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15 totally bostin’ Black Country Festival events you won’t want to miss

It’s that time of year again - when us Black Country folk get together to celebrate everything that is just brilliant about being from our region.

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From Dudley to Sandwell and Wolverhampton to Walsall - there’s so many amazing things to shout about.

It’s over a decade since the first Black Country Day celebrations took place - and it just keeps getting bigger and better.

The official Black Country Day is this Sunday (July 14 - the anniversary of the invention of the world’s first successful steam engine near Dudley) but there are events running before and. Here’s 15 totally bostin’ Black Country Festival events you won’t want to miss:

DUDLEY COPYRIGHT MNA MEDIA TIM THURSFIELD 14/07/23.Black Country Festival at Black Country Museum..

1) Halesowen Cricket Club Beer Festival: Seth Somers Park, Grange Road, Halesowen. July 12. Visit Halesowen and try plenty of locally brewed craft ales and beers, or sate your palate with one of the many food trucks available.

2) Dudley Grand Prix: Dudley Town Centre. July 12, 4-8pm. Enjoy an evening of exhilarating cycling racing as riders take to the twisty and windy circuits of Dudley town centre. Watch as the very best of British cycling chase the gold medal in this amazing race.

3) Halesowen Fun Day: Somer Square, Halesowen, July 13. Visit dozens of market stalls, have your face painted in the Black Country flag colours and watch amazing street entertainers as you help celebrate the amazing Black Country.

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