St George's Day

The annual celebration in Pinner High Street, featuring the famous Wheelbarrow Race. This year's event: Sunday 28 April 2019

Folk dancing outside the Queen's Head
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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 our St George's Celebrations will take place on
Sunday 28th April 2019, from 12 noon to 5pm

The High Street will be filled with entertainment for everyone with performers, stalls and activities.

There will be bellringing in the Parish Church, children's rides and games, a petting farm, face painting, food stalls and much more! 

At 1pm the Scouts, led by the Mayor of Harrow, will parade up the High Street to the War Memorial and renew their Promise. 

This will be followed by folk dancing from English Miscellany, Punch & Judy, and live music from local band Simply Gray. 

At 3pm the ever popular Pinner Wheelbarrow Race will take place.

Full entertainment programme here.

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).

Are you interested in taking part in the 2019 wheelbarrow race?

Send an email to to request an application form.

Don’t feel up to pushing a wheelbarrow?
Why not volunteer to be a Steward instead.

We are looking for able bodied people who can assist us in keeping the public and participants safe during the race. You’ll also get a grandstand view and be part of Pinner's favourite annual race. 

Watch the 2015 Wheelbarrow Race courtesy of Radio Harrow