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Council hands Surbiton Festival £750

Surbiton councillors have given the town’s annual festival a £750 boost.

The week-long Surbiton Festival, which began life in 1992, takes place from 21–28 September. This year’s event is bigger than ever, with more entertainment and attractions and is expected to attract around 20,000 people.

The Surbiton Neighbourhood Committee grant will help to cover a range of expenses including marshals, stages, and seating areas earmarked for families and older people.

“The festival is Surbiton’s biggest event. Many local traders, community groups and residents get involved and it attracts lots of visitors from outside. 

“We are happy to continue supporting this popular event which has so much going on including an RNLI Rally on the Thames, Pop-Up Theatre, Variety Concert, Comedy and a Grand Charity Masked Ball.”

Councillor Malcolm Self, Surbiton Neighbourhood Committee chair

The festival week will begin at 11am at the Farmers’ Market in Maple Road on 21 September with an official launch by the Mayor of Kingston, and concludes on 28 September with the Grand Parade and Street Market.