What's On: Maldon Carnival, Blackwater Barge Match, Flower Festival and more this weekend

By Ben Shahrabi

4th Aug 2022 | Local News

Check out these great events we've hand-picked for the whole family to enjoy this weekend and next week.
Check out these great events we've hand-picked for the whole family to enjoy this weekend and next week.

Every Thursday, we bring you our top picks of events happening near you over the coming weekend.

If your business or organisation is running an event, you can advertise it for free with Maldon Nub News.

Simply follow this link to our What's On section and click the black 'Nub It' button to get started.

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.

Blue Mermaid (top left) and Centaur (bottom left) will be taking part this Saturday. (Photos: John Guiver)

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.

St Mary's from the air (Photo: TakeT0m)

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.

Photo: Museum of Power

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.

If you know of any more local events happening soon, get in touch or submit them via the 'Nub It' button in our What's On section.

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