Cheltenham’s Midsummer fiesta returns to Montpellier Gardens and it’s bigger and better than ever!

Published on 26th June 2019

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

Saturday 6 July 2019 12 noon to 9pm - Cheltenham’s favourite family fiesta takes place once again in the beautiful Montpellier Gardens.

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 main stage headliners Kingsley and the Occupation. The bandstand stage kicks off at 1pm with Mash Up Samba and the main stage at 2pm with Ripcords.

A dedicated children's area and big top tent will offer lots of free activities for youngsters including Walking Dinosaurs with egg hatchings, 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, Go karts, fairground rides and much much more.

Over 60 local businesses and charities will have market stalls providing visitors the chance to purchase local produce and artisan crafts. Fiesta-goers will be spoilt for choice when it comes to menu choice. Bursting with delicious options for all tastes from poshdogs, burgers, vegan and vegetarian options, Sri Lankan, crepes, wraps. Three bars will offer a wide range of drinks including beers, wines, a Pimms and rum bar and soft options.

 

There will be fiesta prizes up for grabs if visitors can find pigeons hidden at the stalls and find their names. Prizes include: Three month adult and junior membership of Leisure At, free tickets to Hollywood Bowl, Funky Warehouse, Cotswold Farm Park and Airborne Trampoline Park and Paint Yourself Pottery activities.

The event is being organised by the Midsummer Fiesta planning group including: Hesters Way Partnership, Cheltenham West End Partnership, Cheltenham Borough Council and The Cheltenham Trust. With sponsorship from Cheltenham BID, The Jockey Club and Tesco Bags of Help.

No Child Left Behind will be also be there kicking off their #PhysicallyActive challenge. Come and find their stall to discover more about the challenge and what you can do to support the NCLB year of action.

Louise Forey participation and engagement team leader said: “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”

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!”

Follow all the updates: www.midsummerfiesta.com, Facebook @midsummerfiesta and Twitter @midsummerfiesta


For media enquiries, contact: communications, telephone 01242 264154, email communications@cheltenham.gov.uk

Note: Photographers are welcome on the day.