St George's Day

St George's Day 2019

Immerse yourself in the story of England at the biggest, most action-packed St George's Day celebration in the country.

Witness the spectacle of swords clashing at Wrest Park on 27-28 April as you cheer for a gallant knight tackling the legendary dragon in a dramatic battle betweed good and evil. Watch a live joust play out before your eyes, wander through our Elizabethan living history encampment, and marvel at the might of a Roman infantry display.

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WATCH THE LIVE ACTION UNFOLD

Get a sense of the day by taking a look at our round-up of previous St George's Festivals at Wrest Park.

Come to our 2019 event to see what new and different things we have on offer, and discover why this is the biggest St George's Day event in the country.

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Prepare for battle

Think you've got what it takes to defeat a dragon? Get prepared for St George's Day with our 'how to' videos on sword and shield making. Knowledge is power, so we'll also teach you how to spot a dragon. Don't forget to share your creations with us on Twitter, Facebook  and Instagram.

Who was St George?

The story of England's patron saint in his battle against the legendary dragon is as iconic as his red and white flag. But like many early saints, very little is known about the details of his life.

Can you tell the fact from fiction? Check out our guide designed to help you explore the truth behind the legend of St George.

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