We’re really excited to launch this new family festival packed full of music, art, dance, culture, science, heritage, river events and more. We hope to bring the streets of Chelmsford alive with a host of entertaining activities which will spill into a week-long, city wide programme of art & cultural events.


Don’t miss our opening carnival parade featuring Grapevine Essex Dance, Little Stars Circus, Morris Dancers, Indy-African Gems and others who will be showcasing their flamboyant regalia and get-ups, moves and cheer.

Stay tuned-in to our programme of dance, circus and music stage performances. Headlining will be the Trembling Wilburys, Malcolm Bruce and the Buzniks among others. A number of diverse dance performances will include ABCD Bollywood, Shortie Buck Fam and Regi Hybride (Criminalz crew), to name just a few. Little Stars Circus will perform incredible aerial circus arrangements involving aerial hoop, silks and trapeze.

If you’re a shopper and like distinctive, the Bearded Gypsys’s POP UP market will present an eclectic array of unique designers, artists and food stalls. Enjoy a choice of street food options or try Leon Lewis’s delicious range of vegetarian cuisine. Other street attractions include storytellers, comedians, face painting, yarn bombing, street animations and art, Mad Science and Hyve Dance Events workshops.

Check out this programme for a full list of events throughout the week. Most of the events are free – so let your kids be entertained while you enjoy the atmosphere and chill

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