Nantwich Jazz and Blues Festival

Easter Weekend (14th – 18th April 2022)

A fantastic way to liven up your Easter weekend. The Town Square, venues and pubs are buzzing with live performances from local bands.  This year’s big acts are Big Country, Sari Schorr, Stereo MCs, FM, The Blockheads, Jeremiah Ferrari, Suburban Symphony and Demon.

George Formby Society
Nantwich Jazz Festival Crowds
Band Performing At Civic Hall During Jazz Festival
Band Performing At Nantwich Jazz Festival
Street Performers At Nantwich Jazz Festival

Nantwich Roots

Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th May

This new event is a ‘sister’ festival to Words & Music, organised by the same team and holding the same values.

We’ll be celebrating folk, roots and Americana, bringing internationally known names to Nantwich, and also giving a stage to new, emerging acts. We run from May 11 to 15 this year… and we are so excited to reveal that Nantwich will be playing host to some veritable living legends from the roots world.


Photo of Seth Lakeman
Photo of Ralph McTell
Photo of Robert Vincent
Photo of Nancy Kerr & James Fagan
Photo of Fairport Convention

Nantwich Show

Wednesday 27th July 2022

Nantwich Show at Reaseheath college  is the UK’s largest one day agricultural show. There are over 450 trade stalls selling clothes, arts & crafts, cars, agricultural machinery and more. The giant food hall caterers for all tastes with items to sample and purchase. There is entertainment for all the family with exciting arena displays, award winning livestock parades, a funfair and live cookery demonstrations from top chefs. Established in 1897 Nantwich Show is also proud to host the International Cheese Awards. This annual event is the largest of its kind in the world.

Nantwich Food Festival

2nd – 4th September 2022

Taking over the picturesque town of Nantwich the Nantwich Food Festival is a fantastic event with a friendly and lively atmosphere. Inside giant marquees there are a variety of stalls specialising in cakes, pastries, pies, game, spicy food, beverages and more. There are also live cookery demonstrations and entertainment. This popular festival is a treat for all the senses.

Words and Music Festival

October (2022 TBC)

The Words and Music Festival is a brilliant week of performances from well-known acts and local artists. Headliners from previous years have included Lindisfarne, Turin Brakes and Thea Gilmore. Budding poets can enter the poetry competition or poetry slam events. There are also live poetry readings in cosy venues around the town.
This years acts include Dr john Cooper Clarke, Eddi Reader and Abbie Ozard.

Words And Music Performers At The Crown Hotel
Music Performance In A Nantwich Cafe
Words And Music Performance
Abbie Ozard
Dr John Cooper Clarke
Eddi Reader

Nantwich Lights Switch On

2022 TBC

Get into the festive spirit at the Christmas light switch on with amazing live entertainment, market stalls and firework display. Fabulous fun for all ages.

Full details here.

Christmas Lights Switch On Stage And Crowd
Christmas Market Stalls At Lights Switch On
Christmas Lights In Town Centre
Food Vendor At Christmas Lights Switch On
Christmas Lights On Trees In Nantwich
Christmas Lights On Civic Hall With Firework Display

The Battle of Nantwich

January (2022 Cancelled)

When Civil War broke out in 1642, Nantwich declared support for the Parliamentarians against the Royalists. On the 25th of January 1644 a major battle broke out in Nantwich. The Parliamentarians were victorious and hundreds of Royalist prisoners were captured. Every year the Sealed Knot Society parade through the town in costume and re-enact this historic battle (Holy Holly Day) on Mill Island. A great day out for all the family with lots of activities and street entertainment around the town.

Battle Of Nantwich Reinactment
Drummer At Battle Of Nantwich
Battle Of Nantwich Parade Along Welsh Row
Gun Shots With Crowd During Battle Of Nantwich Display On Town Square
Performers At Battle Of Nantwich
Battle Of Nantwich Marching Band

More dates for your diary...

Nantwich Artisan Markets

Farmers’ Markets

V & A Antiques & Collectors Markets

Vintage Escapades Markets

Christmas Lights Switch On Market

Weaver Wander
Charity Classic Car Parade
Saturday 14th May

Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations
Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th June

Societies Spectacular
Saturday 2nd July

Nantwich Pride
Saturday 16th July

Tree of Light Switch On and Service
Sunday 6th November

Remembrance Sunday
Sunday 13th November

Artisan Market
Traders And Customers At Farmers Market
V And A Market
Vintage Escapades
Weaver Wander
Societies Spectacular
Remembrance Sunday
Nantwich Tree of Light Service
Nantwich Pride

Cheshire Wildlife Trust Community-tree planting

Saturday 12th March – Riverside and starting one of the hedges at Brookfields
Sunday 13th March – Finish the hedge at Brook fields and some scattered trees alongside Shrewbridge street
Saturday 20th March – Brookfields, hedge by the allotment
Saturday 26th March – Coronation Garden, start the hedge around the site
Sunday 27th March – Finish the hedge at Coronation Garden and start the one at The Barony
Monday 28th March – continue the hedge at The Barony
Wednesday 30th March – Continue the hedge at The Barony
Thursday 31st March – Finish the hedge at The Barony

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