Nantwich Jazz and Blues Festival

Easter Weekend

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, Ruby Turner, 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
Music At Nantwich Jazz Festival

Nantwich Show

Wednesday 29th July

Nantwich Show 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.

International Cheese Marquee
Bike Display At Nantwich Show
Traders At Nantwich Show
Sheep At Nantwich Show
Vintage Car Display At Nantwich Show
Nantwich Show Crowds

Nantwich Food Festival

Friday 4th – Sunday 6th September

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.

Crowds At Nantwich Food Festival
Food Vendor At Nantwich Food Festival
Performer At Nantwich Food Festival
Cupcake Decorating At Food Festival
Food Demonstration By Sean Wilson
Cooking Food At Nantwich Food Festival

Words and Music Festival

Monday 12th – Sunday 18th October

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.

Words And Music Performers At The Crown Hotel
Music Performance In A Nantwich Cafe
Words And Music Performance

Nantwich Lights Switch On

Friday 13th November

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.

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

Saturday 23rd January 2021

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
4th April, 15th August, 6th September, 10th October, 14th November & 12th December

Farmers’ Markets
29th February, 28th March, 25th April, 30th May, 27th June, 25th July, 29th August, 26th September, 31st October, 28th November & 19th Decembe

V & A Antiques & Collectors Markets
16th May, 13th June, 11th July, 8th August & 12th September

Vintage Escapades Markets
14th March, 2nd May, 1st August, 3rd October & 21 November

Christmas Lights Switch On Market
Friday 13th November (Starts 4pm)

Weaver Wander
Charity Classic Car Parade
Saturday 23rd May

75th Anniversary VE Day Celebrations
Saturday 9th May

Societies Spectacular
Saturday 4th July

Nantwich Pride
Saturday 18th July

Tree of Light Switch On and Service
Sunday 1st November

Remembrance Sunday
Sunday 8th 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