Carnival route change to support seafront traders

With just a few weeks to go, plans for Fleetwood Carnival are well underway.

Thursday, 18th May 2017, 3:26 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:33 pm
Fleetwood Carnival

The big summer event takes place on Saturday, June 17, and there is a slight alteration to the route.

Unlike previous years, the procession will not turn right at the North Euston Hotel – instead it will continue along The Esplanade, past the RNLI, Ferry Cafe and amusement

arcade and will move into

Kent Street.

It will then continue along the usual route – along North Albert Street, Lord Street, a right turn into Poulton Street, Poulton Road, Carr Road and back along the promenade to the Marine Hall.

The key events on the day begin with the fancy dress judging at noon in the Marine Hall. Entrants need to register at 11.45am.

Float judging also takes place at noon on The Esplande near the Marine Hall.

Following the procession, there will be a fun packed

family fun day with kiddies rides, bouncy castle, trampolines, face painting and army climbing wall.

There will be plenty of stalls including Homeless Hounds.

Fleetwood Town FC will be in attendance and there will be a chance to try out skills with ‘Bonkers’ Circus.

Chairman Ann Hanvey said: “We have changed the route just to support the amusement arcade and shops along that point before we turn into Kent Street.

“We are a small committee and thank you to all who have worked so hard to put on this Carnival, we are always looking for new members to come along and help.”

Helpers are needed to carry one of the sealed collecting tins. They can be picked up and signed for in the Marine Hall foyer from 11.30am.

Ann added: “If not taking part in the parade please come and line the parade route and put some of your spare change in our sealed collecting tins.”