PRESTATYN Carnival is returning in full swing after last year’s event which was marred by a clash with Rhyl Air Show.
It will take place on July 20, avoiding a clash with the air show on August 31 and September 1, and organisers are predicting a big turn out.
Last year thousands turned out to watch the parade but there was a downturn in participants from pervious years.
Joy Williams, chairman of the Prestatyn Carnival Association, said: “I think it’s really good for both towns, it was a shame the events clashed last year.
“With the Air Show being in August and September it will be great for Rhyl and people will be free to come to the carnival.
“The carnival field was as busy as ever last year and it was not affected by the air show.”
The selection for Prestatyn Carnival Queen and her entourage will take place on Sunday at 2pm at the Kings Hall Community Centre in Prestatyn.
Candidates must live in Prestatyn and they are looking for boys and girls aged between five and 14 and for the Queen aged between 10 and 14.
The winners will represent the community and get involved with fundraising.
Joy said: “The Queen is the junior ambassador for the town and will sit on the carnival float in the parade.”
This year the carnival on July will kick of with the parade at noon, marching down Prestatyn High Street showing of an array of costumes.
There are a number of parade competitions including the Mayor’s theme which this year is sun, sea and sand so expected the buckets and spades out in numbers.
It will be crammed full of entertainment with bands, vocalists and dancers performing getting people in the carnival spirit.
The carnival fields open at 10am and admission is free with on site parking available.