Following the government measures announced this week – and in times of such unprecedented uncertainty we have now cancelled the planned festival of floats due to take place on 20th June 2020

Stamford Festival ​Parade of Floats

Stamford Kiwanis were founded in 1977 to “support the poor and needy in Stamford and surrounding area”. They are a group of local businessmen and professionals who raise money for Stamford and District Kiwanis Community Trust Fund (Registered Charity No 1077288).

​​​​​​​​​​​Saturday 20th June 2020

Theme: Heroes

The parade of floats through the centre of Stamford is one of the highlights of a number of activities during the Festival week.

If you want to join the parade either with a float, a walking group or with a stall or display on the arena then please read on.

Those organisations who do enter a float find that the organisation and planning involved are very rewarding and generate a true community atmosphere on the day. It doesn't involve much effort or expense (floats are provided by CS Ellis free of charge). If you have entered before you will know the feeling of contributing to a true community event in our town. It is an excellent way to promote your club or business.

The theme for this year's parade is "Heroes" so start thinking of all the ways you can entertain the crowds, telling them about your organisation as you wind your way through the town. Dust off those costumes (or just turn up in your workgear) and come and join us!

Activities on the field will take place between 12 noon and 5pm, with the parade expected to take place between 1pm and 3pm. 

​To enter a float, complete the form below and and return it by post or email to: 

2019 results

Best overall float went to the Danish Invader that celebrated the 1980s with a disco, 1990s with princessess and 2000s with World Book Day before ending with the 2012 Olympics.

Malcolm Sargent had a 1980s neon theme and cheerleading which won them the festival director's award and Stamford Pantomime Players took the special merit award with their pantomimes through the decades.

Their were also awards for CS Ellis with their Secret Garden float, Stamford Litter Pickers, Friends of Rutland and Stamford Theatre Group and the Peterborough Area Downs Syndrome Group for their Lion King float.