We're more than just a festival.

Every 3rd weekend of July we take over Duke Street Park in Formby to bring you the best food, drink, music and entertainment. Check out some of the highlights below!

Food Stalls

With cuisines and delights from across the globe there's something to satisfy each person's taste. Italian? Thai? Jamaican? You'll find it all here.

Drink Stands

Real ales, fine wines and everything in between. Whatever quenches your thirst we've got it!

Craft & Farmer's Market

Are you an artisan enthusiast? With home-made gifts, specialist snacks and much more you won't be disappointed!


Our main stage is jam packed with the finest talent the UK has to offer. From Friday night right through to Sunday evening you'll hear local bands, choral groups and even see performances from TV stars!

Children's Entertainment

We've got things to keep the little ones busy too! Inflatables, archery, paint balling and even an assault course to name but a few.

Firework Display

Saturday night is always finished off with our signature finale; a musical firework display. Have you seen this year's theme yet?


There's so much going on it's easy to miss out. Take a look at some of our featured highlights below as well as when and where you'll find them.
Firework Display

Firework Display

Saturday Night

Ibiza Classics. Fireworks. It's going to be good!

Celebrity Chef Demonstrations

Celebrity Chef Demonstrations


Make sure you visit our chef demonstration tent over the weekend, Aazam Ahmed will be cooking up a storm!

Formby Festival was born in 2013, since then it has grown into a pinnacle part of Formby’s summer calendar. Each year families from across the North West travel to take in the delights we have to offer! From our countless world food and drink stalls to the thriving main stage and even the specialist children’s entertainment we have there truly is something for everyone to enjoy!

Formby Festival was set up to try and recreate the old Formby Show that was a highlight across the country many years ago.  We set out to create a new event with a twist which could incorporate food, drink and music and last for a weekend offering something for all ages.  It has since grown over the past few years and is firmly set on the calendar as the third weekend in July.  Over 10,000 people attend this event and it is growing each year.

Maria Bennett, Formby Festival Organiser

The next festival takes place on Friday 20th, Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd July 2018. The countdown is officially on – will you be there?

When? What? Where?

The most important information of all.
Opening Times

Opening Times


Friday 20th July: 5PM until 11PM // Saturday 21st July: 11AM until 11PM // Sunday 22nd July: 11AM until 6PM

Admission Prices

Admission Prices

How much?

We have a variety of ticket packages on offer, whether it's a weekend family pass or individual day ticket we can suit all needs!

Festival Site

Festival Site


The festival takes place at Duke Street Park in Formby. It has great transport links with the train station a 2 minute walk from site! Click to see more info.

Get in Touch

Need to know a little more or would like to speak to one of our event organisers? Come say hello!

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2018 Opening Times
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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