Carnival kicks off Loanhead Gala week

Loanhead Carnival Parade. Photo by Joe Gilhooley
Loanhead Carnival Parade. Photo by Joe Gilhooley

A party atmosphere heralds the start of Loanhead’s Gala celebrations tomorrow (Friday) when the annual carnival parade takes place.

Judging of the fancy dress will take place on Fountain Green at 6.30pm, while floats and other vehicles will assemble in the driveway to old Loanhead Cemetery.

A group of up to 15 vintage and classic cars will be part of this year’s parade, which will also feature nine bands. The procession sets off at 7.30pm from Church Street. It makes its way along Clerk Street, George Drive, Kennington Avenue, McNeill Avenue, The Loan and Muirfield Gardens before returning to Fountain Green.

On Saturday, the adult five-a-side football tournament will take place in Burghlee Park at 1pm.

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