Get ready for carnival time at pier

  • 8 August, 2022
  • Entertainment
  • On the pier


Final preparations are underway for a
family fun night to celebrate Clacton Carnival’s centenary.

The event is being staged by Clacton
Pier on Friday (August 12) and will include a £10 wristband for unlimited
rides, a host of superheroes and free live music.

Bosses at the seaside attraction
hosted the evening for the first time last year and it was a such a success it
is being repeated.

Pier director Billy Ball said it is
one of the events put on during the year to support the wider community.

“We have just celebrated our 150th
year and now it is Clacton Carnival Association marking its centenary,” he

“We wanted to be a part of that, and
last year’s collaboration went so well we decided to stage it again – and
hopefully it will be another great evening for families.

“The town’s carnival actually started
out on in the pier in 1922 when the Kingsman family owned it, so it is only
right that we are involved, especially with this special milestone of 100

The reduced price wristbands, which
are for rides only excluding the Go-Karts and Big Wheel, will be available from
6pm to 9pm.

Earlier in the day there will also be
free live music outside the Boardwalk Bar and Grill from 1pm to 4pm and James
Magic will be entertaining children from 2pm-5pm inside.

A major draw in the evening will be
the superheroes provided by Ash-Lee Entertainment, including the brand new
Venom to thrill the crowds. He will be joined by Superman and Miles Morales
from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

The live music will begin at 5pm
through to 9pm with ITG. Face Paint and Glitter Station will also be offering
their services.


Paul Townend, Chairman of Clacton
Carnival Association, welcomed the pier event which will help boost funds.

“The weather looks set fair, and we
are looking forward to another family night of fun on the pier. We were
delighted to team up with the owners again and appreciate their support,” he added.


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