THERE will be a weekend of fun and entertainment across the town as Stalybridge Carnival celebrates its 47th anniversary.
Stalybridge Festival Committee has been working hard over the last six months on preparations for the special occasion on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25.
They have teamed up with Huddersfield Canal Society to provide a full day of activities in the town centre on Saturday, including free canal rides and children’s fun fair rides.
The Festival Committee is also hosting live entertainment from its stage in Armentieres Square on Saturday, starting at 12noon.
The main event on Sunday will include the Carnival Parade, which will see Greater Manchester Rock Choir perform in Armentieres Square at 1pm as the Carnival Parade works its way along High Street from Bayley Street to the Square.
There will also be a flotilla of canal boats making its way into the town centre on Carnival Day.
And the Family Fun Day at Cheetham Park on Sunday will offer a large fun fair, craft and community stalls, hot food stalls and live entertainment.
Ian Cochrane, Organising Secretary, said: “Stalybridge Carnival is very much part of the culture and heritage of our town and it is fantastic to have so many groups and schools/ nurseries taking part in the Carnival Parade and large crowds lining the route before joining in the celebrations and activities in Cheetham Park.
“We already have a large number of pledges from local community groups, schools and businesses who wish to take part in the Parade so it looks like we are in for a bumper filled Carnival.
“I hope you enjoy our Festival Weekend and please give generously in our street collections and many thanks again for your continued support.”