THE opportunity to explore your own town as a tourist is not normally possible with the busy lives people lead.
But organisers behind Gosport’s Big Day Out are encouraging people to take a day to enjoy the town.
The series of events on Sunday, June 2 promises to be bigger than the five previous years, with 37 venues open for people to have a good time.
Gosport Borough Council leader Councillor Mark Hook, said the day is fun as it leaves people wanting more because it is not possible to do all the activities in one day.
He said: ‘The nice thing about the Big Day Out is a lot of the facilities which normally make a charge open their doors for free for the people of Gosport.
‘It gives them an opportunity to see what is so good about Gosport, whether that be having a walk around a seventeenth century village or Explosion Museum.
‘It’s all the attractions that are available that actually the local residents tend not to actually visit.
‘It doesn’t matter which town or city you’re in, you never go and see the attractions within the town or city you’re in.
‘The Big Day Out gives them the opportunity to go out and see what’s good about Gosport.’
Cllr Hook added he hopes the new splash park at Stokes Bay will be open in time for the Big Day Out as it is due to open on May 27.
Events include Oomph! an afternoon of fun with musical instruments at Holy Trinity Church in Trinity Green.
There will also guided tours run by the HMS St Vincent Association along with the Masonic Hall in Clarence Road opening its doors to the public.
And High Street will see dance activities in the Falkland Gardens all the way up the High Street to Gosport Discovery Centre and the Local Studies Centre.
Over in Lee-on-the-Solent there will be a free historic waterfront walk and a chance to eat at the All Seasons
on Track event on the seafront.
Stokes Bay will also see a free non-stop vintage open top bus ride along the seafront to Lee-on-the-Solent and back.