Video: Thousands line the streets to watch Skegness Carnival Parade

THOUSANDS of cheering spectators lined the streets to marvel at the many magnificent floats, marching bands and entertaining performers participating in today’s Skegness Carnival Parade.

More than 25, charities, businesses and community groups entered floats in this year’s pantomime themed procession, alongside musical performers, colourful characters and street entertainers.

Skegness residents and holidaying visitors from across the nation followed the parade as it journeyed through the town from Wainfleet Road Playing Field through to its North Parade finishing point, earlier this afternoon.

Skegness Academy student Katie Booth, 15, said it was ‘awesome’ and particularly liked the marching bands.

Daviaa Hill, who was visiting Skegness with her family from Sheffield, hadn’t been expecting a parade so felt it was a ‘very nice surprise’ to see the streets taken over by the merry procession.

“It was really, very enjoyable,” she said.

“Everyone’s clearly put a lot of work and effort into this.”

Skegness resident Tracey Instone watches the parade every year and felt this year’s entries were great, though fewer in number than previous occasions.

“The floats that were there were very good and the youngsters seemed to enjoy every minute,” she said.

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