Sutton Coldfield town centre to host day of Coronation festivities

Sutton Coldfield Town Centre is set to host a right Royal celebration to mark the coronation of King Charles III – with everything from music and food to giant stilt-walking palace guards and Royal-themed living statues. The Royal Town’s centre is set to host a day of regal festivities from 10am-3pm on Sunday 7th May, the day after His Majesty the King is crowned at Westminster Abbey. Organised by Sutton Coldfield Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID), the festivities will provide an opportunity to carry on the historic celebrations, in the middle of the Coronation Bank Holiday weekend, which runs from Saturday 6th and Monday 8th May.

Bid Manager Michelle Baker said: “Everyone knows that Sutton Coldfield has a proud ‘Royal’ history, so we wanted the town centre to reflect that heritage with a day of celebrations that offer something for everyone. “There will be spectacle, with giant stilt-walking palace guards parading up and down, along with some amazing regal living statues that will make a brilliant Royal selfie opportunity. “But we’ve also got a fantastic brass band to provide music and free face painting and balloon modelling for children. We’ve even got a ‘bubbleologist’, who’ll be popping down to put on a show. “And there will be lots of food and drink traders, and picnic benches along the Parade to create that street party vibe.”

Plus, on finding out that there will be no bunting in the town centre, the BID has stepped in to arrange and fund decorations along The Parade.

Visitors to Sutton Coldfield town centre on Sunday 7th May can enjoy:

  • Royal stilt walkers
  • Royal living statues
  • Living flower men
  • Brass band
  • Steel band
  • Free face painting and free balloon modelling
  • Bubbleologist
  • 20 food and drink traders
  • Picnic benches along The Parade to grab a seat and enjoy the day

The Coronation festivities are the latest in a string of events in the ongoing Visit Royal Sutton Coldfield programme, which aims to encourage more people to choose the town centre as a destination to spend time, eat, drink, shop and relax. Organisers Sutton Coldfield Business Improvement District (BID) are pledging many more throughout 2023, with eye-grabbing attractions lined up to bring people together in the heart of the town.

Bid Manager Michelle Baker said: “All of these events are funded by the town’s businesses, and are part of our plans to make Sutton Coldfield town centre a big attraction all-year-round. “Local businesses are investing in themselves and Sutton’s future – and we’re incredibly grateful for the way that Sutton people have backed their ambition.



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