Thursday June 27th 2019

Cliffhanger returns to the city centre

The city centre is about to be transformed into an adventure playground

Sheffield’s inner-city festival dedicated to celebrating the outdoors returns for Summer 2019, with another jam-packed weekend of adventure, Friday 5 – Sunday 7 July.

For the fourth year running, the event will be taking place in association with Sheffield BID and will see a host of FREE events and activities spread across various city centre locations such as the Peace Gardens, Barker’s Pool, Millennium Square, Devonshire Green and the Winter Garden.

The festival will bring the city centre Alive After Five on Friday evening in Devonshire Green with live music, activities and demonstrations.

Then on Saturday and Sunday, Sheffield will be transformed into a giant outdoor playground, with professional demonstrations and activities in sports including climbing, mountain biking, running, skateboarding, orienteering and much more.

The BMC British Bouldering Championships will also be returning to provide the star attraction of the weekend, where the nation’s stronges

t male and female climbers will battle it out on a purpose-built bouldering wall on Devonshire Green.

BID Manager Diane Jarvis said: It’s fantastic that the BID’s sponsorship continues to support Cliffhanger. The BID’s Busier programme is about boosting visitor numbers, driving economic growth and making the centre a vibrant location for both residents and visitors. Cliffhanger is a perfect example of events that can help us achieve this.”

There is no admission fee to the festival and it’s open to all ages.


Photo credits: Andy Chubb.
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