Save the date Watford fans – a Premier League promotion party will be held on Bank Holiday Monday.

The Mayor of Watford, Dorothy Thornhill, said a celebration for the newly promoted Golden Boys will take place on May 4 in Cassiobury Park.

Players and club staff will board a bus at ASDA in St Albans Road and travel to the park for a huge celebration including food, entertainment and live music. 

A big screen showing The Hornets’ final game of the season against Sheffield Wednesday will also be set up in The Parade on Saturday, subject to approval from the Football League and Sky Sports.

Mayor Thornhill said: “Hundreds of people have contacted me since Saturday and it’s of course appropriate we mark such a momentous occasion as it is a big piece of history for the club and the town.

“We are planning a big party, something a little bit different, with the Golden Boys at the heart of it. We want people to have a fun day.”

Watford secured promotion at the weekend and they could win the Championship title as early as tonight if Bournemouth lose to Bolton.

Mayor Thornhill hailed the exploits of Slavisa Jokanovic’s men and said the town will reap the benefits of Premier League football.

She said: “Watford is on the up in more ways than one – the team has been fantastic and will be mixing it with the best next season.

“That will make a difference to the town, as we will see the increase in footfall that comes with being a Premiership town.

“We, quite literally, will be in a different league and it’s about taking advantage of the extra coverage and encouraging the additional away supporters coming here to spend their money in the town.

“Our systems [policing, transport etc] are currently untested but we have been talking about it and we will make it work when the really big teams arrive in Watford.”

And despite the General Election falling just three days after the celebration, Mayor Thornhill – who is standing to become the town’s MP – has promised the party will not become political.

She said: “Timing is unfortunate, in many ways, as I would like to stand on the stage and publically thank the club and the players.

“But as it’s so close to the election we don’t want it to be taken over by electioneering. I am just pleased to make the party happen.”

The Observer will publish the event and bus parade times as soon as we get confirmation.