Published on 27th June 2016

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The biggest free festival in Cheltenham returns for its sixth year on Saturday 2 July, from 12 – 9pm in Montpellier Gardens.

The Midsummer Fiesta has a range of entertainment and experiences for all ages.  Local music and dance performances will take place throughout the day, including local talent such as Subduction, Welcome Back Delta, Silver Sambistas and Variations Dance group.  There will be salsa, Zumba, and circus skills workshops to join in, plus football coaching with coaches from Cheltenham Town FC and wheelchair football with Saracens.  Children’s activities include bouncy castles and fair rides; den building, face painting, army climbing wall, arts and crafts and the Music Man. 

This year, three vintage fairground attractions will be offering rides – a carousel, big wheel and a helter skelter.  The market place will have 80 plus stalls and the classic and vintage cars will be on display.

There will be a range of bars and food providers, or visitors can bring a picnic and enjoy the entertainment.  Admission is free. 

Chairperson of the organising committee Helen Down said: “We are very much looking forward to this year’s Fiesta, which showcases the talents and diversity of our borough, and provides a free day out with friends and family, to celebrate our community.”

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

Visit for more information or contact Helen Down at [email protected] or 01242 774960.

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