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Lights, camera, ACTION - Ilkley Carnival 2017 is live!

Paparazzi are at the ready for the 2017 Ilkley Carnival as this year's theme is "At The Movies"!

With the Cow and Calf rocks providing the perfect 'Hollywood backdrop' to our Los Angeles-style, show stopping Ilkley Carnival, the 1st May 2017 will see our town centre come alive with celebrity, character and film themed tableaux in what promises to be the most spectacular parade yet!

As well as the event's infamous May Day parade, carnival day promises live acts, a vintage car show, the unmissable and historic Black Hats vs White Hats cricket match, a fun dog show and an enviable line up of free children's entertainment alongside charity and trade stalls on the town's East Holmes Field show ground.

If you'd like to sponsor, volunteer or support the 2017 event which promises to raise valuable funds for local good causes, contact secretary Mari Hunt on carnisec@gmail.com.

From the 24th April, tickets will be available to purchase in the Tesco Ilkley store. Advance tickets for a full day of entertainment are priced at £5 for adults and £2 for children and OAPs if bought in advance at Tesco Ilkley from 24th April. A family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) can also be purchased in advance for £13. Tickets on the day will be priced at £6 per adult and £2 per child and OAPs.

Keep up to date with all our news by following us on twitter and facebook. The stage is now set and the cameras are rolling for this year's Ilkley Carnival! Will you be a star of our 2017 show?!