Penarth Summer Festival and Downhill Derby Returns for 2024

Mark your calendars for another spectacular edition of the Penarth Summer Festival and Downhill Derby, taking place on the 13th of July 2024, 12-8pm. Hosted on the iconic Esplanade, the event will bring together live music, refreshments, and the thrills of the Downhill Derby for a day of unforgettable fun.

Organised by Penarth Town Council, the Summer Festival and Derby is free for all.

Since its inception in the 1960s, the Penarth Summer Festival has become a highly anticipated annual tradition, taking on various forms throughout the years. With the addition of the Downhill Derby in 2010, the festival has consistently been the highlighted of the summer for both residents and visitors alike.

Prepare to be entertained by an impressive line-up of performers, including the sensational Penarth Operatic and Dramatic Society, Stonehouse, Wonderbrass, and Big Mac’s Wholly soul Band. The pulse-pounding action of the Downhill Derby will take centre stage, providing adrenaline-fueled excitement for participants and onlookers. There will also be an array of community stalls and fairground rides.

Penarth Town Mayor, Cllr Gwenda Roberts said: “We are all looking forward to this year’s Summer Festival and its exciting Downhill Derby! There will be so much for children and people of all ages to enjoy.”

For more information about the festival, stay updated by following the Penarth Town Council Facebook page or visit Penarth Town Council –

We are proud to announce that the Penarth Summer Festival remains committed to being a plastic-free event, showcasing the town’s dedication to environmental sustainability.