St George's Day

Our annual celebration of St George's Day held in Pinner High Street and featuring the Wheelbarrow Race

Merrydowners Morris Men perform outside the Queen's Head

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 which falls on April 23rd. 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.

For a typical St George's Day event, the celebrations begin with the Mayor of Harrow leading a parade of District Scouts to the War Memorial where the Scouts renew their Promise in the presence of the District Commissioner.

The High Street is filled with entertainment for everyone with performers, stalls and activities. Local organisations raise funds for projects and charities while the local restaurants offer a wide variety of food and drink.

Entertainment usually includes bellringing in the Parish Church, folk dancing, live music, Punch & Judy, children's rides and games, face painting, food stalls and much more!

The Wheelbarrow Race

The highlight of the celebrations is always The 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 starts at Little Common (just past the Police Station) and ends at Church Farm Green (opposite the Parish Church).

Watch a short video of the 2024 St George's Day celebrations on YouTube

St George's Day sub-pages:

2024 St George's Day Celebration

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2023 Pinner Rotary St George's Day celebration

more A record-breaking year with fun for everyone!

The Mayor presents the prize to the Best Dressed Team

2022 Pinner Rotary St George's Day celebration

more Everybody enjoyed a great day's entertainment in the sunshine

The Scout Promise Ceremony

2019 St George's Day Celebrations

more A day of fun and entertainment in Pinner featuring Ye Olde Wheelbarrow Race

Pinner High Street in the sunshine

2018 St George's Day Celebrations

more A record turnout of crowds filled the High Street in the glorious sunshine for our annual festival celebrating St George.