Saltaire Festival 2019 Finale weekend – your guide!

United Reformed Church Saltaire

Saltaire Festival 2019 Finale weekend – your guide!

The sun is shining and the team at Festival Towers are gearing up for a fabulous finale weekend, to finish off the Saltaire Festival 2019 in style.

There’s lots going on so read on and make the most of your weekend.

Events and activities

The Continental Street Market starts on Friday and runs till Sunday evening, featuring food, drink and goods from across the globe.

The busker’s bandstand has a full-line up of acts running across Saturday and Sunday and there’s a stellar line-up of artists on the main stage, both in Roberts Park.

The Saltaire Vintage Home and Fashion Fair returns to Victoria Hall on Saturday and Sunday and the Craft Market returns to Caroline Street car park.

Pop to the United Reformed Church and visit the charity stalls on Saturday and swing by Caroline Street Social Club for two afternoons of free live folk and roots music on their outdoor stage, Saturday and Sunday.

Exhibitions continue right across the village, see the list below, and the Festival after-party takes place at the Salt Beer Factory on Saturday night with Flash Cassette playing – free!


Weving the Future exhibition piece. Photo by Tim Smith.

Whilst the sun might be shining don’t forget to check out all of the fabulous exhibitions that are taking place, some of which continue beyond the Festival. Something for all tastes.

Weaving the Future, in the fourth floor space, Salts Mill

Children’s Art Display at Higher Ground Cafe

Annual New Graduate Exhibition: Meet The Contemporary Jewellery World’s Next Generation! at the Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery in Salts Mill

Ian Beesley: Work in Salts Mill, Gallery 2

Kehillah: Photographs By Nudrat Afza in The Boardrooms, Salts Mill

Seven Months in 79 From Hot Rods to Buzzcocks: Photographs by David Hunter, at the Holding Space Gallery

Art Exhibition, Meet the Artists, Demos , New Work by Aire Valley Arts, in the Saltaire United Reformed Church (downstairs)

Saltaire Art Group Exhibition, in Saltaire Methodist Church

Saltaire’s Hidden Heroes and Heroines, in the Salt Building, Shipley College

Road Closures across the weekend; please use public transport

To keep the village moving and visitors safe there are road closures in place across the centre of the village.

Please see the full details and share with friends and family who might be visiting.

It is also World Car-Free day on Sunday 22nd September, and parking in the village is always extremely limited, so please use public transport wherever you can.

Leave no trace

We are incredibly lucky to have the World Heritage Site of Saltaire as our home. Please help us to keep the village spick and span – use the bins where provided and please take your recycling home.

Pound per person: help us secure the Festival for future years

We need to raise around £60,000 each year to sustain the programme of free events that we have. Please be generous when you see a volunteer shaking a bucket or you can donate to us online.

Have a great time and tell us about it!

We love seeing your posts and pics so do share your experiences across the weekend on social media using #saltfest19

And a MASSIVE thank you…

… to all our volunteers and the funders, sponsors and supporters who have helped make this such an amazing festival – and to you for coming along and your continued support.

Salt Beer Factory – our 2019 Festival major sponsor.