PEOPLE are invited to wave their flags with pride this week as the countdown begins for the 10th anniversary of Black Country Day.
The Mayor of Dudley is calling on people to make this year’s celebrations the ‘biggest and best ever’ after two difficult years during the pandemic.
The Black Country Festival runs throughout July and includes Black Country Day on July 14.
Dudley Council will fly the official Black Country Flag from Council House and Dudley Town Hall on the day.
Events are also organized in the borough.
Councilor Sue Greenaway, Mayor of Dudley, said: “It’s been a tough two years so we owe it to each other to make this year’s celebrations the biggest and best ever, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary.
“We will proudly fly the official flag from council buildings and I urge people to do the same from their shops, homes and other buildings throughout the borough.
“We are the historic capital of the Black Country – let’s show that pride throughout the festival.”
On Tuesday, July 14, Halesowen will host a family fun day.
The council’s Black Country Weekender takes place July 16 and 17 at Himley Hall and Park and features a 20-piece live orchestra at the Ibiza Proms event on Saturday July 16, with classic White Isle tunes from 3 p.m. .
The popular Musicom event takes place on Sunday July 17 from noon and will see 80s artists such as Go West, The Fizz and Roland Gift of the Fine Young Cannibals perform alongside top comedians.
The Brierley Hill Family Fun Day will take place on July 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Moor Centre, while the Sedgley event will take place the following day (July 31) at All Saints Garden from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Black Country Folk Festival takes place at Himley Hall and Park on July 31 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.