BROMSGROVE Carnival will get under way in spectacular fashion tonight (Friday) with a free screening of classic summer film Grease in Sanders Park.
Everyone is welcome to the event which begins at 8.30pm and is being run in conjunction with Salvage Cinema.
Those who go along are urged to take picnic blankets and chairs. Light snacks will be available to buy but people are welcome to bring picnics if they want.
The main car park entrance, on Kidderminster Road, will be closed but there will be free parking available on site from the Whitford Road side. Drivers just need to follow the free parking signs.
The event will kick off a whole weekend of activities and events.
After tonight’s pop-up cinema screening, there will be the traditional parade tomorrow (Saturday), starting at Artrix at midday and working its way through the town centre to Sanders Park. The procession will have a ‘red carpet’ theme with participants dressed as colourful movie characters.
In the park will be the carnival arena, featuring live music on the main stage from 12.30pm, the parade awards at 12.50pm, live performances in the bandstand at 1pm and the carnival duck race in the stream at 3.30pm.
There will also be charity and trade stalls, the Tommy Wilson Funfair, car displays, dancing and wrestling.
And there will be a range of local food and drink including Tardebigge craft cider and real ale from Birds Brewery.
Registration for the Children’s Challenge and Timberhonger 10k races open at 5pm.
The Children’s Challenge starts at 5.15pm and the Timberhonger 10k at 6pm.
The live music on the main stage concludes at 9pm.
Then on the Sunday (July 12), there will be HCW wrestling at 12.30pm and 4.30pm and classic covers band The Jents will be taking to the stage at 2.30pm.
The Tommy Wilson Funfair will be on all day and there will be charity and commercial stalls available to browse.
Free parking will be available everyday via Whitford Road to ensure the main entrance is kept free for pedestrians and emergency access.
For more, visit www.bromsgrovecarnival.org or check out the event’s Facebook and Twitter pages.