Photo gallery: Thousands line the streets of Attleborough for colourful carnival procession
- Credit: Archant
Heavy downpours didn't dampen the spirits of crowds as they flocked to the streets of Attleborough to celebrate its annual carnival.
Around 3,000 people attended the two-day extravaganza, which saw the popular Party in the Park live music event return to the town on Saturday night before the traditional procession wound its way through the streets on Sunday.
Fire engines and classic cars led the colourful parade, which saw pirates, the White Rabbit, stiltwalkers and medieval knights march from Fairfield's Estate to the Recreation Ground.
Sam Aghabi, one of the organisers, said: 'It was a really good weekend - the only thing that let us down was a major rain shower, but most people stayed anyway.
'It all went really well, Saturday was amazing and the Sunday was just as enjoyable - I think everyone had a good time.'
You may also want to watch:
As the procession finished the sun came out to brighten up the day, with live music, craft stalls, circus skills and falconry on hand to entertain all ages.
Special Kinda Madness - a Specials and Madness tribute act - took centre stage on Saturday night, with support from local bands Monroe and Desert Sleds.
- 1 'An insult to the city': Couple ditch 'hellhole' hotel after 45 minutes
- 2 Road cleared after overturned lorry on A47/A11 Thickthorn roundabout
- 3 Hundreds give amazing send-off to well-loved supermarket worker
- 4 Former Norwich boxing champion banned from contacting ex-partner
- 5 Man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman found dead in flat
- 6 New Lidl stores to open in Norfolk and Waveney in £1.3bn expansion
- 7 Revealed: Norfolk's hotspots for Japanese Knotweed in 2021
- 8 Travellers camped at garden centre car park
- 9 Historic railway platform building could be demolished in station revamp
- 10 Air ambulance called to person's aid in Dereham
Holly Cluton, 23, attended the festival with friends to celebrate her birthday.
'It's been a really good day, despite the weather - we managed to stay dry, though. It's nice to see so many people supporting the town,' she said.
The carnival, which cost around £10,000, is a firm favourite in the town's social calendar.
Town mayor Karen Pettitt said: 'The carnival was a lovely event and it was nice to see so many clubs take part. Well done to everyone who took part and a big thank to you to all businesses who helped and sponsored the event. This once again shows what great community spirit there is in Attleborough.'
Did you go to the carnival? Tweet your pictures to @wymandatmercury or email reporter Lauren Cope on Lauren.email@example.com