Thousands of people enjoyed Dartford's first ever Big Day Out on July 16th.

Dartford’s first ever Big Day Out drew thousands of people to a Central Park basked in sunshine on Saturday.

Live music, a Celebration of Steam, Kids Zones and roaming entertainment were all warmly received by families enjoying the return of a big summer event to the park after two years of lockdown restrictions.

On top of free entry, Dartford Borough Council offered free ride vouchers, plus money off food and drink, to help families enjoy everything the Big Day Out had to offer.

Leader of the Council Jeremy Kite MBE said: “It was wonderful to welcome crowds back to Central Park for a big summer celebration. Things may have been a little different compared to previous years, but we had some great feedback from visitors who enjoyed everything the day had to offer.

“Setting up a new event is always a challenge, but it was great to see the community come together and enjoy a great day out in the sunshine.

“We have more great events to come over the summer, including the last of our Open Air Theatre and bandstand performances. Plus we’ll be releasing dates for the Outdoor Cinema very soon.

“I’d like to thank all of our partners for their brilliant contribution, including CohesionPlus and CelebTime.”

Published: 19th July 2022