Saturdays on the Square

Ashton under Lyne



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Join us for Saturdays on the Square, a new monthly event in Ashton town centre filled with family-friendly entertainment!

Building on the success of Fridays on the Square, this initiative features a variety of musical and creative performances for all ages.

Street performers will move throughout the town centre, ensuring everyone can enjoy the festivities, regardless of where they are.

Funded by the UK Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) for Communities and Place, and organised by Tameside Council, these events will provide fun for all ages.

Event Dates:

  • Saturday, June 22, 2024 - There's free parking at this month's event for the day in Union Street Car Park, OL6 6JA.
  • Saturday, July 20, 2024
  • Saturday, August 24, 2024
  • Saturday, September 21, 2024
  • Saturday, October 26, 2024

Ashton Town Centre (roaming performances throughout the area)

There'll be:

  • Musical Performances: From dance to rock and roll and Latin-themed tunes.
  • Quirky Characters: Larger-than-life themed characters bringing joy and excitement including The Spring Chickens, Bob The Butterfly and Gerry the Gerbera and some mischieveous Tennis players and a psychic sunflower and the green fingered potting shed gardener that looks after her and her friends.
  • Flexible Entertainment: Performers will adapt to the ongoing transformation of Market Square by moving around to different locations.

Saturdays on the Square aims to celebrate Ashton's vibrant community and support local food vendors, retail shops, and market traders.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to be part of these great events. Mark your calendars and join us for a day of fun, music, and activities that everyone can enjoy!

Learn more about the UKSPF at

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