Headline Events

Interesting conversations are currently taking place across the city about big events to celebrate the 50th anniversary - these events will be inclusive and will offer everyone a chance to be part of the celebrations.

We can't reveal much information now - you will have to wait for further announcements, but here are a few things we do know about:

MK50 Exhibition: A New City Comes to Life

Our 2017 celebrations will kick off with a major free exhibition (10th - 23rd January) that tells the story of the UK’s most successful new city and showcases everything Milton Keynes. From dinosaur bones to driverless cars; from Stone Age nomads to the digital generation; from farms, sleepy villages and Victorian railway towns to a vibrant regional economic and cultural powerhouse of 260,000 people. Click here to learn more.

Heritage Festival

Taking over one of our green spaces, a Heritage Festival with re-enactments, performance, film and a marketplace is being planned for summer 2017.

October Celebration

For MK50 and City Club, The Stables are producing an outdoor celebration working with national arts company, Walk the Plank.