Staffordshire Day is to return on Monday 1st May with a packed programme of events, competitions and special offers.
Organisers Enjoy Staffordshire, supported by Staffordshire County Council and the county’s other local authorities, are working on the follow-up to the hugely successful inaugural day on 1st May 2016, which featured more than 40 events around the county.
Last year, thousands of people attended events including A Day at the Lake, at Rudyard Lake in the Staffordshire Moorlands, an open day at Gladstone Pottery Museum in Stoke-on-Trent, and a spectacular light show at Lichfield’s Guild Hall.
A vintage market at the National Memorial Arboretum near Lichfield, the Lymelight Music Festival in Newcastle-under-Lyme, and the Norbury Canal Festival, near Stafford, with live music, market and beer festival, are among the free events which have already been organised for Staffordshire Day 2017.
There will also be a host of competitions on Enjoy Staffordshire’s Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/enjoystaffs/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/EnjoyStaffs) profiles, with attraction tickets, meals and hotel stays on offer.
It is hoped communities will once again put together their own celebrations to help show the world why they should visit Staffordshire.
Community events last year included a theatre performance at Woodseaves Village Hall and arts & crafts workshops at the Spark Children’s Centre in Burntwood.
Mark Winnington, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth at Staffordshire County Council and Vice Chair of Destination Staffordshire, who are backing the celebration said:
“Last year’s first ever Staffordshire Day was a huge success and this year we hope to make the day even bigger and better.
“We all know what a wonderful county Staffordshire is to live and work in but like last year, the day gives us the chance to shout this from the roof tops.
“Thousands of people turned out for last year’s celebrations and many businesses got involved making available some great offers.
“This year I want even more people to get involved and have a great day so get the date – Monday 1st May – in your diary and stay posted for some wonderful events.”
For more information on Staffordshire Day and how to get involved, visit www.enjoystaffordshire.com/Staffsday