Sheffield aims to be a summer tourist destination with a major festival
The majority will take place outdoors with markets, independent traders, food stalls, artistic and theatrical performances, and live music.
Council official Ben Morley said at an executive meeting: “These proposals have been submitted to our public health team to ensure they are not contributing negatively in terms of Covid.
“A range of activities will attract attendance to our district centers and our city center and promote Sheffield and attempt to establish it as a place to stay in the city. People don’t travel abroad, but vacations are more and more important.
“Funding will be provided directly to local businesses that will be involved in organizing these events.
“In terms of council contributions, this is largely external funding that we got and it’s around £ 750,000
“There are still negotiations to be done on some of the activities and we need to be very flexible with the funding we have, so this is not a single flow of council funding.
“We are dealing with government funding, EU funding, our own £ 2million economic stimulus fund and other pots that we have available to deliver this important program of activities which we hope will , will be a great success for the months to come. “
Division Street could be transformed into an “open-air avenue” with parts of the road closed to create a semi-permanent area for open-air markets.
A ‘Covent Garden of Sheffield’ is planned for Tudor Square while Orchard Square is home to craft markets, arts events and food stalls.
And the Leadmill is looking to create three acoustic music routes in the city center, Kelham Island, Abbeydale Road, Sharrowvale and Ecclesall Road.
Events are also planned for district centers including Walkley, Hillsborough and Firth Park.