Chelmsford City Events are in full swing preparing for their annual summer festivals, returning to Hylands Park in July.

This year sees the council events team working further to celebrate and showcase creative talent and is on the lookout for providers to help enhance the festival experience.

The 3foot People Festival runs from July 2 to July 4 July, attracting over 14,000 children, parents and carers.

This award-winning festival aimed at pre-schoolers provides a fun, diverse and exciting mix of playful activities and amusements.

Businesses that can offer any of the following, suitable for children ages 0-5 years, are wanted by the council:




-interactive area/zones

-walkabout entertainment

Fling Festival, returning July 6 is designed for adults only and features a unique and engaging mix of entertainment and activities across an intimate village of tents, stalls and stages.

Do you offer anything alternative and unique that Fling has never seen before? They’re looking for:

-quirky activities

-unique performers

-walkabout entertainment

If it’s something you can offer, why not get in touch?

You can either apply for one festival or both festivals and the deadline for initial applications is February 24.

For full information, terms and conditions and how to apply visit