At the end of July, the portal town of Holyhead on Anglesey will play host to a day filled with maritime amusements and fun for all. This unmissable event is renowned for its liveliness and is range of attractions; with each year comes more growth and more exciting additions to the festival merriments.
Join Holyhead in the weekend-long celebration of their maritime history and heritage with the Hearts of Oak Naval Re-enactment Society, competitions held by the Holyhead Sea Cadets, fundraising night on Thursday 28th in commemoration of the Connemara-Retriever tragedy 1916 (tickets £7), and a search and rescue display by the RNLI and Holyhead Coastguard.
The carnival parade commences on Saturday 30th, and a fabulous funfair will be present all weekend to provide fun and games for all ages including the annual strong man competition – come and show your strength! Majorettes at the festival bring liveliness and entertainment through dance and music. Craft and market stalls are set up for the special occasion and offer something for everyone. There is also a fantastic chance to get involved in the celebrations and festivities by taking part in the Mac 5 and 10 charity fun runs happening on Sunday 31st July.
Watch performances from brilliant local and tribute bands, including a round table Cabaret evening of music and comedy, with a Jersey Boys tribute headlining on the night of Friday the 29th. Tickets are priced at £10. On the night of Saturday 30th comes a much awaited performance from The Total Stones – tribute to The Stone Roses, tickets are priced at £8 (£10 on the door).
More performances and family fun is to be had with a free talent-filled show with Jim a Jen Pob Dim from the ‘Cyw’ children’s programme on S4C, taking place from 12-2pm on Sunday 31st. This is followed by an evening of Eisteddfod fundraising performances which promises a great night of Welsh music for all. Tickets for this dazzling night are priced at £8 with proceeds going towards the Anglesey/Ynys Mon Eisteddfod 2017.
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