Barry Island Weekenders set to return from July 21st with Isle of Fire

Barry Island’s Barry Island weekenders are set to return on July 21st, after attracting 43,000 visitors in 2018.

Prior to the return of the award-winning ‘Isle of Fire’, Barry Island will host the Barry Island Sprint Triathlon (June 3rd), Armed Forces Day (June 9th), Barry Island Transport Festival (June 10th) and Welsh language festival Gwyl Fach y Fro (June 16th), before Beats, Eats and Treats returns for its third year, packed with street food, farmers market, processor bar, demonstrations and live music.

The 2018 Barry Island Weekenders kick off on July 21st and 22nd with the return of The Isle of Fire return.

Barry Island will be transformed into magical fire garden featuring live music, street entertainers, Fire dance shows from Flame Oz, a Lantern Parade and the Viking Ship complete with pirates.

A new addition for 2018 is a mesmerising Mechanical Heart, a beating heart with light and music created by Blacksmith Felicity Jones. Due to its popularity, Isle of Fire will this year start at 8:30pm and run till 11pm each night.

Isle of Fire returns on July 21st & 22nd

On the weekend of July 28th and 29th, Barry Island welcomes a new weekend in collaboration with BAFTA Cymru.

The Cinemor Weekender will give visitors the opportunity to experience the best of Welsh film and TV with workshops and screenings.

Weekends following including the Sports Weeekdner (August 4th & 5th) which features the first Brecon Carreg Barry Island 10k, Magic and Street Theatre Weekender (August 11th & 12th) and Breakout Barry Weekender (August 18th & 19th).

The final Barry Island weekender takes place during the Bank Holiday weekend on August 25th & 26th with the return of Cinema By the Sea.

On Saturday evening visitors can enjoy E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982) and on Sunday evening visitors are invited to sing along to The Greatest Showman (2017).

The Greatest Showman singalong will wrap up the Barry Island Weekenders on August 26th.

Members of the public are encouraged to bring their owns picnics, blankets, and low backed chairs to enjoy the experience.

All events during the ‘Barry Island Weekenders’ are Free of charge for spectators, excluding the Barry Island 10k which you can register to take part in via
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