Street Party

Highgate 10-4.30

The Torchlight Street Party is a day of live music, creative workshops, street theatre, arts and craft stalls.


There will be three music stages throughout the town centre. Main stage, Market Place – Our main stage will have a range of music performances throughout the day to entertain you. World stage, Kendal Library – will feature a range of drumming, samba, brass and steel bands. Kendal College stage, Town Hall – the popular stage featuring bands from the College returns again this year, as students in tech, lighting and music, run and perform on this stage.


The Birdcage performance area will once again be the platform for dance troupes to perform and entertain.

Street Performance

Throughout the day there will be a range of interesting characters and strange goings on. You never know who might appear as Kendal blooms into a Garden of Delights.

Craft & Activity Stalls

There will be a range of craft and activity stalls with plenty for you to try your hand at. From head-dress making to bee bombs there is lots to get involved with.

The Grand Procession

At 3pm, entrants in our Garden of delights carnival extravaganza will begin a parade through the central areas of the town and Market Place so that our entrants can show off their amazing costumes and barrow floats. This promises to be a spectacle to behold

The Map

Workshops include:
Love Arts, bee bombs and bug hotels
henna tattoos, saree draping, kids
, carnival head dress making,
tote bag screen printing

10AM Opening Ceremony
& Florence McMahon
11:15AM Rival Shadows
1:15PM OTT
2:15PM Hannah McKee
3:30PM TwentyFourSeven
10.30AM Milnthorpe Steel Band
11.20AM Blast Furness
12.10PM Blue Jam Gamelan
12.50PM Milnthorpe Steel Band
1.40PM Bryce Street Strummers
2.30PM Untethered

College Stage

Town Hall 10am-3.30pm
A lineup of musicians from Kendal
college with stage sound and light
crew run by students

10.00AM Kendal Dance Acadamy
11.10AM Tokari Dancers
11.45AM Dance Attik
12.20PM Preston Caribbean Carnival
12.55PM Kendal Gymnastics
1.30PM Bollywood Dancers
2.05PM Preston Caribbean Carnival
2.30PM Top of the School Dance

Kendal College

You may come across an array of unusual characters throughout the town, from French poodle trainers, to fairies, stop and see what useful advice or magical wishes they can impart to you. 


Welcome To The Hothouse
Here be Highbrow Horticulturists
and Gentle Gardeners!

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