After two years of miserable weather it looks like Stowmarket Carnival will finally get its day in the sunshine.
The three-day event, including a procession through the town on Saturday, has been battered by bad weather in the past with last year’s procession cancelled due to the rain.
But carnival committee chairman Zoe Lynch said although the weather had been the event’s Achilles heel in the past, this year it could be its making.
She said: “It’s going to be nice and hot this year which should help get people out to the carnival.
“It has been a difficult few years so it’s brilliant that a sunny carnival day has finally come round.”
The 52nd Stowmarket Carnival programme kicks off today at the town’s recreation ground with performances by local bands Underline the Sky and Dumbfoundus.
Tomorrow sees the big procession snake its way through Stowmarket.
Beginning at the PPG paint factory at 12.30pm, the string of floats will make its way along Needham Road, down Ipswich Street past the Reagal theatre and The Mix youth project before making its way along Tavern Street and Finborough Road, finishing at the recreation ground.
From 2pm, a host of entertainment will be laid on including the Blackice majoriettes display team, Lowestoft Dog Team, live music and a special guest appearance by the Dulux dog.
On Sunday, a classic car show begins at 10am, a pet show at 11am, a magician, a tug of war and a performance by local singer Rhys Butterworth-Bowman. At 6pm the recreation ground hosts a Proms in the Park event lead by the town’s baptist church.
Raffle tickets will be available on Saturday for a chance to win a two room makeover for your house.
For more information visit www.stowmarketcarnival.co.uk