The Evening's Programme
Kendal Torchlight Carnival 2013 is on Friday 13th September 2013.
Approximate timings for 2013
Kendal Town Centre will close to traffic, diversion signs will be in place for through traffic. Roads will re-open around 11pm after the carnival procession has finished.
Kendal Torchlight Carnival procession starts from the Shell Garage on Lound Road, winds it's way around the town, and heads back towards the leisure centre.
We'll post a map of the route here shortly.
Past features of Kendal Torchlight Carnival
Bygone Bikes - back to the days of Penny farthings and boneshakers with costumed riders.
Dancers - teams of traditional country and folk dancers.
Steam Engines - large and miniature, puffing with pride and nostalgia around the historic market town.
Spectacular Floats & Walking Groups - decorated with this year's theme.
Marching, Pipe and Display bands from across the United Kingdom - including nationally acclaimed carnival groups.
And Special Guests!
Look out for the FREE Kendal Torchlight Carnival programme - available from outlets around the town before the event.
Tips for your safety and enjoyment
Please keep small children under control during the procession. Do not allow them to run forward to pick up sweets or other items that have fallen into the roadway.
For safety reasons, watching from the bridges is not allowed. All spectators must remain on the pavements as the procession passes. Please don't cross the road between floats and bands when the procession is moving past. Keep well back from lorries turning at tight corners.
Please obey the instructions of the Police and marshalls along the route. They are there to ensure your safety.
Please avoid crowding on corners and narrow sections of roadway. Large floats need the maximum space to negotiate the route safely.
Please do not throw anything at the people in the procession.
Our charity partners will be all round the route collecting, using buckets with the Torchlight logo and wearing a clearly defined bib or vest and ID badge. No-one else is authorised and approved to collect during the day. Any unauthorised or suspicious collectors should be reported to the nearest police officer or marshall.
Please 'KEEP KENDAL TIDY' by using the litter bins provided around town or by taking your litter home for disposal or recycling.
Kendal Torchlight Procession Limited and organisers of associated events accept no liability for injury, damage or loss arising from or because of any event connected with the Kendal Torchlight Carnival.