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Traditional Morris Events: Summer

The summer months' events on this page are arranged, as far as is possible, by date order. 


  • Thaxted MM :  First Saturday after the Spring Bank Holiday - Annual and Original Morris Meeting [Picture above is massed Morris at a Thaxted meeting].
  • Wakefield Morris : First weekend in June - The Ossett Beer Cart - in aid of Wakefield Hospice.The festival is well known for its combination of quality real ale, cider and prosecco, morris dancing, and the Beercart procession - the only one of it's kind in the world, in Ossett town centre and at Ossett town hall.
  • Kennet MM:  Second Saturday in June - Reading Waterfest -  over 30 years of celebrating Reading's waterways
  • Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers : Saturday nearest June 19th. Election of the Mayor of Ock Street and Morris dancing, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
  • Spring Grove MM : Wednesday 19th June :8:00 pm - 10:00pm -  The Mid-Summer Morris in around Twickenham riverside. -The White Swan, Riverside, Twickenham TW1 3DN, Barmy Arms, The Embankment, Twickenham TW1 3DU 
  • Taunton Deane MM :  21st June - 4:45am (sunrise) Dance Up the Sun: Seven Sisters, Cothelstone Hill, The Quantock Hills.
  • Tideswell Wakes :  Saturday after June 24th - or “Big Sat’dy” as it is known to the locals - Carnival Parade & Morris Dancing, Tideswell, Derbyshire.
  • Abram Morris Dancers :  Last Saturday in June. The Morris Dancers' Ground, Park Lane, Abram at 11am. Then Abram and the surrounding areas (Hindley, Platt Bridge, Bickershaw). 


  • Ambleside Rushbearing:  First Saturday in July - Ambleside, Cumbria.
  • Winster Wakes:  Saturday following the Sunday after St John Baptist's Day, June 24th, usually 1st Saturday in July - Morris Dancing, Winster Derbyshire, Winster Morris Men can be seen around the village from 2pm 'till around 9pm.
  • Greensleeves MM : Weekend after 2nd Friday in July. Chipperfield Weekend, with Saturday tours and on Sunday Chipperfield parish Church at 11am, The Windmill (pub), Chipperfield, Noon.

Taunton Deane MM :  First Week of August (Tuesday of Sidmouth Folk Festival) - Seafront at Sidmouth (8pm)
Sidmouth Folk Week :  Far too many sides to list individually - First Week of August (Sunday of Sidmouth Folk Festival) - Massed dancing along seafront at Sidmouth (from 11am)
Grasmere Rushbearing :  Saturday nearest St Oswald's day (5th August) - Grasmere, Cumbria.
Saddleworth MM :  Saddleworth Rushcart. Held on the 2nd weekend after the 12th August.