AN action-packed family-friendly day out is planned to mark the start of this year’s illumination season in Mablethorpe.
The town’s colourful display of lights will be illuminated from July 27 when a day of family fun and entertainment will start at 10am and finish with a fantastic firework display late into the evening.
After the success of last year’s event, which attracted more than 9,000 people to the beach area, this year’s attractions will start with a Street Market and Musicians in the High Street from 10am to 4pm, and at the same time a Classic Car Display from members of the Mablethrope and District Motor Club and the Skegness Mini Club will take place on the Queen’s Park end of the Promenade.
An exhibition of dolls’ houses from past and present can be seen at the Boat Shed in Victoria Road between 10.30am and 4pm and a dolls house exhibition and craft fair entitled The Little Mermaids will be found at The Dunes Complex.
The Tennyson Players will perform the 1973 play To Catch a Thief on the Central Pullover at noon and Queen’s Park at 2pm, and a Punch and Judy Show will take place in a beach chalet near the RNLI Lifeboat Station at 11am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm.
Fun activities for all the family can be found at the beach between 2pm and 4pm including games, music and dance, and for an extra charge little ones can take advantage of face painting between 1pm and 4pm.
Then, as the sun starts to set, the evening programme of entertainment will start at 7pm on the beach. There will be music from Becky Bowen, Michael Stott, Trip to the Roses and The Warbirds and dancing from Top Limitz Dance School.
At 9.45pm, special guests Nutkhut will present a highly energetic, vibrant small-scale dance and drumming show showcasing the talents of a diverse range of British dancers. The show will be followed by a spectacular firework display as the Illuminations light up, marking the end of the day, but the start of the town’s Illumination season.
The event has been organised and funded by East Lindsey District Council in partnership with Mablethorpe Town Council, Mablethorpe Area Partnership and Mablethorpe Tourism Forum.