Dragon themed event to bring Broadgate to life for St George’s Day celebration

Broadgate will be turned into the home of mythical dragons as the city celebrates St George’s Day on Sunday 23 April with a free family-friendly event.

The event which is organised by Coventry City Council will run from 11am – 3pm and will have activities and entertainment on offer for families and children of all ages.

Puffalot, the stunning fire-breathing dragon, will be putting on a unique display for the audience as he roams around Broadgate with the Dragon Queen.

A storyteller will be sharing the tale of how St George slayed the dragon, brought to life with the chance to meet a St George character.

Youngsters are invited to bring along their toy dragons or cuddly dragons to the event to secure their place in the Dragon Protection League. All dragons are welcome to join the Dragon Protection League and those that do will receive a certificate to mark their status. 

Those at the event can also enjoy dancing from the Coventry Morris Men, have a go at balloon modelling, and experience other activities and entertainment.

Andy Williams, Director of Business, Investment and Culture at Coventry City Council, said: “We’re delighted to be hosting another free family event in the city centre this month. 

“Following the success of the Broadgate Farmyard over Easter where hundreds of people attended each day, I’m excited to see our very own Broadgate transformed again for this magical event to mark St George’s Day.

“Our dragon theme shows a unique take on this year’s event, but we will still have the traditional St George’s Day entertainment on offer for attendees to enjoy.”

See the latest events at www.coventry.gov.uk/events.