Thousands expected to attend Surbiton Festival as it celebrates 21st birthday


The Mayor of Kingston will open the festival.


By Molly Kersey

Preparations are well underway for the Surbiton Festival, kicking off at Maple Yard Farmer’s Market at 11am tomorrow.   

Mayor of Kingston, Cllr Penny Shelton, will be opening the festival. The week long event, celebrating its 21st birthday this year, covers the whole of central Surbiton and boasts a huge number of activities such as a Gala Charity Masked Ball event, Comedy Chaser and three stages where live music will be performed throughout the day.

Thousands are expected to attend the Grand Parade and Street Market, a particular highlight of the festival. With over 150 stalls and events to keep both adults and children entertained, it is set to be a fantastic day out for all the family.      

Chairman of the Surbiton Festival, Bob Noble, said: Surbiton Festival is now in its 21st year and has grown and grown over the past few years. It’s a great opportunity for the whole town to come out and celebrate the town and what a great creative place it is to live and work in.

“Once a year local residents, local charities and local businesses come together with real community spirit and put on a show for everyone in South West London”.

Publicity Officer for the festival, Camilla Andersson, credited local people who got involved. “We could never have done it without the support and encouragement from local traders, residents and community groups. It’s been a joint effort for sure”

“We keep our fingers crossed that the sun will visit too but hope that not even the rain will keep people away, it’s just too good to miss this year.”

Photo courtesy of Kotomi_, with thanks.

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