The Kings Heath Street Festival came back with a bang – although a smaller one than previously. Most events aim to get ‘bigger and better’ with every passing year. The Kings Heath Street Festival returned this year in a smaller appearance.
But one of south Birmingham’s much-loved events has had to start from scratch again after it didn’t even happen last year.
Increasing security costs were blamed for its cancellation in 2017 just days before the festival was due to be held.
And so the sight of York Road packed with celebrators was in danger of becoming a distant memory.
But the award-winning Hare and Hounds live entertainment pub was as eventful as ever.
The High Street end of York Road promised music from Skylark’s Choir to Flares, Young Culture, Dirty Old Folkers, The Bandidos, and Independent Country with a CircusMASH takeover at the far end of the road including afternoon workshops.
Some of the Caterers that showcased, included traditional Indian street food from Full Of Chaat, Plus, award-winning Chinese steamed buns from Dim Sum SU and Kings Heath’s own Esme’s Eats serving up Caribbean Food. Also The Bournville Waffle Company serving ice cream and waffles.
Town centre manager Martin Mullaney said: “We never wanted to cancel the event last year.
“It’s great for the area and loved by all who attend.
“The festival is a day of celebration of everything that makes Kings Heath such a great area.
“A lot of hard work has gone in to bringing this much-loved event back.
“We hope it will once again become a regular event for the area.”