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Blacon community festival is on its way

16 June 2016
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With the Rio 2016 Olympics just around the corner, residents of Blacon can look forward to getting into the party spirit at this year’s community festival.

The biggest community-led annual festival in Chester, organised by local social enterprise Avenue Services, is set to hit Queen Elizabeth Fields on Blacon Avenue on Saturday 2 July from 11am to 3pm.

What will residents see at Blacon community festival?

Dressed in an array of vibrant and colourful attire, primary school children from across the area will open the festival with a Brazilian-style parade starting at the Enterprise Centre, closely followed behind by a samba band performing music to provide a carnival atmosphere.

The festival will be officially opened by Chester MP Chris Matheson before a 30-minute musical theatre performance from local children, fittingly entitled ‘The Olympic Torch’. 

Visitors will be able to enjoy an exciting array of activities, including football tournaments, a children’s assault course, skateboard ramp riders and a fun fair. There will also be performances from singers, cheer leaders and American footballers, plus a children’s entertainer, including magic tricks and balloon shaping.

“Come along and get into the party spirit”

Paul Knight, head of Avenue Services, said: “This year’s festival is already set to be a big celebration, particularly as we’re joining in with the Olympic festivities. There are going to be such a wide and exciting variety of activities and entertainment on offer this year and we encourage the community to come along and get into the party spirit with us.”

For more information on the Blacon Festival, please call 0300 123 1741 or email Sandra.hewitt@sanctuary-housing.co.uk