St George's Day
The annual celebration in Pinner High Street, featuring the famous Pinner Wheelbarrow Race
The annual St. George's Day celebrations are held in Pinner Village High Street on a Sunday in April close to St George's Day. The picturesque High Street is closed to traffic for the day and transformed into a family friendly venue for celebrating the patron saint of England, St George.
This year's St George's Day celebrations will be held on
Sunday April 23rd - St George's Day!
There will be entertainment for everyone; singer Gemma Turner, Punch and Judy, a petting farm, folk dancing, face painting, balloon modelling, children's rides, plus many food stalls.
The day begins at noon, followed at 1pm by the Mayor of Harrow together with the Chairman of the Royal Society of St. George, and St. George himself on his trusty steed, leading the parade of District Scouts up the High Street to the War Memorial where they will renew their Promise. See full programme of events.
The highlight of the celebrations is Ye Olde Wheelbarrow Race, a unique Pinner event in which teams of two take it in turns to push their partner in a wheelbarrow, drink beer and race round the streets of Pinner. This will take place at 3pm, an event not to be missed!
Interested in taking part in the wheelbarrow race?
Download an application form here in Word or pdf format.
Watch the 2015 Wheelbarrow Race courtesy of Harrow Radio