The Plastic Free Festival

Illustration by Chris Livings

Helping you to reduce your single-use plastics.
The Plastic Free Festival is an annual festival held in Chesterfield bringing together the community to help as many people as possible to reduce their single-use plastics. The first festival took place on Sunday 8th August in the marketplace and was a success. Read our blog post on the aims of a Plastic Free Festival.

In 2021, we invited local Plastic Free Champion businesses for a stall selling their plastic-free products. Alongside this there were information and advice stalls on how to reduce single-use plastics.
For a festival feel there was delicious food on offer as well as fantastic live poetry, music and dance performances.

The Plastic Free Festival ensures that there is no single use plastics given out during the event, with attendees asked to bring reusable bags, reusable water bottles, reusable coffee cups and reusable containers.

If you’d like to help plan our next festival, please request to join our Facebook group.

We want to welcome talented, local artists to perform at the Plastic Free Festival. Music plays a special part in the festival and we are so grateful for the support we have had this year from bands and performers who have wanted to be part of our line up and support our community festival. We know 2020/21 has been a difficult year for the arts – please help us support our 2022 line up by donating what you can.

The Plastic Free Festival is organised by grass roots, community based volunteers, so we need your help to raise the funds to make the event a huge success. Please support the event with a donation.

  • Funds are needed for workshops, performers and entertainment
  • Funds are needed to provide kids activities
  • Funds are needed for first aid provision
  • Funds are needed to create the publicity materials & internet expenses to ensure that everyone knows about the event.
  • Ask any organisation that you feel appropriate to contact us if they might sponsor the event with other sources of funding

Your support will make all the difference in ensuring the success of Chesterfield’s Plastic Free Festival the place for the whole family to learn, explore and try the latest in living a plastic-free/zero waste lifestyle. Please share this link with everyone. On your emails, to your contacts, on Facebook and twitter and wherever else you have an online presence.

We are grateful for the support received this year from Chesterfield Borough Council, but that is not guaranteed for 2022.