All aboard for Shladon Water Carnival

Tuesday 2nd August 2022 8:00 am
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MDA070821F_SP006 Photo: Steve Pope Shaldon Water Carnival boat parade (©StevePope/Devon and Cornwall Newspapers Ltd )

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The Shaldon Water Carnival, which takes place on the first Saturday in August, is an event to rival the most eccentric of ceremonies.

Somewhere between a carnival and a regatta, the Shaldon Water Carnival provides a day of creative explosions, colourful entertainment and nautical brilliance.

It is difficult to encapsulate exactly what the carnival entails, as there is a myriad of events throughout the day on August 6.

The theme for the whole carnival is ‘Beach Party’ so (although not compulsory) do feel free to use that as inspiration for both the Childrens’ Fancy Dress and the Decorated Boats Competitions.

See the list of activities below.

Daytime On The Beach

10.30am – Beach stalls and games open

10.30am – Chalk drawing until 3pm

10.40am – Sand Sculpture competition

11.30 am – Crab Collecting on the Clipper Quay (restricted number of entries)

12.30- 1.00pm – Fancy dress parade assembly and registration at Shaldon School

1.20pm – Fancy dress judging

1.30pm – Fancy Dress Procession with the 2022 Royal Party through the village led by the Crooked Tempo Samba Band

1.45pm – Prize giving followed by Samba Band

2.30pm – Pirate Show

3.30pm –RNLI demo

3.30pm – Chalk drawing competition judged

3.50pm – Prize giving for chalk drawing competition

4.00pm –Blue Jewel Band

4.45pm – Boats assemble

5.00pm – Boat parade

5.45pm – Boat results and raffle and the Evening On The Green

6.30pm – Family disco

8.30pm –Juice - Live band

11.00pm – The 61st Shaldon Water Carnival finishes

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