Community Events

Wilmslow Town Council Events

Wilmslow Town Council organises two main events during the year with the purpose to either promote the Town Centre and it's businesses or to enhance the feeling of community for Wilmslow residents:

Cinema on the Carrs

The Council's summertime event is the 'Cinema on the Carrs' (pictured above) which takes place in the Carrs Park usually on a fine day in June and features an open air cinema during the afternoon and evening. 
After a 3-year break, Cinema on The Carrs returned on Saturday 16th July 2022, with Encanto and Bohemian Rhapsody as the films chosen by Wilmslow residents. 

Christmas Lights Switch-on

The Town Council funds the Town Centre Christmas lights and both funds and organises the Christmas Lights Switch-on Event. The event usually takes place on the third Saturday in November and features a live Reindeer Parade passing through the Town Centre ahead of the staged switch-on. The well attended event features School Choirs and often a local celebrity who helps santa to switch on the Christmas lights.

For more information on Wilmslow Town Council events, please follow the Wilmslow Town Council Facebook page.

Regular Community Events include:

Remembrance Sunday

In conjunction with St Bartholomew's Church, Wilmslow Town Council organises and facilitates the annual service of Remembrance in the town. Falling on the nearest Sunday to 11th November each year the Parade to St Bartholmew's Church leaves Grove Avenue at 10.30am, arriving at the Memorial Gardens for a service in the gardens commencing at 10.50am. The service concludes at around 11.10am. Following the service in the Memorial Garden, there is a further service at St Bartholomew’s Church. 

The Wilmslow Community Show

The Wilmslow Community Show is partly funded by the Town Council but is organised independently by an organising committee who are entirely responsible for its operation and success. The show has been held for over 100 years and is a centrepiece of the summer season in Wilmslow. For further details, Click Here

Wilmslow Fireworks and Bonfire

One of the biggest events in the Wilmslow Events Calendar, the Wilmslow Fireworks and Bonfire Event on the Carnival Field is organised by Wilmslow Round Table.
In 2022, the Town Council sponsored the event through its Community Grant scheme to maximise their fundraising for local charities and community groups. For more details Click Here

Wilmslow Artisan Market

The Wilmslow Artisan Market is a long standing street market that is held every third Saturday of the month. The market which brings together local and regional artisan products is a great footfall driver to it's site adjacent to Alderley Road. The Artisan Market is independent of the Town Council. To get more details or to enquire about taking a stall please Click Here or the Facebook page or Click Here for the website.

Wilmslow Scarecrow Festival

The Wilmslow Scarecrow Festival has been going since 2010 and is organised by the Rotary Club of Wilmslow Dean. The Scarecrow Festival takes place each year during June and July and culminates in a Scarecrow Parade on a Saturday in July. For more details Click Here

Wilmslow Arts Trail / Wilmslow Art 'under one roof'

The Wilmslow Arts Trail has been taking place for a number of years, organised by local volunteers it celebrates local artists by giving them exposure inside local shops and businesses. The event now happens at one single venue and is called Wilmslow Art 'under one roof'. For more information, please visit the Art under one roof website.

To view our local Events diary, which includes dates, please visit: