Published on 5th July 2018

Children playing ball in front of the bandstand at Midsummer in Montpellier

With more sunshine forecast this weekend, head to the beautiful Montpellier Gardens this Saturday 7 July to enjoy the Midsummer Fiesta.

With big attractions, fun fair rides, music and dance acts, children’s village, escape room, a classic car display and lots more, including the ability to take part in Human Hungry Hippos!, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

Listen to live performances from funk-hip-hop-soul Cantaloop with their floor-filling swagger, dynamic riffs from Ten Tombs or ska music from The Revolvers and many other artists. There will be a wide range of dance performances including salsa and Zumba to join in with.

Visitors can enjoy delicious and tempting dishes and drinks at the bar and range of caterers wares, browse the stalls and displays.

Gloucester RFC will be at the fiesta to show off their skills, and there will be a chance to test the speed of your kick with a Cheltenham FC football speed gun.

The marketplace and activities will run from 12-6pm. Performances and catering will continue until 9pm. More details are available through the Facebook page Cheltenham Midsummer Fiesta @midsummerfiesta.

Louise Forey, council event organiser, says: “As always the fantastic live music line-up speaks for itself, but I’m especially proud of the family entertainment we’ve programmed.  We have go karts, a football cage, circus school, the mini professors and bouncy castles for our younger audience, so you’ll be able to spend a few hours soaking up the great music – and hopefully great weather – with family and friends.”

Cllr Flo Clucas, cabinet member for healthy lifestyles continued: “The fiesta is a brilliant demonstration of talent across all areas of Cheltenham. It’s wonderful that residents have this opportunity to attend and we hope that people coming will have a great time. With such a selection of activities there is plenty to appeal to all ages so, let’s have some summer fun!”

Volunteering opportunities are still available for individuals interested in a career in events management and hospitality, like more information about volunteering, please contact  Annette Wight, events officer email  [email protected]

Admission is free.

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