NOW Northwich is set to return to the town today

The family dance and street arts festival will bring an afternoon and evening of international performances, processions and stalls to the streets of Northwich.

We’ve broken down the event and all you need to know about the festival, as well as the most important information, in a handy guide.

When does it open and close?

The festival is taking place this afternoon with performances starting at 1pm and continuing until late.

Where is it?

The entirety of the festival will be taking place throughout the town centre and at Barons Quay.

What’s on?

Kicking off the afternoon will be the Weaver’s Tale procession beginning on High Street and featuring more than 100 community dancers weaving their way through Barons Quay.

Creative activities to keep the younger children entertained throughout the afternoon can be found in the family zone at Barons Quay Park and at the Fun Palace at Northwich Library. While for older children, the Youth Zone will be packed with workshops, dance battles and stalls.

An array of comedy, dance and acrobatic performances will be staged throughout the afternoon and into the early evening before the final event at 7.30pm.

The last event of the festival will be the Insect procession seeing giant insects descend on the town and, in a hazy glow of light and sound, crawl their way past the Odeon cinema before finishing outside Asda.

For more information on the events and activities that are taking place see the official Now Northwich website at

Where to park

Barons Quay has a free car park but has a maximum stay of four hours. Watling Street car park (CW9 5EX) and Watermans car park (CW9 5RT) both charge 20p for up to two hours, 50p between two to four hours, £1 for four to six hours and £3 over six hours. Cumberland Street (CW9 5LA) is £1 for the day.

Due to heavy rain Verdin Park will not be open for parking. Parking at Victoria Club car park, with postcode CW9 5ER, is for accessible parking only and has the same charges as Watling Street and Watermans car parks.

Alternative accessible parking can be found at Central Palace Drive (Iceland) and Barons Quay, both free. Memorial Hall car park (CW9 5QJ) charges 20p for two hours, 50p for two to four hours, 80p for four to six hours and £1.10 for six to eight hours.

More information on tariffs for each car park can be found at


The afternoon is set to be mild and dry at around 14 degrees celsius with a chance of some light rain in the evening.

For more information visit the festival’s website at