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Spring into St George’s Day announces carnival procession

By Discover Shropshire & Telford, 22 March 2019, 16:36PM

Spring into St George’s Day, Telford’s family favourite event, is set to include a carnival procession this year featuring the infamous Veolia Scrap Dragon.

The Spring parade which will lead from Southwater One down to the Town Park Arena will begin at 11.30am.  Local community groups in the borough will be coming together yet again to showcase a fabulous display of dance, music and costumes to celebrate St Georges Day from the past and present.

Telford’s Got Talent will be introducing their talent stage in Southwater One throughout the day where audiences can watch performances from those auditioning for this year’s talent show.

The Ironbridge Coracle Trust will have coracles on display on Southwater Lake.

The full lineup includes a special visit from Paw Patrol characters Chase and Marshall, exciting arena demonstrations from a BMX display team to stunt horse riders plus a range of engaging entertainment including a dog show, a circus skills tent, pony rides, kids go karting, walk about characters, a magical musical bike and lots more.

Councillor Richard Overton, Telford & Council Deputy Leader said: “We are extremely proud to be hosting Spring into St George’s Day here in Telford to celebrate the patron saint of England himself. We know how much people enjoy the community element of all of our events so we are delighted to be able to add the carnival parade to Spring this year.”

Spring into St Georges Day is a free event to celebrate St George’s Day (which happens on Tuesday 23 April) with activities and entertainment for all of the family to enjoy.

The event takes place in Telford Town Park from 11am until 4pm.

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