Malvern Well Dressing and Water Festival

Malvern Well Dressing Logo, a green and blue drawing of the fountain, Malvhina, decorated with flowers
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The popular festival, which will be held from Friday 28 April to Sunday 8 May 2023, will see up to 45 wells creatively decorated.

The 2023 theme is Kings and Queens.

Usually the festival starts with dressing the wells, judging takes place on Saturday and prize giving with rosettes and certificates on Bank Holiday Monday, in Priory Park where family fun day also takes place.

The annual event is brought to the town by the Malvern Spa Association with local businesses and community groups taking part. In all, around 200 adults and over 500 school children will all be involved in dressing the wells across Malvern.

Visitors can view the wonderful creations by setting off across the hills on foot, by bicycle or on a self-drive tour – see a map of all the well locations here.

Entertainment taking place includes singing, well blessings, minibus tours and more.

Minibus Tours:
Sat 29 April: 10.30am and 2.30pm
Sun 30 April: 2.30pm
Mon 1 May: 10.30am and 2.30pm

Fri 28 April – 6pm Festival Starts: Blessing at St James’ Churchyard Spout, West Malvern – Revd Becky Elliott

Sat 29 April – 11am-12noon – Singing – Rosebank Gardens Well – Song S P A C E Singers
11am-5pm – Health and Wellbeing Fair in Priory Park – CANCELLED
4pm – Blessing at Malvhina, Belle Vue Island – Revd Rod Clarke

Sun 30 April – 10am-12noon – Music at St Ann’s Well
10am-5pm – Well Dressing and Well-ness Fayre at The Fold, Bransford
11am-1pm – Music and Dancing – Abbey Archway, Great Malvern
2pm – Blessing at Hayslad, West Malvern Road – Rainbow Guardians
3pm – Blessing at Hayslad – Malvern Border Druids

Mon 1 May – 4.45am – Blessing, meet at St Ann’s Well – Jonathan Penley
10am-5pm – Water Festival in Priory Park
10am – Maypole and Morris Dancing
2pm – prize giving
2.30pm – water cure re-enactment
12noon – Blessing at Clock Tower – Malvern Buddhists

Wed 3 May – some well dressings start to come down

Sun 7 May – all Well Dressings are removed
4pm – Closing Ceremony at Clock Tower – Julia Palmer-Price


28 April – 7 May 2023

Great Malvern & surrounding area



Great Malvern & surrounding area

Church Street


WR14 2AA

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