Prestwich Carnival coming back bigger and better to celebrate its 100th year

The Prestwich Carnival is making a comeback this weekend bigger and better as it celebrates its 100th year.

Once a year, St Mary’s Park hosts a great family day out, including a fun fair, a variety of stalls, donkey rides, live music, a benefit dog show and much more.

On Sunday, the Thornley Groves Grand Parade will roam the streets of Prestwich following a 1.5 mile route starting at noon following the route below.

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There will be over 30 parade participants including the mayor of Bury, local scout groups, 10 different morris dance groups and more.

The carnival has not been held for the past two years due to the pandemic, but organizers say they will make this year even more special for the people of Prestwich and beyond.

The free main stage, sponsored by the Anatolian Grill and presented by Roch Valley Radio, will this year host a Saturday afternoon community stage and any groups wishing to perform are invited to contact the organizers.

Prestwich Carnival is organized entirely by volunteers and takes many months of planning before the event.

There are some road closures and bus detours to watch out for.

Rectory Lane will be closed between Clarks Hill and St Mary’s Road from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Sunday to allow for the assembly of the parade.

The parade will run from 12pm to 2pm as shown when the following road closures are in operation: Rectory Lane, Heywood Road, Heys Road, Fairfax Road, Bury New Road and St Mary’s Road.

To check which bus services and routes are affected, visit https://prestwichcarnival.org.uk/whats-on/parade/.

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