People of all ages are invited to celebrate the annual Party Weekend on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July.
Wellingborough will be transformed into a riot of colour, music and dance as community groups, organisations, charities and individuals dress up and join in the spectacular parade that starts at Broad Green at 1pm on Saturday 6 July and winds its ways through the town centre to Croyland Park.
Leader of the Council, Martin Griffiths, said: “The Party Weekend is an iconic event in the town’s calendar. People of all ages join in the carnival parade and the costumes are so colourful and creative. The atmosphere throughout the weekend is always fantastic with such a wide selection of live music and performances on stage. There are also lots of activities planned on both days at the park to keep the whole family entertained.”
The parade leaves Broad Green at 1pm and moves down the High Street, along Church Street and then Market Street before turning onto Midland Road and round Castle Way before heading up Sheep Street and Silver Street. It will then turn left into Oxford Street and head along Northampton Road before ending up at Croyland Park at around 2:30pm.
There will be a vast range of events in the park for everyone in the community to enjoy – from a gymnastics display, a martial arts workshop, majorettes, and prize giving for the best carnival entries.
Gary L Johnson, founder of GLJ theatre and the magic youth theatre, will be hosting performances throughout Sunday from the likes of Dynamix Dance School and ‘That’s ShowBisney’ along with Disco Henry who’ll be adding to the party mood and playing a live DJ set all afternoon.
Chromatic, a high-energy, modern live act and Mystic Crew, Northampton's longest established reggae band and Grande Quattro, which combine a wealth of multi-instrumental talents, will be playing throughout the afternoon.
There will be an opportunity for youngster to meet with a selection of superheroes, visit a giant bubble exhibition, enjoy a mobile educational farm display, and lots more.
There will also be a licensed bar, Stevens Funfair, and lots of food and drinks outlets as well as a selection of community and charity stalls. Admission and parking at the event is free of charge all weekend.
Dog lovers will be pleased to know that a Companion Dog Show in aid of Wellingborough Dog Welfare (Wellidog) will also be taking place on Sunday at Croyland Park. Entries open at 11am, with Pedigree judging from 12noon and Novelty judging from 2:30pm.
For all stall enquiries or for further details about the Party Weekend in Wellingborough please email firstname.lastname@example.org