An exciting 22 day programme of events kicks off on Tuesday to showcase the best ways to 'Enjoy Wolverhampton'.

Partners and businesses across the City of Wolverhampton have come together to entice residents and visitors of all ages with a variety of free or purse friendly activities and offers between Tuesday 26 June and Tuesday 17 July.

The highlights from a host of free events are the flagship Festival of Food & Drink on Saturday 7 July and Sunday 8 July (12pm to 8pm on both days), an afternoon of horse racing at Wolverhampton Racecourse on Monday 2 July or Tuesday 10 July, and family entertainment at Armed Forces Day in Queen Square on Saturday 30 June.

Tap into the city's arts offering by taking in this summer's major Viking Heroes exhibition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, shows at Newhampton Arts Centre, Arena Theatre, and cinema screenings at the Light House.

Music and dance lovers can enjoy the Kaiser Chiefs at Wolverhampton Racecourse on Saturday 1 September; Banstock Acoustic Music Festival at Bantock House on Saturday 7 July, when Miles Hunt will be performing; Wolverhampton Songwriters' Country Nights at Bantock Tractor Shed on Saturday 30 June; Young People's Music Concert at Wolverhampton Art Gallery on Friday 29 June and Friday 13 July; and live rock at the Slade Rooms on Friday 6 July and Friday 13 July.

Wolves Speedway also have a discount offer to see an evening of British Speedway League racing at the Ladbroke Stadium on Monday 9 July.

For those looking to get active, WV Active Bilston-Bert Williams has a range of free activities available at its 'Fitness Fest' on Saturday, July 14.

There are also a range of special city offers and city centre deals to take advantage of. So, sample Wolverhampton at its best, browse the city's shops and indulge yourself in the restaurants, cafes and bars.

Councillor John Reynolds, City of Wolverhampton Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "Wolverhampton is a vibrant, thriving city with plenty to offer every day of the year.

"For 22 days this summer there is even more on offer and it is a great way to sample places you might not normally think of visiting.

"There's something for people of all ages to enjoy and many family friendly events.

"Try out the famous Bank's beer on a brewery tour or get your creative juices flowing drawing or sculpting. Try a new experience and watch the very best speedway riders in Wolverhampton or whet your musical appetite with a concert or band. If laughter or fitness is your thing - it's covered too!"

Wolverhampton BID Director, Cherry Shine added: "There are so many reasons to visit the city centre throughout the summer with a full range of events, places to visit, fun activities, and days out.

"Alongside a great range of your favourite brands and independent shops, there are beauty salons, eateries, pubs and bars with so many ways you can enjoy Wolverhampton.

"Why not take advantage of the great city centre offers available and find out more about what our city has to offer?"

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  • released: Thursday 21 June, 2018