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Gallery: Carnival shows off the best of Felixstowe

PUBLISHED: 13:42 29 July 2019 | UPDATED: 14:35 29 July 2019

Children and staff from Fairfield infant school and Colneis junior school dressed as colourful crayons for this years Felixstowe carnival. Picture: Neil Didsbury

Children and staff from Fairfield infant school and Colneis junior school dressed as colourful crayons for this years Felixstowe carnival. Picture: Neil Didsbury

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Three cheers for the Felixstowe Carnival team and their legion of volunteers for putting on such a wonderful weekend for the town.

Youngsters from Felixstowe and Walton United football club made their way through the town on Saturday as part of this years carnival procession. Picture: Neil DidsburyYoungsters from Felixstowe and Walton United football club made their way through the town on Saturday as part of this years carnival procession. Picture: Neil Didsbury

Thousands of people enjoyed the three days of events - providing great fun for families and bringing business to the town.

The weather wasn't always great but the excellent procession managed to escape the rain as crowds lined the route to watch the spectacle and cheer on the brilliant and imaginative efforts and hard work on the floats and costumes of all the local groups and organisations that took part.

Friday night's three-hour open-air Proms concert with the Essential Sounds Big Band also saw fine weather. It was great to see so many families picnicking and enjoying time together while the band played popular music from each decade of the 20th century and ended with a Last Night of the Proms-style half hour.

Saturday afternoon and evening may have been marred by rain, but a couple of hundred brave souls still enjoyed the music at the Beachside Events Arena, and the area was packed again on Sunday evening for the energetic All Glammed Up and Ska'd for Life performances as the weather brightened up and the sun returned.

Here's looking at you kids! Five elements martial arts club had fun on their float at this years Felixstowe carnival. Picture: Neil DidsburyHere's looking at you kids! Five elements martial arts club had fun on their float at this years Felixstowe carnival. Picture: Neil Didsbury

In between there was plenty for people to enjoy with the funfair, stalls, and a very active family area with lots for the children to do, before the spectacular and noisy fireworks finale.

It costs £30,000 to put on the carnival - all of that money coming from donations from the public and sponsorship from local businesses. Let's hope people were generous this year in throwing money in the buckets.

It was a tremendous weekend and a huge thank you to everyone involved.

Thousands of people lined the streets to watch the colourful floats, musicians and dancers perform at the Felixstowe carnival. Picture: Neil DidsburyThousands of people lined the streets to watch the colourful floats, musicians and dancers perform at the Felixstowe carnival. Picture: Neil Didsbury

Having a wheely good time at Felixstowe carnival, the town's Freewheelers cycle club. Picture: Neil DidsburyHaving a wheely good time at Felixstowe carnival, the town's Freewheelers cycle club. Picture: Neil Didsbury

Local people gave generously as floats wound their way through the streets at this years Felixstowe carnival. Picture: Neil DidsburyLocal people gave generously as floats wound their way through the streets at this years Felixstowe carnival. Picture: Neil Didsbury

The Britannia pipe band performed a wonderful selection of music at Felixstowe carnival on Saturday. Picture: Neil DidsburyThe Britannia pipe band performed a wonderful selection of music at Felixstowe carnival on Saturday. Picture: Neil Didsbury

Luke Fitchett, 24 from Felixstowe and Kayleigh Clark, 21 from Bury St Edmunds dressed up for the Landguard Fort float at Felixstowe Carnival. Picture: Neil DidsburyLuke Fitchett, 24 from Felixstowe and Kayleigh Clark, 21 from Bury St Edmunds dressed up for the Landguard Fort float at Felixstowe Carnival. Picture: Neil Didsbury

Children and staff from Fairfield Infant School and Colneis Junior School dressed as colourful crayons for this year's Felixstowe carnival. Picture: Neil DidsburyChildren and staff from Fairfield Infant School and Colneis Junior School dressed as colourful crayons for this year's Felixstowe carnival. Picture: Neil Didsbury

Thousands of people lined the streets to watch the colourful floats, musicians and dancers perform at the Felixstowe carnival. Picture: Neil DidsburyThousands of people lined the streets to watch the colourful floats, musicians and dancers perform at the Felixstowe carnival. Picture: Neil Didsbury

John and Janice Hayes from Felixstowe rattling a collection bucket as they took part in the town's carnival procession on Saturday. Picture: Neil DidsburyJohn and Janice Hayes from Felixstowe rattling a collection bucket as they took part in the town's carnival procession on Saturday. Picture: Neil Didsbury

The Britannia pipe band performed a wonderful selection of music at Felixstowe carnival on Saturday. Picture: Neil DidsburyThe Britannia pipe band performed a wonderful selection of music at Felixstowe carnival on Saturday. Picture: Neil Didsbury

Youngsters from Five elements martial arts club had fun on their float at this years Felixstowe carnival. Picture: Neil DidsburyYoungsters from Five elements martial arts club had fun on their float at this years Felixstowe carnival. Picture: Neil Didsbury

Thousands of people turned out to watch the Felixstowe carnival procession on Saturday. Picture: Neil DidsburyThousands of people turned out to watch the Felixstowe carnival procession on Saturday. Picture: Neil Didsbury

Joe Lapenna, 71 from Felixstowe made an impressive Sir Winston Churchill on the Landguard Fort float at Felixstowe carnival. Picture: Neil DidsburyJoe Lapenna, 71 from Felixstowe made an impressive Sir Winston Churchill on the Landguard Fort float at Felixstowe carnival. Picture: Neil Didsbury

Thousands of people lined the streets as Felixstowe's annual carnival procession wound its way through the town on Saturday. Picture: Neil DidsburyThousands of people lined the streets as Felixstowe's annual carnival procession wound its way through the town on Saturday. Picture: Neil Didsbury

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