The Newport Pagnell Carnival Parade is the official opening of the Carnival weekend.
The parade leaves Blakelands at 12 noon and travels through the town, past the cheering crowds and down onto Riverside Meadow.
Every year thousands of people line the streets to cheer, support and donate pennies to all of the parade entrants. What’s more; they do it whatever the weather!
The entrants all invest a lot of time and effort into putting on a great show and raising money and awareness for local charities, groups and businesses. We fully encourage people to donate generously, cheer loudly and snap happily!
Most importantly, anyone can enter the parade. All you need is small (or large) group of people, a sprinkle of creativity and bundles of enthusiasm. It is a great way to promote, fundraise and compete for one of our trophies.
The 2018 parade theme is currently being decided but categories have been confirmed as:
Class A: Promotional / Commercial / Small Business / Advertising
Class B: Majorettes / Cheerleaders / Dance Troupes
Class C: Walking fancy dress
Class D: Children’s Entry
Class E: Most inventive transport
Class F: Best pub
Class G: Best overall interpretation of the theme