Revived Douglas Carnival will be back next year

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Douglas Carnival will be back next year - bigger and better.

Council leader David Christian was speaking following Saturday’s event, which saw floats, bands, dance groups and decorated vehicles parade along the seafront in front of onlookers.

Not of all the activities planned as part of the fun day in the afternoon were able to go ahead due to the rain, but the skies cleared in time for the evening’s activities.

Hospice Isle of Man held its first Colour Me Rainbow run, which saw paint being thrown at participants at seven corporately-sponsored stations. It was followed by a paint party held near the Jubilee Clock.

Twenty teams who had customised domestic wheelie bins into race outfits then raced each other along the promenade.

Floats and walkers representing charities, clubs, businesses and Douglas Council took part in the parade, followed by an after-party at the Bottleneck car park with live music.

Mr Christian said: ‘We want to see the event getting bigger and better and becoming an annual event.’

Everyone who took part in the carnival will be contacted for their feedback and suggestions, and it is hoped that the date for next year’s event will be announced at the end of September.




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