Stevenage Day 2016 to ignite 70th anniversary celebrations

14 Mar 2016

Stevenage Mayor, Councillor Howard Burrell, sparked Stevenage Day 2016 into life alongside an African fire eater by announcing that this year’s event will take place on Sunday 12 June at King George V Pavilion.

African fire eaters and dancers will be just one of the free family attractions at Stevenage Day, which falls on Her Majesty The Queen’s official 90th birthday weekend and starts a series of celebratory events to mark the 70th anniversary of Stevenage as a New Town.

There will be plenty for children to enjoy at the 57th annual fun day including bouncy castles, fairground rides, a petting farm, and a fire service demonstration. Dance groups will be performing in the main arena, and music acts will be playing on two stages throughout the afternoon.  

Mayor of Stevenage, Councillor Howard Burrell, said: “Stevenage Day is one of the highlights of the year for the whole family and it is extra special this year as we begin the celebrations for the 70th anniversary of Stevenage as a New Town. We’ve worked hard to put together an exciting mix of activities, performers, rides and tasty treats. There are plenty more attractions to be announced over the next few months so make sure you get Stevenage Day 2016 in your diary now.”

There are lots of opportunities for local people, groups and organisations to be involved in this popular event. For more information and an application form, please call 01438 242206 or email