Preview: St George’s Day Festival in Poole
Poole Council and Poole Tourism have teamed up with Immense Events to make this year extra special. The epic event, held at Baiter Harbourside Park (scroll down for a map), runs from 10.30am to 10pm on Saturday, 11am to 8pm on Sunday. So there will be daytime events families will love, as well as nighttime high-jinks that both tourists and locals will love.
It’s a celebration of England’s finest food and drink, as well as our entertainment. Food-wise, who can resist a hog roast or traditional battered fish and chips? And of course English ales will be flowing in the beer and cider tent all weekend. Choose from 10 traditional real ales and 10 real ciders.
Sticking with the family friendly theme, kids will love the Punch & Judy show and children’s rides. There will be face-painting, Morris Dancers, Medieval Knights re-enactments and a Falconry Display. Plenty of opportunity for some fun Facebook selfies!
The music stage will hold a variety of live music throughout the day aimed at all ages with tribute bands of great English acts including Madness, Oasis, Kasbian, Queen and, of course, the late great David Bowie.
What’s more, it’s a brilliant opportunity for local bands to reach a wider audience. Look out for Black Sheep, Krista Green, Just Millie and Si Genero, who was described as a ‘one-man musical whirlwind’ by Kylie Minogue when he appeared on The Voice. Scroll down for a video of his epic audition.
There will be fancy dress prizes for children AND adults – we recommend Angels Fancy Dress for Hollywood-rated costumes at great prices. Click the banner to browse and buy before all the best St George’s kit sells out!
Ben Dyas, from Immese Events, said: “We will be raising money for Help For Hereos with £1 from each ticket adult going to them.
“As this is the first large event in our area celebrating St George’s day, we are very exited! We would like people come out to and support it in the same way they do for the world cup or St Patrick’s Day. Expect a sea of red and white with lots of singing and dancing!”
Poole St George’s Day festival, April 23/24
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