GIANT CELEBRATION DAY RETURNS TO MARKET WEIGHTON A flagship free event for the summer in an East Yorkshire town is back for 2019. Giant Community Day will be staged in Market Weighton Town Centre on Sunday 14th July, 12 noon-4pm, with a packed line-up of entertainment and activities, organised by dedicated volunteers.
The High Street will be transformed into a town fair with an emphasis on local talent.
The showcase of some of the town’s performing arts includes singer-songwriter Evie Barrand, the award-winning Weighton Young Players, the Weighton Waytes choir, Neil Diamond tribute act Phil Richards, the Steampunk dancers, Ravens Morris, and Rock Choir.
Also performing at the event are Hailbails, Rock Choir, Minster Ukes from York and the new Pocklington Pipe Band. Starbrite Dance Academy will be there, performing on their own stage for 2019.
There will be a BMX stunt team bringing the Ultimate Extreme Battle, where athletes will be showing off their skills in trials riding, parkour and BMX jump-riding to wow the crowds.
Visitors can also see a climbing wall, Zoolab - a reptile collection – and dozens of stalls staffed by local organisations, all lining the High Street.
Other highlights include drama from the town’s firefighters, who will simulate a rescue exercise from a car crash.
Back by popular demand is a 26-metre inflatable boot camp challenge.
Local community station Vixen 101 Radio will host the arena and be broadcasting live from the event on 101.8FM and online.
The event has been organised by a newly-assembled group of residents and traders. Spokesman Richard Spare says: “We’ve an exciting day planned with so many and varied activities and we’re thrilled that the Giant Community Day is back on the calendar. I’d particularly like to thank my colleagues on the organising team and the sponsors whose support makes the day possible.”
The main backers of the revived event are Market Weighton Town Council, Britcom, Blue Sky Day Nursery, Tesco, Market Weighton Commercial Risk Solutions and Market Weighton’s New Community Shop.
There are also numerous small businesses which are supporting the day and who will be named in a special brochure, to be delivered to every household in the area.
Keep in touch with events on Vixen 101 and via the Giant Community Day Facebook and Twitter pages.