No Road Closures
Kendal Torchlight is one of the largest and oldest night-time parades in the North West and has hosted an annual carnival showcasing and celebrating the creativity, traditions, history and culture of our town for 50 years.
The Friday night processions will take a different format this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and keeping our community safe, there will be no circular road procession as there has been in past years. To help keep the event and the flame alive, we will be holding a Torchlight celebration that our who community can be involved in.
On Friday night our weekend celebrations begin with not one, but 4 processions which will leave from local neighbourhoods in the four corners of Kendal heading to Abbot Hall Park for a grand opening Ceremony.
Each procession will be led by one of our four Fire Chariots, followed by dancers, musicians and lanterns as they wind their way into the town centre. We invite you to cheer on your chariot and watch them as they pass by. The chariots will then take their place within the park for the remainder of the weekend where they will be lit after dark.
There will be no road closures this year and we are not accepting entries for these processions. They will be visual spectacles for you to enjoy.
Please watch the processions, but do not follow on the road, for safety reasons.