What's On in Ashby this weekend: Two big outdoor events coming up

By Graham Hill

23rd Jun 2022 | Local News

Ashby Sport Fun Day attracted a good crowd to the Bath Grounds last year
Ashby Sport Fun Day attracted a good crowd to the Bath Grounds last year

Ashby is hosting two major outdoor events this weekend in different parts of the town.

Sunday sees the return of the Ashby Sport Fun Day - a FREE event at the Bath Grounds which unites the area's sports clubs.

After a successful launch 12 months ago, this year's event promises to be even better.

The day starts at 10am and you can come and 'have a go' at a new sport.

Ashby's sports clubs will be there and encouraging you to participate with a view to getting more people to get involved in recreation.

This year, a fun itinerary has been lined up, including martial arts demonstrations in the new Demonstration Showcase Area, croquet competition with Andrew Bridgen MP, a live boxing fight and even a wellie wanging competition! 

Clubs will also have a selection of prizes, goodies, offers and giveaways on the day. 

Ashby MP Andrew Bridgen will be trying his hand at croquet again

Food and refreshments will be available around the event as well as a fully licensed bar at Ashby Hastings Cricket Club.

There is no charge to the public for this event, it is brought free of charge by the volunteers at Ashby Sport and the member sports clubs, delivered in partnership with Ashby de la Zouch Town Council. 

Radar Event Services will be the compare for the day - and the event is sponsored by The Monkey Tree in Ashby.

You can find more details HERE.

Friday night sees another big outdoor event in the shape of Ashby Street Eat & Beats.

The food and drink event will be setting up in North Street from 5.30pm and the fun should go on until 10.30pm.

Organisers promise a worldwide selection of food and drink with plenty of variety - and there is also a DJ.

This event was meant to happen two years ago - but the pandemic meant it could not happen.

Now the organisers are back and have arranged three events for this summer - with two more planned for July and August.

You can find out more details HERE.

Just outside of Ashby, it is Blackfordby Open Gardens weekend.

There are 14 gardens open this coming Saturday and Sunday (25th and 26th June) for the return of the event.

It is all in aid of good causes and local charities and it starts at 11 am each day.

More details are HERE.

Brew in Market Street have more events planned for this weekend.

And the food theme continues on Saturday.

Say Souvlaki Street Food will be serving their delicious offerings.

The Loughborough-based outlet specialises in Greek food and you can try it for yourself on Saturday.

More details are HERE.

There is more live music with Brew's Lazy Sunday Afternoon session from 3pm.

This week, Kev Andrews, a hugely talented acoustic musician is playing his first gig at Brew.

You can find out more HERE.

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