There are thousands of free events around the country for the public to get involved in, including choirs, DJ sets, classic music, rock and pop – something to suit all tastes.
One of the main attractions is set to be the concert being held in the garden of the Palais-Royal.
More than 250 people came to Lordship Farm Primary School’s Sundown Summer Social on Saturday evening, organised by the school’s parent-teacher association.
“These rides cost several thousand pounds to hire in just for a day so without covering the some of the costs in advance it’s a big risk to take,” said Tom Falding, who is leading on organising this year’s event.
“One of the most touching comments was from a little boy who said to his mum, as reported by the Swindon Advertiser, that it was the best day of his life.
"That really made us more determined than ever to keep this event going for today’s and future generations of children and young people to benefit from.” This year’s event will take place on Saturday, July 8, from noon to 8pm in the GWR Park.
“We’d like to say a huge thank you to all involved – our headmaster Mr Ben Parry for letting us arrange the event, the school staff, the raffle donators, the barbecue chefs, the hardworking volunteers and most of all the guests, who spanned three generations and came out in force on a beautiful Saturday night.” To find out more about the school, see lordshipfarm.uk.
To get an idea of the scale of the event, government figures say 10 million people have been taking to the streets in recent years.