Saturday 23rd June 2018

Theme: Serving our Community

The parade of floats through the centre of Stamford is one of the highlights of a number of activities during the Festival week. This year we hope to be well supported by the RAF as part of their 100th anniversary.

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 "Serving our Community" 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 2pm and 3pm.

As last year, you can just complete the form below and return it by post or email to .

An editable file can also be downloaded from here: 

If you want to know more, please contact the organiser, Steve Marsh, at

Congratulations to all of the 2017 winners:​​​​​​​​​​​ 

​Festival Directors' Award for Best Walking Float - JHH Dance

Best Commercial - Chater Lodge

Best School - Tumble Tots 

Best Club - Pantomime Players 

Hanson Jubilee Cement Award for Best Youth - Girl Guiding Welland Division

Cummins Newage AVK SEG Award for Most Entertaining Float - Danish Invader

Best Turned Out Vehicle - CS Ellis

Special Merit Award - Stoney Ford Brew Co Ltd and the Stamford Litter Pickers

Best Overall - Friends of Stamford and Rutland Theatre

Thank you to the following who made the day possible:

Nelsons Butchers

Gary Barlow

CS Ellis and AB Texel


Stamford Town Council



Charles Wood

The Judges and the Festival Committee

All the participants in the parade and the arena, without whom none of this would have been possible!


​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).