Victoria Park in Ilkeston has a whole host of events coming up over the summer meaning there’s no excuse to stay indoors when there is so much on right in the heart of the town. Plus, it’s all free.

A relaxing classical music evening on Sunday 25 August will see a harpist and pianist playing a variety of music on the Victorian bandstand. Limited seating available and the music plays between 6-8pm.

On Sunday 8 September, visitors can enjoy listening to music from the Salvation Army Brass Band between 2pm-3pm.

The fun continues with an afternoon teddy bears picnic on Saturday 21 September featuring a teddy bear hunt, games and entertainment on the bandstand and other free activities. The event takes place between 12-3pm and has been supported by local churches and community groups.

The Salvation Army Brass Band will be back to round up the summer season on Sunday 22 September at the bandstand between 2-3pm.

Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, Councillor Mike Wallis, said:

“What a fantastic line-up of events Victoria Park has to offer this summer. We are so lucky to have this beautiful Green Flag park in the centre of the town, whether you want a relaxing evening listening to the brass bands play or fancy a day out eating ice cream and dancing to the bands at Summer Sounds, there’s sure to be an event to suit everyone.”



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