Downham Market gets set for Olympic Jubilee festival

Downham's Olympic Jubilee is the theme of this year's Downham Market Festival, which will run from Sunday, June 3 - Sunday, June 10.

The highlight of the week will be a Carnival Parade through the streets of the town on Bank Holiday Monday, June 4.

The parade is free to enter and there will be trophies for the best float for groups, walking float, decorated bicycles, decorated mobility scooters, classic cars and vintage tractors.

This year's Downham Market Festival will be the 38th that the town has staged. Hundreds attended last year's event, which had a wild west theme.

Many lined the streets for the parade, which traditionally winds up the hill from Heygate's Mill by the Relief Channel, across the town centre to the Howdale.

Alongside the main carnival day on June 4, Downham is also expected to see live music, dancing and a host of arts events in and around the town.

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