Street Party

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In 2016 we established the Torchlight Street Party, turning the festival into a 2 day event including a day of creative workshops, street theatre and live music.

The street party has grown year on year. This year promises to raise the bar yet again. Once again, the main street will be closed as we take over the streets.


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.

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