The Hampstead Summer Festival goes from strength to strength, and this year’s event has a stellar class of events and attractions to make it the perfect day out for North West London families.
On Sunday 6 July, Heath Street will be transformed with street food stands offering delicious menus from around the world to tempt your tastebuds. Don’t forget to buy a balloon for the hotly contested Balloon Race (whose will go furthest?!), head up to Henderson Court to test your strategic skill in the chess tournament and, further up the hill, enjoy donkey and unicorn rides, get up close to birds of prey, watch circus performers and musical entertainers.
Once you reach the top of the hill – the highest point in London – the fun continues with a display of stunning vintage cars, the renowned Art Village, a sport and fitness zone and a small funfair – something for all the family to enjoy. Don’t worry, you won’t miss the tennis action as the Wimbledon Final is on display at screens around the fair. The fun continues throughout the week with a number of events including Poems on the Underground, celebrating Dylan Thomas’ centenary at 7pm on 9 July at the library.
Behind the festival fun, the event raises much-needed funds for two local charities, Age UK Camden Henderson Court Resource Centre and Keats Community Library. These two facilities provide vital services for all our community, from literacy classes to computer classes for beginners, and activities to keep the elderly active. Last year, the Hampstead Summer Festival raised an amazing £20,000 and, with your support, the event could raise even more for our community.