PEOPLE across the Bradford district, including scouting groups, will celebrate St George's Day this weekend.

St George's Day is the annual day of remembrance for England's patron saint, who is said to have vanquished a dragon and rescued a princess centuries ago.

The Bradford South Scouts parade, which starts at 11.45am Sunday, will be led by the Queensbury Revolution Scout Band and will follow a route starting in Centenary Square. It will stop at Bradford Cathedral for a service and then follow the same route back.

Bev Dickinson, Bradford South Scouts district commissioner, said: "The whole idea of celebrating with a traditional parade is that St George is the patron saint of scouts, who was known for his bravery and courage."

"It'll be nice to do something like this which will see us all together as one big district," said Bev, who thanked businesses R Bunton ltd, Warrior Traffic Systems and Jess Wright Graphics who all contributed to some key last-minute preparations.

Meanwhile, Bradford North Scouts will have a district parade at scout campsite Blackhills in Cottingley from 10am to 11:30am tomorrow followed by a fun hour on inflatables to bring family and scouting groups together.

One of the organisers, Sarah Faulkner, of the ADC Cubs, said: "The parade will start from the top field down to the chapel, where there will be a service, and then return.

"It'll be the first St George's Day parade we've had since before lockdown, so it will be nice to celebrate togethers such a long time."

Visit Bradford also highlighted a number of activities over the weekend.

To celebrate St George's Day, free family activities will be hosted from 11am to 4pm tomorrow at the Airedale Shopping Centre in Keighley town centre.

Face painting, balloon modelling, a Punch and Judy show, arts and crafts and stilt walkers will be among the attractions at the event, which is organised by Keighley Town Council.

A St George’s Day special, featuring Rockney Rebels and Parklife, will be performed from 4.30pm tomorrow at Tickles Music Hall in Bradford

The Chas and Dave tribute Rockney Rebels will perform an afternoon session and a Great British Sing-along will take place in the evening, with Parklife performing their 90s Britpop tribute.

A performance of English youth ballet featuring Coppelia will be performed at 7.30pm tonight and 2.30pm and 7.30pm tomorrow at St George’s Hall in Bradford.

Open-air pool, the Ilkley Lido, reopens to swimmers from 10am to 4pm tomorrow.

The 10th Haworth Beer Festival will also take place over weekend, with sessions tonight, tomorrow and Sunday in the Old School Room at Haworth.

Over 20 cask ales and cocktails will be on offer and tomorrow night local band Rock Bottom Risers will perform live on stage.