Stevenage Day 2018: Families enjoy annual town celebrations

PUBLISHED: 17:17 19 June 2018 | UPDATED: 19:08 19 June 2018

Live music went on from 12pm until 7pm at Stevenage Day. Picture: Stevenage Borough Council

Live music went on from 12pm until 7pm at Stevenage Day. Picture: Stevenage Borough Council

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Waves of families turned out for the annual Stevenage Day celebrations on Sunday, which organisers promised would be “bigger and better than ever”.

Families enjoyed a host of entertainment at Stevenage Day on Sunday. Picture: Cave Art FilmsFamilies enjoyed a host of entertainment at Stevenage Day on Sunday. Picture: Cave Art Films

This year was the 59th town show at King George V playing fields and included live music from RockFest, Victorian seaside activites, farm animals and free hot air balloon rides.

There was more than enough going on at the annual event to entertain the children, from stalls, rides, bouncy castles and slides.

MP Stephen McPartland visted the Garden House Hospice Care stall while at Stevenage Day on Sunday. Picture: Courtesy of Stephen McPartlandMP Stephen McPartland visted the Garden House Hospice Care stall while at Stevenage Day on Sunday. Picture: Courtesy of Stephen McPartland

And to entertain the adults was a vast range of food and a licensed bar.

Councillor Richard Henry, Stevenage Borough Council’s executive member for leisure, said: “It was great to see so many people of all ages having fun together.

There was plenty of fun entertainment happening at Stevenage Day on Sunday. Picture: Stevenage Borough CouncilThere was plenty of fun entertainment happening at Stevenage Day on Sunday. Picture: Stevenage Borough Council

“The music and entertainment was superb and there seemed to be more community groups and charities than ever before. I missed out on the go-karts but enjoyed all the games and the beach area.

“I’d like to say a huge thank you to the staff, groups and individuals who did so much to make the day a success. I’m really looking forward to our 60th annual Stevenage Day next year.”

There was plenty of fun entertainment happening at Stevenage Day on Sunday. Picture: Stevenage Borough CouncilThere was plenty of fun entertainment happening at Stevenage Day on Sunday. Picture: Stevenage Borough Council

Live music from 16 performers provided something for everyone. Those included were 20-year-old country singer Georgia Nevada, indie-pop group Space Goat, singer-songwriter Connor Wells and The Voice contestant Tai.

Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland was there too, and said: “It is always great fun to support Stevenage Day and get involved with the activities. There is so much to do and worthwhile causes to support.”

There was a licensed bar at Stevenage Day. Picture: Cave Art FilmsThere was a licensed bar at Stevenage Day. Picture: Cave Art Films

Birds of prey were on display at the annual event in King George V playing fields. Picture: Cave Art FilmsBirds of prey were on display at the annual event in King George V playing fields. Picture: Cave Art Films

There was plenty of fun entertainment happening at Stevenage Day on Sunday. Picture: Stevenage Borough CouncilThere was plenty of fun entertainment happening at Stevenage Day on Sunday. Picture: Stevenage Borough Council

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