The Big Weekend

Tewkesbury’s Big Weekend

Looking for something to do this Easter Weekend? Well look no further than your own High Street and Riverside, as Tewkesbury’s Big Weekend is now a reality.

Organisation is well advanced now for the weekend which will take place over the Easter weekend on Saturday 19 April and Sunday 20 April.

We want to engage anyone and everyone who cares about the town and has a stake in it’s future – businesses, schools, clubs and associations e.g.: sports clubs, rowing clubs, guides, cadets, music, dance groups, bands, crafters – YOU!

The main attractions are:

  • A Walking Parade on Saturday at 3.30 – carnival style, EVERYBODY welcome
  • A River Parade on Sunday 3.00
  • Duck Race
  • The Vintage Fair in the Watson Hall
  • Bell Boat Racing
  • Pop up Cinema all day Saturday & Sunday in Theoc House. Showing old Carnivals and Pram Races
  • Street entertainers
  • Free music in the streets and some participating pubs
  • Boat trips
  • Demonstrations by Safety Services
  • Children’s Fairground rides
  • Raffle and Tombola
  • Stalls with lots of local fayre
  • Children’s Entertainment in the Town Hall Gardens
  • TEWKESBURY BAKE OFF!!!!
    Categories Professional/amateur/under 16’s

…………………..and lots, lots more!!!!!!

Many local businesses have also offered incentives – discounts, BOGOF offers etc to all those wearing the TBW wristbands, (£1 each) available with purchase of a programme and further offers are coming in all the time.

If anyone wants to get involved in any of the above events please get in touch, stall spaces are still available, but are limited. How about walking in the parade? Get a group together and take part!!! And if anyone is interested in advertising in our Programme then please contact one of the organisers.

Remember all profits from the event will be split between Macmillan Cancer Research (all funds raised in Gloucestershire are spent in Gloucestershire); The Town Mayor’s Charities which include 4 local charities as well as Motor Neuron Disease ad Prostate Cancer; and The Avon Navigational Trust.

Come on people – GET INVOLVED.

Carol Crilly – Macmillan Fundraiser
Michael Protheroe & Louise Jones – Tewkesbury Cards & Gifts
Kerry Brooks – M & Co, Tewkesbury
Paul & Margaret Cronin – Avon Navigation Trust
Chris Danter – Town Mayor
Joan Jennings – Marina Court
Jane Griffiths – Community Builder (Roses Theatre).

For all enquires contact Carol Crilly 01684 772666
carolcrilly@btinternet.com

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