A one day free family arts festival that’s a celebration of light and the coming Spring, Snowmoon is a tip-top total town takeover from the award-winning team behind one of our favourite summer highlights, Cloudspotting Festival.
Named after February’s full moon, expect a charming cacophony of creativity. The highlight is an spectacular light and lantern parade from Clitheroe’s beautiful early medieval castle which sets off at 4.45pm. We love the fact that this stops twice for “parade parties” at Castle Fields Labyrinth (yep, you heard that right Clitheroe even has a labyrinth) and at the Market Bull Ring before a riotous free gig from Lancashire folk band Drop The Floor at The Grand.
Attendees are encouraged to wear their own light-related accessories and activities earlier in the day include a Poetry Brew at Costa Coffee with local poet Michael Neary and light-related art workshops at the Platform, Longitude and Stewards galleries. If you forget your finest winter festival threads fear not as there are costume making workshops at Clitheroe Library and The Grand Venue, meanwhile musical types can join in musical instrument making and playing, followed by drumming workshops at the United Reformed Church.
Leave time to explore the newly opened Bowland Food Hall at Holmes Mill and all the other fine food and drink delights of the Ribble Valley too in this Lancashire gourmet hotspot.