year of events in Burnham-On-Sea unveiled by local groups
busy programme of more than 70 public events has been uneviled
in Burnham-On-Sea this week by local organisers.
new 2015 programme of events is available
to download here and was unveiled during a meeting of event
organisers on Monday (January 5th), overseen by Burnham's Tourism
Manager Ian Jefferies and Town Centre Manager Beverley Milner
Burnham's new events in 2015 will be a series of Vintage &
Artisan outdoor markets to be held in Burnham's town centre on
unique new family event will also be the World Paper Aeroplane
Championships, to be held for the first time in Burnham High Street
on June 21st!
of family events are also set to be held over the next 12 months
on the beach, in the town centre and in local parks for residents
long-running Festival of the Arts will be held at The Princess
Theatre in Burnham from 5th-10th March.
68th annual event, right, will see hundreds of entries
from across the south west competing in dance, speech and drama
Beer Festival returns to the town's Ritz Social Club from 1-4
May, and there will also be a May Day Celebration at Marine Cove
on May 4th.
Burnham Food & Drink Festivals will be held during 2015, on
23 May and on October 31st. And a series of new Vintage &
Artisan Markets will be held in Burnham town centre on 21st June,
19th July, 16th August and 20th September.
of classic vehicles will return to Burnham during the popular
Vale of Avalon Vintage Road Run on the seafront on June 6th.
children, Burnham's Youth Day and Parade will be held on the town's
beach on 27th June. There will also be a fun-packed Backalong
Avalon Day on the beach on 19th July, plus a Teddy Bears Picnic
in Marine Cove on July 22nd, and a Pirate Day on 29th August.
hugely-popular annual Sedgemoor Play Day will be held at Apex
Park on 5th August.
a return splash will be Burnham's annual Stert Island Sea Swim,
which will be held on 9th August, the same day as the annual 'Escape
Day' emergency services day on the seafront, run by BARB.
Town Centre Manager and the Chamber of Trade will also be organising
a new event called 'A Night On The Town' in the High Street on
14th August to promote town centre firms.
and fun for all tastes will be on offer during Burnham's annual
Folkfest when it returns from 3rd-6th September.
the summer season will be rounded off with a Kite Festival on
Burnham's beach on 12-13 September, and Brean's Country &
Western Music Festival from 23rd September-4th October.
2015 Highbridge and Burnham Carnival Weekend will be get underway
with a dazzling fireworks display on the beach on 8th November,
ahead of the big parade through town on November 9th. Burnham-On-Sea's
2015 Christmas Lights Switch-On - to be overseen by Burnham Chamber
of Trade - will take place on Saturday 21st November.
meeting of event organisers was jointly organised by Ian Jefferies
and Beverley Milner Simonds, pictured, who said they are
delighted at the schedule.
said: "It's really good to see such enthusiasm from the organisers
of a wide range of events being planned for Burnham this year.
It looks like being an exciting year for residents and visitors."
added: "Monday's meeting was successful and productive -
we had a good turnout of organisers and it's great that everyone
is pooling together their expertise."
2015 programme of events is available
to download here and further details about all the events
will be available on Burnham's
online events calendar.