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La Beltane festival Sark

La Beltane festival Sark

Thursday 13 April 2023

La Beltane festival Sark

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Join us in Sark for the Bank Holiday weekend as we welcome in the magical month of May, celebrating the blossom, and the bluebells, the birds and the bees.

A team of enthusiasts are putting together a host of traditional May Day celebration events to kick off the season and welcome in the summer.

"Our intention this spring is to host a modest event, which will bed in and grow for the future, as a regular annual island wide festival, which in a few years from now tourists will imagine we've been holding on Sark for hundreds of years.

The Saturday fayre will include dressing the well, mummers players, maypole dancing, May Queens, and a host of crafts, workshops and other entertainments. The daytime activities will be entrance by donation to make it as accessible as possible.

Then join us in the evening for a ticketed event that will include the burning of a wickerman and a bedlam of brilliant bands that includes gothic folk Americana from The Basement Preachers, an exciting mix of psychedelic blues, rock and country with The Erberts, and a groovy blend of Moroccan and Gnawa vibes from headline act Yas.

The whole La Beltane event will be to raise money for the Professor Saint fund, which provides financial support for prescriptions and medical help for Sark residents.

If you can't make the day but would still like to support the event you can donate to the crowd funder at

La Beltane
Sark May Day Celebrations
[One day event] Venue: La Seigneurie, Sark
Dates & Time: Sat 29th April, 11am - 11.45pm
Tickets: £20 (Under 12's free with adults) Booking information: "There are twelve months in all the year, As I hear many folks say. But the merriest month in all the year, Is the merry month of May!"

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