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Formby Arts Festival 2002.


This festival celebrating the arts and the history of Formby as well as the Queen's jubilee starts on the Saturday 6th of July to the 13 July 2002. 

Free day time events to start the week!

Saturday 6 July 2002 will have recreations of life in Formby Village with Morris, sword and clog dancers, singers and bands. There will also be some children's entertainers, charity stalls and parades of Lords and Ladies, from the re-enactment group. These are all free to watch. At Lifeboat Road, home of the UK's first Lifeboat Station will see Fine craft stalls and country crafts. Coastal Rangers conservation stalls, wood turning, basket weaving and more. For the children's swings and roundabouts. Plus the Little Steam Train!  Lots off events throughout the day to keep young and old alike entertained, with the mediaeval knights battling each other for the main stay of the day. Click here for more information about the Lifeboat Road Venue.

Sunday 7 July 2002 we will have more battles from the knights and stalls as well as church services organized by the Formby Association of Churches (F.A.C.). The afternoon will feature more combat, archery dancing and children's games.  These are all free to watch.  

Click here for more information.

See map at bottom of page!

For ticket information click here!

Fully equipped Outdoor Theater!


8 July to the 13 July 2002

By day the local schools will be entertaining the public with music, dance and drama. 8 July to the 12 July 2002. Free to watch!

Evening Concerts in the Outdoor Theatre with top acts playing live such as Humphrey Lyttelton, ABBA UK and Reckless! 

This part is by ticket only.  6 to the 13 July 2002.


Click on map above for zone information.

Garden Party in Historic Formby Hall!

The last day time event is on Saturday 13 July will be by ticket only in the Historic grounds of Formby Hall, with Strawberries and Cream, wine and the Shakespeare's Henry 1V Part 1 being preformed on the lawn.  This is with thanks to the present owner Mr Michael McComb.  £25 for mainly ticket and £10 single tickets.  (family ticket is for 2 adults and 2 children aged 12-17) Ample Free car parking at this location.


Motor Vehicles:- Follow AA signs from Formby-by-Pass to Ravenmeols Lane for pinewoods events. Then all the way to end of Lifeboat Road.   For information and directions to be emailed to you please email us and give your location that you are travelling from.

For places to stay: -

Contact Tourist Information Centre, 112 Lord Street, Southport

More up to date information can be got by reading our newspaper or reading the Formby Times.

 N.B. There is a Sefton Council parking fee for use of car parks. 

Look out for our leaflets all over the town for more information.

Ample car parking space with disabled access as well for all Formby Point and Village Events.

Find in Southport TIC, Southport Reporter, Formby Times,  & from the Midweek Visitor.

All Proceeds will go towards the Formby Swimming Pool Project!

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