Live music and a big picnic at Fordingbridge Coronation event

Fordingbridge Events Group and Fordingbridge Town Council have announced the full line-up for the Coronation Big Picnic event, which will take place on the 7 May from 2:30pm to 10pm.

The event will be a double celebration for the King’s Coronation and also to mark the 100th anniversary of the town’s Recreation Ground.

The picnic will be free to attend, with free event parking managed by Fordingbridge Rotary Club. New Forest District Council has confirmed that free parking will be available in the town’s car parks during the event
The family event has been jointly organised by the Fordingbridge Events Group volunteers and members of the town council.

What’s on?

A ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the Recreation Ground will take place at 2:30pm with the help of the town cryer.

From 3pm, the picnic will take place on Fordingbridge Recreation Ground.

Entertainment including fairground rides, slides and bouncy castles. Live music will be performed throughout the day:

Timetable (all times PM)
● 2:30 – Re-dedication of the Recreation Ground
● 3:00 – Food and drink available
● 3:00 – DJ Bull as Event DJ / The Tennessee Two / Eliza Hope
● 3-6 – Non-Stop Kids entertainment – three shows and balloon modelling around the recreation ground in between shows
● 6:00 – Lighting of the town beacon
● 6:15 – Stoney Cross Live Band – with special guest Terry Nash as Meatloaf

Food and drink will be available on site, including a hog roast, but everyone is welcome to bring picnics and drinks to join in the fun.

Note: portable BBQs and open fires are not permitted.

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