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Here's what March Summer Festival has to offer this weekend

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March’s hugely-popular Summer Festival takes place at the town’s West End Park from tomorrow (Friday) to Sunday.

Flashback: March Carnival Parade. (11525256)
Flashback: March Carnival Parade. (11525256)

The 20th annual festival programme will provide music and activities to appeal to all ages and tastes.

In addition to music and dance, over the weekend there’s a gala parade featuring floats and walkers, classic cars, children’s fancy dress, fairground rides and bouncy castles, children’s entertainment, a dog show, wrestling – and even a soap box derby!

Throughout the weekend refreshments will be available.

The March Summer Festival is run by a committee made up of volunteers representing various groups, associations and organisations within the town.

Marcus Phillips, chairman of the Festival, said: “Once again I believe that there is something for everyone at this year’s Festival.

“From all the committee, I would like to thank everyone involved with the festival and wish all of you a fantastic weekend.”

March Summer Festival, a major community event, has been running alongside the March Lions Club Gala, in its present format, since the year 2000.

The gala, a charity fund-raising event, with a variety of stalls provided by numerous local organisations and traders, has been an annual fixture in the town calendar since the early 1990s.

The festival is supported by March Town Council and Fenland District Council.


Rock In The Park (organised by Tom Harlock)

6.30pm Jess Davis

6.55pm Maria Marr

7.25pm Ben McCarthy

8pm Dredger

8.50pm Ctrl C

9.45pm End


From 11am March Lions Gala

Charity stalls and traders (in the park)

Noon Classic vehicle parade leaves City Road car park followed by the Carnival Parade and floats.

1.45pm Opening of gala and presentation of trophies for parade

2pm Fancy dress competition – Space Travel and Aliens theme.

2.30pm Lisa Dickinson’s “Dance Mania”

3.05pm Burrowmoor School Country Dance

3.30pm The Casey Academy of Irish Dance

3.55pm Urban Dance Academy

Pop In The Park

4.35pm MADAOS

5.40pm Catch 22

6.45pm Walkway

8pm Coldplace

9.30pm End

Other activities, at the end of the Park:

From 1pm Classic car display

4pm-9pm Dance tent


Picnic In The Park (on the stage)

1pm FMCA Orchestra

1.45pm March Ukulele & Can’t Sing Choir

2.45pm Pennyless

3.45pm Lenny Stone Band

4.45pm Morganway

5.45pm Grand prize draw

6.15pm Superstition

7.45pm End

Family activities near the Bandstand

1pm-3.30pm Adrian Ley – Circus Skills Workshop

Friends of Rings End Nature Reserve activities

Paper-Chain balloon modelling

Colouring competition (presentation of prizes 17.15 approx)

Face Painting (there will be a small charge for this)

Bamboogie Magic

Other activities, at the end of the Park:

From 11pm Fun Dog Show

From 1pm DOA Wrestling

From 2pm Soap Box Derby

n Please note: All timings are approximate and subject to change

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