Rhiwbina’s popular Summer Festival will be celebrating the Year of the Sea on Saturday 30th June.
The event is the highlight of the community’s summer calendar and members of the Rhiwbina Events Committee have been working hard to put on another unforgettable day.
Sue Harding told Rhiwbina Living:
“Following the success of last year’s parade, we will be bringing it back but this year its theme is to promote Wales’ Year Of The Sea.
“The theme is a Welsh Tourism initiative but it sits nicely with the Rhiwbina Against Single Plastic campaign and allows us to remind everyone about what our community can do to save our seas and protect our environment.”
There will also be another first at this year’s festival in the form of a Photo Half-Marathon.
“Sarah Barnes, a local photographer approached us saying she wanted to give something back to the community and has offered to organise this for Festival Day. In summary, the idea is that 6 words will be given to the entrants on the day (all ages can take part) and then they’ll have 5 hours to capture pictures that they consider portrays the word.” You can sign up for the Photo Marathon here.
The day’s traditional activities will also take place, including live entertainment, donkey rides, children’s rides, giant inflatables, bungee trampoline, face painting, hot food and drink, ice cream, the Bethany Tea Tent, Pimms in the Parc, magic shows, Punch and Judy, and stalls.
This year’s Dog Show starts at 2pm and this year’s categories are Best Nautical-themed Sea Dog, Most Waggiest Tail and The Dog That Most Looks Like Its Owner. There will also be a children’s fancy dress prizes for best boy and girl nautical, environmental costumes. All entrants to meet behind The Edwards & Co Festival Stage on Beulah Road at 12.50pm to join the parade to Parc Y Pentre where judging will take place.