Organisers of two of Sudbury’s top summer events say they are shaping up well, with more people expected to take part than last year.
Chairman of Sudbury Carnival Jack Owen said twice as many entrants had registered to be in this year’s procession on August 30. There is just under a month to go before applications close.
The procession – from Alexandra Road, around Sudbury to the Delphi sports ground – will be led by the Samba Band, three majorette troops and Sudbury Army Cadets.
Carnival queen is Georgia Pilgrim with princesses Maisie Higgs and Chloe Thomas, who were chosen at an event hosted by Thomas Gainsborough School, sponsored by Howdens Joinery.
Mr Owen said: “This year’s event is shaping up to be an improvement on last year.”
Sudbury’s Party in the Park, now in its seventh year, takes place in Belle Vue Park on July 19, from 11am.
The free, all-day event is run by Sudbury Town Council and aims to raise the profile of the diverse range of clubs and groups in and around the town.
Thousands of people are expected to attend this year’s event, which will see displays by several local groups, including the Phoenix Suffolk Community Marchers, modern jive dancing by Ceroc, martial arts, baby ballet, keep fit, exercise routines, a children’s entertainer, and rugby demos.
Out of the main arena there will be circus workshops, football skills, bowls, golf, music drop-in sessions, bungee trampoline, a climbing wall, a portable mountain bike track system, tennis coaching, rugby skills, bungee runs, Punch and Judy shows and bouncy castles.
In the evening, local bands will provide live music – no admittance after 8pm.