Rotary carnival returns for the August bank holiday

The annual Worthing Rotary carnival will be back in town over the August bank holiday weekend.

Friday, 12th August 2016, 11:49 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:12 pm
Worthing Rotary carnival

This year, the event will run across two days, starting on Sunday August 28 and finishing on Monday August 29.

The carnival preparation is already in full swing and this year, it will include a car show, beach market, live music and entertainment featuring a family festival day with interactive workshops and live performances.

The carnival, which is free to attend, will also have a circus theme, continuing the summer holiday experience of Worthing theatres.

There will be plenty of entertainment on show, provided by Circus Pazaz and his performing friends at 4.30pm each day.

Children will be given the opportunity to learn to tightrope walk, juggle, hula hoop, spin plates, face paint, stilt walk and much more.

The carnival will also have stilt walkers, Morris dancers, acrobats, face painting, balloon market, tea tents, dog shows, plus stalls and many more events.

The weekend is sure to provide an outstanding experience for all the family as the school summer holidays come to a close.

Sue Worthington, chairman of the Worthing carnival committee said: “We have always been delighted by the support for the Rotary carnival from local businesses, tourists and of course residents.

“Rotary carnival 2016 hope to make this a family weekend to remember by creating even more opportunities to fundraise and ensure everyone has a chance to get involved with the festivities.

“We are all very excited and looking forward to the summer.”

Since its beginning, the Rotary has raised over £49,000 for the Ferring country centre and other good causes in the last few years.

The carnival has also contributed towards the RNLI, Worthing Homeless, Polio Plus, Marie Curie, the Cleft Lip Association, Water Aid, Shelter Boxes and many other worthwhile organisations.

The carnival aims to continue contributing to a number of organisations this year.

Last year, the carnival raised £3,314 for Rotary funds as it expanded across the three day bank holiday weekend, with the money being distributed to local charities.

The Rotary have been organising carnival events since 1921 and have gone from strength to strength, celebrating the seafront and bringing the community together as it does today.

Around 2,000 people are expected to attend on each day, particularly with the procession on Monday when the public line up from Grand Avenue down to Steyne Gardens.

The two day family festivities are free to attend but the public have been asked to put their hands in their pockets and donate to the worthy causes.

The Rotary has received grants from the Worthing initiative fund and Worthing community grant to put on an amazing show for the people of Worthing.

Make sure you put this fantastic weekend in your diary and enjoy a day out aimed at the whole family.

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