While there are many Island businesses and groups joining in the fun and festivities of The Big Parade on Saturday 23rd, there will be many more behind the scenes, holding stalls at the after party at Simeon Rec, or in the case of Aspire, aiming to feed 5000 hungry spectators and performers.
The hub of Ryde’s community will be serving food from 12 – 1:30pm, created from unused food products from local supermarkets. They are aiming to give all those taking part in the parade a good meal before they begin, as well as offering their tasty treats to members of the general public who fancy a bite to eat – and putting on traditional games for those who are there from 11am.
After a scrummy snack from the Aspire kitchen, spectators can join the parade to watch the performers, musicians and vehicles as they travel through Ryde. With bands, dancers, community groups and a whole host of other fantastic entrants in this year’s parade, there promises to be something for all ages to enjoy.
To finish a fun-filled day, all are invited to the after party at Simeon Rec, where food and drink stalls, a Victorian funfair and live bands will provide entertainment, and everyone will have a chance to take part in creating history by forming (hopefully) the largest ever human Isle of Wight! With a firework display lined up as the grand finale, it’s sure to be an Isle of Wight Day to remember!
Entry to Simeon Rec is FREE. If you would like any more information about the parade, or how you can get involved in next year’s Isle of Wight Day, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.