What’s On | Didsbury Festival 20202020-02-21T13:34:08+00:00
What’s On | Didsbury Festival 2020

From our much-anticipated carnival procession, to live music, talks and stalls,
there’s something for everyone at Didsbury Festival on Saturday 13th June 2020.

This year is our 41st year and it is truly set to be the best festival yet,
with new zones and traders to explore.

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Download 2019 Festival Brochure

Every year the festival starts with a themed carnival procession which travels through the village down to Didsbury Park. The procession includes children from schools and groups from the local area, who dress up in their best eclectic carnival costumes to compete for the much-coveted best group trophy.

The procession theme for 2020 will be announced shortly.

Sign up for the procession
Charity Stalls

Didsbury Festival has always supported local charities to raise funds for great causes. Stallholders include local and national charities such as Francis House Children’s Hospice, Red Cross, Oxfam, Tools for Self-Reliance, Headway, alongside a host of local schools and community groups. If your charity would like a stall at Didsbury Festival 2020, get in touch below!

Host a stall

Didsbury Festival is passionate about supporting the success and longevity of our valued local businesses. Registered Didsbury Traders will be selling the best local produce and treasures, whilst increasing awareness for their company and raising money for the community.

Apply as a Didsbury Trader

Do you know an interesting local person/organisation, or have a topic you’d like to speak about? The Didsbury Talks tent is a place to debate, explore and celebrate our diverse community.

Apply for Didsbury Talks

The covered bandstand in Didsbury Park hosts local bands and musicians throughout the day.

2020 line-up TBC.

Apply to perform

The Didsbury Festival arena is always buzzing with performances to watch and sports to get involved with.

In 2019 we saw fantastic performances from Broad Oak Broncos Cheer Squad and Madeley School of Dance, plus activity sessions from Didsbury Ultimate Frisbee, Zumba, Didsbury Tocc H Rugby, Chelsea Ellen Yoga and Waterside Gym.

Apply for arena
Dog Show

Festival-goers can enter their dogs into a friendly show to be in with a chance of winning one of the much-coveted ‘Best in Show’ Didsbury dog rosettes. Light-hearted and fun, the dog show promises to have a heat to suit every pup, and is a great way to get family pets involved in the festival. Sign up on the day for just £1 per class.

12:30 – Last entry for classes
12:45 – All dogs at dog show tent
13:00 – Judging of classes begins


In 2020 our funfair will be returning to Didsbury Park alongside the main festival. Expect whizzing waltzers and bumper cars, and smaller rides for the youngest in the family.

Time until Didsbury Festival 2020