Countdown begins to Exeter Festival 

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Posted Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 11:05am

It’s just days now until the all-new Exeter Festival gets under way.

Exeter Festival kicks off on Friday 5 July with three days of entertainment in the city.

The Festival promises to be a weekend of fun, with live music, outdoor film screenings and bags of activities for all the family in Northernhay Gardens and around Exeter.

Events are free or affordable. It all starts on the Friday with screenings of the hit Queen flick Bohemian Rhapsody and The Greatest Showman in the beautiful surrounds of Northernhay Gardens. Tickets are on sale now.

On Saturday it’s Festival in the Park. The day starts at 10:30am with a Park Yoga Class for all the family to enjoy. Then it’s five hours of free local music featuring the best local sounds around followed by the ticketed Hoosiers and Joey the Lips event in the evening. 

The Sunday (7 July) is a Funday in the Park featuring a day of entertainment and activity for all the family. The day kicks off with a ticketed screening of Mary Poppins Returns at 10am. 

From 12 noon to 4pm there will be a free four-hour programme of demonstrations on the stage delivered by Legacy Leisure and dance company Capoeira Libertacao. There’s no need to book – just turn up and enjoy the fun.

A host of organisations will be putting on activities in the park throughout the afternoon, including the Exeter City Community Trust, Planet Earth Games, St Luke’s School, South West Athletics Academy, Committed Dance Company, Ride On, Tennis for Free, Devon Wildlife Trust and Freemoovement.

A special Exeter Blue Boy trail will also be held on the day, a free fun activity trail with things to find across the city to celebrate Exeter’s rich heritage and its famous Blue Boy statue.

For more information and tickets go to www.visitexeter.com/exeterfestival