During 2017 we are encouraging individuals, community groups and organisations to run their own events to be part of the anniversary year. There are three key points in the year when we want everybody to get involved, by running their own events (whether communities, businesses or charities) and celebrating in their own areas and communities.
At the beginning of the year we celebrated the Birthday Weekend, over 20th-23rd January, with over 40 events taking place across Milton Keynes and 7450 adults and children attending events. These included walks and trails, free taster activity, open days and workshops. You can still download the Birthday Weekend Brochure for information.
Over the weekend of 23rd-25th July we held Let's Party Like it's 1967. This weekend saw communities, businesses, groups and town and parish councils celebrating across the city, by organsiation and enjoying 1960s themed parties.
There were parties in streets, community centres and parks. There was dressing up, 1960s music, live bands, performance, body painting and much more!
The last city-wide event is:
MK50 Heritage Open Days - 7th - 10th September 2017
Experience Milton Keynes’ heritage at more than 70 free, history-themed events across the city and surrounding towns and villages. With hands-on activities and crafts, guided tours, exhibitions and performances taking place over four days, there’s something for all ages and interests. Admission is free at local heritage sites including Milton Keynes Museum, Bletchley Park (200 free tickets per day) and Olney’s Cowper and Newton Museum. Stay up to date by following #MKHODS on Twitter and looking at the MK Heritage Open Days website.