Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July, 11am - 9pm
Broad Street to Parade Gardens : free entry
La Fête de St Hélier is returning to St Helier’s town centre for a seventh consecutive year. The street party celebration features arts and crafts stalls, a food village at Parade Gardens and two stages of live music and entertainment. La Fête is part of a week of events around St Helier Day, which also includes the annual Pilgrimage to Elizabeth Castle on Sunday 14th July.
With a focus on community spirit, local arts and crafts, and food and culture, the Parish is working with many local traders, community groups and performers to deliver a fantastic weekend of fun-filled activities for all the family.
Tchikifonk, a band from Normandy in France, will open the event in a parade through the Town Centre to Parade Gardens at midday on Saturday 13th July. Visitors can find local arts and craft stalls lining the streets and a food village located at Parade Gardens, and there will be a wide variety of live music and entertainment for all to enjoy with two separate stages of local talent located at Parade Gardens and Broad Street. Due to popular demand, the French Market will return to Broad Street for a second year of craft, cheese, cider and food.
Acts over the weekend including DJ Stefunk on Broad Street, story-telling with Allan Gardner, circus acts, the Helier Morris Men, the Total Mayhem Breakdance Crew, Jersey Elvis, Sonia Nobrega, Kevin Pallot, Terry Arthur and may more local acts.
Visitors will be spoilt for choice by the wide variety of food and drink available in the Parade Gardens food village, hosting vendors such as Chipsticks, Alfresco Events, First Class Catering and La Robeline Cider & Sausage. You can also enjoy al fresco dining at many of St Helier’s cafés and restaurants in the area, such as Cocorico, Bruno’s Bakery and the St Malo Creperie.
The organisers are confident that the weekend of festivities in the town centre is going to be spectacular; they are encouraging local people as well as visitors to the Island to come to St Helier and to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the community spirit on the 13th and 14th of July.
‘The Parish of St Helier is delighted that the Fête de St Hélier, now in its seventh year, continues to grow and provide a platform for many local community groups, traders and performers to showcase their talents. We look forward to welcoming locals and visitors to this fun-filled, community spirited celebration.’ Daphne East, Town Centre Manager.