our events
our events

We have many varied events throughout the year. Many are free. Select the event of your choice from below for further details of that event.

Sunday 18th February 2024 at Wokingham Market Place. 11am to 3pm
Lion Dance, East Asian Street Food, Kung Fu demonstration, Traditional Chinese music and dance, crafts and new year traditions.

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Located at Langborough Recreation Ground the Fun Day falls on the Saturday of the latter Bank Holiday in May. For 2024 that will be Saturday 25th May.

Each year the Town Council puts on a free Fun Day for the children of the Town. Activities have included Face Painting, Magic shows, Mobile Farm, Fairground Rides and crafts.

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At this traditional ceremony, the current Mayor retires and officially hands over the position of office to the new Mayor who will make his/her declaration of office. It is the first meeting of the municipal year.  

Following the ceremony, the new Mayor leads dignitaries, councillors and guests in a parade to a designated local church for a civic service.  This service is a traditional way of asking for God’s guidance for the Mayor and Council for the forthcoming year and also to mark the strong historic links between the Council and the Church.

The event takes place on Elms Field in early June.
The event brings fantastic acts to an open air stage in the centre of town.

Save the date: 1st June 2024!

Find out more: wokingham-tc.gov.uk/partyinthepark

Wokingham Town Council, with the kind support of Saint Sebastian Wokingham Band playing music in the Market Place, marks this date to help raise public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in HM Armed Forces, and to provide an opportunity for the nation to show its appreciation for this.

It takes place on the last Saturday in June and an Armed Forces Day flag is raised.  More details about Armed Forces day can be found at www.armedforcesday.org.uk    

Location: Peach Place
Local artists are invited to perform for a few hours on a Saturday. Previous acts have included children’s entertainment, local bands, soloists and choral groups. If you are interested in performing please get in touch.  Contact the Arts and Culture Officer for more details.
*Performers please note you must have or be willing to get Public Liability Insurance. 
Check Love Wokingham for upcoming performances.

3rd August 2024.
Performances times to come.

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Each year the Arts and Culture Committee commission at least two performances in the open air from a local theatre company.

Save the Date! Sunday 18th August 2024

Taking place on the Market Place on a Sunday in August, Chalk About It is an arts led project aiming to destigmatise talking about mental health. It is a wellbeing activity where residents can join in on a artist led collaborative chalk drawing on the Market Place. Attendees can also make their own individual works and join in with some open air easel painting.

Find out more at this link.

Heritage Open Days celebrate England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission.  Every year in September, buildings of every age, style and function throw open their doors, ranging from castles to factories, town halls to tithe barns, parish churches to Buddhist temples. See www.heritageopendays.org.uk for more information and current dates for Open Days.

Wokingham Town Council arranges an Open day at Wokingham Town Hall each year, usually on a Saturday.  This is often planned around a national theme or a more local anniversary.  Local partners, e.g. Wokingham library and Wokingham Churches often take part too.  The day includes historical exhibitions, children’s activities and competitions, refreshments etc.

Taking place in two venues, Town Hall and The Library.
Meet, listen to talks and join in with workshops by authors of children’s books.
Learn about the process of writing and have a lot of fun!
Find out more about the event: Book festival website

2024 event information later in the year.

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Next on: Saturday 16th November 2024 at Wokingham Town Hall.

Join Wokingham Town Council with guests Eclectic Games for a day of Board Gaming fun.
Try different games with the help of professional demonstrators, and get advice from Eclectic and maybe even take a new game home.
Please check publicity information for the suitable age range of the games.

Remembrance Sunday is held on the second Sunday in November, generally the nearest to 11th November.  Dignitaries, councillors and uniformed organisations parade from Wokingham Town Hall to All Saints Church.  A Church service is always held at All Saints Church at 3.00pm, in partnership with Churches together in Wokingham. Representatives from key organisations are also invited, on this day, to attend a wreath laying ceremony inside the Town Hall.

Takes place on 11th November and commemorates the peace agreement signed between the Allies of World War I which took effect at 11.00am – the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” in 1918.
A two minutes’ silence is held at 11.00am in the Market Place to remember this day.

This takes place in the Market Place.
An annual event, the Dressing takes place after the Winter Carnival. Local schools are invited to produce decorations for the large tree in the Market Place and these are received by the Mayor at the Dressing. Carols are sung and refreshments are provided.