July 14th was chosen to mark the region's industrial heritage. July 14th is the anniversary of the invention of the World's first steam engine, the Newcomen Engine, built in the Black Country in 1712.
We want to get the whole of the world celebrating Black Country Day.
The main goal of Black Country Day is to create a sense of community in the neighborhoods where people live and work. We hope that an increased sense of community will lead to more personal involvement and more cultural, educational and social activities, which will create a better community and a better place for us to live.
Black Country Day is supported by The Four Black Country Councils: Dudley, Wolverhampton, Sandwell and walsall.
The day is surrounded by The Black Country Festival which take place throughout Juy.
Our committees focus on certain organisational areas within Black Country Day. Find out more about the areas in which the committees are active. Maybe you would like to get involved in one of them!