St George's Day
Hear swords clash and dragons roar in celebration of St George's Day. Cheer for a gallant knight as he braves the legendary beast in an action-packed battle between good and evil. Or join in the fun at one of England's finest medieval festivals where storytelling and fire-eating jesters will take you back in time.
But who was St George and why does England consider him a national hero? Once you've found an event near you, find out more about the man behind the legend and prepare for battle with our handy how-tos.
Celebrate St George's Day
WATCH THE LIVE ACTION UNFOLD
Enjoy a sneak peek at what to expect from the annual Wrest Park St George's Festival with our video of last year's epic event. See why this is the biggest St George's Day event in the country with a celebration of England's history through the ages. A march of Roman soldiers, a live medieval joust and tea with Georgian ladies is just the beginning.
There's something for all families to enjoy, whether you plan to slay a dragon or cheer from the sidelines.Buy tickets
St George's Day Events 2017
Dover Castle - MEDIEVAL EASTER WEEKENDFri 14 - Mon 17 Apr 2017 (bank holiday)
BEESTON CASTLE AND WOODLAND PARK - Medieval St George's DaySat 22 - Sun 23 Apr 2017
Bolsover Castle - St George's DaySat 22 & Sun 23 Apr 2017
Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden - Medieval St George's WeekendSat 22 - Sun 23 Apr 2017
Warkworth Castle and hermitage - St George's Day PageantSat 22 & Sun 23 Apr 2017
Wrest Park - St George's FestivalSat 22 Apr - Sun 23 Apr 2017
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English Heritage members can attend many of our events for free, or for a heavily reduced price throughout the year. Sign your family up today from £52 and start by bringing St George's Day to life.Join now
Prepare for Battle
Who was St George?
He's England's patron saint and linked internationally to myth and legend, but little is known about the life of St George. The story of St George and the dragon is the best known surviving tale, but can you tell the fact from fiction?READ MORE