04 August 2013 12:00 PM
End Date: 04 August 2013 08:30 PM
Sunday 4 August will see this exciting biennial event return to the city.
The streets of Birmingham will come alive with the sounds and colour of the Birmingham Carnival on Sunday 4th August at Handsworth Park.
Thousands of people are expected to line the parade route and take part in festivities in Handsworth Park.
The event takes place between 12noon – 8.30pm with a procession at 1.00pm from Holyhead Road.
The procession will proceed along Soho Road, Rookery Road, Oxhill Road, Church Lane, Hamstead Road, Villa Road and Soho Road leading into Handsworth Park via Grove Lane. There will be a rolling road closure system in place on the day. The parade is estimated to arrive at Handsworth Park around 4.30pm.
Handsworth Park will consist of a stage with entertainment from 12.00 noon – 8.30pm, 3 satellite “sound” systems, 3 beer tents, 60 food and non-food trade stalls, and inflatables.
Birmingham Carnival is an opportunity to experience the food, music, sounds and colours of the Caribbean. This year’s extravaganza promises to be a treat for the entire family. It will consist of a variety of decorated floats, steel bands and carnival troupes with live on and off stage entertainment of soca, calypso and reggae music.
An exclusion zone will be implemented on the day containing roads bordering Rookery Road, Oxhill Road/Church Lane Hamstead Road, Villa Road, Soho Road from 9.00am & 11.00am – 8.30pm with Soho Road only being closed while the procession passes along to Handsworth Park. All households within the exclusion zone have been provided with letters containing two red vehicle passes to gain entry to their roads. Residents and businesses along Grove Lane between Albert Road and Herbert Road have been issued with a special blue pass to park on Hinstock Road.
Limited public parking will be available (weather dependant) in Handsworth Park via Hamstead Road. Disabled car parking for blue badge holders will be via Hinstock Road.