Festival fun for all at Downham Market


DOWNHAM Market will host its 43rd annual festival starting on Sunday.

The week-long event called Spaced Out in Downham  will include live music, dance displays, a children’s disco, family friendly activities and a fun dog show.

The events kick-off on Sunday with various activities around the town, including an art exhibition, a French-style cafe and the raising of the festival flag.

Monday is carnival day when decorated floats, walking groups and veteran, vintage and classic vehicles will parade through the town. There will also be arena displays, fundraising stalls, funfair rides, inflatables, live music, food, refreshments and an outside bar.

There will be a competition running all week for children to find aliens in shop windows around the town.

Throughout the week there will be a wide range of events, including a baby show on Tuesday with prizes for the best dressed ‘space baby’, a children’s disco and an underage club night for 12 to 17-year-olds on Thursday and a spectacular space story time at Downham library on Saturday, June 3 from 10.30am to 11.30am (booking is essential).

The festival culminates on Sunday with  a car boot sale and fun day at the Jubilee Centre, a pet show and prize bingo. The event closes on Monday with the flag lowering ceremony.