Roll up roll up for the Blacon Festival

29 June 2018

Festival brings party spirit to Blacon

The party spirit is on its way with the return of the fun-filled Blacon Festival.

The summer spectacular, organised by local social enterprise Avenue Services, is now in its 23rd year and remains the biggest community-led annual festival in Chester.

This year’s circus-themed celebration is taking place at Queen Elizabeth Fields on Blacon Avenue from 11am-3pm on Saturday 7 July and promises all the thrills and spills of the big top, with acrobats, jugglers and much more besides.

Dressed in an array of colourful costumes, local primary school children will get proceedings started in style with a parade from The Arches Community Primary School, on Saughall Road, at 10.45am.

Chester MP Chris Matheson will officially open the festival at 11am, kicking off a packed day of entertainment and activities including more than 30 stalls, a fun fair, balloon modelling, theatre performances, music and dance.

One of the main attractions will see the stars of the Adam Brown Dance Company take to the stage at 1pm for a special performance sure to delight the crowds.

Paul Knight, head of Avenue Services, said: “The festival is always one of the highlights of the calendar in Blacon and I’m delighted to say that we have another fantastic, fun-filled event in store this year.

“Residents of all ages will be able to enjoy a wonderful array of attractions and we look forward to joining the community in celebrating all the great things that Blacon has to offer.”

For more information about the festival call 0300 123 1741 or email sandra.hewitt@sanctuary-housing.co.uk.

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