Huzzah for St George! Manchester’s head to Morley to celebrate England’s patron saint’s day

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This weekend we’ll be marking the festival day of England’s patron saint, St George!

The Morley St George’s Festival takes place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April.

The festival, which attracts thousands of visitors to the town every year, takes place in Morley, just outside of Leeds, which has been dubbed ‘the most patriotic town in England’.

The fun will start on the Saturday with a market and live entertainment in Morley Town Centre. There will be all sorts of things going on including a craft and market stalls, Punch and Judy, face painting, burgers and hot dogs, ice cream and candy floss, fairground rides, donkey rides, a classic cars display and a tombola.

But the main event is on Sunday, when there is a mass parade from the sports clubs on Scatcherd Lane, down to Morley Town Hall and back again. We’ll be taking part and will have our own ‘living history’ encampment at the sports club, so why not come by and say hello to the soldiers? There will be re-enactors from other periods including medieval and World War II, so it promises to be a packed day for the whole family.

Take a look at our events page for location information.

Morley is certainly the place to celebrate St George’s Day! See you there!

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