Thousands turned out to bask in summer sunshine at carnivals in Stourbridge and Halesowen over the weekend.
Funfairs, parades, dancing and live music, no holds barred wrestling, wild bird displays and a street market were just some of the attractions on offer at the long-running borough events.
Halesowen Carnival took place at Highfields Park on Saturday, with Stourbridge Carnival in the High Street and town centre on Sunday. Both were part of the month-long Black Country Festival, with many more events taking place throughout July.
Councillor Alan Taylor, The Mayor of Dudley, said:
Both carnivals were absolutely fantastic events.
The organisers did a brilliant job in both Stourbridge and Halesowen, there was just so much to see and do.
I’m really looking forward to seeing the festivities continue throughout the month, and am particularly looking forward to the celebrations in Dudley town centre on Black Country Day itself on Saturday July 14.
Running from June 30 to July 29, the Black Country Festival – now in its fifth year, promises to be the biggest and best yet, with dozens of events taking place across the region. Fun days, carnivals, festivals, golf tournaments, transport shows and many more activities are lined up during the month.
Black Country Day itself (July 14) falls on a Saturday this year and to mark the occasion a large family fun day will be held in Dudley town centre.
Running from 10am to 5pm, the event will see live entertainment on Stone Street Square, a radio roadshow in the market place and market stalls and a display of vintage cars and motorcycles along Stone Street Square.