The carnival is a major event in the Luton Town Calendar, with over 150,000 people visiting each year. With a 40 year celebration of the carnival in Luton, the number of visitors is expected to exceed 200,000.
The carnival is commissioned by Luton Borough Council and is artistically produced by UK Centre for Carnival Arts, which is based in Luton town centre.
This year as normal the stalls, fair rides and attractions will take place in Wardown Park and the parade will take place around Wardown Park. The route will be along New Bedford Road, round to Old Bedford Road then down Cromwell Hill. This landmark year, the schools of Luton are embracing carnival. There will be spectacular show of carnival costumes created by the talented students of Luton.
The carnival is a great asset to the town, it brings the whole community together, both young and old. I am especially pleased to see all the local school getting involved this year.
Let’s all cross our fingers for a lovely sunny day!