On Saturday 11th July 2020 everyone is invited to come to the town centre and join Carnival Day! From 11am a host of entertainment and activities will be available along Parkway and Howardsgate with some surprise events and appearances planned until early evening.
At 2pm, a loud, colourful parade will set off travelling from Gosling into the town centre to Campus, dancing its way back down Parkway returning to Gosling. There will be plenty of entertainment for all ages, a huge selection of tempting foods from around the world washed down with the liquid refreshment of your choice, and many more surprises on the way!
So how can you get involved?
We need groups of friends, organisations or clubs with the most energetic members who are prepared to be silly and noisy and entertain thousands of people! We want dancers, gymnastics, jugglers and custard-pie flingers to join the procession and travel the 2.2m miles around our town. Fire breathing Chinese dragons, dinosaurs and pantomime horses are most welcome too!
The theme is GARDEN
A number of well-known local organisations and charities have already applied for a float or a walking group and they, along with plenty of other fun-loving people, are planning some extraordinary feats.
Two floats are being sponsored by the Carnival team who are thrilled that the local men’s support group Men in Sheds have agreed to build the sets.
We are still looking for some local groups to be involved in the parade with either a float or walking group. If you would like your group to be considered, please download the application form for both Floats and the walking parade and tell us what you can bring to the Carnival.
Closing date for applications is Valentines Day. All of Welwyn Garden will be watching, so we will be selecting the best groups that bring, colour, entertainment and fizz to the parade and let you know by April 5th 2020 if you are successful. You will then have 4 months to create the best float you can. Not wishing to be glum, but please remember that it might be tipping it down, very windy or boiling hot so please make sure your decorations can survive all three!
A bit nearer the time we will be calling out to find the oldest partnership in WGC, and inviting that couple to be Carnival King and Queen. We are also going to be looking for anyone else who is celebrating their centenary and they too will be able to be involved in the parade.
We look forward to celebrating with you!
Good luck and thank you once again,
The Carnival 2020 team