It’s Carnival Time in Tonbridge!
Tonbridge town centre will be full of excitement on Father’s Day Sunday 18th June when the town’s annual carnival takes to the streets. This year the carnival theme is “Famous Families” a great title for interpretation.
The Invicta Jazz Orchestra will play by the Watergate entrance from 11.30am to 12.30pm. The carnival procession will assemble in the Sovereign Way North car park and will include bands, walking groups, floats and majorettes; it will leave Avenue Du Puy at 12.30pm move up the High Street to Bank Street. .
In addition to the excitement of the carnival procession there will be a fete on the Castle Lawn and along Castle Walk providing an array of activities for the whole of the afternoon. There will be a wide range of tombolas, raffles and sideshows including a coconut shy, crazy kitchen and this year a new stall for father’s day “Soak your Dad in the stocks”. Other stalls will be selling cakes, toys, books, jewellery and nearly new items. The Kiddies`s corner will include a magician and Punch and Judy show. An entertaining selection of acts will perform in the arena including vocalist Kathryn Buck, Bloco Fogo, 17th Tonbridge Scout & Guide Band, Razzamataz Theatre School, Stagecoach Theatre Arts, finishing with a 5-a-side Walking Football competition against two local teams. Hot and cold food, drinks, ice creams and scrumptious cream teas will also be on sale.
The carnival is organised annually by Tonbridge Lions Club with the support of Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council. Proceeds from the day will help those who are in need or disadvantaged in our local community.