Get set for family fun as Exeter Festival unveils its Funday in the Park
Published: 19 April 2019
Exeter Festival Funday in the Park is to feature a day of entertainment and activity for all the family in Northernhay Gardens.
Taking place on Sunday, 7 July, and sponsored by Princesshay, the focus will be on fun, dance, sport, leisure and activities.
The day kicks off with a screening of Mary Poppins Returns at 10am. People can buy tickets online and this will be the only ticketed event of the day.
From 12pm to 4pm, there will be a free four-hour programme of demonstrations on the stage, delivered by Legacy Leisure and dance company Capoeira Libertacao. There’s no need to book – just turn up and enjoy the fun.
A host of organisations are putting on activities in the park throughout the afternoon, including Exeter City Community Trust, Planet Earth Games, St Luke’s School, South West Athletics Academy, Committed Dance Company, Ride on, Tennis for Free, Active Devon, Devon Wildlife Trust and Freemoovement.
The Lord Mayor of Exeter will also be paying a visit.
A special Exeter Blue Boy trail will also be held on the day, a fun activity trial with things to find across the city to celebrate Exeter’s rich heritage and its famous Blue Boy statue.
The new Exeter Festival takes place over the weekend of Friday 5 to Sunday 7 July and features a whole range of affordable or free, fun activities and events including music and films in the park.
It all kicks off on the Friday, with screenings of the hit Queen flick Bohemian Rhapsody and The Greatest Showman, in the beautiful surrounds of Northernhay Gardens.
On Saturday local bands will be showcasing home-grown success throughout the day, culminating in an energetic fun, pop-filled evening sets from multi-platinum, chart-topping band The Hoosiers and the high-energy 10-piece band Joey the Lips, performing Funk, Soul, Blues and Disco.
For updates and ticket information go to www.visitexeter.com/exeterfestival or check out Twitter and Facebook.