Caribbean Carnival 2011

Date: 29/05/11

Parades through Preston

Colour and noise was in abundance throughout Preston city centre on Sunday afternoon as the Caribbean Carnival made it's annual procession through the town.

The parade featured lots of bands and dancing groups from around the area who had spent all year preparing their costumes and dance routines for the big day.


The procession, which set off from Moor Park at 1.15pm, headed down Deepdale Road before turning into the city centre and coming to an end with a mini festival in Avenham Park.

Thousands of people followed the parade into the park, where they where they made the most of various Caribbean food stalls and live entertainment on offer.


The dancing groups then made their way to the stage to each perform for the crowd, with the winners being chosen as Spectrum Carnival Band.

The Carnival, now in its 37th year, has become a much loved part of Preston's culture and this year's event was held in association with the Preston Guild 2012 committee - ahead of next year's Guild celebrations.



Photographs courtesy of Lancashire One photographer Jahan Shahili.

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