Samba bands, floats, youth organisations, dancers and a host of weird and wonderful costumes will once again feature in Margate’s carnival parade.
Mahogany Creative Arts and the Great British Carnival will join local groups and organisations for the parade on Sunday, August 5.
Last year crowds packed the route to see the event led by David Sanger of Sangers Stage Show, which made the 200-mile pilgrimage from Stonehenge to join the event.
This year a record 115 applications were made to take part this year.
An event spokesman said: “The parade will consist of Mahogany Creative Arts, Great British Carnival and Samba Bands as well as local floats and organisations. We will have visitors from all over Kent and the South East in the parade. “
When and where
The parade starts at 2.30pm on Sunday, August 5.
It sets off from Palm Bay Avenue, travelling along the Esplanade past Bugsy’s Bowling, The Lido, The Winter Gardens and onto Fort Hill, past Margate Police Station and through The Piazza and Margate Soul Festival, towards the train station and onto the Royal Esplanade, Westbrook.
Margate Carnival prize categories
Most creative design – Float
Best decorated vehicle/float
Majorettes (Performance, costumes and presentation)
Dance school (Performance, costumes, floats and presentation)
All categories have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd and will be awarded at 2:20pm before the carnival sets off.