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Events

As a village we look forward to some fabulous community events through the year. We share news of community events on our social media pages. Follow @visitknowle on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date and follow all the community groups listed below for their latest news.

Spring

Knowle Beer Festival

Join Knowle and Dorridge Round Table for an atmospheric afternoon and evening of Gin, Prosecco and Beer often with live music at Knowle British Legion.

 

Dates for the festival are traditionally mid March and are published on Knowle and Dorridge Round Table website.

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Visit Knowle Spring Ball

We have hosted our second Spring Ball to raise funds that  will contribute to our work in supporting the centre of Knowle, including events.
The date of the 2025 Spring Ball will be published here.
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Knowle Fun Run

Organised by Knowle and Dorridge Lions this popular event has hundreds of runners taking part in a 5k or 10k run around Knowle. It’s always a well supported and popular event with food and stalls at Arden Academy and locals lining the streets cheering on the runners.

Check on Knowle and Dorridge Lions for the dates of this year's event, how to enter and details of road closures.

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Summer

Midsummer Celebrations

After the popular Jubilee and Coronation Celebrations, Visit Knowle are bringing the village again for Midsummer Celebrations on June 15th 2024.

The event, taking place in the car parks around the village hall, will include an artisan market, entertainment and street food.

More details of the celebrations can be found at Knowle Midsummer Celebrations

 

If you'd like to look back at previous years' events, read our blogs on the jubilee event or coronation event.

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Knowle Party in the Park

We are pleased to announce the return of the beloved Knowle Party in the Park, an event cherished by the local community but dormant for over a decade.

This revitalised event will be held in Knowle Park on Saturday 29th June 2024 & will be organised as a collaboration with Solihull Summer Fest & Visit Knowle.

Knowle Party in the Park will provide a vibrant celebration of music and community spirit and will be located in the beautiful Knowle Park.

This family friendly event will feature a diverse line-up of renowned and emerging artists along with a selection of local food and drink vendors.

 

For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit Knowle Party in the Park

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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days in September brings together Knowle Society, Knowle History Society, Knowle Church, Visit Knowle and other organisations to celebrate and share Knowle’s heritage.

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Dorridge Day

Hosted by Knowle and Dorridge Round Table is a truly community event that offers a range of attractions, activities and stalls for the local community to enjoy. Traditionally taking place in September, follow Knowle and Dorridge Round Table to be the first to hear the date for this year's event.

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Autumn

Fireworks Display

There are a number of local fireworks displays, including the very popular Arden Academy Parents Association Fireworks Display traditionally held on the Saturday and Knowle CofE Primary Academy Parents Association Fireworks Display held on the Sunday evening. For 2023, Knowle Academy's Fireworks event will be on Sunday 5th November, with gates opening at 4.30pm.

Visit the websites for dates for the current year.

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Remembrance Parade

Knowle village and many of its community groups turn out to mark Remembrance Day with laying of wreaths the week before Remembrance Sunday, and the Parade on Remembrance Sunday.

 

Images: Visit Knowle and Knowle Society

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Winter

Christmas Light Countdown and Switch On

One of the favourite events of the year is the countdown to switching on the Christmas Lights. Traditionally held on the last Wednesday in November, Father Christmas joins Knowle Parish Church to lead the community countdown to the lights switching on.

 

2024's Christmas Light Switch on & Late Night Shopping will take place on Wednesday November 27th.

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Late Night Shopping Night

The late night shopping event is an evening of nibbles, drinks, special offers and shopping with many of our independent businesses. It’s always a popular evening.

2024's event will take place on Wednesday November 27th.

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Santa’s Sleigh

Knowle and Dorridge Round Table kindly helps Father Christmas visit the roads around Knowle. Details of the route can be found on their Facebook pages.

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Festive Walk

Blow away the cobwebs, enjoy new walks, meet your neighbours and stop at local venues along the route with the annual Festive Walk just a few days after Christmas. Just turn up, choose your walk and enjoy the local countryside. Details can be found at Knowle and Dorridge Lions.

 

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