Kirkby Festival

The Kirkby Festival is the biggest community event of the year bringing together people from all parts of Kirkby and Field Lane

The Kirkby Festival is held on the Millbrook Park Millenium Green, normally on the second Saturday in July.  The next Kirkby Festival is on Saturday 8th July 2017.

The Kirkby Festival is organised by the Friends of the Green, led by the Millbrook Park Millenium Green Trust.  The festival is an opportunity to promote the community, environmental, educational and health benefits of using and fully utilising Kirkby’s green spaces and parks.

The Kirkby Festival is the town’s biggest one day event, with over 4000 people attending, 250 local performances, 40 volunteers, and over 40 local voluntary groups showcasing their work. There are also over 40 partner agencies that attend, which means over 5,000 people will benefit from our event. We engage with all local groups.

The day provides an opportunity for all our local schools and community groups to showcase their yearly activities, which includes, dance, singing, youth activities, sport, and arts and crafts. The community have stalls at the event to promote their activities and sign up new members, providing information to residents of where they can learn new skills, gain knowledge of key agencies, giving a feeling of well-being and belonging.

The Kirkby Festival encourages those attending to participate in their local community, enabling people to overcome social isolation, giving information on health and well being, access to education, employment and welfare advice to people of all ages, as well as encouraging self-help and resilience. It also informs residents of services and activities available to the community throughout the year.

The Millbrook Park Millenium Green Trust pay for the delivery of all activities such as art and craft workshops, face painters, football and circus skills; these free activities mean all the community can get involved.  Stalls also provide food and drink as close to cost as possible.

If you are interested in volunteering to help out on the day – either in the morning setting up, the early afternoon during the festival, or the late afternoon to help clearup – then please contact:

John Fleming
Chair Kirkby Festival Steering Group
Phone no: 07900 450388