On Saturday, the streets of Cleethorpes came alive as people flocked in their thousands to witness one of the Community’s favourite traditions. With over 70 floats in the parade and entertainment from acts like Dress Circle, Saurus and Bloco Flogo, the Carnival went above and beyond the record-breaking success of last year.

This Friday 22nd July, main sponsors Young’s Seafood Limited are welcoming all Carnival participants and attendees to come along to Memorial Hall in Cleethorpes for this year’s Carnival Award Ceremony. Doors open at 6pm, with the event starting at 6.30. In a short ceremony, the Parade’s best participants will be rewarded with trophies and certificates for all their efforts over the weekend.

A spokesperson for the Young’s Seafood Limited Carnival Organising Committee, said:

“We are delighted that last weekend’s Cleethorpes Carnival was such a huge success. The Carnival is one the area’s greatest traditions and we are proud that Young’s Seafood Limited could again be involved.

Young’s would like to say a huge thank-you to the local sponsors, the hardworking volunteers, the Carnival organisers and, of course, all the participants, for making Saturday’s event so successful.”

This year’s Carnival was a resounding success, with thousands of visitors coming from far and wide to enjoy the spectacular parade, with over £4,000 raised for charity.

Now it is time to award the people who made the 41st Cleethorpes Carnival so special, the participants. So make sure you join Young’s Seafood and this year’s Cleethorpes Prince and Princess, Charlie Hurst and Harriet Allison, this Friday at Memorial Hall.

The award winners include:

Best Novelty

·         1st: Captains Cove

·         2nd: Sons of Skaro

Best Trade

·         1st: Lollipop Express

·         2nd: Klever k9s

Best Pedestrian

·         1st: Mumaroo

·         Joint 2nd: Thorpe Park and Ghetto Park

Best School

·         1st Willows Academy

·         2nd Eastfield Academy

Best organisation

·         1st: 195 Grimsby Air Squadron

·         2nd: CAWL

Best Overall Float – As decided by an independent panel of Carnival attendees

·         1st: Clifton Dance Academy

All winners will receive a special glass trophy, kindly donated by Centrica, with all runners up receiving a certificate. The trophies will be presented by members of Young’s Seafood Limited’s Carnival Organising Committee.