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Staffordshire Day 2020
Fri 1st May @ 12:00 am UTC+0Free
Whats on for Staffordshire Day 2020?
Due to the global Coronavirus pandemic, we have made some changes to our plans for Staffordshire Day 2020.
This year, the programme is going to be online-only, so it will take place on social media and the Enjoy Staffordshire website.
There will be a host of activities to recognise our pride in our county, promoting our resilience, kindness and community spirit, which has really come to the fore with the incredible response to the COVID-19 crisis.
So, this year, on Friday 1st May, we want you to get online through live music performances, poetry readings, history talks, demonstrations and activities for people to get involved with at home.
Why not post on social media on why you love Staffordshire? You can download the Staffordshire Day logo by clicking on this link. Don’t forget to use the #StaffordshireDay hashtag!
If you have an idea of your own, get in touch and let us know at email@example.com.
What is Staffordshire Day?
Staffordshire Day is the day we celebrate everything we love about Staffordshire.
Every year on May 1st, Staffordshire comes alive with events of all shapes and sizes across the county, and loads of competitions and special offers from our great attractions, restaurants, pubs, and hotels.
Whether you love our captivating countryside, our thrilling theme parks or our eye-opening history and heritage, there will be something for you on Staffordshire Day!
It is a very special day for us. May 1st is the anniversary of our most famous son, Josiah Wedgwood, setting up his pottery company in 1759 and helping to transform Staffordshire into the centre of the world’s ceramics industry.
Now that is something worth shouting about!
The World’s Strongest Man, a world record, and more!
The first Staffordshire Day took place in 2016, the year the county turned 1000 years old, with everything from tightrope walking across Rudyard Lake to an artisan market at World of Wedgwood and a heritage open day at the Museum of Cannock Chase.
The day was bigger and better in 2017, with live music from local bands on the streets of Newcastle-under-Lyme, a new world record on the trampolines at Flip Out, and a vintage fair and tea dance at the National Memorial Arboretum.
Staffordshire’s famous faces like singing superstar Robbie Williams, actor Neil Morrissey and World’s Strongest Man Eddie Hall were among the thousands telling the world why they are proud to be from The Creative County.
We gave away overnight stays at some of our best hotels, theme park tickets, and theatre breaks, while attractions including Alton Towers Resort, Gladstone Pottery Museum, and the National Brewery Centre ran great promotions.
Come to Staffordshire on May 1st and join in the fun!