Darlington Community Carnival is back next Saturday (June 25) to fill the town’s streets with music and entertainment.

A colourful procession, including tributes to popular west end shows such as The Lion King, Peter Pan, Frozen and Beauty and the Beast, will leave the Market Square at 11:30am.

Led by this year’s Carnival Charity, The Darlington Social Club for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the procession will feature schools, dance and theatre groups, choirs, a steel band, and samba and jazz bands.

The last community carnival was held in 2019 so organisers are hoping the people of Darlington are up for a party.

Read more: Darlington Community Carnival to return this summer - everything we know so far

It will wind its way through the town to Stanhope Park where the carnival atmosphere continues all afternoon with dance and music, children’s rides, crafts and activities, and a wide range of charitable stalls and food and drink outlets.

Music and dance performances will also occur in the Market Square and at the Pease Monument in the town from 10:00 am including the Red Hall Dancers, Harlequin Morris Dancers and Voices of Darlington.

Performances at the main stage in Stanhope Park from 12 noon, curated by the Forum Music Centre, including; the Barrel House Boogie Band, folk exotica and polka from Bubamara, and indie rock from TeMPeR.


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