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City Council Announces 75th Annual Gloucester Carnival

City Council Announces 75th Annual Gloucester Carnival

Gloucester’s traditional Carnival Procession is back for a 75th successive year, and the City Council is planning to make this anniversary year’s event better than ever.

The historic procession, which takes place on Saturday 23rd July, has been a part of the City summer calendar for the past 75 years, and organisers are hoping that more people than ever will choose to get involved this time around, and help to make the event a memorable celebration for everyone in Gloucester.

The carnival will feature live music, walkabout performers, food and drink, fairground rides, and lots more in Gloucester Park, as part of the City’s annual Summer Festival programme.

Rather than taking its usual route in the city centre, this summer’s parade will travel a slightly amended circuit. The parade will leave the park and turn into Park Road, Brunswick Road, Clarence Street, Spread Eagle Rd, Northgate Street, over The Cross and down Southgate Street, then left onto Spa Road, before returning to its start point.

Paul James, leader of the City Council said: "The Carnival is a real Gloucester tradition.  It brings life and colour to the city's streets and brings our communities together.  This year is the 75th anniversary, so we want to make it as big and bright as we can.  I hope as many people as possible will take part."

Anyone interested in taking part in the carnival procession should download an entry form at, contact Gloucester City Council on 01452 396391, e-mail or pick up an entry form from Gloucester Tourist Information Centre, the Guildhall or North Warehouse in the Docks. Completed forms should be either emailed to, or posted/delivered to Gloucester Guildhall.

The carnival procession will be the first in a great series of summer events in Gloucester. Other attractions include the Food Festival (July 22nd-24th), The Tall Ships Festival (August bank holiday), The Cathedral Flower Festival (July 13th-16th), the annual Rhythm and Blues Festival (July 23rd – 31st) the City’s fireworks display (August 6th) and the opening of the newly refurbished Gloucester City Museum (opening in August). Further information on summer events in the City is available from Gloucester Tourist Information Centre.

Explore Gloucestershire
16 June 2011

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