The Eastern Cape’s newest summer festival will be hosted at Sundays River this month in conjunction with one of the regions most historic events, the SPAR River Mile. The River Mile festival offers two days of fun and excitement for the whole family along the banks of the Sundays River on the 23rd and 24th February.
The festival, supported by the Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency, will include no fewer than 6 sporting events, a host of food vendors, craft stalls and exhibitors as well as an exciting kids zone. Entertainment includes Centrestage comedian Gino Fabbri, African Drumbeat entertainers and Clarendon Primary School band whilst Sasko sponsored Capital Sounds will be the broadcaster at the Festival. Well known DJ’s from Festival media partner Kingfisher FM will also be on hand to entertain the crowds throughout the weekend.
Entry into the festival area is just R20 with one lucky ticket holder, each day, winning two return flights on Mango airlines. Children 12 years and under are free of charge as are participants who have collected their race packs from pre-registration at the Kings Market which will be hosted on Wednesday and Thursday before the festival at the Kings Court Shopping Centre.
The feature event on the weekend will be the 89th SPAR River Mile which was founded in Redhouse in 1924 and is expected to attract over 1,000 swimmers. Festival Saturday will host the Family half-mile, a new event which forms part of the international Rotary Swimarathon with swims all around the world on the same day to raise funds for Rotary’s efforts to eradicate Polio. One of the most successful projects ever undertaken, Polio only remains in 3 countries around the world and hopes are that it will soon be eradicated.
“The River Mile Festival promises to be an awesome summer fair in a magnificent setting. Kick back and unwind in the beer garden whilst the kids have a ball in the Kids Zone after enjoying some of the events on offer,” said excited Festival organiser Mike Zoetmulder.
Event entries are possible open www.rivermile.co.za or entry forms can be completed at Brian Band Sports in Newton Park or News Cafe at the Boardwalk.
Article source: http://mype.co.za/new/2013/02/eastern-cape-summer-festival/