The biggest free festival in Cheltenham returns for its fifth year

Published on 1st July 2015

People in Montpellier Gardens

Saturday 4 July, 12pm-9pm, Montpellier Gardens

Midsummer Fiesta in Montpellier will run from midday until 9pm in Montpellier Gardens this Saturday and features a wide range of entertainment and experiences for all ages. Visitors can enjoy a range of music and dance performances from local talent, and join in with salsa and zumba workshops. There will be a lot of activities for children and babies; bouncy castles and fair rides; sports stations to have a go at different games, including wheelchair football with Saracens; and demonstrations by multi world record holding football freestyler, Daniel Cutting.

A tethered hot air balloon will offer spectacular views over Montpellier, weather permitting. The marketplace is the biggest in recent years, with almost 100 stalls, and the classic cars will be on display.

Visitors can take advantage of the range of bars and catering, or take a picnic and enjoy the entertainment.  Admission is free.

Chairperson of the organising committee, Helen Down, said: “Interest has been higher than ever this year. We have over 7,500 people on the facebook listing, and the market place is the largest we have had to date. The Fiesta brings together the talents and diversity of our borough, and gives the town a free day out with friends and family, to celebrate the community that we live in.”

Midsummer Fiesta is a not for profit event organised by Cheltenham Borough Council, Cheltenham West End Partnership, Hester Way Partnership and Studio340, and supported by a large team of volunteers.


For press enquiries contact: Katie Sandey, communications team leader, telephone 01242 264154, email: katie.sandey@www.cheltenham.gov.uk