Cromer Carnival 2013
Art Week Successes
Many thanks to all who took part in this year's Carnival Art Exhibition in May - and to Andreas who kindly opened the event for us. He's seen here looking a bit batty - with pupils form the Belfry School at Overstrand the school had just won an award for their presentation - with included all those bats flying in the background of our picture.
Here Come the Blades!
Top of the bill this year for Carnival Day, one of three aerial acts on the schedule, will be the Blades. With former Red Arrrows pilots at the controls, you can be sure you're going to get a tremendous display. The aerial antics will be centred on te Carnival Arena on Runton Road but of course can be seen from anywhere from the natural grandstand of the cliffs and promenade at Cromer.
Sadly, no Red Arrows in 2013
We can confirm that the Red Arrows will not be appearing at this year's Carnival. We have been fortunate to have them at the Carnival for 25 of the past 31 years and we hope to have them back in 2014. You can see more detail by clicking here. In the meantime we are busy organising a replacement air act for 2013, so watch this space!
Cromer Carnival 2013
Carnival week is always held in August, in the week which includes the third Wednesday.
So this year it will be held from Saturday 17th August to Friday 23rd August, with Carnival Day being held on Wednesday 21st August.
Put a date in your diary NOW!!
Arrangements are proceeding for Cromer Carnival 2013, so make sure you look at our Events page, to keep up with all of the earlier events happening in the year, prior to the Carnival in August.
The Carnival Queen and her Senior Attendant are now joined by the two Junior Attendants, Eve Hope Dawson and Bethany Cuff. As ever there was lots of interest in taking on these two roles, and it's a pity that all those interested can't win - but we are sure those that were chosen will be creditable representatives of the young people of the town through the summer festivities.
And finally, here's our Carnival Prince and Princess for 2013, Daisy Reynolds and Oliver Fraser. Well done to them and we look forward to seeing lots of them at all the various carnival events.
Keep following the listings on this page as we add dates and times to the programme - and watch out for chances when you may be able to come along and help out at various events.
Don't forget there's now a Cromer app for your iPhone or your Android smartphone - that will help you keep in touch and link through to this site when appropriate.
Some great news, after the disappointment of missing out on a Red Arrows display this year. You lose one aerial display - and gain three!
The mighty Blades Aerobatic Display Team and the Wildcat Aerobatics Team will be joined by The Princess of Wales Parachute Display Team The Tigers will be at this year's Cromer Carnival.
The Blades are amongst the most experienced display pilots in the UK and all are former RAF fast-jet pilots and all are former Red Arrows. Their air display is renowned world-wide and audiences will be treated to a 15 minute, jaw-dropping sequence of over 30 separate manoeuvres.
In the skies on Carnival day visitors will also see the spectacular Wildcat Aerobatics in their iconic biplanes. The Wildcats are East Anglia's premier formation aerobatic display team and deliver a crowd-thrilling formation spectacular that encapsulates both close-formation aerobatics and synchronized pairs flying.
Carnival Day will also see the return of The Tigers Parachute Display Team for Cromer. Dropping into the arena, smoke trailing, flags flying they will be performing several amazing formations both in the air and under the parachute.
Carnival Chairman Tony Shipp said We are delighted that crowds at this year's Carnival will be treated to three aerial displays on Carnival Day.