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Come to the Carnival! #HedFest16

Colourful carnivalCARNIVAL atmosphere ‘Rio de Janeiro style’ returns to Hedon during the Hedon Festival on SATURDAY 13 AUGUST 2016.

The carnival parade last year filled the streets of Hedon with colour, music and dancing as it snaked through the town centre streets. Hundreds took part in the carnival all dressed up to have fun, whilst perhaps thousands of people watched as spectators.

Flags and bannersThe appeal is now being made for people and groups to join this year’s parade. So whether you are part of an organised group – or just a group of carnival-loving friends – we want your involvement in the carnival.

This year, to whet those creative appetites, there is a theme to the carnival parade: Hedon – The Past, Present and Future of the place… so there’s time to get those thinking caps on and dream up your costumes and outfits to fit the theme.

Not got costumes or time to make them? There’ll be workshops held in Hedon on the morning of the carnival between 10am and 11am to make props and items for the parade.

The carnival parade will assemble at Market Hill/Ivy Lane, Hedon at 12 noon ready for ‘lift-off’ at 2pm.

You can just turn up on the day and take part – but it would be really useful if those groups taking part could complete the following:

Carnival Parade

Wristbands now on sale from 7 places in Hedon

HedFest 16 logo social mediaHEDFEST is Hedon’s biggest event of the year. A festival of music and entertainment with a major carnival parade on Saturday – it takes place on Friday evening 12th August and Saturday 13th August 2016 from 12 noon until late.

To get into the official venues where the 100+ music, comedy and other acts perform requires a wristband which this year if bought *IN ADVANCE, will cost:

First look at the new HedFest wrristbands

  • £4 adults (green)
  • £2 youth 6-16 (blue and yellow)
  • A family can buy 2 adults, 2 youths for £10.

(*Note: More expensive on the day at £5, £2.50 and £12)

Wristbands (kindly sponsored by Dennis Estate Agents) can be bought from the following locations in the town:

  • Hedon Town Hall
  • John Dennis Estate Agents
  • Beckett’s Newsagents – (Adult wristbands on sale only)
  • Queen’s Head pub
  • Haven Arms Restaurant and Bar
  • The Hed’On Inn
  • Royal British Legion Club

Drop in and find out about #HedFest16

MORE public ‘drop in’ sessions to find out about the Hedon Festival – and how you can get involved in helping us stage Hedon’s biggest event of the year!
Monday 9th May Nutmegs at 2pm. Tuesday 10th May Queen's Head 6pm. Friday 13th May Hedon British Legion Club at 3.15pm.

David and Sallie Drop In HedFest 2

David and Sallie at Festival Drop In at St. Augustine’s Church