Risborough Summer Festival

Published: 21 June 2024

Princes Risborough Festival Week will take place from Saturday, July 6th to Saturday, July 13th, 2024 and includes over 80 events throughout the week for the community to enjoy. Organised & predominantly funded by the Town Council, the annual festival relies on the support of local businesses and sponsors for the week-long programme of events in which local businesses, clubs, and organisations open their doors to offer free taster sessions and activities.

The 2024 programme features a blend of time-honoured favourites that reflect Princes Risborough’s heritage alongside new events which showcase the variety of activities readily available to Risborough residents and neighbouring villages. Events are running throughout the whole week starting with an opportunity to visit Risborough Fire Station and watch some amazing displays. There is also a chance to support major and local charities with the new Risborough RAMBLE and give the traditional Buckinghamshire craft of bobbin lacemaking a go. With so much on offer, there is bound to be something for everyone in this year’s programme of community led events.


The week culminates in the Town Festival on Saturday 13th July with the High Street playing host to live music and performances on the Market Square Stage. This is a free event that is aimed at bringing the wonderful community of Princes Risborough together. Other festival day attractions include, a man-made beach sponsored by MPS Workwear, Kamtech, and West Wycombe Motors (a Kamtech Company) which will be complete with an ice cream van, face painting sponsored by Dukes Wine Bar, Kingshill Estate Agents, and P.A. Spittles Landscapes, and a Steel Band sponsored by C.Putnams & Sons.


There will also be a children’s entertainer, Smartie Artie sponsored by Caloo Ltd, roaming the event between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM, and the Creation Station sponsored by BWK Solicitors where children can make their own festival kite or festival skirt, arm bands, or headband. Plus over 35 stalls that line the high street inclusive of food and drink vendors serving up delicious goodies that’ll get your taste buds singing. Don’t forget to support our wonderful High Street retailers and hospitality venues that will also be part of this exciting day.


The main sponsor for the 2024 Summer Festival is Lightfoots Solicitors. Jenny Shaw, Head of Marketing for Lightfoots Solicitors said “Lightfoots Solicitors are proud to be the headline sponsor of Risborough Festival 2024. We are thrilled to be part of this exciting celebration of our town and community and are looking forward to taking part in the festivities with everyone that makes Risborough such a great place to live, work and play. Lightfoots Solicitors was founded in 1853 with our Princes Risborough office opening more recently in 2018. The Risborough team has grown significantly in the past 6 years and provides legal services to clients across Buckinghamshire and beyond”.


For more information on the festival and to view the 2024 Festival Programme, please visit www.princesrisboroughtowncouncil.gov.uk or the Town Council social media channels Facebook: risboroughtowncouncil, Instagram: princesrisboroughtc, or Twitter: princesris.