Lions Gala Day Promises Bank Holiday Fun

With a packed programme of over ten hours of entertainment, Lowestoft Lions promise something for all the family at their annual Gala Day in Oulton Broad.

The Lions’ main charity event of the year takes place on Bank Holiday Monday August 26th 2019 at Nicholas Everitt Park and joint headliners at this year’s Gala are champion trials motorcyclist Steve Colley with his thrilling stunt show and complimenting him in the air will be the Above and Beyond aerial show with trapeze and acrobatics skills on show.

See program of events

Other arena performers include the World Association of Wrestling (WAW) who promises another fantastic selection of wrestling bouts from their talented grapplers. Meanwhile the Wuffa Viking and Saxon Reenactment Society will relive a Dark Age lifestyle including combat, as well as examples of day-to-day life. The talented Venue of the Performing Arts dancers and the Phoenix Karate team will also be displaying their skills.

Musical entertainment on stage will feature the Pop Chorus, the Broad-Way Players and guitarist-singer Roger Moore. Then in the evening the very popular Buster James Band and local support group ‘The Encounters’ will get the park rocking into the night. A superb fireworks display will be set off at 9pm from a pontoon on the Broads to give a traditional pyrotechnic crescendo.

PLAY Burning Bridges by Buster James Band

During the day there’s fun for the children with Andy Miller’s youngsters disco, Lydia’s donkey rides, Professor Jingles Punch and Judy show and Steff and her cheeky monkey ‘Nonsense’.

The all-day entertainment will also include Larry Gray’s Funfair as well as a chance to meet some of the cast of the Lowestoft Players Chitty Chitty Bang Bang production – with the usual wide range of stalls, food outlets and a beer tent

On the water the annual Maiden in Distress competition will see hand built ‘boats’ paddled by their crews to ‘rescue’ a stranded damsel. This will be followed, a little later, by thrilling racing by the Lowestoft and Oulton Broad Motor Boat Club.

Nicholas Everitt park opens at 9.00 am and admission, including a free event brochure, costs £8 for adults and £2 for accompanied children.

There is also a well signposted free park & ride service from 10.30am at the Anglia Co-operative Foodstore car park in Ashburnham Way, Carlton Colville, NR33 9EJ.