Be part of it!


After many years the city is to host a carnival again and we are going GREEN!  FLOATS! Think go-karts, bikes, push chairs, trollies, as long as they are non-motorised. COSTUMES! Think colour, big masks, think razzmatazz. NOISE! Think whistles, marching bands, samba, drumming. FLAGS! Think big bright & beautiful.
The Carnival continues to celebrate the legacy of Essex 2020 – Year of Science & Creativity. So, while we are non-motorised — in addition to the green theme — we are paying particular attention and encouraging submissions that celebrate, showcase and demonstrate our City’s ingenuity and reputation for engineering excellence. For inspiration visit
Walk, dance, skip, twirl, hop, or whatever takes your fancy, get involved in this celebration of all things Chelmsford. Everyone is welcome! So get your creative thinking caps on – there are prizes to be won! Need some ideas? Then why not watch the videos from our youtube channel to learn how to be part of our ‘Chelmsford Junk Band‘ by making instruments from re-cycled materials!

CALLING ALL BUSINESSES! For a small charity donation why not use this as an opportunity to promote your work and engage directly with the people of Chelmsford. Enter a float for your chance to bask in the glory of being crowned ‘BEST BUSINESS FLOAT 2021’. You have to be in it to win it as they say. 

Starting at 1pm the route will follow the public footpath from Admirals Park, travelling through Central Park & Bell Meadows Park , over Stonebridge Walk, up the Hight St, right into Springfield finishing in Backnang Sq where there will be a host of activities to keep you amused for the afternoon.

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