The Worcester Carnival is back!

Worcester Carnival will return on Saturday 1st July 2023.  Save the date!

Last year Worcester Carnival had over 30 groups participating in the parade and over 40 stallholders.  They are looking forward to at least as big a show again this year!

Carnival Village will be open 11am – 7pm with stage performances, stalls and fairground and the parade will start at 3pm.

This year, theme is “Our Colourful World”.

For more information on what to see on Carnival Day click on Visit Us.

If you are a central business or resident, please see the councils letter for more information regarding road closures and times here:

Local Resident_Business affected by Road Closures - Letter 2023

Celebrating Worcester's Heritage

Worcester is abundant with historic buildings, museums, traditional cosy pubs and an eclectic mix of independent shops and eateries.

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Our Heritage month spans the month of June.

Find out more about places to Visit by following us on our Instagram page ->

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Fancy reading our A-Z that's appeared in The Metro, Worcester News, Worcester Berrow, Midlands Living and Live 24 Seven?! Find the designs below or pick up a hard copy.

Live 24 Seven is out now and Midlands Living can be picked up on June 30th!

To top off Heritage Month, Worcester BID's TV advertisement will be going live on the 16th of June at 5PM. Want to watch, join us to see the premiere on YouTube by pressing the link below and setting a reminder! The countdown will start at 4.59!

Thank you to Anja Potze Fine Jewellers', Felicity, for being the voice of the advertisement!

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It is your time to Visit Worcester!

Bringing you the all new Taste Worcester and City Staff Card!

Be part of Taste Worcester!


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What is Taste Worcester?

Taste Worcester is a month-long celebration of food bought to you by Worcester BID and Visit Worcestershire. Registered venues across the city centre will be putting on £5, £10 and £15 menu items, as well as special menus during this period. To put that in perspective, your £5 item could be a starter or a pudding and your £15 item, a main. You can offer just one of these, or all 3! You could also offer a special menu made up of items available for Taste of Worcester! It is up to you.

Customers will be able to stamp a card each time they participate by eating at a venue during this time. A full stamp card will enter them into a prize draw for a city centre hamper!

When will it be?

October 1ST-31ST 2023

What are the perks?

Participating in the Taste of Worcester will link you to the event page as a partnering business of the event. You will also be promoted in PR and marketing in the lead up to the event and during the
event by Worcester BID and Visit Worcestershire. New people will likely try your venue and return after the event! It is a great way to grow your awareness.

Participating venues must provide their chosen menu items for the entirety of October. Venues will be required to stamp visitors cards that purchase from your Taste of Worcester menu to allow prize draw entries.

How do I sign up?

Fill out the attached form via a desktop/laptop, save your filled out form and press the email button to email it back to us or send it via! Please ensure you attach the form to the email.

Sign Me Up!

What else can I get involved in as a foodie venue?

Be part of the City Staff Card and increase your footfall during the week!

Sign Me Up to be a City Staff Card Venue

What is City Staff Card?

The Taste of Worcester City Staff Card will be launched this summer and will run all year round. The aim of the card is to increase the number of people dining out in our city at lunchtime.

This card will entitle staff of city centre businesses to a 10% discount on the total food bill in participating venues, MONDAY-THURSDAY.

If you would like to be part, let us know and we will add you to the database ready for launch!

Why become a participating venue?

Improve your lunchtime uptake by offering a discount to people who are already in the city every day of the week for work! Increase your business’s awareness and contacts with the local business community. Your venue will be displayed on a list of participating venues that will link to your business website.


All registered businesses must offer the blanket discount of 10% off all food, when shown the city staff card, on the total bill whilst registered as a Taste of Worcester, City Staff Card participating venue.

How do I sign up?

Fill out the attached form via a desktop/laptop, save your filled out form and press the email button to email it back to us or send it via

Please ensure you attach the form to the email.

Sign Me Up to be a City Staff Card Venue


Worcester BID has been busy making over the city with artwork on electric boxes and signposts!

Want to know more about the artists? Visit their socials by pressing the link below.


Innovative Solar Butterfly to Stop in Worcester as Part of World Tour

A butterfly-shaped trailer, powered entirely by the sun, will be making a stopover in Worcester this summer as part of a world tour promoting solutions to stop global warming.

The Solar Butterfly was developed by Lucerne University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland and is the world’s largest fully functioning ‘tiny’ house powered by solar energy and pulled by an electrical vehicle. Its creators are driving around the world, across 90 countries over four years, powered only by solar energy in the hope of raising awareness of the climate crisis.

It will be travelling through the UK this summer, stopping off in Worcester on June 1st, before continuing on to Canada, USA, Mexico and Central America.

The Solar Butterfly will be on display in Cathedral Square in the City before spending the night at the University of Worcester to re-charge before continuing its tour.

During the day there will be a chance to see the 80-square-metre solar panel covered trailer, which powers the Tesla vehicle towing it, and take part in a climate quiz while also learning about solutions to stop global warming.

Members of the University’s and Worcester City Council’s Sustainability teams will also be on hand to talk about their work.

Katy Boom, Director of Sustainability at the University of Worcester, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the Solar Butterfly World Sustainability Tour here in Worcester. This fascinating concept will help to keep the climate crisis at the front of people’s minds and help them to learn about the things we can all do to stop global warming.”

The Solar Butterfly began its adventure amid dramatic alpine vistas at the United Nations office in Geneva, Switzerland. The first phase of the project – which has been largely crowdfunded, along with support from corporate sponsors – will take it on a six-month, 22,000-kilometer (13,670-mile) trip across 32 countries in Europe.

Louis Palmer, the brains behind the Solar Butterfly, who, in 2007 became the first person to drive around the world in a solar-powered car, says the purpose of the trip is to highlight climate crisis solutions that already exist – and inspire others to take action.

“The message is that it’s possible to save the planet,” he said.

Find out more about the Solar Butterfly project at