Our festival, now known as Family Fest and formerly Spring Arts Fest, was launched by Coast Print & Design and Rainbow Arts Dorset in 2017. The festivals main aim is to bring families and the community together in a safe, energetic and vibrant event site.
Rob and Glen created the festival in late 2017 with the vision of providing a small festival which would be enjoyed by the local community and further communities in the south.
In April 2018, the first event took place at Branksome Recreation Ground and we were fortunate enough to be supported by local businesses as well as the Branksome Community Centre, morebus and YMCA Bournemouth. In our first year, we had over 30 traders, a small funfair for the children, live music.
In June 2019, our second year was moved to our new site of Kings Park. We were supported by morebus as well as Absolute Music Trust who provided our live music programme. Our second year had over 40 traders, small funfair for the children, live music programme, our brand new food stretch.
Find out about our 2020 line up via our new website, here.