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Visit High Barnet, a medieval town packed full of history, shops, entertainment, festivals, and parks & open space.

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Barnet Medieval Festival

Byng Road Barnet EN5 4NP

London’s largest medieval weekend will take place at Barnet Elizabethans RFC. The Festival will be commemorating the Battle of Barnet with a special programme of battle re-enactments, gunnery and archery displays, living history encampments, music and dance, a medieval market and children’s activities. High Living Review (June 2018)

Summer Soulstice

Mays Lane Barnet EN5 2AG

Annual, family friendly soul music festival in Barnet, north London, with proceeds going to Cherry Lodge Cancer Care & other local causes.

East Barnet Music Festival

Parkside Gardens East Barnet Barnet EN4 8JP

Herts Open Studio

Every September hundreds of artists around the county open their studio doors, exhibit their works and offer workshops. High Living Review (2019)

Easter – Churches Together

Good Friday: Walk of Witness.   The cross is carried from St Mary the Virgin, Monken Hadley along the High Street to the churchyard at St John the Baptist’s, followed by a service on the green outside St John the Baptist. (Part of Churches Together Barnet.  See for details)

Easter Day:  Sunrise Service on King George’s Field. (Part of Churches Together Barnet.  See for details)

Easter Monday Pilgrimage from St John the Baptist to St Albans Cathederal.  (See

Photo: Theresa Villiers MP.

Churches Together for Chipping Barnet

Remembrance Sunday Parade & Service

St John the Baptist, Barnet Church Junction of High Street and Wood Street Barnet EN5 4BW

The annual Remembrance Sunday parade leaves the Reserve Army Centre and comes to the church along the High Street, arriving at the Chipping Barnet War Memorial by 10.40am. > Chipping Barnet War Memorial

Queen Elizabeth’s School Founders Day

Queen Elizabeth’s School Queen’s Road Barnet EN5 4DQ

Every June, QE Boys’ School in Barnet, celebrate founders day – their biggest individual fundraiser for the year.  “… a splendid occasion of celebration and community” (source). Wikipedia > QE Boys > Founder’s Day Fete

Barnet Christmas Fayre

High Street High Barnet

Organised by Barnet Arts, The Bull Theatre and Barnet Southgate College, this annual event usually takes place on the first Sunday of December on High Barnet High Street.

Barnet Classic Car Show

An annual parade along the High Street, then cars are displayed on the top floor of The Spires’ car park. Barnet Society Review (2021)

High Barnet Chamber Music Festival

St John the Baptist Barnet Church : Junction of High Street & Wood Street Barnet EN5 4BW

Live chamber music concerts in the heart of High Barnet Barnet Society Article (2021)

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