At the beginning of September, the high street in Chipping Sodbury was again the stage of a great festival. The locals enjoyed the festivities with all sorts of food and drinks on the streets. The evening was all about musical interludes and dancing. The Eat Festival marked the beginning of all festivities. The stalls in the festival offered both warm and cold delicacies, which included churros as well as doughnuts. But in the evening, the musical action started. Local bands played all throughout the street party. They entertained large audiences as the Street Cred Dance group made its way through the town.
The Mayor Was Delighted
Just like the audiences, James Ball, the mayor of Chipping Sodbury, was ecstatic too. He emphasized that the two festivals got the town going again. According to his statement, hundreds of people were present at both events, therefore, he called it a complete success. Numerous businesses and people definitely needed that liveliness because they have suffered exceptionally badly from economic constraints in the past two years. This time the people of the town had the opportunity to shine under the spotlight as the festivals highlighted the services and other attractions of the high street.
The mayor expressed his hope that numerous other events will follow and that they would allow visitors to experience Chipping Sodbury to the fullest. Faith Newport from the Street Cred Dance group was also extremely satisfied with their performances. She praised her dancers as well as their skill and she was happy about a perfect day at the festival. Here friends and families of the dancers also came together to enjoy a local festival. Hopefully, there will be another opportunity to celebrate soon.
A Colorful Spectacle in the Sky
Another attraction involving numerous hot air balloons was just as spectacular. The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is a hot air balloon festival held annually in Europe. In its heyday, this event attracted up to 500,000 visitors, but after the cancellation last year, the organizers decided to let the festival take place in a slimmed-down form. Hence this time, hundreds of balloons have been launched from various locations in Bristol in the past few weeks. They filled the sky over the city before making their way to Chipping Sodbury, where they landed.
The audience and numerous photographers saw a colorful spectacle that cast a spell over many of the viewers. The hot air balloon spectacle was the third mass exit from the pandemic; this year, they called it Fiesta Fortnight. The flight was a cooperation between the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta and Costa Coffee. The organizers had previously viewed hundreds of possible locations and selected a few of them. Some of the lucky locations, from which the balloons rose, were Ashton Court Estate, Queen Square and Brentry Primary School. In this way, residents and guests experienced a grand spectacle, which was worth all the attention it got, from various points of view.