Eccles Festival

Saturday 20 July to Sunday 21 July 2024

Join us for a weekend of unmissable fun and entertainment at the Eccles Festival! Enjoy a variety of activities for all the family, including face painting, balloon making, and an artist’s history exhibition around the mall. Meet local mascots and street entertainers throughout the day.

There will be performances by local artists, including the MAPAS Orchestra and Choir, MAPAS Rock Band, Irish Dancing Group, and Yemeni Culture Dancing. Don't miss out on delicious treats from Eccles Cakes and Eccles Pies, and be sure to visit the Fire Service Charity stall.

For a detailed list of events and timings, please see below.

Book a stall

If you’d like to book a stall and become a part of the Eccles Festival, please download and complete the application form below and email to

Download the stall booking form (Microsoft Word format, 18kb)

What's happening day by day

Saturday 20 July 2024

Main stage schedule:

  • 10.30am to 3pm: Compare & DJ
  • 11am to 11.45am: MAPAS – Orchestra and Choir
  • 12pm to 12.30pm: MAPAS Rock Band
  • 12.45pm to 1:15pm: Irish Dancing
  • 1.30pm to 2pm: Yemeni Culture Dancing

Performers mingling in the area:

  • 11am to 1pm: Balloon Maker (Church Street and Shopping Mall)
  • 11am to 11.30am: F92 (Billy & Babs) Mascot (Church Street and Shopping Mall)
  • 11am onwards: Photographer (Church Street and Shopping Mall)
  • 11.45am to 1.45pm: Face Painter (Church Street and Shopping Mall)
  • 12pm: Robot Ilan to 3 x 45 min sessions with 15 min breaks in between
  • 11.45am to 12.30pm: ECHO (Eccles Shopping Mall/Church Street)
  • 1pm to 1.30pm: ECHO (Eccles Shopping Mall/Church Street)
  • 2pm to 2.30pm: ECHO (Eccles Shopping Mall/Church Street)
  • 11.30am and 1pm: Salford Reds Diablo Mascot (Eccles Shopping Mall/Church Street)

Eccles Town Hall (ECHO):

  • Café open from 10am to 2pm with local artists

Sunday 21 July 2024

Main events:

  • 2pm to 7pm: Free Family Disco at ECHO, Town Hall
  • Funfair and Car Boot Sale: Eccles Rec

History tours of Eccles Parish Church, Church Street:

  • 10.30am: Meet outside the church
  • 11.30am: Meet outside the church
  • 12.30pm: Meet outside the church

Eccles walking treasure hunt:

  • Meeting outside Eccles Town Hall from 2pm to 3.30pm

Gallery/art activities:

  • 9.30am to 12.30pm: Lego/Crafting (Eccles Gateway)
  • 10am to 3pm: Children’s Crafting (Eccles Shopping Mall)
  • All day: Various art/craft demonstrations/exhibitions (The Gallery)

Additional information:

  • History information of Eccles: around the shopping centre
  • ECHO – Café: Open from 10am until 2pm at Eccles Town Hall
  • Eccles Parish Church: Café, view bell tower tour, and bell ringing at various times of the day
  • HIS – Health Bus: Cross Church Street
  • Funfair: Small children’s ride near Cross, Church Street

Find out more

Call Sammie on 07736 005240 or Jeanette on 0161 793 2212


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