Free Community Festival A whole Day of Fun Activities to Celebrate the Queen’s Baton Relay Maldon District Council will be hosting a free, community festival on Friday 8 July to celebrate the
Free Community Festival
A whole Day of Fun Activities to Celebrate the Queen’s Baton Relay
Maldon District Council will be hosting a free, community festival on Friday 8 July to celebrate the arrival of the Queen’s Baton Relay to the District.
UFest, will feature activities, stalls and events for the whole community, focusing on health, wellbeing and fun.
Activities will begin at 11am and run through into the evening with a stage line-up of musicians and entertainment, a food court and a Community Marquee with local organisations, sports clubs, schools and businesses offering fun engagement activities for everyone to enjoy.
The Baton Relay
One of the highlights of the day will be the arrival of the Queen’s Baton relay in the afternoon. The Baton contains a message from Her Majesty The Queen to the Commonwealth and has been carried around the
world on a 294-day, 90,000-mile journey. It will reach its final destination at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games on 28 July, where the message will be read out at the start of the Games.
When the Baton arrives in Maldon it will be carried by 10 specially chosen Batonbearers on a 2km course around Promenade Park, including paying a visit to the statue of Saxon hero Byrhtnoth, before concluding
on the UFest stage.
Entrance (Ticket) Details
The UFest event is funded by the National Lottery.
(Friday) 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon CM9 5JQ
Maldon District CouncilTelephone: 01621 854477