It is Cromer Carnival day! Here is a run down of how to get to Cromer, what to see, where to park and what to expect from the weather
07:38 20 August 2014
Archant Norfolk 2014
It is the highlight of carnival week in Cromer today with performances from the Red Arrows, motorcycle displays and the 45th grand carnival parade.
Travelling and weather
There is a park-and-ride system in operation and extra trains running today to help visitors.
There is a free car park on Holt Road, with a charged bus ride to the carnival ground, costing £3 return per car.
Today the drop off point will be the Carnival Field, Runton Road and the collection point will be at the Beach Road bus stop.
From 6.15pm and during the procession, the coaches will drop off and pick up on the Holt Road, outside Morrisons.
Details of extra trains are available at www.abelliogreateranglia.co.uk.
There will be road closures from 6.30pm at: Runton Road from the junction of Wyndham Holiday Park; Holt Road from the Morrisons roundabout and Norwich Road from the traffic lights.
Today’s weather should be bright and sunny in the morning but turning cloudy in the afternoon, according to Weatherquest forecaster Steve Western.
He said: “There is a risk of one of two showers through the late afternoon and I can’t rule out a sharp shower in the late afternoon to evening.”
Thousands of people are expected to flock to the seaside town, making the most of the carnival spirit.
And carnival chairman Tony Shipp said he was looking forward to finer weather than in the last days of festivities, encouraging people to use the park-and-ride facilities.
He said: “Once people are here we have a full day of arena events with motorcycles, horses and sheepdogs”
Yesterday’s festivities saw an abundance of events take place despite wet weather early in the day as part of the family fun day.
Gates open today at 9.30am with a 999 emergency services show.
At 10.15am the Bolddog Lings FMX Team, a motorcycle display, will take to the Runton Road arena.
The Red Arrows will perform at 11am, and at 11.40am The Devil’s Horsemen will put on a show of acrobatics on horseback.
At 12.20pm Elain Hill will perform with her sheepdogs.
Miss Cromer will appear with Herbie and Woodforde’s Dray at 1pm. Marching band Romford Drum and Trumpet Corps will perform at 1.20pm
The horsemen are back at 2pm and the sheepdogs will perform again at 2.40pm.
The Bolddog team are back at 3.25pm to finish the arena events.
Carnival evening starts at 5.45pm with the judging of the floats and fancy dress.
The parade begins at 7pm and party rock covers band Firewire will perform on the carnival field from 8.45pm.
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