The annual Animal Fest will be held at the wide section of road directly in front of the Selmun Palace on the edge of Mellieha town, 10am, 'til 4.30pm on Sunday, 27th May.
All pets are welcome. There will be Guide dogs; animal displays; falconry; showings of cats, dogs, rabbits, birds etc.
Childrens' pets and animal blessings will take place at 12.15.
There will also be a scouts parade and a variety show by Artemocion though I'm afraid it's not been possible to find out the times of these events.
There is usually a mobile coffee/burger van and various other stalls. Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary will have a couple of tables and Terry and I shall be manning these from 12noon to 2pm, other folk (mainly Clive and Chris) will be covering the rest of the time.
It is usually a very good, well attended event. Parking will probably be controlled and allowed only up as far as Joe's Bar on the corner, so you park where you can along the road and walk up to the Palace.
There are some great walks in several directions for those bringing their dogs - down the winding track between the many allotments which has some lovely views of the sea and bays, or off to the side leading to above Mistra Bay.
The easiest ways to find the Palace are: either from the dual carriageway (Mellieha by-pass) if coming from the ferry, OR, coming up through the town, at the Bell View hotel roundabout (where there is the Mellieha bus interchange) turn off left following the sign to Selmun Palace - or, if coming from the Xemxija direction, at the top of the very winding hill, on reaching the same roundabout, take 3rd turning off and follow signs.
Hope to see you there,
Sheelagh & Terry, (on behalf of Noah's Ark)