Whether it's a small community event or a large festival that you're looking to host, Hammersmith & Fulham has a space for you.

We're ready to help guide you through the whole application process, from initial conceptual ideas through to event day, we're with you all the way. For information on holding an event visit our webpage about holding events, festivals and promotions in H&F.

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We manage the hire of over 60 parks and outdoor spaces, council-owned venues, and will be managing the new state-of-the-art Civic Campus set to open in Autumn 2023.

We also host our own programme of events throughout the year for the community and encourage other organisations to get in touch with their ideas for collaboration.

What's on this year

We’re holding exciting events for the whole family across 2023. Take a look below for a glimpse into our event calendar.


John Parnham’s Kids World

Thursday 7 to Sunday 24 September, open from 2pm on weekdays and 11am weekends, Eelbrook Common

The local children’s funfair is back this autumn. Open Thursday to Sunday every week until Sunday 24 September and featuring a special Dino Invasion on Sunday 17 September.

The Emil Zátopek Run

Saturday 16 September, 11am, Wormwood Scrubs

When You Can’t Keep Going, Go Faster: The Emil Zátopek Run returns to London to raise money for young athletes .

Organised by Thames Valley Harriers (TVH) and the Czech Centre (CC), a charity run in the name of the brilliant Czech runner Emil Zátopek returns to West London to inspire young runners and raise funds for The Zátopek Athletic Fellowship founded to support them. Saturday 16th September 2023, 11am Wormwood Scrubs, London W12 race HQ Thames Valley Harriers clubhouse in Linford Christie Stadium.

The Emil Zátopek Run first took place in 2022 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Zátopek’s birth. The Czech runner, familiarly nicknamed Czech locomotive, won his first Olympic medal in the UK capital in 1948 and so it is no coincidence that The Zátopek Athletic Fellowship was set up here to ‘support and ignite the sporting and personal attributes that Zátopek represented in young, talented athletes from disadvantaged local communities.’ Last year, over £2,000 was raised for the fellowship through starting fees and further donations, and the organisers hope to surpass the sum this year. The run, which falls on Saturday 16th September, offers the choice of 5K for adults, 3K for under 13-year-olds and 2K for under 11-year-olds. The family-friendly event will culminate with a medal ceremony after the run, followed by an informal gathering and refreshments in the form of a barbeque and Czech beer at the Linford Christie Stadium.

All proceeds from the run will be donated to The Zátopek Athletic Fellowship.

To register for the run visit:

Move4Change Thames Walk

Saturday 16 September, starting and finishing at the St Paul’s Centre, 12.30pm

Help Crosslight Advice fight poverty in London! The need for comprehensive debt and money advice has never been greater. Join us at our Move4Change event in September to help raise vital funds.

Why not join #TeamCrosslight and take on this family-friendly challenge? An enjoyable walk by the River Thames, or cycle around Richmond Park, followed by an celebratory afternoon filled with food, entertainment and moving speeches from some of our clients. You could even be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes... what’s not to love? Find out more about Move4Change and how to sign up below.

Move4Change London 2023 information on the Crosslight Advice website.

BTRC Dog Show

Saturday 23 September, 10:30am – 5pm, Parsons Green

Bring your pampered pooches along for a fun-filled family day for all! There’s lots of classes including: The Waggiest Tail, Best Golden Oldie and even Scruffiest in Show. Other attractions include: My Dog’s Got Talent and Dog Agility Displays, Doggy Tombola and Stalls catering for every pooch’s needs.

This year we are running some populars classes twice: once in the morning and again in the afternoon. As such, you can enter the class time that suits your availability, or enter both if you really want! For more details please visit our website: Dog Show 2023 - Brain Tumour Research Campaign (

Hammersmith Bid – Active Travel Day

Sunday 24 September, 11am-4pm, Lyric Square

Active Travel Day 2023 is a collaborative event between Hammersmith BID and H&F Council, and will take place on Lyric Square.

Activities promoting cycling and the use of micro-mobility (Dr Bike, Smoothie Bike, e-scooter and e-bike information stalls) will be accompanied by sports activities, face painting and live entertainment.

John Parnham’s Kids World

Thursday 28 to Saturday 30 September, open from 2pm on weekdays and 11am weekends, Parsons Green

The local children’s funfair is back this autumn. Open Thursday to Sunday every week until Sunday 8 October.

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Black History Month launch event

Saturday 30 September, 12pm-5pm, Lyric Square

Kicking off Black History Month with a bang we invite you to join us on Lyric Square on Saturday 30 September. The Black History Month launch will feature a market celebrating local Black history and culture.

There will be stands selling Caribbean food, black authors and artisans selling their goods, and historians and council workers on hand to discuss the borough's history and the work the council has – and continues to do – to celebrate it.

Alongside this there will be performances by local artists and footage of the work local schools have been doing for the past year, as well as any archival or film footage on hand. To find out more about this event and the other Black history events, visit our race equality and Black history events page!


Black History Month

We’ll once again be marking Black History Month in October and celebrating the achievements and contributions of Black people across London.

John Parnham’s Kids World

Sunday 1 to Sunday 8 October, open from 2pm on weekdays and 11am weekends, Parsons Green

The local children’s funfair is back this autumn. Open Thursday to Sunday every week until Sunday 8 October.


Full-on Fawkes!

Light Laser Sound Extravaganza

Friday 3 and Saturday 4 November, Bishops & Ravenscourt Park, 3.30pm – 10pm

Watch the skies above Hammersmith & Fulham light up with a sensational new eco-friendly alternative to fireworks this Guy Fawkes.

Spectators can enjoy three immersive shows at Bishops Park and Ravenscourt Park each evening, with gates opening at 3.30pm for visitors to enjoy pre-show entertainment, including a children’s funfair, illuminous face painting and food and drink provided by Urban Food Fest. The first show is scheduled for 6pm, the second at 7pm and the final showcase at 8pm. Tickets cover full access to all showings and the park gates will close at 10pm.

This years show is themed around ‘A Night at the Movies’, with the light, laser special effects display choreographed to a soundtrack of film scores and classic movie music.

Our Fawkes Festival is being produced and delivered in partnership with 21CC Group and GC Live whose lighting designer previously worked on the 2012 Olympics opening and closing ceremonies, London’s New Years Eve celebrations and the Qatar World Cup’s opening ceremony. This partnership enforces our commitment to achieving our ambitious target of achieving net-zero carbon across the borough by 2030.

For further information and to book tickets visit the Fawkes Festival website.

Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 12 November, 10.45am, Fulham War Memorial and Shepherds Bush Green War Memorial

Join us in marking Remembrance Sunday with our traditional services and parades.


Big H&F Christmas Day Lunch

Monday 25 December, 11.30am-2.30pm

As well as all our usual festive fun, we’ll be hosting our Big H&F Christmas Day Lunch for older residents who would otherwise be celebrating alone.


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