Ashfield District Council’s summer events programme is jam-packed with fantastic free events for everyone. The Summer of Fun is the Council’s biggest and most ambitious event’s programme ever. An estimated 100,000 residents are expected to come together at the Council’s events alongside dozens of Jubilee Street Parties.

The summer of events kicks off in June with the Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday 5th June, from 11am – 3pm, on Kingsway Park, Kirkby. Residents are invited to bring their picnics and blankets to the park to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. There will be background music, community stalls, giant garden games, inflatables, and a free face painter.

The Big Jubilee Lunch is followed by Titchfield Park’s Centenary Celebrations on Saturday 18th June on Titchfield Park, Hucknall. The Council will be hosting a huge fun day on the park for the anniversary of the park first opening in 1922! There’s a variety of activities and entertainment lined up for the event which runs from 1pm – 6pm, including live music from local bands The Spitfires, and The Jury Dogs; giant garden games; small funfair rides; stalls including food festival favourites Blondie Brownie Bakes, and Fig Tree; a taster session from Titchfield Park Bowls Club and much more.  

The outdoor cinema returns to Selston Country Park on Saturday 23rd July. The full details of this event. Once again, we will be asking residents to vote for the film they would like to see.

Hucknall High street will be buzzing once again as the Food and Drink Festival takes over on Sunday 21st August. There will be returning favourites along with brand new stalls for 2022, so far there are over 40 stalls lined up featuring the best food and drink producers from the East Midlands.

Sutton Lawn will play host to the brand-new event for 2022, Ashfield Day, on Saturday 27th August. Ashfield Day will be a huge celebration of the people, history, community, and future of Ashfield and will feature unique entertainment and music alongside Sutton’s outdoor cinema screening.

Councillor Samantha Deakin, Portfolio Holder for Parks, Town Centres and Neighbourhood Services said “This year we have a fantastic events programme. We have ensured that all the events are spread across the District to allow all residents the chance to experience a fun day out. We will release the full details of each event closer to the time, but we wanted to give residents a taste of what’s to come this summer.

“We know that the past couple of years have been tough and this year we are determined to have the biggest and best events programme yet!”

Ashfield District Council Leader Jason Zadrozny said, “As a Council, we pride ourselves in bringing our communities together. This year, our event’s programme is our biggest and best ever. These events are our way of thanking everyone who did so much during the Covid pandemic. There is something for everyone as our parks play host to our summer of fun.”

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