Carnival - Final countdown to tonight's parade!
of people are expected to line the streets of Burnham-On-Sea tonight
(Monday) to watch dozens of colourful illuminated floats take part
in the 71st annual Highbridge and Burnham Carnival.
procession starts at 7.30pm, and spectators are being advised to
wrap up warm with
temperatures of 10°C
but it's expected to remain dry.
than 80 colourful entries will take part in tonight's parade. The
biggest cheers of the night from local spectators are sure to be
for Burnham-On-Sea's Hillview Carnival Club with its colourful western-themed
float called 'Yee Ha!'.
residents and carnival enthusiasts have been getting an early glimpse
of the entries, which are lined up along Queens Drive and the Frank
Foley Parkway, as pictured here.
route of tonight's parade is unchanged, starting in Love Lane, near
the town's Tesco supermarket. The carts will then wend their way
along Love Lane, into Manor Road and Victoria Street, before travelling
along Burnham High Street and finishing in Marine Drive.
procession will be led by a group of local motorbike enthusiasts,
Burnham Bike Knights, and then members of Burnham Panto Society
and local emergency services including the fire service, ambulance,
BARB, Coastguard and RNLI.
are being urged to dig deep and give donations to the charity collectors
along the route of tonight's procession. The event relies on donations
to keep running. Visitors are also being urged to only support
official carnival pedlars.
of Burnham-On-Sea Carnival
road closures and diversions are in operation during today and
visitors are advised to check them and leave extra time before travelling.
Car parking is available, as featured here.
Queen Melissa Fear, pictured below with her two Carnival Princesses
- Sofia Mathews and Maisie Phillips - will officially lead tonight's
procession after being selected in the Spring.
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Burnham-On-Sea Carnival 2017
- full details and guide to tonight's event