The Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade won’t be happening in 2021, this is due to a number of reasons, the biggest one being current Covid restrictions and understandable uncertainties around alllowing events that may attract significant crowds  BUT we are definitely planning for an absolute belter of a parade in 2022, and are planning for a different-than-usual Lamplighter event of some sort in Todmorden in November, funding permitting (fingers crossed!).


The Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade is an annual celebration of funkiness, the art of the handmade and is a LOT of fun! The magic happens in three weeks of workshops, open to anyone who wants to make costumes, parade art or help create giant puppets. With a crack team of local professional carnival artists, volunteers, guest artists and some amazing street bands, we create a spectacle where up to a thousand people dance their way down the streets of Hebden Bridge, watched by thousands.