A TRADITIONAL festival is to be held in Rhyl.

The Mayor's May Day event - set to be a seaside celebration - will be the first of its kind for the town.

There will be plenty of fun and games as well as a "whole array" of colourful activities including Punch and Judy, stilt walkers, circus acts, clowns, hook-a-duck and hoopla stalls.

The Sol Cinema will also be returning - a mini solar-powered cinema which proved a big hit when it first visited in 2016.

The event, being hosted by Rhyl Town Council, will round off cllr Alan James's year as mayor.

The day will also feature Batala Bangor drumming band, a strongman competition for adults and children, a bubble-making act, living statue and face painters.

Cllr James said: "This May Day event is our ‘thank you’ to the people of Rhyl. There’s lots of change going on around town and development work happening, and we wanted this to be not just a celebration of Rhyl but a community event to thank people for their patience during the regeneration phase.

“We know there’s lots still to do but we wanted to put on a special day for our town, an event with something for everyone. All of the activities are free with many not seen in Rhyl before.”

The event will be hosted on the town's high street.

Cllr James added: "Like all high streets, Rhyl faces difficulties, but by hosting events here hopefully we can attract people into town which, in turn, supports the local trade not just on the high street but across Rhyl.

"During my year as mayor, I have been honoured to meet so many amazing Rhyl organisations, groups, and people. The Mayor’s May Day is a chance for us to have some fun and laughs together."

The free event will run from 11am until 4pm on Saturday, May 5.