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Copyright©Skegness-Carnival 2013 |
(The louder the better)
Loud and Proud is the order of the day folks. Sunday 11th August 2013 is Parade Day once again in Skegness, and this year we’re celebrating the music that makes you smile. Whatever the era, whatever the genre, music has that special gift of reminding us of the most special times in our lives.So whether your a child of the 60’s or naughties, get your glad rags on. Get down with John, Paul, George and …..Steve?... To the rhythm that makes your party rock Welcome to the Skegness Carnival!
Floats, Bands, Displays
Dancers, Twirlers, Majorettes
Fun, Games, Competitions
It’s free and easy man!
To register a float or entry in the 2013 parade please click on the link below . Entry is free to all who enter within theme
Fancy Dress, Clowns, Acrobats
A BRIEF HISTORY
The Skegness Carnival started life back in 1896 as the Festival of Flowers. All of the shops and businesses throughout the town would decorate their store fronts and don the streets with bunting and the parade would travel through the streets to the cheers and celebrations of the local populous.
A few years later, and the interruption of the Great War saw the relax of the celebrations and the Festival of Flowers was put on the back burner whilst the war effort was key in everyone's thoughts.
In the Early 1900’s the celebrations were once again rekindled and the first records of the Carnival in its current guise appeared in 1920.
Documentary information is sketchy but the Skegness Carnival grew in size along with the popularity of the Town and was orchestrated annually by the Town Council assisted by local businesses until the mid 1980’s.
Under threat of closure, a group of volunteers undertook to deliver the Carnival Parade and as such have continued to do so year in year out. With the support of the local businesses, the community and funds raised on behalf of the Skegness Carnival through a host of other events throughout the year, The Carnival Committee work tirelessly to ensure the continuation of this historic piece of our heritage. The sole aim of the group is the delivery of the Parade to the visitors and residents of our town.
It’s your final chance to win our Grand Raffle folks as the draw will be made tomorrow at the Digby’s Pet Show Gala
Second Prize: A fantastic Gas BBQ courtesy of Lincs Gases of Spilsby
Third Prize: Signed England Beach Soccer Shirt
plus many exciting prizes
(Prize draw at 12 noon, Friday 16th August2013. Tower Gardens, Grand Parade)
Grand Raffle Draw
The Ruffs. Parade Day Gala. 11th Aug 2013