A packed programme of music and attractions await families to the St George on the Green event on Sunday (April 27).
Visitors will find more than ever on the green in St Peter’s Hill, including a festival-style stage with a mix of performers lined up to entertain aboard a huge trailer.
Also new this year are cream teas in the marquee, with background music by popular acoustic guitarist Nigel Truman. And to make life easier for mums and dads the Pinxton Puppets will be close by so they can relax while their little ones watch the show.
And fun for youngsters does not stop there – they can learn a new trick or two at Scotty’s Circus Workshop, whizz around on rides and have their faces painted. They can even meet the man himself – St George and his dragon will be mooching around the green talking to families as he passes by.
No celebration would be complete without the Allington Morris Dancers and Maids of Clifton, who will be dancing at times throughout the day. Also showing off their moves will be dancers from the Beth Cresswell School of Dance.
There will be plenty of opportunities to spend a few pennies at stalls along Petticoat Lane and at craft stalls in the Guildhall ballroom. Meanwhile, Grantham Museum will be open all day.
At 2.20pm, Grantham scouts and guides will set off on their traditional parade. They will set off from the bus station in Wharf Road and march along St Peter’s Hill and High Street to St Wulfram’s Church, and return following a service with a salute on the green by civic dignitaries.
Families are invited to line the parade route to wave and cheer along the hundreds of children taking part.
St George on the Green is organised by the Grantham Carnival and Events Group, with support from SKDC.