Make a date for Blackpool Carnival 2018
Sunday 22 July 2018 from 12 noon
Sunday 22 July sees Blackpool coming together to celebrate all that is great about the UK’s entertainment capital through music, dance, comedy, food and drink.
FROM 12 NOON Join the Parade – from Central to South Pier
FROM 1PM Stage Entertainment – Waterloo Headland
Performers to be announced
Plus all of the Fylde Coast Carnival Queens and Retinues
Take Part in Blackpool Carnival
Blackpool schools, children’s groups, sports groups, adult organisations and businesses are all invited to join the Blackpool Carnival Parade. It will travel on foot from Central Pier to South Pier.
As with the other Fylde Coast galas, there will be a Carnival Queen and Retinue. All of the Gala Royalty from other local events are invited to take part.
Musicians or musical groups are also invited to join in and play at the central stage on the Waterloo Road Headland. The Carnival will have an International flavour, representing the culture of many of the people now living in Blackpool and the North of England.
Blackpool Carnival is NOT organised by Live Blackpool. Please contact the event organisers for more information. All details correct at time of publication.
The event is free to attend, with acts, activities and events taking place after the parade on the Waterloo Headland.
It’s hoped that Blackpool Carnival will grow year on year, as have other Carnivals. Manchester Caribbean Carnival now attracts an audience of more than 6,000,000.
Although it’s expected to draw big crowds and everyone is welcome to come along on the day, taking part in and organising the event is for us – for the people of Blackpool.
The organisers hope to bring people to this area of Blackpool to invigorate it, but also to gather people from both this area and the other areas of Blackpool to boost community spirit and local pride.
2017 was the year when Blackpool re-launched its Carnival!
In 1923 Blackpool held its first Carnival.
The population at that time was around 80,000 people – but an incredible 250,000 people came along – every day throughout the 8 day event!
The good news is that in 2017 a Blackpool group gained £10,000 from the Lottery fund to pay for Blackpool Carnival to come back.
Find out More
Have a look at the Live Blackpool website homepage for more of the latest updates.
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