Preparations begin today for the Arnold Carnival, which takes place at the town’s Arnot Hill Park on Saturday and Sunday (15 and 16 June).
This year’s carnival has big stage entertainment from the Gedling Rock School, the Sunset Steel steel pan group, the Spritzer Dance Academy and the Jill Gregory School of Dancing. Headline entertainment on Sunday evening comes from the Illegal Eagles.
As well as the big stage, the carnival has walkabout entertainers, a craft marquee, a children’s fun fair and activities, a dog show, BMX and skateboard taster sessions, and much more for all ages.
One of the high spots of the carnival each year is the flypast by a Spitfire, a Lancaster bomber and a Hurricane – this year’s flypast is on Sunday at 2.40pm.
The carnival is organised and funded by Gedling Borough Council. Councillor Kathryn Fox, Portfolio Holder for Community Development, said: “The Arnold Carnival is the biggest event in the borough’s calendar, and just keeps getting better year after year. I’m really looking forward to this year’s event – there really is something for all ages, and I’d encourage everyone to come along and enjoy themselves.”
Entrance to the carnival is free. There is very limited parking on site.