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27th July to 3rd August 2019
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Swanage Carnival Procession

Sunday 29th July 2018 3.00pm  

This year's theme is Swanage Goes Safari
Swanage Goes Safari

Swanage Carnival Procession
Swanage Carnival wouldn’t be the same with out its famous Procession. Our theme for 2018 is “Swanage Goes Safari”. It’s never too early to enter and to take part is absolutely FREE - it’s fun and easy to get involved.
If you would like to take part in this years Carnival Procession please download the Application Form

Enter before 17th July for £30 help towards decorating float.
REMEMBER _ Enter your float before the 17th July and receive £30 towards your costs. (Sorry this does not include Trade, Bands or Dancers)

The Carnival Procession Categories are:
A) Walking: All Entries/Performers on foot in Fancy Dress
B) Vehicle Mounted: Trade Tableau, Companies, Commercial
C) Vehicle Mounted: Large Tableau over 3.5 ton, Adults and Children
D) Vehicle Mounted: Small Tableau under 3.5 ton, Adults and Children

• The Betty Grabham memorial trophy will be presented to the best children’s walking entry (16 years and under)
• The Kathryn Stafford trophy will be presented to the best Adult Waling entry in the over 16 Years category.
• The John Lake Trophy will be presented to the most comical entry.
• The Leslie Sprigg trophy is awarded to the best overall entry.
• The Best in Purbeck Trophy is awarded to the winning float in both the Wareham and Swanage carnivals.   Swanage Carnival Procession

Welcome to our Safari themed Carnival Procession lets hope is a Roaring Success!!!

First up! The build up to our Safari cavalcade begins with:
•  Beach Buggies, Motorbikes, Vintage Cars and a Comedy Band carve their way along the seafront and around the Procession route
•  3.00pm! A massive roar!
•  The BIGGEST AND BEST traditional Carnival on the South Coast negotiates its way for 2.5 miles along the sea front and through the town.
•  SEVEN bands beating drums and playing great mix of traditional marching melodies, rock and samba.
•  RAMPAGE Mas Band - world famous - performing vibrant dance and music spectaculars, showing off magnificent costumes.
•  FLOATS - big ones, small ones, decorated vehicles, bicycles, prams, carts and costumed walkers bravely rumbling through the jungle.

After the Procession
Arena, Sandpit Field At approximately 5.00pm, immediately after the Procession the fantastic ‘Mas Band’ Rampage Carnival Club will perform a short display, showing off its exotic costumes and giving you a chance to see them up close and personal!

Swanage Carnival Procession Evening
Come on up to the Carnival Bar in the Carnival Marquee or Pimm’s, Fizz & Gin Bar on Sandpit Field and enjoy a drink or two - relax, chill out, soak up the carnival atmosphere and admire the magnificent view across Swanage Bay to the Isle of Wight. LIVE MUSIC in the MARQUEE

We would like to thank the local services, Lifeboat, Coastguards, Fire Service and Dorset Search & Rescue who are always ready to help when needed. Also, thanks go to the Police, Swanage Town Council and, of course, all the participants on the floats, costumed walkers, drivers and all our supporters.
Without the help and constant support of all those who give their time so generously, today’s events could not have taken place.

Many thanks to you all.
We appreciate it’s YOUR enthusiastic support which makes our carnival at all possible As you can imagine, the cost of putting on today’s events runs into many thousands of pounds.

You will see our collectors around you throughout the day indeed throughout the week, and just £1.00 in the collecting buckets will not only help enormously with the cost, but help us to support our many causes and change lives for the better.

Only give to collectors wearing Regatta & Carnival T-Shirts/Hi Viz jackets and carrying the official Carnival buckets.

And the most important thing of all is to have FUN!
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