Lea Park 50th Anniversary Festival

by | 2 September 2023 | Community Event, Gainsborough

Whatever your plans this summer, make sure you keep Saturday 9th September clear for the Lea Park 50th Anniversary Festival where there will be something for everyone.

It’s free entry, starting at 12.00pm when children from Frances Olive Anderson School arrive as Festival Royalty in a Lister carriage. Live music soon kicks in with Lincolnshire band ‘Fair Warning’ getting the party underway. Craft stalls selling handmade wares will offer the unique opportunity to find something special.

Wear your trainers for the many sporting activities including tennis, football, axe-throwing, rugby and racing events. Take a rest from the exertions when you watch performances from DanceGems Belly Dancers, G Town Dance Crew and Kesteven Morris Dancers.

For the little ones wanting to get arty, Brownies and Rainbows will be getting crafty in their gazebo. Even Dads and the mechanically minded get a look-in with a Classic Car and Tractor exhibition where a vintage Field Marshall will be standing to attention. Practice your best salute when The RAF Cadets Marching Band present a static display. There will be children’s entertainer ‘Feet First’, fairground attractions, donkey rides and conquer new heights when you scale the 30-foot Edge Climbing Wall.

A variety of food vendors will offer everything from a sandwich to a hog roast so you won’t go hungry. You will need the energy for the evening’s entertainment: Schuggie’s Scottish Barn Dance will have you twirling and a-whirling!

All this and much more is in store as Lea Parish Council celebrates with the community and marks 50 years of owning Lea Park. Last year, The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee opened with the Gainsborough Musical Theatre Society. This year, they will sing again and bring even more people together with many contributors offering their services and time for free.

The park is a focal point; the wooded area offers peace and tranquillity which encourages mental wellbeing. Also sponsored by West Lindsey District Council, Lea Park 50th Anniversary Festival will promote physical activity, engagement with the great outdoors and make memories for people young and young-at-heart.

And you can get involved because an event this size needs a village! Even just an hour of your support; the organisers need people on the coconut shy, people to collect ticket tokens, people to help lift and shift… there is a job to suit everyone. Set-up is on Friday 8th September from 12.00pm until 7.00pm, where your contribution will be greatly appreciated as everyone works together to make the magic happen.

Please email lea.parish.council.jmartin@gmail.com to volunteer for what will be a fabulous day of family fun! Or just turn-up. You would be very welcome!