30 May 2024

Celebrate St. George’s Day in Salisbury

Salisbury’s St. George’s Day celebrations will return to the Market Place, Guildhall, and Guildhall Square on Sunday 24th of April.

Following a two year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, St George’s Day is the first of many big events taking place this year in the centre of the city hosted by the City Council.

Salisbury Radio will be taking to the stage to host the event with the station’s breakfast show host Craig Hicks playing some of your favourite tunes and having a chat.

Craig Hicks said, “St George’s Day in the city has always been one of the standout highlights of the year and I am delighted to have the opportunity to be part of its big return later this month. It’s a great family day out so come on down and join us this St. George’s Day.”

St. George’s Day promises a day of family entertainment with many activities free to participate in.

The day begins at 9.55am with a short procession of Salisbury City Councillors led by Mace Bearers and then a welcome from the Mayor Cllr Caroline Corbin.

Visitors can then enjoy workshops, street food, Morris Dancers, puppet shows, live music, face painting, a FREE Blue Badge Tour and more throughout the day.

The event will also include the following highlights:

9.55am – Salisbury Town Crier at the Guildhall steps

Listen out for Salisbury’s Town Crier who will be announcing the start of St. George’s Day before the beginning of the procession.

10.30am, 12pm, 1.15pm, 2.45pm – Medieval Storytelling in The Guildhall

A master storyteller will treat visitors to tales from the medieval period giving an insight into Salisbury’s fascinating history.

11.15am & 2pm – Mr Brown’s Pig Puppet Show in The Guildhall

Grab a seat at the puppet show to hear a magical story. Great fun for young and old alike.

12pm – The Salisbury St. George Blue Badge FREE Guided Tour

Meet at The Guildhall entrance for a wonderful tour of our historic city and find out facts about St. George hidden in Salisbury.

12.30pm & 3.15pm – St. George v The Dragon in The Guildhall

Was the dragon naughty or was St. George to blame? You decide in this family fun court drama acted out in the Guildhall courtroom. Please note that there is no disabled access in the Oak Court.

Written by
Beth Doherty
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Written by Beth Doherty