Dragons and knights coming to Broadgate for St George’s Day events

Dragons and knights are coming to Broadgate for St George’s weekend. The free, family-friendly events will be held in Coventry city centre to mark the patron saint of England’s day.

On Saturday, April 20, you can expect comedy performances from the Damsels in Distress who will be roaming around Broadgate on the back of their mischievous dragons. Make sure to hold on to your Prince Charmings as they are on the hunt for their own.

A knight and his unfaithful peasants will also be parading the city centre along with music from the Brass Band of Central England throughout the day. Saturday’s event will start at 11am and end at 3pm.
Those in Broadgate on Tuesday, April 23, from 12pm – 2:30pm can enjoy a jig with the Coventry Morris Men and ‘Smoked the dragon’ who invites all young knights, warrior maidens, princes and princesses to join them. Make sure not to miss out on a photo with St George too.

The events which are organised by Coventry City Council are suitable for families and children of all ages.

Andy Williams, Director of Regeneration and Economy at Coventry City Council, said: “We’re delighted to be holding free family-friendly events to celebrate St George’s Day in the heart of the city later this month.
Those in the city centre will be able to enjoy the activities, watch performances from our entertainers themed for St George’s Day or simply enjoy the brass band music whilst passing through Broadgate.

“Hundreds of visitors joined us for last year’s celebrations and I’m excited to see our very own Broadgate transformed again to mark St George’s Day.”