events guide for Burnham-On-Sea unveiled by local groups
busy programme of more than 90 community events is to be held
in Burnham-On-Sea during 2016, it has been confirmed this week
as local organisers met to agree the dates of a joint guide.
new 2016 programme of events is
available to download here and was agreed during a meeting
of event organisers this week, overseen by Burnham's Tourism Manager
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 February 29th-12th March.
69th annual event, right, will see hundreds of entrants
from across the south west competing in dance, speech and drama
Beer Festival returns to the town's Ritz Social Club from April
29th -2nd May, and there will also be a May Day Celebration at
Marine Cove on May 2nd.
Burnham-On-Sea Food & Drink Festivals will be held during
2016, on 28th May and on October 22nd with plenty of tasty treats
on offer to visitors.
of classic vehicles will return to Burnham's seafront during the
popular 2016 Vale of Avalon Vintage Road Run, pictured below,
on June 4th.
Queen's official 90th birthday celebrations will be marked with
a series of community events between June 10-12th on the seafront
and elsewhere in the town.
children, Burnham's Youth Day and Parade will be held on the town's
beach and seafront on 12th June. There will also be numerous fun-packed
events on the beach over the summer, including Backalong Avalon
on 24th July, plus a Teddy Bears Picnic in Marine Cove on July
22nd, and a Pirate Day on 4th September.
District Council's hugely-popular annual Sedgemoor Play Day will
be held at Apex Park on 3rd August when crowds of families will
descend on the park for a day of fun.
making a return splash will be Burnham's annual Stert Island Sea
Swim, which will be held on Sunday 7th August, the same day as
the annual 'Escape Day' emergency services day on the seafront,
which is overseen by BARB and involves scores of groups.
the summer season will be rounded off with a Kite Festival on
Burnham's beach on 17th and 18th September, and Brean's Country
& Western Music Festival from 29th September-9th October.
2016 Highbridge and Burnham Carnival Weekend will be get underway
with a dazzling fireworks display on the beach on Sunday 6th November,
ahead of the big parade through town on Monday November 7th.
week's meeting of event organisers was organised by Ian Jefferies,
who said he was pleased at the final schedule. He said: "This
week's meeting was successful and productive - we had a good turnout
of organisers and it's great that everyone is pooling together
their expertise to avoid clashes."
2016 programme of events is
available to download here and further details about all the
events are available on Burnham's
online events calendar.