ORGANISERS of Leamington Carnival are looking forward to the big day with renewed optimism.
The event has had its ups and downs since returning to the town’s streets in 2014 – from lack of floats to volunteers – but the community has pulled together for this year’s carnival on Saturday July 14, which will include the traditional float procession and fun fair.
A carnival spokesperson said: “This year we’ll see the biggest carnival since its return.
“Over 18 organisations will be taking part. We’re so pleased that local groups, schools and businesses have got involved in this special event. We would like to thank BID Leamington for their support, along with Warwick District Council’s events team who will be funding the temporary stage due to the restoration work on the bandstand.
“We hope visitors will come in their thousands as they have in previous years and throw their loose coins onto the floats. All money raised will go to local charities in and around the town.
“Spectators are encouraged to head to Campion Hills from 10am to see the floats which will be getting ready for the parade at noon.”
The carnival will leave Campion Hills and head down Leicester Street onto Clarendon Avenue, before turning down the Parade, and is set to arrive at Dormer Place around 1pm.
At the Pump Room Gardens, carnival-goers will be able to enjoy the fun fair, stalls, music and more from 11am to 6pm.
Visit www.leamingtoncarnival.org.uk for further details.