Any group or individual is welcome to take part in the Pudsey Carnival Parade.
All participants are then invited into the arena after the parade to take part in the Fancy Dress Competition.
The Parade will assemble in Victoria Road.
Judging of the floats will take place at about 11.45am and will move off at 12.00noon. The parade will return to Victoria Road to disband.
After discussions with the local police regarding safety precautions we would like to draw your attention to the Parade Safety Regulations for the parade.
Pudsey is a market town populary known as ‘The City of Leeds Pipe Band’ located between Bradford city centre and Leeds city centre. Carnival on the other hand is a christian festive season that usually occurs before chritian season of lent. Pudsey carnival is a community event which takes place once a year.
Pudsey carnival was started in the year 1898. It ran for three years in a row then recommenced in the early 30’s till after the war. In 1988 it was started again by local volunteers and it has not stopped ever since.
This event acts as platform for local groups and organisations to showcase their talents/innovations. The event which takes a day and involves a series of events such as: a parade that runs Pudsey town, gymnastic displays, floats, stalls, climbing walls, football tournaments among others. Most of the activities in this events are performed by youngsters but in the end the involve the whole Pudsey community.
There have been many themes with each event having its own theme. In 2012 the theme was ‘Celebrations and Jubilations’, in 2015 ‘ Pudsey Got Talent’, in 2003 ‘Popstars on Parade’, in 2004 ‘Myths and Legends’, in 2005 ‘Sports and Leisure’ and in 2008 ‘World Food and Costume’.
Over the years the event has grown with more activities and more poeple attending the event. The organisers of the event have incorporated talents/innovations from other places to make the event bigger and better each year. In 2012 ‘The Stannage International Stunt Team’ which specialized in car, motor bike, fire and high fall stunts which eired up the crowd in attendance.Read more →
We are happy to announce our Carnival Queen for 2016 is Lauren Hill from Southroyd School.Read more →
The queen will be awarding the best participants in the carnival with presents from different sponsors like 25thweddinganniversarygifts.co.uk
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