St George’s Day 2024: Trafalgar Square celebrations - time and events

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The Trafalgar Square St George’s Day celebrations will take place on Sunday April 21, with a programme of free, family-friendly entertainment.

London will celebrate England’s patron saint St George in an event in Trafalgar Square later this month.

St George’s Day is celebrated on April 23 annually, and is recognised as England’s national day, the anniversary of his death in 303 AD.

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The Trafalgar Square celebrations will take place on Sunday April 21, with a programme of free, family-friendly entertainment.

The main stage will be hosted by singer songwriter Harleymoon Kemp and will include music from The Kurfew, Natalie Shay of Busk in London, West End Kids and Snottledogs, while Folkdance Remixed will present a mass barn dance.

Visitors can look forward to She’s Got Brass, an all-female brass group, Nick Howe and the Stringbeats Trio and Tom Carradine for a cockney sing-a-long.

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Family-friendly activities include an English Pentathlon with competitive events including welly wanging, pancake tossing, human Crufts, bubble Olympics, the art of Morris Dancing and a chance to meet Pearly Kings and Queens. St George and the dragon will be available for selfies.

Food and drink stalls will range from fish and chips to churros, and visitors will have the chance to sample food from Korea, Thailand, Bombay, Greece and Germany.

 The free family event is organised by the mayor of London and will run from 12pm to 6pm on Sunday April 21.

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