Whats on in Northwich this Summer

Northwich will be celebrating the return of its popular summer events with a programme of unmissable days out. From the popular beer festival to food markets and family friendly festivals, there is something for everyone to enjoy over the coming months. 

1. Northwich Flower Trail
Sat 24th July – Sat 28th August

The Northwich Flower Trail takes you on a voyage of floral discovery through locations around Barons Quay, Witton Street, Market Street and the High Street with 20 British wildflowers to learn about through scanning interactive QR codes with your mobile phone. To take part, simply pick up an activity sheet from The Entertainer Store in Barons Quay or Northwich library and enjoy some of our favourite flower facts. 

2. Summer Unlocked at Barons Quay
Sat 24th July – Sat 28th August

Barons Quay will play host to a variety of secret garden themed free family events throughout August including the Wildflower Maze, Woodland Owl Experience and Plant & Paint workshop, wrapping up with a performance from the Flower Power Stilt walkers on the 28th August. Activities give young explorers the opportunity to learn about nature while enjoying the outdoors.  Learn more at https://baronsquay.co.uk/summerunlocked/

3. Vegan Market
Sat 4th September

With up to 40 stalls including vegan fast food, healthy snacks, artisan savouries, craft cheeses, ethical clothing and handmade cosmetics, the Vegan Market will be held on the Apple Market Place from 10.30am to 4pm to promote sustainable lifestyle choices and healthy living. This will be the first time that the Vegan Market Company has held an event in the town which has seen great success in neighbouring towns and cities.

4. Music is Quay
Sat 14th August, Sat 28th August & Sat 11th September

Music is Quay is a spectacular showcase of local musical talent with two days of live music at Barons Quay. Hosted by Radio Northwich, the event will feature performances from local musicians with the opportunity to vote for your favourite act through social media. Winners will be invited to perform at the Radio Northwich launch event on 11th September.

5. Northwich 2021 Art Trail
Mon 23rd August – Thur 30th September

Now in its 7th year, Northwich Art Trail returns more vibrant than ever with 45 retailers across Northwich town centre exhibiting the work of professional and amateur artists. All of the paintings will be available to buy and there will be an extra special pop-up gallery in the Visual Arts Centre pop-up gallery in the former Adams shop in Weaver Square.

6. Pina Colada Festival
Sat 21st August

Do you like Pina Coladas or getting caught in the rain? Northwich will host its first ever Pina Colada festival in celebration of both the tropical cocktail and former resident Rupert Holmes, who penned the song “Escape (The Pina Colada Song”) which saw worldwide acclaim in the 70’s. The event is borne out of a viral facebook post by lockdown quiz host Tom Barrow, who suggested that the town should pay tribute to one of the towns most acclaimed hitmakers. Featuring live performances across the town, with alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions of the cocktail served across the town, the event hopes to become a Northwich mainstay in coming years.

7. Beer and Drink Festival
Fri 17th September – Sat 18th September

The Rotary Club of Northwich will once again be hosting the ever popular Northwich Beer and Drink Festival for its 27th year at the Memorial Court, featuring a range of beers, ciders, an expanded gin bar and Prosecco as well as non-alcoholic alternatives. Raising money for local charities and good causes, the event will host live performances from local acts Spitting Feathers and Twisted Licks with over 50 different beers to choose from.