In 2017, we enjoyed street theatre, colourful markets, celebrity speakers, Georgian science and even tumbling horseback acrobats.
Our opening talk was by author and historian Dan Cruickshank, the South Kesteven District Council funded celebration of the town’s Georgian heritage saw the return of popular highlights including our sell-out Georgian Costume Ball. Each festival historic venues such as the Town Hall open their doors. Thousands of people took to the streets to see our parade and evening spectacular which saw many buildings lit up and an amazing light projection with fireworks at All Saints Church.
In 2017, Horses and a vintage carriage delivered unforgettable rides through the town’s ancient streets and the historic Meadows area hosted military encampments and period stallholders, also 2017 commemorated the anniversary of Stamford’s award as the first urban conservation area in the country.
Our 2015 Festival was a superb event, attracting huge crowds, an estimated £1m boost for local businesses and accommodation providers, a boost to civic pride and an ever higher profile for Stamford as England’s finest stone town.
Plans are in the making for our next festival in 2019!
Stamford Georgian Festvial
Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Mary's Street, Stamford, Lincs PE9 2DL
The Stamford Georgian Festival is core funded and organised by South Kesteven District Council