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What a Weekend – Ely’s Eel Day and Food, Drink and Craft Fair 2023

Overall feedback was ‘The Best Eel Festival Yet’.  You can’t get better than that.

Welcome to your weekly Visit Ely update.  We are dedicating this week to share our good news about the successful Eel Festival/Coronation Food and Drink Fayre! Here’s our press release below.  Hope you enjoy the gallery of photos.

Overall feedback was ‘The Best Eel Festival Yet’.  You can’t get better than that.

Anna Bennett, Tourism and Town Centre Manager and her team behind the organising overwhelmed with the success of the whole event. “We had an overwhelming amount of wonderful comments from the public, and our traders regarding how much they enjoyed the weekend”

The sun literally came out as Eel-izabeth began her journey, wigging her way towards the riverside for 11am. Here she was met by 1000’s of people all cheering her own together with our samba band, folk dancers and dance troups.  The atmosphere was incredible and that filtered through to our day 2 and 3 on Palace/St Mary’s Green where we must of seen in excess of 5000 over the two days. The whole weekend vibe was chilled, relaxed and all about celebrating! Don’t forget the beacon lighting to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III 7pm St. Mary’s Green.  Details of ‘what’s on’ in Ely can be found on our website

Next year the team are going big on celebrating 20 years of the Eel Parade, so if you’ve any memories of bygone years, let Visit Ely know. Dates to be released soon.

Anna said, ‘we would like to thank everyone involved for being part of such a unique and memorable event’

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