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Warwick Festival – Celebrating Guy of Warwick with new parade and Festival

Warwick attractions unite to launch new Warwick Festival

Celebrate the legend of Guy of Warwick this May Bank Holiday weekend with a packed schedule of events around the town.

From Saturday 26 May through Monday 28 May 2018, visitors to Warwick can revel in a series of activities including historic tours, workshops, exhibitions, Guy of Warwick crafts, town stalls and an extra special parade all themed around the Guy of Warwick legend from Warwick Racecourse into the town on Monday 28 May.

This cannot happen without your help! Please pledge what you can, just £5 will go a long way! https://www.spacehive.com/warwick-festival


Lord Leycester Hospital (lordleycester.com)

The original spectacular Medieval building hosts a Medieval Courtyard Party from 12-4pm on Sunday 27 May. Enjoy Medieval food, music, knights and falcons, and ferret racing. Tickets at the door for £6.50. Book here. 


Market Hall Museum (heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk/museum-service/)

Market Hall Museum is taking part in this years Warwick Festival, The Legend of Guy of Warwick on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May.

View the modern influences of Guy through a visual arts exhibition created by Warwickshire College students all weekend.

On Saturday (10am -12noon) bring the kids to our ‘Make and Create’ – make a Guy or your very own superhero mask, £1 donation to take part in the craft activity and on Sunday browse food stalls throughout the museum, part of the Warwick Food Festival. FREE entry.


St Mary’s Church (stmaryswarwick.org.uk)

St Mary’s is looking forward to be taking part in the Warwick Festival 2018 and will be hosting a WRITING WORKSHOP to reveal the legend of Guy of Warwick, between 2.00pm and 4.00pm on Saturday 26th May.

You will hear the legend of Guy and Felice brought to life by Jenny Heap, local writer and poet. Then write your own story or poem or even create a picture. At 4.30pm the budding authors and artists will perform their stories and poems and meet some special visitors “Guy of Warwick & Friends”.
Tickets £3 per child (age range 5 – 13 ) accompanying grown up FREE. A perfect opportunity for the adults to take a leisurely tour of our magnificent church, steeped in the country’s history.

Have a cup of tea or coffee and homemade cake in our Pop up Café and finish the afternoon enjoying hearing the children’s tales of a daring knight!
To book please email admin@stmaryswarwick.org.uk


‘GUY IN THE SKY ‘– the iconic tower of St Mary’s will also be open for the Festival. Climb the 160 steps to see amazing views over Warwick and the surrounding countryside and the places associated with Guy and other historic landmarks, participate in our quiz and earn a prize. £3 per adult, children FREE, Family ( 2 adults and up to 4 children) £6. Subject to weather conditions.


Warwick Castle (warwick-castle.co.uk)

The area’s leading attraction, Warwick Castle’s expert History Team will be delivering entertaining insights into Guy of Warwick – the legend of Guy, his quest for love of Princess Felice from the Castle and all the monsters he encountered during his travels. Tours run throughout the weekend and are included in the Castle’s ticket price.



Sunday 27th May 2018, 10am – 6pm
Warwick Food Festival will return for it’s fourth year on Sunday 27th May 2018, 10AM – 6PM to celebrate the diverse food and drink from across Warwick District and beyond.

  • 60+ Delicious Food, Drink & Local Produce traders
  • Live Entertainment
  • Demonstration Cookery Theatres
  • Local Offers
  • 10,000+ visitors

Market Place, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4SA

If you would like to be involved in the festival, particularly if you would like a stall in the market square on Monday 28th May please contact CJ Events on 01926 800 750.