Published on 27th May 2014

A man in a checked shirt singing into a microphone

Cheltenham’s largest free fiesta is returning to Montpellier Gardens on Saturday 5 July.

The event is expected to attract thousands of visitors and the Midsummer Fiesta organisers are calling for more volunteers to help on the day.

As they play such a crucial role in making the fiesta a success, volunteers are needed for setting up the venue, helping with children’s activities and marshalling vehicles on and off site. Volunteers will be invited to a briefing session before hand where they will receive a Midsummer Fiesta t-shirt and meal vouchers. Snacks and drinks will also be available throughout the day.

There are also stalls available for hire. Due to the thousands of people that have attended in previous years, local businesses, charities and public sector organisations have found the event a great way to reach out to the people of Cheltenham.

The Midsummer Fiesta has new attractions to showcase this year, including a tethered hot air balloon which will be giving rides throughout the day. Other attractions include:

  • A children’s village
  • Circus skills
  • Go-karting
  • Face painting
  • A petting zoo
  • Classic and vintage cars
  • Fairground rides
  • Football and tennis training
  • Free running
  • Live music
  • Dance demonstrations
  • A marketplace

Helen Down, participation and engagement team leader says: “There is always a great atmosphere and team spirit at the Fiesta.  We are reliant on our volunteer team to make the event happen and past volunteers of all ages have always enjoyed the day.”

For anyone able to spare a couple of hours to volunteer between the times of 8am and 10pm on Saturday 5 July, contact Helen by email: [email protected] or telephone 01242 774960.

People wanting to volunteer can also find out more information on the Midsummer Fiesta website.

If you want to hire a marketplace stall, contact Bernice Thomson on email: [email protected] or telephone: 01242 692112.

More information on stalls can also be found on the Midsummer Fiesta website.


For press enquiries, contact: Tom Wheatly, web and communications apprentice, email: [email protected] or telephone 01242 775192.