A film festival, artisan markets, InstaMeets and a host of activities in outdoor attractions are among the headline events for the annual Staffordshire Day celebrations on Sunday 1st May.

With less than a month to go, organisers Enjoy Staffordshire are encouraging businesses and residents to get involved with the first physical celebrations for three years by attending events and sharing images on social media with #StaffordshireDay

The theme is The Great Outdoors and there is already a great selection of things to do on the day, showcasing everything the county has to offer, but particularly green spaces and outdoor attractions.

Confirmed events for Staffordshire Day 2022 include:

A day of family entertainment in Newcastle-under-Lyme town centre, with an artisan market, children’s fair, and the Lymelight Music Festival celebrating local acts
InstaMeets in Leek and Tamworth, offering guided walks of each town’s most Instagrammable spots, lead by local experts
A vintage market at the National Memorial Arboretum, near Lichfield, including tasting sessions with the finest Staffordshire food and drink suppliers
A plant hunter’s fair at Weston Park, South Staffordshire, featuring specialist nurseries and advice on choosing the best plants for your garden
The Staffordshire Day Film Festival at the Mitchell Arts Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, to crown the winners of the Staffordshire Day Film Competition

Philip White, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member with responsibility for tourism at Staffordshire County Council said: “With only a matter of weeks to go until this year’s Staffordshire Day celebrations and now that the first activities are confirmed, excitement is really starting to build. The day is all about celebrating what’s great about our county and just how much there is on offer for visitors and everyone who lives here. We’ve been delighted with the way people have rallied to the Staffordshire Day cause over the last six years and I’m in no doubt this year will be just as good. “There’s a real mix of activities from InstaMeets, a vintage fair to a film festival, so there’s something for everyone.  This year’s theme is the great outdoors so it will be great to be able to get out and about to physical events following two years of virtual celebrations. We do have wonderful countryside and green spaces, and this is the perfect opportunity to explore it.

“Make sure the date is in your diary, Sunday 1 May.”

The Staffordshire Day celebrations are organised by Enjoy Staffordshire, the official tourist board for the county, with the support of We Are Staffordshire, Staffordshire County Council and other local authority partners. Full details of the 2022 Staffordshire Day programme can be found at https://www.enjoystaffordshire.com/whats-on/staffordshire-day

Staffordshire Day events and promotions can be submitted directly to the Enjoy Staffordshire website at https://www.enjoystaffordshire.com/whats-on/submit-event 

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