Title: Ulverston Carnival Parade
Description: Ulverston Carnival Parade is an opportunity to dress up, parade through the streets and collect money for charity. A great day out.
Time: 12.00 – 17.00
Ulverston is renowned as a festival town and the annual Carnival Parade is the longest standing festival on the list. Dating back to the year 1900 when the people of Ulverston organised a parade to raise funds for Ulverston cottage hospital, the parade quickly became an annual event.
The theme for the 2009 parade is comics and comedians, presumably to tie in with the recent unveiling of the Laurel and Hardy statue on County Square.
In the morning the town will host its usual Saturday market, enlivened by street entertainers and musicians, whilst local big-wigs face the music in the stocks at 10.30am by the Market Cross.
Starting from the Bird in Hand pub on Hart Street at 1pm the parade, consisting of floats, bands, and displays sets off on its route around town, along Fountain Street, Soutergate, Stanley Street, Mill Street, King Street, Market Place and Queen Street. Turning left before the A590 it continues down Cavendish Street, to County Square, New Market Street, Market Street, and Union Street, before returning to the start at Hart Street.
The entertainment continues at Ford Park where you’ll fins a funfair, stalls, donkey rides, refreshments and entertainment throughout the afternoon untill 5pm.