Plans for 'Big Party in the Park' in Stalybridge

Stalybridge Festival Committee has announced its plans to hold a 'Big Party in The Park' event in Cheetham Park.

The event is to be staged on Sunday, August 22, with the aim of holding the event to make up for the disappointment of having to cancel Stalybridge Carnival for the last two years.

Organising Secretary (Ian Cochrane) said when the decision was taken to cancel this year’s Stalybridge Carnival back in March, that the Festival Committee did promise that they were committed to holding a safe and memorable ‘Party in the Park’ event later in the summer.

Now a date has been set in the calendar for what is hoped will be a successful event.

The ‘park party’ will commence at 12 noon in Cheetham Park and will include live entertainment from 1pm. 

There will be a Fun Dog Show, various demonstrations and live music. 

There will also be a large family fun fair, hot food stalls and a good number of trader and community stalls.

The focal point of the arena will be a five metre high Maypole which will be used as a “symbol of hope and renewal” as we emerge from the Covid pandemic with NHS staff encouraged to attend for our public show of support for the fantastic work they have done in the last year. A two minutes round of applause for the NHS and other key workers will be led by the Civic Mayor of Tameside Cllr Janet Cooper  at 1pm.

This is an opportunity for everyone to come together, show their appreciation to the NHS and have a great day of family fun.

The committee will be unveiling more details about their ‘Big Party in the Park’ nearer to the date of the event - but for now make it a date for your diary and get ready to join in the celebrations.

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