Kendal Torchlight Carnival

23rd September 2023

http://www.kendaltorchlightcarnival.co.uk

Kendal’s Torchlight Carnival is one of a kind. Each year swarms of Kendalians hits the streets to watch the procession, which has traditionally involved local businesses, schools, organisations and clubs. From decorated floats to dancing troups and marching musicians, it’s always so much fun to see what our creative community has come up with each year.

On 23rd September 2023 there will a Street Procession taking place across Kendal from 10am – 4pm with fun family activities followed by the traditional town centre parade from 7pm.

Live music

Founded in 1970, Kendal Torchlight Carnival weekend attracts around 30,000 people to Kendal each year.

Vibrant costumes

The Carnival Procession and Street Party celebrate the traditions, creativity, diversity and vision of local people, as they celebrate all that makes a place and its communities great.  The Carnival sees around 1800 local and visiting ‘processionists’ from schools, local businesses, voluntary and community groups.

The Carnival winds their way through the streets of Kendal creating an extravaganza of weird and wonderful contraptions, masks and costumes, dancers, musicians and artists.

Community engagement

The Kendal Torchlight procession takes place on the Friday evening with a Street Party on the Saturday afternoon.

Over the two dates, Kendal town centre will be filled with fun, music, creativity and dance for everyone to enjoy!

See the Kendal Torchlight Carnival website for more information.

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