Hopes to make Seafood Festival annual

Jane Evison PA1220-9b
Jane Evison PA1220-9b

A councillor says she has high hopes for this weekend’s Bridlington Seafood Festival and aims to make the celebration an annual event.

Councillor Jane Evison, portfolio holder for economic investment and inequalities, is looking forward to this weekend’s Seafood Festival in the town.

She said: “We very much hope that this Saturday’s event will be a huge success and and be the beginning of what will become an annual event to bring people into the town.

“The Seafood Festival will not only celebrate the fishing industry but also will reflect the hard work and dedication of many people in Bridlington who have spent the last year planning and developing what will be a memorable day.

“We have worked with the traders in the town and I know that they are looking forward to a day which we all hope will boost their trade. The Festival will include a wide range of activities, from food demonstrations to music of all kinds, and entertainment for children including face painting. And all this will culminate in a fireworks display at 10pm!

“Let’s hope the weather plays its part! The Seafood Festival is a major step on the route to helping Bridlington to flourish - come along and enjoy the day!”

The aim of the event is to showcase locally caught seafood and celebrate the fact that Bridlington is the most successful lobster fishery in Europe. The event will feature some of the area’s finest seafood suppliers and chefs who will demonstrate the excellent quality of the local seafood product.

The event will take place at Bridlington Harbour (near Rags Restaurant) on Saturday, 11 July from 10am with a fireworks display finale at 10pm.

Events on the day will include seafood cookery demonstrations featuring local chefs, an entertainments marquee featuring local singing and theatrical groups, a bar run by Rags Restaurant, a range of children’s entertainment and activities along with displays from local charities and organisations.