VENTNOR Day promises a celebration of the town — and among the entertainment will be the famous Ventnor Comic Jazz Band, fresh from Buckingham Palace!

The event, on Saturday, will feature the first performance in their hometown by the band after their recent successful appearance in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant.

This year’s Ventnor Day will be bigger and better than ever, say organisers.

Artists will include The Ventnor Darlings, Greg and the Bears, The Hillmans, The Slow Cats, Moonshine Border Morris, Andy Roberts, Bethan John, Lucan, Tink Beadle and Ventnor Theatre Group.

Food and drinks are being provided by Crave Ice Cream, Lady Scarlett’s Tea Parlour, Stripped Burgers, Sweet Charlie’s Crepes and Tee in The Park.

Alongside the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, there will be stalls from around 50 community groups and voluntary sector organisations, plus stalls from around 50 local businesses, crafters and artists.

All the fun takes place in Ventnor Park from 12 noon to 6pm.

Mayor of Ventnor, Steph Toogood, will open the event.

She said: "Ventnor Day showcases the best of our town, from our rich and diverse voluntary and community organisations to our artists, and crafters and some of our most popular musicians and food outlets.

"It’s a great day out for all ages in the picturesque setting of Ventnor Park and Putting Green – and a chance to raise funds for Ventnor Carnival.

"Ventnor Day is a wonderful opportunity to support the local community, to socialise and enjoy the Ventnor Vibe!"