What’s On | Didsbury Festival 2024

From our much-anticipated carnival procession, to live music, talks and stalls,
there’s something for everyone at Didsbury Festival on Saturday 8th June 2024.

We’re really looking forward to welcoming you to our 43rd year!

– set to be the best festival yet with new zones and traders to explore.

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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 2024 procession ‘The King’s Coronation’. Taking part this year is Madeley School of Dance, St. Catherines Primary School, Didsbury Mosque, Old Bedians Rugby, Didsbury C of E Primary School, West Didsbury Primary School, Northern School of Dance, Didsbury Toc-H Rugby, Moor Allerton Prep School, Beaver Road Primary School and Cavendish Road Primary School.

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 2024, get in touch below!


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.

Music & Arena

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

We have a number of arena events this year including tag rugby, tug of war and breakdancing, so come down and get involved.

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 £3 per class.
10:00-12:30 – Registration
12:45 – All entries to be at Dog Show Arena
13:00 – Judging of classes begins


In 2024 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 2024