The Covent Garden May Fayre & Puppet Festival, which has been running since 1976, is a celebration of the puppet Mr. Punch, who has been entertaining Londoners since the 17th century. Punch and Judy will be joined by other wooden (and human) friends, including a brass band procession, workshops, clowns, folk music and refreshments.
The event begins with a neighbourhood procession at 11am, followed by a church service led by Mr. Punch at noon and more performances from 12.30 onward.
Admission is free.Organisers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.