Week full of carnival fun in Seaton

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Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 8:30pm

The first illuminated carnival in the East Devon circuit will be transforming the streets of Seaton on Saturday 31August.

In existence for over 50 years, the traditional street procession through the town centre will follow a week of events, shows and activities. 

The multitude of events during the week will include a classic car show, car treasure hunt, murder mystery, dog show, children’s golf, bingo and the crowning of the royal carnival party plus many other activities suitable for the whole family. 

June Millman commented on behalf of the Carnival Committee: “We are very grateful to the traders of the town who have advertised in the programme or are helping with events during the week, and we know with this help, we are going to have a terrific week.” 

The grand procession, on the final day of Carnival Week, on 31 August, will start on the Esplanade at 8pm. The procession route will go through Harbour Rd, Underfleet, Fore Street and Marine Place finishing up on the Esplanade.

As well as the spectacular illuminated floats there will be costumed walking entries, many of whom will also be illuminated with lights attached to their costumes. The parade will also be host to troupes of majorettes, smaller floats, street bands and local clubs and organisations.

This year the parade will be led by Seaton’s very own Samba Band who will entertain the crowds on the Esplanade after the procession has gone through. 

Cllr Ken Beer, Mayor of Seaton Town Council commented: “Seaton Carnival Week is always a highlight for the summer in the town. The carnival committee have worked with the town’s retailers to plan a fantastic programme of events and activities for families to get involved with. The main procession at the end of the week is something that the residents of Seaton look forward to, kicking off the first illuminated procession in East Devon. We hope to see many of you in the town!” 

Programmes with all the events and times will be available in many shops in the town, just look out for cards in the windows of the shops selling them for 50p