This year’s Surbiton Festival was declared open on Saturday at the beginning of a week of events – the festival’s biggest-ever line up.

Mayor of Kingston Councillor Penny Shelton, and deputy mayor Coun Alan Dean, visited Maple Road for the monthly farmers’ market where organisers masked up as part of the festival’s theme.

Surrey Comet:

James and Ed Brownjohn, both 13, in the driving seat

Masked helium balloons were released over Maple Road and a performance from Opera d'Amici marked the occasion.

Down by the river kids got to check out a lifeboat regatta as the Kingston and Surbiton RNLI got involved.

Surrey Comet:

Caitlin, Mark, and Hannah Bradley, with Sue Hennings and Chris Dainty from Kingston and Surbiton RNLI

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