Saturday 22nd June 2019
Theme: Festival Parades through the Decades
Around 20 colourful floats took to the streets of Stamford where a large and enthusiastic crowd cheered them as they made their way from the Recreation Ground led by the Stamford Brass Band, through the town centre and back to the Rec.
The theme this year was 'Parades through the Decades' and the floats, walking groups and decorated vehicles did not disappoint.
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.
The Phoenix Belles celebrated burlesque through the ages and Stamford Junior had a time machine theme.
Thank you to the people who decorated the lorries, to CS Ellis, the RAF, the Sea Cadets, Stamford Town Council, SKDC and to all the vendors who came along on the day.
The date for the parade in 2020 is Saturday 22nd June - theme to be announced shortly.
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).
Stamford Festival Association Ltd