For over 30 years Slaithwaite Moonraking Festival has been lighting up the Colne Valley with lanterns and bringing a glow to the village that has become legendary.


Lunar Levy

A unique fundraising scheme asking for a penny in every pound spent in the village, to enable the Slaithwaite Moonraking Festival to take place every two years….it is the odd festival in the odd year! Do you need to pay your Lunar ‘tax’ ?!


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2021 Slaithwaite Moonshine Festival of Light

Due to Covid restrictions we were unable to stage a traditional Slaithwaite Moonraking Lantern Festival so we created a project that engaged local residents in a safe and socially distanced way and still celebrated the creativity and positivity of Slaithwaite and the Colne Valley. So during February half-term 2021 Moonshine was born.