What Great Grimsby Day events are planned for this weekend?

Great Grimsby Day events

What Great Grimsby Day events are planned for this weekend?

Great Grimsby Day, on Saturday 22 January, is an annual event which celebrates the life and history of the town.

The town was originally founded by Vikings in the ninth century, with a population of just two hundred.

Its famous fishing heritage only began to surge when the Docks were built in the 1790s.

The Dock Tower was subsequently constructed in the Victorian era in 1851.

However, the town became a major port after the railway was created back in 1848.

Famous faces who were either born or lived in Grimsby include songwriter Rod Temperton, swimmer Haydn Taylor, actors John Hurt, Patricia Hodge and Cleethorpes-born Michele Dotrice, footballer Duncan McKenzie and many more.

To celebrate the town’s rich history and its people, Great Grimsby Day is set to host some spectacular, fun-filled events over the coming weekend.

Here is a list of some of the best events happening for Great Grimsby Day this year:

The Great Grimsby Day Big Clean – North East Lincolnshire Council

Date: Saturday 22 January

Volunteers, supported by the council, are set to do a litter pick to clean Grimsby’s streets, protecting wildlife and the environment.

The ‘YOU are Great Grimsby’ Art Exhibition – Docks Academy

Location: Docks Academy (above Docks Beers brewery), The Church, First Floor, King Edward Street

Date / Time: Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 January – 12:00pm till 6:00pm

Price: free (all ages)

Around 50 paintings, drawings, photographs, graphics, face painting, music, videos and more to be exhibited.

The Great Grimsby Day event will also see the bar and street food open as usual.

Grimsby Town F.C. / Bromley fixture – Blundell Park

Date: Saturday 22 January

‘Fill the Park’ vouchers available for season ticket holders and 1878 members.

Up to 20 free tickets for junior players or members available for local grassroots teams and kids clubs (who must be accompanied by at least four paying adults in the Osman Stand).

For more information on this Great Grimsby Day event, click here.

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