A VILLAGE near Chester is gearing up to celebrate the wonders of water this summer as part of its annual event.

AQUA FEST, will take place in Bunbury Village on Saturday, June 8, and is inspired by the 200th anniversary of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, with RNLI groups from across Cheshire set to attend.

Keeping with the water theme, the event will also celebrate Bunbury Water Mill, which has an 830-year history and is today run by a team of volunteers as a charitable trust.

The event will begin at 12.30pm with a  spectacular parade, involving the City of Chester Bluecoat Band, the Earl of Stamford Morris Dancers, Rose Queens, Kings and attendants, an array of vehicles from super cars to scooters to tractors not to mention a host of water themed characters including pirates, sailors and deep-sea divers.

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The 55th annual Bunbury Villlage Day will include traditional entertainment alongside new additions such as arena displays and games, a family of Alpacas, a well-stocked bar, a mouth-watering BBQ, a myriad of stalls, the classic WI café, thrilling fairground rides and a 10-metre climbing wall.

Local bands will also be on hand in the form of Green Bullet, playing a high energy mix of covers with influences ranging from punk through to blues and rock, as well as Bunbury’s very own The Lost Boys playing a range of Rock and Britpop.

The event will be held on the Jubilee Playing Fields, Hurst Close.

More information is available via: www.bunburyvillage.info or search Bunbury Village Day on Facebook and Instagram.

Dogs are not permitted on the playing fields, with the exception of guide dogs.