Activities in Droitwich Spa

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The town holds several regular festivals each year including :

St Richards Day
A one-day festival held in each year in April or May, to commemorate St Richard (1197 – 1253). Also known as Richard of Chichester, or Richard de Wych, he was canonized 1262. He is renowed in Droitwich Spa for being born in the town (also then sometimes referred to with a spelling of Wyche), and who – legend has it – made the town’s brine wells flow again after they had ceased to flow.

Music Festival
A festival usually lasting several weeks held each year in July. The festival includes a programme of musical concerts, many of which are free, featuring mostly local artists.

Water Festival
A week-end festival of canal boats held at the end of July, to commemorate the reopening of the Barge and Junction Canals.

Salt Day
A week-end festival held at the beginning of September, to celebrate Droitwich Spa’s relationship with salt.

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