With summer just around the corner, here's a few ways you can spend the sun-kissed months in Worcestershire.

Tourism company Visit Worcestershire has released an itinerary of the county’s summer spectacles, with the area's cultural heritage, culinary offerings and countryside all on offer.

Starting with music and arts, the much-celebrated Elgar Festival kicks things off from Monday, May 27 to Sunday, June 2.



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Other musical highlights include the Upton Jazz Festival from June 28-30, the Three Choirs Festival in Worcester from July 27 to August 3, and Upton's Sunshine Festival from August 22-25.

Worcestershire's culinary calendar is set to stimulate taste buds.

The first event, the Evesham Food Festival, is set for Friday May 31 to Sunday, June 2.

More food and drink events follow, including the Droitwich Spa Food & Drink Festival from June 21-23, Bredon Wine Fayre on June 29, Great Malvern Food & Drink Festival on July 6-7, and the Three Counties Food & Drink Festival on July 27-28.

Family entertainment is also on the itinerary with a variety of summer events.

First up, the Worcester Balloon Festival takes off on June 21-22.

Families can also check out the Evesham River Festival on July 13, Summer Family Fun at the Severn Valley Railway beginning July 20, Roar & Explore at West Midlands Safari Park throughout August, the Worcester Show on August 11, and the Broadway Car Show on August 17-18.

Nature enthusiasts can explore the Worcestershire countryside through events such as the Royal Three Counties Show from June 14-16, Evesham Walking Festival from June 26-30, Hanbury Countryside Show on July 6, Pershore Plum Festival on August 25-26, before the season closes with the Malvern Autumn Show from September 27-29.

The county also has a range of heritage events coming up.

Summer Fun at The Commandery commences from July 23 to August 29.

The Battle of Evesham re-enactment is scheduled for August 3-4, followed by Heritage Open Days throughout September and On The Home Front 1940’s Weekend at Avoncroft Museum on October 12-13.

For further details on each event, visit https://visitworcestershire.org/blog/whats-on-worcestershires-seasonal-spectacle-of-summer-events.