor theatre in the grounds of Bishop Wordsworth’s School when Rain or Shine Theatre Company perform The Recruiting Officer. You can see the bawdy Restoration comedy by Irish playwright George Farquhar on 17th June. 

Salisbury Cathedral’s Jubilee Exhibition continues throughout the month. Our Queen, Our Cathedral sees royal themed displays located around the majestic cathedral building. The exhibition also features the Coronation Robe that was created especially for their Flower Festival last month. 

Plus, the Cathedral’s Organ Festival continues on 18th June with Katherine Dienes, the Organist and Master of the Choristers at Guildford Cathedral.  

The Coronation Robe created for the Salisbury Cathedral Flower Festival 2022

As well as all this happening, there’s also the Chalke Valley History Festival, the frighteningly good Friday Ghost Tours, Farley Music Festival, Salisbury Musical Society’s Mozart Choral Concert and so much more! 

For a full list of things to do in Salisbury this June and beyond, head to the Experience Salisbury What’s On pages. 

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