Another successful Stevenage Day

15 Jun 2015

Thousands of people visited King George V Playing Fields on Sunday for the 56th Stevenage Day. It’s one of the county’s biggest free events and this year families were entertained by local talent on the music stages, dancers and drummers in the main arena and got to enjoy a host of games and rides throughout the park.

On the music stages, local talent including Cara Beard and Roxy Searle rocked the crowds, while acts including African Fire Dancers, Brazilian Drummers and the Filipino Barrio Fiesta entertained people at the main arena. Animal lovers met horses, donkeys and other farmyard favourites at the petting zoo, and sporting fans were treated to a cycling spectacular as the ASDA StreetVelodrome returned for the second year.

Among the music, dance and sporting entertainment, Stevenage Day also offered families the chance to taste local produce including breads, cakes and waffles and meet hundreds of local charities, community groups and organisations. 

Councillor Richard Henry, Executive Member for Children, Young People and Leisure said, “Once again this was a very successful Stevenage Day.  I’m so pleased to see so many people coming to the event with their families and enjoying all the entertainment and activities that were on offer.

“As always, I would like to say a big thank you to the staff, community groups and individuals who worked incredibly hard to make the day a success, and I hope to see an even bigger event next year.”

Stevenage Day will return in June 2016. For more information, or to register your interest in taking part in next year’s event, please call the council’s Leisure Services Manager on 01438 242206 or email Stevenage.day@stevenage.gov.uk

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