Imbolc – facebook page

Pagan fire festival celebrating the end of winter, held on the first Saturday of February.

See origins on Wikipedia here
See youtube for 2009’s celebration here

Cuckoo Day – website here

Celebrating the Cuckoo’s arrival and with it Spring, held towards the end of April.

See a gallery of a previous year here
And on youtube here

Marsden Jazz Festival – website here

A celebration of music, with scores of acts held over a weekend in early October

facebook page here

Christmas Lights switch-on – facebook here

Celebrating the switching on of the annual illuminations, held first Saturday of December