St George & the Dragon Festival Simon’s Town 2015

Great news!! Following the success of last year, the St George and the Dragon Festival will be held on 17 and 18 April 2015 in the village of Simon’s Town.

The festival kicks off with a Medieval Feast in the Town Hall on Friday evening the 17th April. Music is by ‘Out of the Blue ‘ , Bill Knight, and “Hatchetman”.  Dress is Medieval.

Saturday the 18th sees a host of events throughout the town, and we challenge you to be bored for a minute!!! The festival has a strong family focus, and will delight children of all ages. Children’s events will take place at the Foundry Gardens, and the line-up is: Minni Mo interactive reptile show, Hoola Hoop competition, Face Painting, Craft Table, Dragon Egg Hunt, Dress up, Jumping Castle, and Cupcake Decorating. Music will be by the young violinists from the Masi Music Outreach.

The live music line-up on Saturday is fabulous; Steve Van, Jamie Jupiter, and Tim Parr are lined up, and food is by Saveur.

There is all day entertainment on Jubilee Square; three live plays will be presented; the story of ST George and the Dragon, the Story of the Blue Dam, and the Black Smith Comedy show. Watch a fencing demonstration, have fun with the stocks and apple dunking, and enjoy more live music, There are over 40 food, craft, and art stalls on the square and surrounds.  Bric-a-Brac stalls can be found along St George’s street and the Great St. George’s Bake Off will be held at The Lord Nelson Hotel.

Meet the artist Lynton Levengood at the Modern Dragon Art Exhibition upstairs at the Meeting Place Restaurant. Ollava Scuba will offer trial diving lessons at Long Beach, and there is a Canoe Water polo display at the jetty at midday.

Parking is available along Main Street, at the Library Hall area, at Wharf Street, the Yacht Club area and at Cole Point. Please go to the festival Facebook page for more info : https://www.facebook.com/StGeorgeDragonFestival  For enquiries call 083 406 2001, or email weezypat@gmail.com.

This is a community, non-profit event that will be supporting the NSRI, Volunteer Firefighters, and Happy Valley Shelter. We hope that you will come and have fun with us !!! Banquet 2 Modern Dragon

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Simon’s Town welcomes spring 2014 with a music festival and fun activities.

Simon’s Town welcomes spring this year with a festival of music; the weekend of the 19th to 21st September sees a variety of musical performances, from classic to jazz and rock, presented at various venues in the village, and adding to the festive vibe will be music from youth groups, an art exhibition, and a craft market. There are specials on accommodation and food; the village unites to welcome friends and visitors; come and see why we are so fortunate to work and live and play here. Go to the Music Festival facebook page pagehttps://www.facebook.com/simonstownmusicfest  for giveaways and prizes, details on the programme and ticket sales.

And the town continues to celebrate during the week that follows; a Braai Competition is held on the jetty on Heritage Day 24th September: are you the 2014 champion? For details and to enter (only R30), mail Nicky at nixwerks@gmail.com or call in at Larijworks or phone 083 9779 182.

On Saturday the 27th, the Side Walk Saunter, a fashion show with a difference, takes place from 2-3pm. Shops taking part in the fashion show will have models strutting their stuff and handing out specials and discount vouchers to passers by. This will be an interactive and vibey show; be there. For more information or to participate contact Louise 083 406 2001.

On the Saturday morning, the Methodist Church Bazaar features stalls, games and bargains.