St George's Day

2021: sadly we have to cancel our St George's Celebrations again this year whilst we are still under Covid19 regulations.

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. 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.

We will not be holding a St George's Day Celebration
in April 2021

Sadly we will have to wait another year before we can consider planning our usual April event celebrating St George. 

When we are able to hold a 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, a petting farm, face painting, food stalls and much more!

The Wheelbarrow Race

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

Watch the 2015 Wheelbarrow Race courtesy of Radio Harrow

St George's Day sub-pages:

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.

Pinner High Street in festive mood

2017 St George's Day

more A day of family fun celebrating St George and the Pinner community

Pinner High Street filled with revellers on Sunday 24th April

2016 St George's Celebration

more Fun for all in spite of the cold weather

The traditional wheelbarrow race attracted the crowds and the quirky costumes!

2015 St George's Day celebration

more Fun and entertainment for all!

2014 Pinner St George's Day celebration


Merrydowners in the High Street

2013 Pinner St George's Day