Preston Caribbean Carnival has received funding from Arts Council England for the 2023 annual carnival.

Chairperson, Tracey Harris, is delighted that funding has been granted.

The registered charity’s work has begun immediately to create carnival costumes and pieces for all participants, anticipated to be in the region of 400 performers this year.

Plans for the 49th Caribbean Carnival in Preston include a vibrant, colourful procession followed by a Caribbean themed family fun day on Moor Park.

The park includes live performances, sound systems, Caribbean and other food stalls, bar facility and children’s activities, including face-painting, creative making sessions, footie activity, rides and inflatables.

A spokesperson for Preston Carnival said: “Celebrating the flamboyant, creative Caribbean culture within our city, it is a great day out for all the family.

“This Preston Caribbean Carnival is the biggest party Preston will see in 2023 and expects over 10,000 visitors to join in the fun.

“It is anticipated that the event will attract visitors from across Lancashire and beyond and is a valuable addition to the Preston events calendar.”

On carnival day, organisers ask that the public (anyone 12 years old and above, under 12s are free) make a donation of £2 to help cover health and safety costs.

Due to the nature of the event, they request that only service dogs are allowed in the park arena and no alcohol allowed through the entrance.