FESt (Festival Events St Ives) has presented over 200 successful events in the town over the last ten years – so no wonder they are celebrating! Events they have held include, COSI concerts, Picnic in the Park, Dragon Boat racing and the Illuminated Boat Parade with the support of GOBA. Incidentally this year’s free event will be on 7th September and will have a Disney theme – for the boats as well as spectators! FESt like to organise FREE family events such as Santa’s arrival by snowboat before he parades to their uniquely designed Grotto in the Corn Exchange. He’s there for 3 weekends in December meeting over 600 children, all of whom receive a gift.

In addition, they now present ARTSFESt – the popular two-day art and photography exhibition, held in the Corn Exchange. Of course, FESt also runs the popular Music on the Waits. Free Sunday afternoon concerts throughout July and August.

This year’s concerts feature:
July 7 MANEA SILVER BAND
14 ACOUSTICS ANONYMOUS
21 CAMBRIDGE & SURROUNDING DISTRICT BAND
28 BEDFORD TOWN BAND
August 4 SOMERSHAM TOWN BAND
11 TBA
18 UPWOOD UKULELE’S
25 DEEPING DIXILANDERS

Pictured above are some of the FESt volunteers with Gilly Jackson (centre) having just received the Mayors Community Award at Wednesday’s Mayor Making Ceremony. FESt would like to thank all their sponsors for their support, and all the volunteers who help them do what they do. ‘We could not do it without them’ said Gilly.