The Ruby Downham Market Festival will be taking place 25th – 31st of May 2014

This year it’s the Ruby Anniversary – marking 40 years of festivals, and this year, there’s a Carnival theme! The festival promises a week of music, food and entertainment including the traditional Howdale Parade Day on bank holiday Monday.

Festival Carnival Parade Day

The Parade will take place on Monday 26th May, starting at 10:45am and will progress through the town centre before arriving at The Howdale. Now over half a mile long, the parade will be led by an impressive steel band – loudly leading the Carnival theme procession of floats, decorated vehicles and walking entries. The mayor and members of the Town Council will be in the parade this year – showing their support.

Downham Festival TimetableClimb the Church Tower

Tuesday 27th and Friday 30th – St Edmunds Church will be open for you to climb the tower!

Friday 30th – Family Disco in the Town Hall By Ian’s Roadshow – music for all ages!

French Breakfasts, Cake Cutting, Coffee mornings and Afternoon Cream Teas In various locations – more info coming soon!

Download the festival booklet for a more detailed list of some of the festival fun that’s about to come!

Festival Photographs from Previous Years