Town carnival and music festival hits all the right notes

St Ives Carnival. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT

St Ives Carnival. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people gathered in St Ives at the weekend to enjoyed two days of fun at the annual carnival and music festival.

Amy Hart , George Abelwhite, Kitty Nevill and Laila Hart at St Ives Carnival. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT

Amy Hart , George Abelwhite, Kitty Nevill and Laila Hart at St Ives Carnival. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT - Credit: Archant

The traditional carnival parade kicked events off on Saturday leading to Hill Rise Park where the entertainment, which had a TV and film theme this year, took place - followed by the popular Proms in the Park concert in the evening, featuring Huntingdonshire Concert Band and a firework finale.

This year’s parade featured a colourful array of groups, including a pipe band and majorettes, and dance groups.

On Sunday the music festival returned with performances by bands running from midday through to 9pm.

The event celebrated its 19th year and the whole weekend was free to visitors, supported by donations, grants and sponsorship.

St Ives Carnival. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT

St Ives Carnival. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT - Credit: Archant


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This year organisers introduced a new fundraising idea with supporters asked to pledge £5 through their Just Giving page with an iPad up for grabs in a draw.

St Ives Carnival. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT

St Ives Carnival. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT - Credit: Archant

Emelia-Grace Phillips at St Ives Carnival. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT

Emelia-Grace Phillips at St Ives Carnival. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT - Credit: Archant

Molli Whithers at St Ives Carnival. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT

Molli Whithers at St Ives Carnival. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT - Credit: Archant

St Ives Carnival. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT

St Ives Carnival. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT - Credit: Archant

St Ives Carnival. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT

St Ives Carnival. Picture: DUNCAN LAMONT - Credit: Archant

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