Macclesfield will be celebrating St George’s Day on Sunday 14th April this year, with an event being specially organised by Macclesfield Town Council.
The celebrations are taking place earlier than usual because the weekend closest to the official date (23rd April) would cause a clash with other events taking place during the Easter bank holiday period (20th-22nd April).
People in Macclesfield won’t need to travel far to find St George’s Day activities. The market place will be the centre of the patriotic family fun to commemorate England’s patron saint.
There will be a special appearance by St George and the dragon, plus a birds of prey display, face painting, live traditional folk music, cricket, table football, golf games, juggling tips.
Other actives include an England quiz, ice cream stnad, hot food, sweets and a fantastic opportunity for children to take part in a knight’s training session.
All activities are free to take part in.
The event will take place from 11am until 2.30pm, followed by a St George’s Day parade.
The parade sets off from Chestergate and heads to the United Reformed Church at Park Green.
The church service begins at 3pm and everyone is welcome, though space is limited.
People who come along to the event are encouraged to enter into the patriotic spirit of the occasion by dressing in red and white.
If children would like to take part in the knight’s training school, all they need to do is bring along a toy sword with them.
Macclesfield Town Council events officer Helena Gowler said: “Dig out the chainmail and bring your children along so they can learn the dragon slaying skills of St George.”