Dunfermline’s Public Park is in many ways little changed from this Victorian image complete with bandstand. Thanks to some dedicated local activists, it still plays a key role in the life of the town with events and improvements happening throughout the year. This Saturday it plays host to the Fresh Air Festival, back for its third year and bigger and better than ever before. The festival is a fantastic free event for the whole family designed to celebrate the fun to be had outdoors in our lovely parks.
Part town fete, sports day and music festival, the event starts at 12pm and you’ll find lots to do. You can take part in American football, skateboarding, Frisbee, tennis, kick boxing, mini golf and horseriding and even one of the most exciting new events for this year: slacklining. At a more chilled pace, there are arts projects, nature displays and a treasure hunt among other activities. And of course you can also simply relax on a picnic rug with an ice cream and take in the sounds from the bandstand which will include traditional wind and pipe bands as well the best of the town’s indy music scene. The bandstand will still be rocking until 10pm.
Most events are free or very low cost so the festival is an affordable family day out.
The Public Park is within easy reach of Dunfermline town centre and bus station and the train stops right at the park!
Organiser Jim Stewart of Dunfermline Central Community Council says, “We want as many people to come along as possible and enjoy the magnificent surroundings of the Public Park”
Further information can be found on the Fresh Air Festival Facebook page.