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This June, residents and visitors can look forward to the return of Stevenage Day as a live event in the town for the first time since 2019.

To be held at King George V Recreation Ground on 12 June, Stevenage Day will be the largest free event of its kind in Hertfordshire and comes as a much anticipated festivity by local people following the two years of the pandemic.

Attracting over 30,000 people in 2019, the theme for 2022 will be re-imagining Stevenage with a specific focus on arts and culture in our community, the Queen’s Jubilee and the Commonwealth Games.

With a variety of specialist food vendors and over 200 stalls dedicated to charities, voluntary organisations and local businesses, there will be a series of free, fun activities for a variety of ages. Stevenage Day will also include a main performance area and the twin stages of Rock in the Park, supported by the Practice Roomz recording studio. The event has also just been given a boost by a grant from the Arts Council to support the cultural entertainment to be featured at Stevenage Day.

Stevenage Borough Council is also working with local and regional partners to introduce a new major arts programme, which will celebrate the diversity of our community and its culture and creativity. The events will include:

  • Storytelling and a craft tent
  • A carnival parade with live music
  • An interactive zone for local artists to offer creative workshops and promote their work
  • A world music programme

Mayor of Stevenage, Councillor Sandra Barr said: “Excitement is building ahead of this year’s Stevenage Day, all the more so as this is our first as a town since 2019. Residents and visitors of all ages will find something they can look forward to on the day. It’s a great opportunity for local people to come together and have fun. Perhaps most of all, this year's event will give a significant boost to our local charities now they can benefit from face to face contact with people once more after the last two difficult years of the pandemic.”

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