Groups wanted for Mayor’s Parade

Annual event back again on Saturday 13 July as part of Barnsley’s first ever Big Weekend

Local groups and organisations are being encouraged to enter this year’s Mayor’s Parade – part of Barnsley’s first ever Big Weekend.

A highlight of the year, the Mayor’s Parade draws in thousands of people into the town centre – and this year’s event promises to be one of the best yet.

This year’s theme is Town Spirit – and while entrants are encouraged to embrace the Town Spirit theme, all ideas are welcome.

Entries are already coming in thick and fast– but more are needed to make this year’s parade one to remember.

The Mayor of Barnsley, Cllr Pauline Markham, said: “The Mayor’s Parade is all about celebrating the best of Barnsley and I can’t wait to see this year’s entries, which I’m sure will be fantastic.

“The parade provides an excellent opportunity for local organisations to promote what they do to the thousands of people who attend.

“It’s a brilliant way for businesses and groups to show their creativity and also raise awareness of what they do. With lots of wonderful things to see this year as part of Barnsley’s Big Weekend, I’m sure it will be a great day out for all.”

Entry forms for the parade can be requested by emailing:   

This year’s Mayor’s Parade is part of a jam-packed weekend of entertainment in Barnsley town centre as part of Barnsley’s Big Weekend.

The action kicks off from 10am on Saturday 13 July, with the official opening of Library @ the Lightbox.

The state-of-the-art Lightbox is the first new build of The Glass Works. Set over four floors and fully accessible, it features cutting-edge technology including virtual reality, sensory rooms for people with autism, support groups for people with dementia and a multi-purpose event space. A rooftop terrace, adjacent restaurant and a traditional library offer are other standout features.

The action continues into Sunday with Barnsley town centre’s first ever 5k run and fun run, Destination Barnsley International Festival and Pride Barnsley. More details will be announced soon.

For more information on Barnsley’s Big Weekend – including how to get involved – visit Love Barnsley Town Centre on Facebook.

This news is linked to Town Spirit. When it comes to Barnsley town centre, want people to #LoveIt as we continue to #BuildIt.

We’re committed to making Barnsley better; creating a vibrant, family-friendly town centre, full of opportunity and potential. #OwnIt by visiting Barnsley town centre regularly, spending your money locally, attending events and positively promoting your town.

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