Caribbean Carnival

Date: 30/05/10
Preston - Preston

Preston City 2010

For the 36th consecutive year the people of Preston enjoyed the sights and delights of everything Caribbean.

Thousands of people lined the streets for the Caribbean Carnival procession which was stuffed full of dancers and musicians dressed in bright, vibrant costumes.

This procession of bright colours and music takes over the city every year in May by weaving its way through Preston from Moor Park, round the centre, and ending up after much frivolity in Avenham Park.

The Caribbean Carnival is one the longest running cultural events in Preston and certainly one of the most eagerly anticipated.  

Isles in Harmony led the parade after winning the annual Carnival King and Queen Competition by impressing the judges with their rising phoenix dance routines that certainly got some of the crowd hot under the collar.

The group’s Leonard Webb said: “It felt very good to be leading the parade.”

Dian Flannagan, chair of the carnival committee, said: “The carnival is the culmination of months of work and I would like to thank the hundreds of volunteers who’ve worked tirelessly to make it the success it is today.