Skegness ready for carnival week

A previous Skegness Carnival in full swing.
A previous Skegness Carnival in full swing.

The Skegness Carnival takes place this Sunday, (August 10) with six days worth of events lasting until Friday, (August 15).

The theme of the event this year is Heroes and Heroines and for the first time this year the Carnival Committee will hold a collection for charity during the parade which will be split evenly between Skegness Carnival and Help for Heroes.

The carnival celebrations commence on Sunday from 10am-6pm with a family fun day in the Tower Gardens.

The traditional judging of floats will take place at midday at Wainfleet Road Playing Fields and the parade starts at the earlier time of 1pm this year.

The carnival will leave Wainfleet Road playing fields at 1pm and travel through the town centre, turning on to Drummond Road, then Souuth Parade and along the seafront, finishing at North Parade Car Park.

An RAF flypast will also take place in in the afternoon.

From 10.30am on Monday, there will be a pavement art competition on Prince Edward Walk, north of the pier and a sand sculpting competition on central beach, south of the pier at 2pm.

On Tuesday, between 10am and 4pm a gala will take place in the Tower Gardens with various stalls and a super hero, tiny tots and Miss Seaside competition at 10.30am. There is also a baby show at 2pm and booking in for the show is 1pm.

The 999 day takes place on Wednesday from 10am until 4pm on Pier Field.

Thursday sees the Skegness Fire Station gala from 10am to 4pm with a fancy dress competition at 2pm for ages 5-6 years, 7-10 years and 11-16 years as well as a competition for ages 17 years plus (50p entry).

Between 7-9pm on Thursday at Grand Central there is a children’s disco also with a fancy dress theme.

On Friday from 10am to 4pm there is a pet show in the Tower Gardens and a raffle at 3pm.

If you are taking part in this year’s carnival, why not email your photos to at the Skegness standard.