Fun and entertainment aplenty at Lowestoft Summer Festival

The sandcastle contest at last year's Lowestoft Summer Festival 2016. Picture: Mick Howes

The sandcastle contest at last year's Lowestoft Summer Festival 2016. Picture: Mick Howes - Credit: Archant

Fun for all the family is guaranteed as a popular festival returns.

Lowestoft's Got Talent performers The Old Stuff Band at last year's Lowestoft Summer Festival 2016.

Lowestoft's Got Talent performers The Old Stuff Band at last year's Lowestoft Summer Festival 2016. Picture: Mick Howes - Credit: Archant

The Lowestoft Summer Festival promises to be bigger than ever before as it hits town this weekend.

A record breaking attempt, interactive science exhibition, international food fair and the launch of a new trail will be showcased alongside entertainment aplenty at the festival, which is now in its third year.

There will be activities on the sands south of Claremont Pier, a food fair in Waterloo Road, Kirkley and two full days of entertainment on Royal Green.

The festival will feature puppets, archive film, performers on two stages and the launch of the Find Freddie the Fish Town Trail among a weekend of free activities.


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The weekly 5km Parkrun starts proceedings at 9am along the seafront tomorrow (Saturday), with a children's funfair, market, craft stalls, a beer tent, marquees, a Mental Wellbeing Roadshow, shows of old East Anglian archive film clips and a Puppet Theatre on Royal Green.

Local choirs and talented performers will appear on the main stage from 11am to around 7.30pm tomorrow, with the Lowestoft's Got Talent competition final seeing eight acts competing for the top prize tomorrow afternoon.

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A second stage, run in conjunction with Kirkley People's Forum, will feature rugby and hockey demonstrations, singers, book readings, poetry, theatre make-up and much more.

The launch of this year's Town Trail named 'Find Freddie the Fish and Friends' will take place at 11am tomorrow on the south beach, before beach football sessions are held for children in school years three to 13.

The Cambridge Science Centre has teamed up with Kirkley People's Forum to provide residents and visitors to the Lowestoft Summer Festival with some amazing interactive science at St Mary's School on Kirkley Cliff from 10am to 4pm all weekend.

A sandcastle record attempt to beat last year's record of 1,574 sandcastles built in an hour takes place on the south beach from 6pm tomorrow evening, before a sandcastle design competition is held on Sunday morning.

On Sunday afternoon a sponsored 'Warrior Walk' leaves All Saints Road car park in Pakefield at 1pm and heads for Royal Green. The charity walk aims to highlight mental health issues.

For more information visit www.lowestoftrising.co.uk/summer-festival

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