TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 1pm-7pm

@ Leyton Cricket Ground, Crawley Road, London E10 6RJ

Free entry

www.walthamforest.gov.uk/content/leyton-carnival

Join East London’s biggest street party as the Leyton Carnival fills the streets of Leyton with Caribbean colours, music and flavours. The theme this year is Around the World, so expect to be amazed by colours, feathers and all things that sparkle!

Elaborate floats and colourful costumed performers wind their way through the streets to the sound of steel bands and calypso music. Watch the carnival parade, join in the fun and visit the tempting food stalls, funfair rides, cinema and music at Leyton Cricket Ground. One of East London’s biggest and best annual events!

The festival will kick off at lunch time with the traditional Caribbean carnival leaving the sports ground at 1pm as they dance and swirl through the streets. Leyton High Road is taken over with the Carnival as it fills the streets with steel bands, mobile sound systems, dancers and performers.

The Family Festival then takes place shortly after this, with performers showing off their elaborate costumes back in the show ground.

But that’s not it! Once the Carnival Parade is finished there will be a host of entertainment back in the Show Ground with music from Aswad and Lovers Rock group filling the stage with their fabulous music.

The Pavillion will host a themed tea room serving coffee, tea and cakes throughout the day plus a variety of local vendors will be selling a wide range of food and drinks to keep you going! Bars will be serving delicious Carnival themed drinks.