Rushden St George’s Day fun is first of many events

Zachary Pilkington delivers a blow to the dragon at last year's event
Zachary Pilkington delivers a blow to the dragon at last year's event

A celebration for St George’s Day will kick-start a series of events for all the family in Rushden.

Rushden Town Council’s events committee has revealed details of numerous days it has planned this year, starting with its celebration for the patron saint in Rushden High Street from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, April 18.

Entertainment will include music by the Cockney Pride Band, children’s entertainers Mad Dominic and Roger the Puppet, dancing by Northampton Morris Men and maypole dancing by Alfred Street School.

The town’s now famous dragon will also be there and there will be free face painting.

Other events organised during the year include Music In The Park on the second Sunday of each month, starting on Sunday, June 14. All sessions are from 3pm to 5pm in the Walled Garden at Hall Park and are free.

Following on from two successful years of Get To Know Rushden, the town council has decided to re-name the event as Rushden Party Week.

Events will start on Friday, July 3, with the soap box derby and Saturday, July 4, will see the return of Rushden Town Partnership’s Independence Day to promote what the town’s High Street has to offer.

Party Week will conclude with Party In The Park on Saturday, July 11, and the 6 Week Choir performing on Sunday, July 12.

The town council will provide funding for the week and a full programme of all events will be distributed to all properties in Rushden nearer the time.

Any organisations, businesses or groups who would like to put on an event for Rushden Party Week can get in touch with the council.

For details go to www.rushdentowncouncil.gov.uk.