Be a superhero at this year’s Stamford Festival

Stamford Festival Parade   The parade passing through Broad Street EMN-140621-175528009 EMN-140621-175528009
Stamford Festival Parade The parade passing through Broad Street EMN-140621-175528009 EMN-140621-175528009

This weekend the 35th annual Stamford Festival will entertain the town with a new theme of action heroes.

Organisers are hoping that people will embrace the theme by dressing up as their favourite characters from books,comics, films and computer games.

The popular float parade organised by the Kiwanis will assemble at the Recreation Ground on Saturday at midday where each of the floats will be judged, before proceeding through the town between 2pm and 3.30pm.

The town centre will be full with street performers and artists for Stamford’s first Art Festival from 10am to 1.30pm.

Free performances will take place in Red Lion Square, Ironmonger Street and the High Street.

The Arts Festival will continue on the Recreation Ground from 11.30am until 4.30pm,

There will be an artists’ marquee and free art activities to take part in.

Other attractions taking place at the Recreation Ground will include funfair rides, stalls, a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Flypast, art installations, arena displays and prize presentations to the float winners.

The town hall is also having an open day on Saturday from 10am until 4pm for anyone who is interested in exploring the historic building on St Mary’s Hill.

On Sunday, The Stamford and District Lions Club will hold a Family Fun Day from 10am until 4pm on the Recreation Ground, to celebrate 40 years of service in Stamford.

To begin the day there will be a car boot sale in the early morning of which you can buy a pitch space for £7, from 6am onwards.

Wodens Hearth, a Viking re-enactment group, will be performing at 11.30am and 2.30pm. The group will have a stall displaying a range of living history from weaving and dye and cooking and herbs to basic surgery and weaponry.

The world’s first professional mountain bike stunt/trails display team called M.A.D. will be running free shows at 10.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm.

At 11am and 1pm the Pro-Martial Arts School in Stamford will also be giving demonstrations.

Along with a Guide Dogs for the Blind Sensory Tunnel which will be open all day giving people an interactive experience of what it’s like to be blind.

As well as entertainment, visitors can enjoy stalls, refreshments,ice cream and a hog roast.

For more details and a full line up of events at the Stamford Festival visit