It’s going to be a memorable Fourth of July weekend in Stevenage, with a star-spangled summer streetfest session planned for the town centre on Saturday.

A red, white and blue extravaganza of American-themed activities and entertainment is being laid on throughout the day.

There’s live music all day from the main stage in Town Square featuring top local artists, and there will also be a pom-pom shaking performance by the Camps Hill Cheerleaders, dazzling dancing from the Warriorz Performing Arts Academy and a medley of crowd-pleasing tunes from Sing Rock.

You can find the full programme online at

Also in store are a Buckin’ Bronco rodeo ride and American cop car outside HMV, fun and games with Twizzle and Twirl from 360 Play and face painting with Face-2-Face.

The fun continues on Sunday in Town Centre Gardens behind Bowes-Lyon House when a day out for the whole family is on offer

Events from 12 noon to 4pm including a dog show, meeting local community organisations and train rides through the park.

Visitors to the event, organised in partnership with the Friends of The Town Centre Gardens, can also enjoy craft activities, a Punch and Judy show and traditional games, including a coconut shy.