The 22nd annual St George’s Day parade, organised by Stone Cross St George and supported by Sandwell Council, takes place on Sunday 28 April.
People who want to take part are asked to meet from 10am in Westminster Road, West Bromwich, and the parade will start to make its way to Dartmouth Park at 10.45am. The council has contributed a £1,000 grant towards the event, after organisers feared it may not go ahead this year.
After the parade has arrived at Dartmouth Park there will be an event to celebrate the patron saint including a funfair, a stage with singers and dancers and other activities.
Sandwell Council’s museums service is hosting a dragon-themed week at the Oak House Museum in West Bromwich.
On Tuesday 23 April from 12pm to 4pm there will be a free St George-themed craft events at Oak House where children will be invited to follow dragon footprints, meet real-life knights and create their own dragons.
The week continues with more dragon-themed crafts events on Wednesday 24 April and Thursday 25 April at Oak House from 12pm to 4pm.
Visitors are invited to celebrate St George at Manor House, West Bromwich, from 11am until 3pm on Wednesday 24 April at a Robin Hood themed family fun day with characters and adventures including outlaws, knights and maidens.
The event includes archery contests, knights and princesses, birds of prey, flower crown making and much more. Admission is 50p per person which includes a trail pack per child. Other activity prices will vary.
The week of St George themed activities comes to an end on Friday 26 April at Manor House Museum where where there is a themed quiz night. Ye olde England quiz starts at 7pm and will test knowledge of themes such as Shakespeare, St George, the Queen or even the Beatles.
The cost to enter is £1 per person and teams should be a maximum of eight people. Booking is necessary and those interested in entering should call 0121 588 2985.
For details of events go to Discover Sandwell – www.discoversandwell.gov.uk/events