Get ready for American Independence celebrations

by Nigel Brown Jun 24 2019 0     464
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June 24, 2019


Plans are being put in place to celebrate American Independence Day at Clacton Pier.

Free live music and children’s entertainment have been lined-up for July 6 – the nearest Saturday to July 4.

The Pier will also be staging its popular and legendary hot dog eating competition for all those who believe they have the appetite for it!

The music kicks-off with Clacton’s own Tracey Moorehouse who will be performing on stage in front of the Boardwalk from 12noon to 4pm.

She will then be followed by Steve Ritchie who takes over from 5pm right through to 9pm.

James Magic Entertainment will have four shows going on in the Boardwalk Bar for the kiddies with those taking place at 12.30pm; 1.45pm; 3pm and 4.15pm.

Ewelina Majewska, the Pier’s Operations Manager, said it is a long held tradition to celebrate American Independence Day.

“It has become a regular fixture on our calendar and always goes down very well – especially the hot dog eating competition,” she added.

“It’s a chance to come along and eat as much as you can and challenge all others taking part. It always attracts a crowd!”

Last year’s winner was Shane Howard who gobbled down six in five minutes.

Later in the month the Pier will be celebrating its 148th birthday with full details to be announced nearer the date.

The event takes place on Saturday July 20 and will include fireworks around 9.30pm.

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