Cheltenham’s Midsummer fiesta returns to Montpellier Gardens for the 10th year and it’s bigger and better than ever!

Published on 29th May 2018

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Save the date - Saturday 7 July 2018 from 12noon to 9pm

Cheltenham’s favourite family fiesta takes place once again in the beautiful Montpellier Gardens. Entry will be free of charge with over 20 acts performing throughout the day including music, dance, theatre and arts performances for all ages.

This year's line-up is bigger and better than ever, with a diverse range of community talent and some of the best local names from Gloucestershire including The Revolvers and The Desperados across two stages. Music will begin at 1pm compared by Kishi De L’Allebone. A dedicated children's area will offer lots of free activities for youngsters including Circus Skills, the Music Man, Mini Professors, Gloucestershire Disco and sports coaching and games hosted by Cheltenham Town Football Club and Gloucester Rugby. Not to mention the Vintage Cars, train rides, fairground and much much more.

80 market stalls will offer visitors the chance to meet local charities as well as to purchase locally produced arts and crafts. And a free treasure hunt will give visitors the opportunity to learn more about the local voluntary community sector, as well as to win some great prizes.

Fiesta-goers will be spoilt for choice when it comes to what to eat with menus bursting with delicious options including traditional burgers and hotdogs to more international plates including Sri Lankan, Caribbean and French offerings. Two bars will offer a wide range of drinks including beers, wines, cocktails and soft options.

The event is being organised by the Midsummer Fiesta planning group formed of; Cheltenham Borough Council, Hester’s Way Partnership, Cheltenham West End Partnership, Studio 340 and The Cheltenham Trust. With Sponsorship from Cheltenham BID, The Jockey Club and The Barnwood Trust.

Louise Forey, participation and engagement team leader, says “The Midsummer Fiesta planning group are thrilled to support this fantastic free family event once more, we rely on sponsors, local support and volunteers to make the day a real success and we couldn’t do it without all their hard work and commitment.”

Volunteers for the event are always needed and key to making the event run smoothly. If you would like to support the fiesta by volunteering your time then please do visit our website for more information on how to get involved.”

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For media enquiries, contact: Jemima Lawson, communications officer, telephone 01242 264154, email

Photographers are welcome on the day.