It’s Blackpool Carnival this weekend with vintage cars, live music and a big parade
The free and colorful event had to be canceled for the past two years due to the Covid pandemic – but now it’s back.
It will be held on the South Shore seafront between the headlands of Waterloo and the headlands of St Chads and will take place on Saturday (July 2) from noon to 9pm and Sunday (July 3) from noon to -7pm.
It includes a display of over 100 TVR cars along the waterfront, a grand parade with classic cars, marching bands and costumes and live music, dancing and entertainment on both days.
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Glenn Priestley, committee member, said: “We are delighted to present this year’s carnival and carry the theme ‘Jubilee’.
“The team has worked so hard under our chairman Geoff Moore and people should come and enjoy the whole atmosphere and have a fantastic time.”
The TVR Car Show takes place on Saturday, in conjunction with the Blackpool Thunder Car Club.
The public will have the chance to vote for the ‘best car’, aided by former car company owner Martin Lily, and classic Jaguars will also be on display.
Sunday’s grand parade will take place at the Solaris Center on the South Bank promenade, starting at midday when it heads up the seafront to Manchester Square.
It will be led by three TVR cars, each red, white and blue, to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, followed by other stunning classic cars, including a Union Jack Jaguar. marching bands, dancers and costumed people.
Over the weekend you will also have the chance to see the famous vintage yellow car driven by Jon Pertwee’s Dr Who.
Among those performing over the weekend on the community stage, in line with House on Wingz, will be Daniel Twist, the Park Academy Brass Band, the Hindu Dance Group and the Elements Band and many more.
And Blackpool’s Kyle Passmoore, who appeared on the BBC’s Let it Shine with Gary Barlow, will perform on the Community Stage on Sunday afternoon.
For more details, visit the Blackpool Carnival Facebook page.