The countdown to the 20th Celebrate Festival is well under way, and it’s looking like it could be the best yet.

The theme this year is “Love Whalley Range”, so we’re celebrating what’s great about where we live. Local performers on the main stage include favourites Boz Hayward and the Chorlton Rock Out School, who will be joined by Celebrate newcomers Rangeela and Vieka Plays, whilst the acoustic area will host solo artists and interactive workshops.

Did you know that Whalley Range is home to TWO circuses? And this year they are both joining us to provide free workshops for all ages – Higher State Aerial Entertainment return with their popular aerial hoop lessons, whilst Travelling Light Circus will teach you how to spin poi and hula hoop.

There’s lots more workshops inside the makers tent too, and if you’ve got little ones you’ll be excited to know that the bouncy castle will be FREE between midday and 1pm.

The Age-friendly and Health & Wellbeing marquee will feature intergenerational activities, local information and health advice too: there’s something for people of all ages at Celebrate!

Volunteers are welcome: contact us on 881 3744 or by email:

See you there!