Swindon town centre to Celebrate England’s patron saint with an action-packed day full of English fun!

THIS Sunday 23rd April, the whole town centre is set to come alive with the annual St. George’s Day Festival.

As well as celebrating all things English including our St. George’s Day Parade and free entertainment for all to enjoy, we will also see the Best of Swindon Talent Competition in its second-year return to Wharf Green.

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The event is being organised by inSwindon BID Company and will officially open at Wharf Green from11.00am. Visitors will be welcomed by the festival host, the ‘Mischievous Court Jester’.

This cheeky chappy will entertain the crowds with his traditional children’s games, balloon modelling fun, prizes and will have everyone in stitches. The little ones will also get the opportunity to have their face painted for free.

To add to the celebrations, local musicians and singers will perform ‘LIVE’ on the main stage throughout the day.

Visitors will also get to meet St. George and his famous dragon, help rescue a damsel in distress and be greeted with amazing juggling medieval knights on stilts.

A special free Arts & Crafts Zone will be located at Central Library from 11.00am – 12.15pm, where children can make their very own knight shields for the Parade.

The Army  Reserves will also be in the Parade Shopping, where you can try out their remote control tanks!

St. George will also lead a Parade through the town centre from 12.30pm, meeting outside at the Cenotaph (Town Hall). The procession will continue down to Regent Street, Canal Walk and finish at Wharf Green.

inSwindon BID is inviting Schools, Community Groups, families and those who simply love to have some fun! You can wear fancy dress and bring along your England flags to celebrate.

Once again inSwindon BID is on the hunt to find the best talent Swindon has got to offer. They are inviting all dancers, singers, actors, illusionists, comedians, bands, contortionists, musicians and even jugglers to submit and showcase their skills for the annual talent competition, where 8 finalists will battle it out on the main stage in front of our panel of judges and the audience.

Let’s fly the flag for St. George and enjoy a whole host of ‘LIVE’ music, parades, free children’s activities and lots more in the town centre.

This year’s event is sponsored by the Swindon Wyvern Theatre.

For more information about the St. George’s Festival please visit