Cowes Marina is to host a boat and leisure festival this summer, to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
The event will feature live music, a display of British boats and a chance to get involved in a host of outdoor and adventure sports. It's free but you will have to apply for a pass to attend. Organisers are promising plenty of family entertainment and say they hope the show will become a regular part of summer season.
James Brooke, Festival Director, commented, 'We’re really excited to be celebrating such an historic occasion and delighted to be working closely with the Cowes community to make this memorable family event a great success.'
'We have previously organised major events at the Royal Windsor Racecourse and Earls Court and, for me, Cowes has to be the venue for such an occasion, given its historic links with our monarchy. It’s a perfect venue for an overtly British-themed event, and we’re proud that Cowes will be one of the most exciting places in the country to be celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.'