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Great entertainment this July for all the family

An exciting month of events to showcase the fantastic entertainment offer in City of Wolverhampton kicks off on Saturday, June 29 with a celebration of Armed Forces Day at West Park.

Throughout July, residents and visitors will be able to enjoy family-friendly events, exhibitions, spectator sports, school holiday activities, live performances and much more.

The city’s Festival of Food & Drink is back, bigger and better than ever, on Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7 (12pm to 8pm on both days), offering an amazing weekend experience for the whole family. Enjoy the best of street food, a top selection of bars, an amazing programme of live music and entertainment and family friendly activities. Tickets are available at

Visitors can take advantage of a free afternoon of horse racing at Wolverhampton Racecourse on Tuesday, July 23; discounted tickets to the Speedway on Monday, July 22; and reduced prices to see comedy drama Educating Rita and Hair The Musical at The Grand Theatre.

Arts enthusiasts can take in the outstanding Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery (June 29 to September 1), and enjoy a live broadcast from the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Light House on Wednesday, July 31.

Music and comedy is in abundance at the Slade Rooms, and regional treasure Doreen Tipton will be giving her State of the Nation Lecture at Bilston Town Hall on Saturday, July 13.

Entertain the children at Wolverhampton Fiesta on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday 14 at West Park, and at the giant indoor sandpit in the Mander Shopping Centre from Monday, July 22, or celebrate 50 years of the moon landing by visiting Scifest at Wolverhampton University on Saturday, July 6.

Six weeks of creative holiday activities for all ages begin at Wolverhampton Art Gallery on Tuesday, July 23.

Free behind the scenes tours are available at Bank’s Brewery and Wolverhampton Grand Theatre.

Councillor Harman Banger, City of Wolverhampton Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: “Wolverhampton is a vibrant, thriving city with plenty to offer for all the family, every day of the year.

“There is something for everyone to enjoy this July from a range of weekend festivals to entertainment for all ages, tastes and pockets.

“I’d encourage everybody to look at what’s on offer – and enjoy some really great family days out in our wonderful city.”

Visitors can treat themselves to special dining offers including a Bottomless Prosecco Afternoon Tea at the Mount Hotel on Saturday, July 20 and scrumptious Indian cuisine at Anju’s Restaurant on three Sundays in July.

The entertainment programme has been made possible by city businesses who have come together to showcase what the city has to offer. Full details are available by visiting

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