The Parade

Our famous carnival parade leaves Blakelands, lead by our very own Carni Croc at 12 noon. The parade travels through the town, past the always amazingly supportive 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 always invest a lot of time and effort into putting on a great show and raising money and awareness for local charities, groups and businesses, and every year we fully encourage people to donate generously, cheer loudly and capture the fun in photos in Carnival style!

Most importantly, anyone can enter the parade. We welcome new entrants with open arms every year. 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 2022 parade theme for our belated 60th birthday is 60 Years of Memories and the 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

All you need to do to join the parade is download our Parade Entry Form 2022 and email it to!

We’ve also got our “How to” Guide for the parade which has all the T’s and C’s and will help you get the most out of joining our parade.