Watford Borough Council has announced this year’s exciting line-up of cultural experiences and events for the summer.

There is something for everyone, with events ranging from music experiences to film showing, there are plenty of ways to fill your time over the summer period.

The council has funded the events so they are free and accessible.

Watford mayor Peter Taylor said: "I am thrilled to announce that we are funding another exciting line-up of community events and experiences for residents and visitors to enjoy this summer and beyond.

"With a huge range of activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy. By ensuring most of these events are free, we hope to make them as accessible to residents as possible." 

On July 15, Cassiobury Park will be hosting powerful performances of Hercules which is a gripping Greek mythology play with epic storytelling and visuals.

The park will host a heartwarming performance of The Ugly Duckling on 26 July, which is for both young and old audiences, with a tale of self-acceptance and discovery.

From July 24 to July 30, the Big Screen will be in the town centre showcasing a diverse range of films, while one will also be at Woodside Playing Fields from July 31 to August 6.

Watford Observer: The Big Screen is in the town centre from 31 JulyThe Big Screen is in the town centre from 31 July (Image: Watford Borough Council)

Music and jazz lovers will be able to enjoy July 30 as Watford will be hosting one of the UK’s largest free jazz festivals, Big Jiveswing Festival.

The event will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in the town and it aims to transport attendees back to the era of jazz, with many performances from acclaimed artists that will have everyone out of their seats and having fun.

From August 12 to 27, The Parade will be transformed into 'Big Beach' where visitors can enjoy a seaside atmosphere and variety of beach activities and relaxation for those longing for a coastal trip.

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Colourscape will be in Watford from August 19 to 28 and will be captivating audiences with the unique and immersive art installations.

August 19 is Herts Pride, Hertfordshire’s largest LGBTQ+ celebration. It will take place in Cassiobury park with celebrations happening all throughout the day.