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The Great Get Together

15/06/2024

The Great Get Together

15/06/2024

Join us for the 10-year anniversary of the Great Get Together at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday 15 June

A crowd at Great Get Together leaning on a barrier and smiling

Get excited for this free community event held on the Park! Bring your friends and family and be inspired by music, dance, arts, sports and food for all to enjoy.  

You’ll be entertained by a wide range of fun-filled activities which showcase and celebrate the best of east London talent. Love live performance? There’ll be main stage acts for you to enjoy with music, dance, and everything in between. Then take part in a variety of creative activities and sports, from face-painting to sports day style events. If all that leaves you feeling hungry, we have lots of delicious food retailers on hand for you to pick something up from. 

With the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games just around the corner, what better time to celebrate the community and Olympic legacy of the Park? Don’t miss out on this jam-packed, free event.  

Register your interest now to get news and updates about the Great Get Together 2024 and first look at the activities and line-up.

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Event sponsor: Foundation for Future London

The Great Get Together is supported by Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund, funded by Westfield Stratford City and delivered by Foundation for Future London.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the Great Get Together about?  

The Great Get Together is a free outdoor festival taking place at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This is an annual event which was previously called the Big Lunch.  

The event will be a celebratory festival with a combination of live entertainment including music, dance, street theatre, sports activities, and workshops from a variety of local providers.

What are the aims of the event?

The Great Get Together aims are:  

  • To celebrate the community of east London and to welcome the community onto Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to experience everything the Park has to offer now and in the future, showcasing activities for everyone to enjoy.  
  • To inspire local communities, groups and organisations to come and join us in celebrating the vibrant community we live and work in.

When is the event?

Saturday 15 June 2024.

Where in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is the event?

The event is located in the south of the Park. More information about exact locations of stages and activity areas will be released closer to the event date.

Is everything at the Great Get Together free? Will I have to pay for anything?

Entrance into the Great Get Together is free along with all activities, performances and workshops. However there is a charge for food and drinks purchased from food stalls and retailers.

I require Blue Badge parking, where can I park?  

Blue Badge Parking is available at the following locations:  

  • London Aquatics Centre 
  • Copper Box Arena  
  • Lee Valley VeloPark  
  • Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre 
  • Timber Lodge Café (on street parking only)  
  • Blue Badge Holders are able to use all car parks without being limited to venues only. All holders are exempt from the car parking charges on displaying a valid blue badge on exit. 
  • Once you arrive at the car park exit, simply press the intercom button and one the Parking Services Team have verified your blue badge the barrier arm will lift. 

Is the event wheelchair friendly?

The event site is accessible for wheelchair uses and has been designed to ensure that level routes are provided across the whole Park.

Where are the accessible toilets?

Toilets located next to the Last Drop Café has 1 x Changing Places toilet.  

There are also additional accessible toilets installed as part of the event. These accessible toilets can be found:  

  • Near to the event information tent – located between London Aquatics Centre and London Stadium  
  • Mandeville Place

Will there be toilets and baby changing facilities? 

There is a dedicated baby changing space next to the Park Information Tent.  

There will be staff and signs providing directions to where the toilets and baby changing facilities are. 

Will there be an information point at the event?  

Our very own Park Champions will be running an information point which will be a hub information about the event.  

This will be situated on the bridge by the London Aquatics Centre.  

There will be dedicated Event Security provision onsite to be able to assist people – please look out for anyone in a high visibility jacket/vest should you need to get in touch.

Will there be road closures?

To facilitate the safe movement of people around the Great Get Together, a road closure will be implemented. More information will be released closer to the event date.

What are the expected number of attendees?  

We expect the event to be busy throughout the day.

Will there be somewhere quiet to go? 

The event is in the South of the park. The London Blossom Garden and the Great British Gardens are nearby spaces designed to be quiet restful environments.

Will there be food and drinks available?

In addition to the Park kiosks and other retailers, there will be a variety of concessions that refreshments can be purchased from. These will offer a wide range of food and beverage options with vegetarian, vegan and halal options.

Do I need to bring anything to the event?  

Just yourselves! You do not require a ticket to enter.  

Please bear in mind that most activities take place outdoors, so remember to check the weather forecast before you leave the house and be prepared for a range of changeable weather conditions. 

Will there be access to drinking water?

There is access to free water on site at the first aid point, in addition to this bottled water will be available to buy from stalls. There will also be water coolers available in the welfare areas.

Will the fountains be on?

The fountains will be on between 12pm – 4pm. Please note the timings of the fountains are subject to changes.

Is there shelter if it rains?

Whilst a lot of the event is open air, there are some activities which take place in covered marquees.

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