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Newark Festival 2017 returns for its sixth year with an exciting line-up of entertainment over the entire weekend, and plenty of activities for all the family at the ever popular and free of charge Family Fun Day at Riverside Park, next to Newark Castle, on Sunday 18 June.
The free Family Fun Day knits together a wealth of entertainment and a host of food and drink outlets, coupled with a full day of activities to appeal to all ages, making its location at Riverside Park THE place to be for families, friends and everyone seeking a day out with a difference.
Gates for the free Family Fun Day open at 12.00pm and after a welcome by the Town Mayor of Newark, with support of Radio Newark, the day begins…
Watch out for the fantastic German Band, whose colourful and lively performance always brings a smile, followed by Robin Hood's Magical Adventure!... a brilliant experience for everyone. Children are encouraged to dress up and join in the fun of the show, with their best costumes. Robin Hood, Maid Marion and all their famous friends from Sherwood Forest will then have a walk around so be sure to keep your eye out for them. BBC Introducing in the East Midlands are hosting a part of the afternoon doing what they do best - bringing new, exciting, local musicians to Newark to perform. Brainiac Live – the popular scientific show that encourages children and adults to participate in some incredible experiments is also coming to Newark Festival; an interactive, highly amusing and engaging show.
Newark Amateur Operatic and the Decent Chaps Band will also be performing in the afternoon, and watch out for Monkey and the team at Radio Newark. By popular demand Flipside Band, Swing Nouveau, Boston Youth Jazz Orchestra and The Good Guys Swing are all taking to the stage. Renowned pianist Okiem will also be performing.
The Family Fun Day on Sunday 18 June opens at 12.00pm, entrance is free, and there is something to enjoy throughout the entire day. There are plenty of food and drink concessions and toilet facilities. Families are encouraged to bring along their picnics and blankets and really make the most of the day.