Family fun at the Lord Mayor’s Show

Published: Thursday, 16th August 2018

This year’s Lord Mayor’s Show returns to Cannon Hill Park on Sunday 19 August with a fun-packed, family friendly event from 11am to 4pm. 

The annual event, which raises money for the Lord Mayor’s charities, welcomes the new Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Yvonne Mosquito, who will open the show at 12pm from the main stage.

There will be live music and performances by local artists, including a gospel choir - Gospel Movement - with Digbeth Dining Club bringing some of their popular street food vendors and a bar.

Lego brick pits and a Master Builder from the new LEGOLAND Discovery Centre will be helping visitors get creative with their colourful bricks, and there will be exhibits from the National SEA LIFE Centre in Brindleyplace.

Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Yvonne Mosquito, said: “This will be an amazing, free to attend event in Cannon Hill Park on Sunday, which will also help to raise money for local good causes through the Lord Mayor’s Charity. With this year’s event featuring Lego and the Sea Life Centre, as well as Digbeth Dining Club, live music and much more, I hope to see record numbers attending to enjoy the day.”

There will also be plenty of sporting opportunities for children and adults to try their hand at rugby and netball with WASPS Rugby Club and outdoor activities such as bike rides and tennis with The Active Wellbeing Society.

As well as the food, music and sport, the Creation Station will be offering free craft workshops plus a climbing wall and face painting.

Local services including Fostering and Adoption, St John’s Ambulance, West Midlands Fire Service, West Midlands Police and Blood and Transplant will have recruitment stalls and activities.

This event raises funds for the Lord Mayor’s Charity Appeal – this year’s theme is ‘health and wellbeing’ – to help support a range of health-related charities across Birmingham.

Parking at the event is limited but Cannon Hill Park is served by the following bus routes:

1 (stop on Edgbaston Road)
35 (stop on Willows Road)
45 & 47 (stop on Pershore Road)
X61 & 63 (stop a short distance away on the Bristol Road)

Cannon Hill Park can also be reached by using the Rea Valley Cycle Route

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