Blacon Festival goes back to the swinging Sixties

17 June 2019

Music and entertainment will take centre-stage as a fun-filled community celebration returns to Blacon.

The Blacon Festival, organised by local social enterprise Avenue Services, is taking place at Queen Elizabeth Fields on Blacon Avenue from 11am-3pm on Saturday 6 July.

The annual summer spectacular is now in its 24th year and is recognised as Chester’s largest community-led festival, attracting thousands of visitors each year.

This year’s event is 1960s-themed and visitors are encouraged to dress for the occasion and take part in a costume competition, with prizes on offer for the best adult and children’s fancy dress.

Local schoolchildren will get proceedings underway with a parade led by the Karamba Samba band, starting from The Arches Community Primary School, on Saughall Road, at 10.45am.

Chester MP Chris Matheson will then officially open the festival at 11am, kicking off a packed day of family-friendly activities and entertainment including music, dance, games, stalls, a fun fair and plenty of delicious food and drink.

Paul Knight, Head of Avenue Services, said: “The Blacon Festival is one of the most anticipated events in our local calendar and we can’t wait to welcome residents along for another fantastic, fun-filled occasion.

“We have a great line-up of activities and entertainment in store for people of all ages and we look forward to joining the community in celebrating all the wonderful 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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