Welcome to the annual Cardigan Quays Festival celebrating Cardigan's rich cultural and maritime heritage happening this Saturday August 23rd along the banks of the river Teifi.

There's loads to do and something for everyone, including a Makers Fair which showcases local engineers, great technologists, great manufacturers and other creative artisans.

From 11am to 4pm you can join the Small World Theatre Building of a Megalithic Monument on Prince Charles Quay where you can drop in and make costumes, join Obelix and the rest of the crew who are arriving on a 4,000 year old boat.

Between 5 and 7 you can watch the Mermaid Race, an 11 mile rowing race around Cardigan Island through river, estuary and open sea conditions. Prize giving is at 8 pm.

The festival believes in celebrating and encourage the creative potential of young people and enterprising companies based in the area. You will enjoy a packed day of events, including local music, crafts, river activities, food stalls, fish, beers, cheeses, breads, workshops, performers and a whole wealth of sights, sounds, tastes and experiences to delight and entertain! The famous firework display starts at 9pm - be there!

If you are local entry is free during the day to the music and Makers Fair. There will be a small charge for costume making and the evening music programme. Full details on the website cardiganquaysfestival.squarespace.com