Summer festivals in Islington

People smiling and dancing at Cally Festival

From street art and live music to boat races and bouncy castles! There really is something for everyone to enjoy this summer in Islington


Whitecross Street Party

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July, 12noon–6pm
Whitecross Street, EC1Y 8JL

The Whitecross Street party has been a London favourite for 13 years, with 25 street artists painting live and a series of family-friendly activities, performances, and stalls taking over the street for two days. Plus, there will be a wide selection of delicious food to tickle your tastebuds. Entrance is free and everyone is welcome.

Whitecross Street party


Rosebowl summer celebration

Saturday 20 July, 12noon–5pm
St Paul’s Park, N1 2PT

A celebratory event for all ages featuring a bouncy castle and face painting for the kids, some sports-day fun, and a host of surprises.

You will also be able to get into the summer mood with live music and a barbecue. Head down to St Paul’s Park, N1 2PT, from 12noon-5pm Saturday 20 July. Entrance is free and everyone is welcome

Rosebowl summer celebration


Wray Crescent Summer Festival

Saturday 27 July, 12noon–5pm
Wray Crescent Park, N4

This free day of fun is supported by Islington Council’s Parks team and is sure to have something for everyone.

The festival includes live music, arts, kids’ sports, fairground games, a bouncy castle, tug of war, plus delicious food and drinks.

There will also be a wide array of market stalls and local organisation including Cycle Islington, Energy Advice, Islington Libraries, and Brickworks.

Love a pup? There will even be a dog agility event for our four-legged friends.

Everyone is welcome!

Wray Crescent Summer Festival


The Clocktower Festival

Sunday 4 August, 12noon–6pm
Caledonian Park, N7

Taking place in Caledonian park, the Clocktower Festival will be a afternoon filled with fun, food and entertainment. The Clock Tower will be at the centrepiece of the festival with live music, local food vendors, bar and stalls. In the main park there will be a free bouncy castle and a free climbing wall. Head over to the gardens and picnic area for free arts and crafts activities for all ages. Don’t forget to get your complimentary face painting in too.

The Clocktower Festival


Angel canal festival

Sunday 1 September, 11am–4pm
Graham Street/City Road basin area, N1

There’s a boatload of activities to dive into including a regatta, boat rides, live music, Pearly Kings and Queens, and Morris dancing.

Want to try your hand at something new? You can also have a go at juggling, canoeing and pottery. Make sure to plunder the craft stalls before energising with plenty of global street food. Check out the Angel summer guide to see what’s on.

Angel summer guide

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