The ever popular Fleet Carnival takes place this weekend from 1st-3rd July 2016. The theme for this year’s Grand Procession on Saturday 2nd July is ‘Rio’ in preparation for the Olympics there this summer. Floats will be taking inspiration from the Olympics as a whole, one of the 42 different sports that are part of the Olympics, or the Rio Carnival itself.
Carnival opens at 5pm on Friday 1st July on Calthorpe Park playing fields with the fun fair, live music and Bingo Night in the marquee. Three live bands will be performing including ‘The Cherries’ and ‘Off the Record’.
On Saturday the carnival fun begins again at 10am, with the main procession starting at 1pm. Live music, the Kidszone, food stalls and the fun fair all run throughout the afternoon with plenty to entertain everyone. There are already over forty floats confirmed for the procession – with everything from fireman to librarians and vets to hairdressers, as well as many local schools.
Sunday 3rd July is show day and with the car show, dog show and even baby show there is something for just about everyone. The dog show features nine different categories for everything from Puppies to Golden Oldies and Loveable Lads to those with the Waggiest Tails. The annual Makers Market will have over 40 local stalls including quilters, jewellers and painters as well as edible delights such as jams and fudge.
Whilst Fleet Carnival is of course about bringing local people together and having fun, it also raises lots of money for local charities. Proceeds from this year’s event will be going to Chloe’s & Sophie’s Special Ears Fund (CSSEF). CSSEF is inspired and motivated by Chloe and Sophie Jackson. Chloe and Sophie are sisters and both live in Aldershot, Hampshire. They are both deaf. The charity is passionate about raising deaf awareness in the local community, including providing deaf awareness sessions, story sacks and resource kits for schools.
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