The Barnaby Festival

Macclesfield Barnaby Festival is a 10-day arts and cultural festival that takes place every two years in June, a biennial celebration inspired by Macclesfield’s rich history, heritage and culture.  ‘Pop Up’ events also take place outside of festival season as part of a broader outreach programme.

Festival Dates

The seventh Barnaby Festival returns 18-28 June 2020 and we’re planning loads of different events from live music, great food, comedy, visual art, talks and walks. The 2020 theme is ‘Vision‘, in all its many interpretations, inspired by Macc’s people, unique heritage, silk history and its place in the landscape.

Programme Information

Most live events will take place over the two weekends with a host of activities. If you’d like to register for the Barnaby Parade just click here.

You can also follow the Barnaby visual arts trail, showcasing the amazing artistic work we produce in our town and there’ll be some great live music to enjoy.

There’ll be some great events with a festival cool down at Treacle Market on Sunday 28th June.

Details of our 2020 programme will be released  Spring 2020 but you can keep in touch by following us on Twitter @BarnabyFestival , on Facebook , the news pages of this website or best still sign up to the newsletter below.

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