The Bower is a community event that dates back to 1145 and to find out more about its history click here. As well as the traditional procession through the streets of Lichfield, the Bower also has a selection of brilliantly entertaining activities to keep the whole family occupied. The Bower has a traditional street carnival which originates from the 12th century and consists of bands, floats and lots more. Lichfield's Beacon Park comes alive with lots for everyone to enjoy. Wander through the park and indulge yourself in the colourful array of fairground attractions, charity stalls, arts and crafts. Kids will love the play areas and the chance for an ice-cream treat! As well as all the entertainment, The Park also offers a fantastic array of food to suit all tastes, market stalls full of bag brimming, beautiful booty from the some of the best designers, artist and traders in the area from vintage fashion, home styling products, collectables, designer made goods for you, your children and even your even your doggy! Party in the Park takes place in Beacon Park from 11-5pm every May Spring Bank Holiday.