Hinckley set to celebrate St George’s Day

Published Friday, 13 April 2018

Final preparations are now underway to celebrate St George's Day with a special programme of traditional entertainment in Hinckley town centre.

The bunting has been put up in the town centre, creating a festive atmosphere in readiness for the event that takes place between 10am and 2pm on Saturday 21 April 2018. 

There will be entertainment and activities for the whole family including Morris dancing, Punch and Judy, Jigabit ceiliah band, children’s crafts and activities, face painting, free giveaways and Snappy the Dragon. All activities are free.

St George and patriotic fancy dress is encouraged and there will be a prize available for the best costume.

As in previous years the Hinckley District Scouting Association will also be parading through the town with representatives and flags from groups across the borough totalling nearly 300 children and young people. The parade will leave Argents Mead at 1.15pm.

Executive member for Culture and Leisure at the borough council, Councllor Maureen Cook said “this is the 13th year that the borough council, supported by the Town Centre Partnership, have organised events to celebrate St George’s Day. It is a popular annual event that offers something for all ages to experience while enjoying the town’s shops and bustling market stalls.”