Northampton Carnival

June 10, 2017

12:00 pm To 7:00 pm

St. Georges Ave, Northampton, United Kingdom

01604 779024


Event Description

The event has two parts to it – the carnival parade of floats and troupes and the stalls and stage performances at the venue. Every year there is a theme for the parade and this gives opportunities for creative interpretations which make the parade a spectacular sight. Leading up to the event we also run workshops that assist paraders in bringing their ideas to life. The parade usually leaves from the venue and travels in to town and returns to the starting point.

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“It’s not too late to join – you just need to form a team of eight people and contact Dona on 077194 69577.”

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