There is cause to celebrate today - as it is the first Monday of the Worcester Festival.

This week is brimming with exciting things to do! Let’s see what is on offer today.

The Worcester Snoezelen Art Exhibition is open today from 8am – 10pm at The Hive. This silent auction is your chance to get your hands on a wonderful piece of art created by some of the Snoezelen members, staff, and local artists.

All the proceeds raised at this event go to the Snoezelen, helping them to provide people with disabilities and their families a space to have fun, be creative and play. This event is open every day of the Festival apart from Bank Holiday Monday.

At 9.30am today and on August 18, 21 and 25 there are special computer café sessions at Malvern Gate, they are perfect for anyone (of a certain age) who would like to learn more about their computer, tablet, phone, or laptop. Getting online for the first time can be scary but the sessions help open a world of possibilities.

Today is picnic day at The Firs, grab your favourite food and favourite people and come and see this beautiful National Trust property.

Today, tomorrow and on August 21 there is an awesome opportunity to take to the waters of Worcester and learn to canoe at Diglis Island. Sessions are £8 per person and include tuition from a qualified instructors and all the equipment you need. The sessions are perfect for beginners and will help you to find your feet and gain confidence and maybe find yourself a new hobby. Children (under 18 years of age) must be accompanied by an adult on the water. Parents and Guardians (for those under 18) are required to book onto a session as well and accompany the minor on the water.

Don’t forget there are lots of events that take place every day of the Festival including colouring competitions, The Worcester Festival Food & Drink Guide, St Richard’s Hospice Celebration Garden, Worcester Festival Virtual Balloon Race many more.

Pick up an event guide in the city centre or visit to see all the events or how to book.