The Tour de France may have been and gone in Yorkshire – but this weekend is shaping up to be another fun-filled cracker.
From family fun days and popular music festivals to summer galas and colourful carnivals, there is something to keep residents of all ages thoroughly entertained throughout South Yorkshire.
Beighton Gala takes place at the village’s Welfare recreation ground tomorrow and promises to be a great day out with hundreds of stalls and attractions.
Up to 8,000 visitors are expected at the event which begins with a parade to the showground, leaving Tynker Avenue at 11.45am, before the gala starts at 1pm.
Tracy Higginbottom, one of the gala organisers, said: “Not many things in life are free, but Beighton Gala is and we hope to see thousands of people in attendance.”
Sheffield Wednesday’s Owls in the Park event on Sunday is also expected to attract thousands of visitors.
The family fun day at Hillsborough Park will include appearances from Wednesday players, live music, a fun fair, World Cup-themed games and more.
Kelham Island Museum is inviting people to step back in time at its 1940s Wartime Weekend and vintage fayre.
Visitors will be given a taste of the ’40s with live music and dancing, vehicle and living history displays and vintage stalls, as well as a tea dance on Sunday afternoon.
Elsewhere tomorrow, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice hosts an It’s A Knockout competition at Dinnington Rugby Club, from 11am.
More fun can be had at the Harthill Carnival and Show from noon tomorrow, which features a village parade and shire horse show, while Sunday sees the annual Emergency Services fun day at the Niagara Conference and Leisure Centre, Wadsley Bridge.
Music fans are in for a treat as tomorrow sees the return of Matt Fest – an annual music festival in memory of Matt Cryer, who was killed in Greece in 2008 on his first holiday abroad.
Local bands will entertain crowds at The Birley Hotel, Birley, with funds raised going to The Star-backed Justice For Matt Campaign.
Meanwhile in Dronfield tomorrow evening, pop star Tony Christie will be headlining Party in the Park.
Revellers are urged to pack suncream and a reveller though. Temperatures are expected to soar to 24C tomorrow and 21C on Sunday, but some showers are expected tomorrow evening and Sunday morning.
n See The Star on Monday for reports from some of the many events.