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Organisers and volunteers are gearing up for Bitterne Park’s free community festival on Riverside Park on Saturday (July 23), featuring music, stalls, games and even a dog show*.
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Last year TriFest proved especially popular given the fine weather and the lifting of Covid restrictions.
It takes the form of a small festival “along the lines of a village fete”, with music, stalls from local traders and community organisations, a dog show* sponsored by Second Chance Animal Rescue, games and more.
“The idea is to support local businesses and showcase musical talent from the area - but mainly for everyone to just have a fun day on the park,” said organiser Paul Jenks, left.
The music bill is as follows:
12-12:45 pm The King Snakes
12:45-1:30 pm Silvermon
1:30-2:15 pm Brasol
2:15-3 pm Chinese Association of Southampton
3-3:45 pm Kinesis 4
3:45-4:30 pm Jaquie & Steve Daniels
4:30-5:15 pm Nick Haynes
5:15-6 pm Stu Goodeve
6-6:45 pm Viki Saker
There's more information about the dog show, for which no prior registration is required (entry fee applies), on the new TriFest website. Judging starts at 1.30pm and ends at 4pm.
One stall this year will be run by the Bitterne Park Growing Places group. As reported they’ll be sharing tips, advice and stories about growing your own food, as well as offering seeds, plants and tools to help people get growing. They’re also running a photography competition, and asking for surplus fruit and veg from your garden to offer on the day.
The Bitterne Park Growing Places stall last year
Sarah Filmer will be running a large flower painting workshop at TriFest from 12-3pm.The large flowers will be displayed on Cobden Bridge for the forthcoming All Aboard festival on September 3.
i will be at #trifest in #southampton saturday from 12 -3 running a LARGE flower painting workshop. the LARGE flowers will be exhibited on Cobden bridge during the 'all aboard' festival in september. come on dooooooown x pic.twitter.com/jIfggGbdAq— sarah filmer (@sezifilms) July 20, 2022
TriFest takes place close to the ramp to the Triangle from 12noon until 7pm on Saturday, July 23 2022.
The BBC at the time of writing predicts a high of 24C, sunny with a moderate breeze for Saturday - so looking good!
While the festival is free to attend, donations are being requested to help it keep going in the future:fDonate from this link.
* temperatures allowing