About Patch's Parade

Patch is a giant who lives beneath Milford Street Bridge and is very, very shy. Patch loves looking at the wonderful murals painted on the walls but dreams of venturing out into the exciting city of Salisbury to meet other giants.

This isn't going to be any ordinary Sunday though...music is playing, there are dancers in the street and with help from Penguin, Patch feels brave enough to step out on a big adventure.

Join this magical pair on a spectacular journey of friendship and discovery into the city - anyone and everyone can join in, so grab your spot along the Parade at 11am and join us for this epic day out!

Patch’s Parade marks the opening of the 2024 Salisbury International Arts Festival and 'City Encounters' - two days of free performances in Salisbury Market Square and beyond. On 26 and 27 May, there is the chance to experience professional outdoor dance, theatre and circus shows alongside free craft activities for all the family. No tickets required!



  • Gareth Machin

  • Philip Eddolls

  • Kate Edgar

    Musical Supervisor
  • Hatti Dawson

    Movement Supervisor
  • 101 Outdoor Arts

    Puppet Operation
  • Onioluwa Taiwo

    Penguin Puppet Performer

Dates & times

  • Sun 26 May

    Starting at Milford Street Bridge at 11am - no ticket required!