BrixFest 2018, the annual Whit weekend Brixham family festival (May 26 to 30 May) promises to be one of the best yet.
By popular demand the Jet Ski display team, which wowed the crowds in 2016, will be performing off Breakwater Beach on Children’s Day, Monday May 28th.
Ten teams have already signed up to take part in the Dragon Boat race on Sunday 27th – and more are poised to register.
The spectacular firework display in the evening of Saturday 26th ; the live cookery demonstrations by acclaimed local chefs, including Mitch Tonks, are scheduled for that morning; and a host of live bands have been booked to perform in the afternoon and evening.
BrixFest will be opened by a true local hero Mary Thompson, chairman of Pride in Brixham, a much loved group of local volunteers who help keep Brixham spick and span and “Blooming Marvellous”, by maintaining floral displays in the harbour and town centre. Then Brixham Town Band will take the stage to ensure the four day event gets off to a rousing start.
The theme for 2018 Children’s Day on Bank Holiday Monday is: “A Day at the Beach” will be echoed the a specially written play enacted by the Dramatically Different youth group as they lead children along a seaside trail which features appearances from Brixham’s own mermaid Melody (Rachel swain) and Sammy the Seal.
Story teller Tom Beatie will pick up the theme in his spellbinding tales and the local youth enquiry service (YES) based at The Edge in Bolton Street, is manning and organising the free children’s craft marquee.
BrixFest is far more than a tourist attraction, it’s a celebration of this beautiful seaside town by its population. Local and charity groups, businesses and residents contribute to and take part in a weekend of family fun and heritage pride.Follow