Godalming Town Council runs various events throughout the year including seasonal festivals and Staycation Week. It also works in conjunction with several town community groups to facilitate other events.


Easter Festival 2011 018The Spring Festival takes place on the first Saturday in April in Godalming attracting visitors and local residents alike.

Fun filled, spring themed activities for children take place in Crown Court and live music and entertainment can be found at the iconic Pepperpot. A wide variety of street food and drink can be enjoyed in the town centre along with a delightful array of home produced goods from local Farmer’s market producers.

Stroll around the unique and picturesque high street and enjoy a warm welcome from the local shops and hostelries. Traditional performances by local Morris Dancers and a hog roast add to the quintessential atmosphere making the Spring Festival a popular event for the whole family to enjoy.

For more information please visit the Spring Festival web page.


Concerts organised by Go Godalming’s Music in the Park are held every Sunday afternoon at 3.00pm to 5.00pm from May through to September each year on the Bandstand in the Phillips Memorial Park by the river.

All concerts are free.

In the event of very wet weather, concerts will be held in the nearby Godalming Parish Church.

For a full programme of concerts please click here.


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The Godalming Food Festival is an annual event taking place on the first Sunday in July.

The festival was started in 2010 by the Godalming & District Chamber of Commerce and is supported by Godalming Town Council.  A vibrant festival and market encompassing a variety of global food & drink stalls located in the High Street and Crown Court.

Free Punch & Judy Shows are held in Crown Court and visitors can enjoy music at the Pepperpot throughout the day. There’s facepainting in the Museum and children can also enjoy hands-on activities available there.

Enjoy tasty treats as you stroll around the town centre where you will find the town’s unique shops and hostelries are open to welcome visitors.

For more information or to download an application for a stall please visit the Food Festival webpage.


‘Godalming’s Christmas Festival and Lights Switch-on is an annual event and takes place on the last Saturday in November.

The Festival opens at 10.00am with many festive stalls, Santa’s Grotto and entertainers at The Pepperpot which run throughout the day.

The lights switch on at 5.00pm is the glittering highlight of the day when the town is lit up with thousands of tiny lights that line the High Street and other main streets in the town.

The Festival ends with a carols sing-a-long accompanied by the Godalming Band to kick off the festive season in style

For more information please visit the Christmas Festival webpage.


Godalming Friday MarketGodalming Town Council organises the Friday Market, which is held in Crown Court every Friday.

For more information please visit the Friday Market webpage.

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