WhizzFizzFest is spreading the fun far and wide this summer!

WhizzFizzFest, Buckinghamshire’s much-loved family arts and literature festival, is back for 2023 and this year, for the first time, the fun is spread out across the county.

In partnership with a number of local groups and organisations, this year’s spectacle will be going on tour across Bucks, spanning three weekends. Visitors will be able to enjoy a whirlwind of creative activities and unforgettable experiences, all connected by an overarching theme of friendship.

Highlights include the following free events:

  • Sunday 2 July – WhizzFizzFest @ Aylesbury on Sea with Aylesbury Town Council – WhizzFizzFest lands in Aylesbury’s Vale Park for the first time, bringing a vibrant celebration of children’s creativity alongside plenty of beach-based fun at Aylesbury on Sea.
  • Saturday 8 July – WhizzFizzFest @ Desborough Carnival with High Wycombe BIDCo – Join us for a celebration of music and culture from 11am-4pm as Desborough Road is transformed into a hub of live music, great food and tonnes of fun for the whole family. There’ll be free creative workshops, circus performances, street entertainment and more!
  • Saturday 15 July – WhizzFizzFest @ Hats Off Chesham! with Chesham Connect – Back for a third year, Hats Off Chesham! returns to celebrate Chesham’s High Street, with added creative fun for all the family. Music, magic shows, crafting, climbing walls, giant bubbles and much, much more will all be available – just don’t forget your hat!

There is no need to book for any of the above events, just turn up and enjoy the fun.

In addition, WhizzFizzFest is hosting ‘By the Light of the Moon’ an enchanting interactive performance with puppetry and music produced by Full House Theatre, which will visit some of the county’s libraries. Aylesbury’s Discover Bucks Museum is also hosting a special performance of ‘Wind in the Willows, on 8 July. Booking is required for both of these events and a small fee is payable.

The fun doesn't just start in July, there is also an opportunity to catch one of the WhizzFizzFest artists at a workshop in your local Family Centre this half term. You can help decorate some bunting to be displayed at the Whizzfizz events or craft your own paper doll.

Clive Harriss, Buckinghamshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure said: “We are excited to be working with new friends this year to bring an even bigger and better WhizzFizzFest to Buckinghamshire. Most events are free so it is something that everyone can enjoy without worrying about costs. WhizzFizzFest is always such a vibrant, fun event and by spreading it across three weekends in three different locations it gives ample opportunity to come along and enjoy the fun.”

For more information about WhizzFizzFest and to book tickets, visit the website: www.whizzfizzfest.org.uk