What's On: Maldon Carnival, Blackwater Barge Match, Flower Festival and more this weekend
By Ben Shahrabi
4th Aug 2022 | Local News
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Find out the full details of Carnival Week below. (Photos: Maldon Carnival)
Maldon Carnival 2022 : Saturday August 6, from 2.15pm
- Maldon Carnival is back for the first time in three years!
- The procession will start at the junction of Cross Road and Fambridge Road at 2.15pm.
- It will travel up Fambridge Road, into the High Street.
- The Courts and Bands will finish in Promenade Park and the floats will disperse in Cross Road.
- Parking is available at Promenade Park, Butt Lane Car Park, White Horse Lane, and High Street East.
- For more information on this year's event, read about Maldon Carnival 2022 here.
Blackwater Sailing Barge Match and Smack Race 2022 : Saturday August 6, from 8.15am
- This year's event will kick off at Osea Island Pier at 8.15 am, before arriving at Maldon's Hythe Quay from 4.30pm.
- Spectators can watch the race from various points along the River Blackwater, such as at the Marconi Sailing Club in Steeple, or on the beach at Bradwell-on-sea.
- There will be a prize-giving on Maldon's Hythe Quay at 7.30pm, along with a raffle.
- For more information, read about the Blackwater Sailing Barge Match and Smack Race here.
Festival of Flowers at St Mary's Church, Maldon: Friday 5 - Sunday 7 August
- The annual Flower Festival will run from Friday (following a Mass at 10am) until Sunday.
- There will be refreshments served on the patio, including light lunches and homemade cakes.
- More more information, visit St Mary's Church's website.
Bikemeet & Food Festival at The Museum of Power, Langford: Sunday 7 August, from 10am until 3pm
- Classic, vintage, custom, race & touring displays. Trials demonstrations, club stands, stalls, bar and live band.
- Stalls and entertainment. Food festival with variety of food stalls
- Adult £8.00, Concessions £7.00, Children (5 to 15) £5.00 Children under 5 FREE.
- For more information, visit the Facebook page.