An event to celebrate all that is great about Wrexham will be held on Queen’s Square and Llwyn Isaf this Saturday.
Wrexfest is the first event of its kind for the town and the daylong event aims to bring the community together.
The event has been organised by Beth Bennett who set up the ‘Change Wrexham For Our Future‘ Facebook page around seven weeks ago.
Change Wrexham For The Future was set up off the back of a number of high-profile events that happened in Wrexham during June and July. The page gained 1000 likes on Facebook in the space of 12 hours and now has 2,458 likes.
Beth said: “I didn’t think the group would so popular, I thought a few of my friends would like it. 12 hours later and over 1000 people had liked the page.
“I started thinking about starting an event up since setting the page up six or seven weeks ago.
“The idea came from someone who posted the suggestion on the page on the first day. I thought why not give this ago and put the message out there.”
It is hoped that the event will provide a community feel and boost spirits in the town.
The event begins at 11am and will run straight through to 7:30pm, with various entertainment and activities available for people throughout the day. A number of different and events and stalls will be available, with 65 different businesses attending in total.
On offer there will craft stalls, cakes stalls, Wrexham Lager, American street food from Dixie Kitchens, a carousel, bouncy castle and slide.
Techinquest will also be popping down, along with local group the Yum Yum Project, who will be providing face painting. Wrexham.com favourites Giggles and Games will also be there providing activities and games throughout the day.
The Mayor and Mayoress will also be popping down to the event.
Some of the bands that will be taking to the stage on Llwyn Isaf include: Danny Gruff, Kip Cannon, The Avenues, Defy All Reason, Vesper, Kameelion, The Rifts and Portlights.
Elsewhere on Queen’s Square artists such as Kate and Charlie, Tom Matthias, Bethan Harrison and Wrexham Musical Theatre Singing Social will be entertaining the crowds.
Alongside the live music, entertainment and demonstrations will also be provided on Llwyn Isaf by belly dancing group Black Veil Tribal, Dancing Shoes and Dragon Fitness Bootcamp.
Beth said: “Hopefully it will create a community feel, the aim is to try to bring the community together. It’s just a big ocean of love really.”
Wrexfest starts at 11:00am on Saturday morning and finishes at 7:30pm. Entrance to the event is free.
(Eagle eyed Wrexham.com readers may recognise the background image of the Wrexfest flyers which has been provided by a certain hyper-local website!)