Festival marks the launch of Fleetwood’s lofty ambitions

10 April 2014

A world record diving attempt, a zip wire across the promenade and hot air balloon rides are just a taste of what’s on offer at a free festival on Fleetwood’s waterfront next month.

Dizzy Heights is a celebration of the town aiming higher, serving as the official launch of the £1.5m Five For Fleetwood scheme.

People are invited to pack the Esplanade on Saturday 24 May and while they enjoy five hours of festivities, they can learn more about Wyre Council’s plans to transform the area with a skate park, splash zone, boats on Marine Lake, a refurbished Euston Gardens and more besides.
Most of the festival’s focus takes place around Marine Hall Gardens and the Esplanade, which will be closed to traffic. One highlight will be a display by La Quebrada, the Mexican high diving company who caused a splash on Britain’s Got Talent. They intend to attempt a world record towards the end of the event, definitely one not to be missed.

Local bands will perform live throughout the afternoon while families test their head for heights on a zip wire and climbing walls. Look out for hilarious street theatre, arts and crafts workshops and plenty of food and drink.

And to mark the fact that Fleetwood is really going places, a land train will operate along the promenade.

Councillor Peter Gibson, Leader of Wyre Council, said: “We have some lofty ambitions for Fleetwood that we can now fulfil thanks to the Coastal Communities Fund.

“What better way to showcase our plans than a festival that invites the whole community to make the most of their seafront and celebrate with us.”

Dizzy Heights runs from noon to 5pm. Any local businesses wanting to be involved in the event can do so via http://dizzyheights.eventbrite.co.uk


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