Morecambe Carnival is set to return this August for another weekend of family fun. Taking place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th of August, this unmissable event promises many exciting events and attractions, including live music, sandcastle competition, and a circus. A great weekend to celebrate Morecambe, and just six miles away from Hawthorns park.
An amazing Main Stage Show returns to the promenade on both days of the event. No tickets are required to enjoy the shows. Performers on the main stage include well known artists The Christians, Toyah, S Club 3 and many more live acts.
The EDF Energy Family Zone and Local Legends Stage features music and entertainment to suit all ages. Here you can enjoy a full line-up of local talent across both days of the carnival. There is also a science-themed area in Morecambe Winter Gardens showcasing fun and interactive performances.
Taking place on Eric Morecambe Statue beach is a fun sandcastle competition. Teams compete to create a sandcastle or sand sculpture. Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Entry is free!
The Circus Sensible Big Top is the home of fantastic circus shows and activities for all the family to enjoy. The circus is based on the Midland Lawn across both days of the carnival.
Morecambe Carnival Parade
The carnival parade itself takes place on Morecambe Central Promenade. Join the crowds in cheering on the entries from the Morecambe community as they pass the town’s famous landmarks. The weekend ends with a spectacular firework display.
Morecambe Carnival Programme
For full details on all the events taking place during the weekend, visit the Morecambe Carnival official website. Don’t forget to purchase a programme from either the Morecambe Visitor Information Centre, The Festival Market or The Morecambe Heritage Centre.
If you’d like to find out more about the coastal town and area, see our guide to things you might not know about Morecambe.
Header photo credit: Stephen Gidley on Flickr.