Access Keys

Midsummer Mardi Gras to take place in June

Wed 27 Feb 2013

Midsummer Mardi Gras to take place in June

Visitors to the Isle of Wight this summer might like to treat themselves to the revelry and fun that is bound to be part of the annual Midsummer Mardi Gras

Celebrating its tenth year in 2013, the Mardi Gras promises to be a festival of fun for visitors, including a colourful and lively street procession, complete with live music and hundreds of performers all in spectacular costume.

Frankie Goldspink, participation and learning manager for The New Carnival Company, noted this year's theme is 'Art Histories' and it is sure to go down a treat with the hundreds of visitors that are expected to head along.

Ms Goldspink added: "The New Carnival Company prides itself on delivering a well organised, exciting and safe event. Midsummer Mardi Gras will showcase months of hard work by all ages and abilities, the result of a range of arts activities both in school and in the wider community."

Midsummer Mardi Gras will be taking place on June 29th in Sandown at 15:00 GMT and is free to head along to visitors of all ages.

Individuals keen to get into the community spirit while on an island getaway in the coming weeks might also like to head to the annual Yarmouth Carnival, which will be held over the Easter weekend.

One of the main events of the carnival both this and every year is the annual Duck Race on the River Yar, with 1,000 rubber ducks being released into the waters and then racing on the tide to be the first to cross the finishing line at the Yar Bridge.

A true spectacle for all the family, mums and dads will be able to purchase tickets to enter the race both on the day and in the run-up to the festival, with those in possession of the corresponding tickets of the first four ducks to cross the line being named this year's winners.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801548213-ADNFCR

Related Stories

RedFunnel Address post@redfunnel.co.uk.

Contact Centre: For travel, accommodation and enquiries call +44 (0)23 8001 9192

Switchboard: Tel +44 (0)23 8024 8500. Fax +44 (0)23 8024 8501.

Registered in England: 002404, VAT number: GB 902 873131. All Rights Reserved, © 2014 Red Funnel (i-07eafa9d60d2b8653)

Isle of Wight Port Addresses: Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries, Trinity Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight PO32 6RA | Red Funnel Red Jet Ferries (West Cowes), Fountain Yard, West Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7AR.

Southampton Port Addresses: Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries (Terminal 1), Terminal 1, Dock Gate 7 off Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2AR | Red Funnel Red Jet Ferries (Terminal 2), Terminal 2, Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ.

You do not currently have any items in your basket.

 
 

Southampton <> West Cowes, Isle of Wight

Service is operating normally

 
 

Southampton <> East Cowes, Isle of Wight

Service is operating normally

Join My Red Funnel for free literature, news, competitions and enhanced booking.

Sign up today