This from enjoykingsheath.com:
Hold on to your hats boys and girls because York Road is going to be transformed with the Kings Heath Street Festival! Bringing you a day-long celebration of everything that makes Kings Heath so unique, and boy do we have a amazing day planned… Also did we mention its free 🙂
So we are joining forces with the lovely businesses in Kings Heath to bring the community together for an end-of-summer bonanza like no other, and the vibrant area of York Road will be transformed with entertainment, outdoor bar areas, food and market stalls, and fun and games galore! Did we mention its free?
Welcoming in attendees will be the live and local music stage, situated at the High Street end of York Road, offering performances from the likes of;
Birmingham ska and reggae 8 piece band The Heels, the psychedelic musings of Exploding Sound Machine, and the jaunty indie folk melodies of Midnight Bonfires. Also joining the bill will be Drakelow, Eleanor Dattani Trio, Snooty Bobs, Affiejam and spoken word artist Casey Bailey, just to name a few. If you want to know set times please visit our Facebook event page.
The Kings Heath Street Festival will showcase the eclectic variety that makes Kings Heath so special and will ensure there is something for all tastes on the day. You can expect a large outdoor market area, which will bring together over 25 stalls exhibiting produce and wares from some of the best local independent traders. Here are few things to expect on the day:
Kings Heath Walk of Fame – Unveiling a NEW graffiti mural on the Ritz Ballroom wall // Veg Out – Selling freshly made Veggie & vegan food on a griddle plate // Loco Lounge – Serving drinks, milkshakes, fresh lemonades, prosecco cocktails, cakes and gluten free deserts // The Sun At The Station Providing acoustic acts between 12-3 & an outdoor BBQ, and Brothers Cider Stand // Oxfam Bookshop – Providing local books and have guest reading sessions featuring Poet Laureate David Hart // Kodak Express – Stall and Exhibition stand // St Mary’s Hospice – Fun activities for all the family // Sainsburys – Working with their Charity of the Year, All Saints Youth Project, and have a variety of aways // Balloon Away – Balloons and party wear fun // Mirrorstone Crystals – Offering a variety of alternative gift ideas // Vodaphone – head here for flags, balloons and sweets // Age UK Selling plants and raising awareness for one of their great upcoming projects // Easygym – Providing a variety of outdoor games including a Tug-of-war // Doodlesplash – Selling items from the shop // Hedshed – Providing hair consultations // Costa Coffee – Selling cakes and coolers // David Heel – Selling and exhibiting artwork and prints // Clarke’s Cakes – Selling homemade cakes, biscuits, brownies etc // Vicky Ann Stitches – Selling Embroidery, kids clothes // Scouts – Providing various pocket money games // Kinmos – Providing Outdoor Games and activities // Tots Play – Promoting toddler classes with a variety of creative play activities // Plus much more!
Many shops will be opening specially on the Sunday to join in the celebrations and will be providing a variety activities from face painting and traditional outdoor games, not to mention the bubble and water play AND a fun fair for the thrill seekers.
This will be the first Kings Heath Street Festival, and there are plans for it to be an annual event, so please do come on down and join us for this very special end of summer celebration in Kings Heath.
* York Road will be closed to traffic for most of September 7th for more information about the Kings Heath Street Festival head to our Facebook or Twitter pages.
Don’t forget we also have the MIGHTY “Kings Heath Experience“ competition running, worth over £200 and full of great prizes! Good Luck!