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Festival Oldham

July 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We’re are delighted to announce Festival Oldham is back! The borough’s free celebration of art and entertainment takes place on Saturday 24 July 2021 from 12 noon until 4pm in Parliament Square in Oldham Town Centre and Gallery Oldham Gardens.

This year’s theme is ‘Heroes’, join us from noon until 4pm as we celebrate the start of summer 2021 with more than 100 local and national performers. On the day you can expect Street Theatre, Circus, Street Art, Dance, Puppetry, Live music, Street games and much more.

To welcome the start of summer Festival Oldham is making the ordinary extraordinary!  We have all been heroes this past year and we would love for you to join us in celebrating our everyday superheroes.

We want you to create your everyday superhero costume and come along to the Festival Oldham Super-Hero Selfie Station.

There you can go through the fantastic Superhero Machine that will help reveal your super powers, take some super snaps and become an official Oldham superhero!

Check out our YouTube channel to find out how to make your very own superhero costume with Oldham Play Action Group and you can also sign up for one of our FREE super hero packs – filled with super materials to help you make your own costumes at home. You’ll have to be lightening quick to get your hands on one of these limited edition packs.

Person riding a large hippopotamus puppet near Oldham grocery stall