This is the big kick off event for the Guernsey Street Festival and we encourage you to come dressed in carnival and circus inspired attire. There will be a huge procession through town so head down to enjoy the festivities!
WHEN: Saturday 22nd July 2023
TIME: 10AM - 10:30AM
WHERE: Sunken Gardens - through town - finish in the Market
Join the Grand Opening Procession in the Petit Train!
The Petit Train is leading the Guernsey Street Festival Grand Procession on Saturday 22nd July from 10am, starting at the Sunken Garden and driving through the High Street. Book your place today for this special event via the Petit Train!
The Guernsey Boys Brigade was formed at L’Islet in 1947, but the worldwide organisation has been around since 1883 and is part of the boyhood experience of many adults. Their function is to serve today's young people and promote habits of
Obedience, Reverence, Discipline, Self-respect and all that tends towards a true
Their brand section is a testament to their values and skill.
The Guernsey Majorettes were set up in 1992 and have been a favourite at local events for many years. The troup boasts 5 age groups, mainly based on school years, of whom the older members attend competitions in the UK twice annually.
3 piece band
Fidgety Feet are a UK, 3 piece, strolling Dixieland Fun Band with a repertoire of classic tunes guaranteeing a foot tapping happy occasion.
Superheros, pirates, fairies and much more
Our character actors perform every Saturday and will be playing games, interacting, giving free temporary tattoos and judging the fancy dress competitions.
Last year we had characters such as Spiderman, Cinderella, Anna, Elsa, Dr Who, Princess Leya, the Fairy Godmother, Little Red Riding Hood, Hermione Granger and many more!
There will be lots of ways to get involved whether by flag waving or dressing up for the fancy dress competition in the Market later, however if you want to be a part of the parade itself take a look below of how you can join us.
LE PETIT TRAIN
Le Petit Train will be returning to lead the parade through the streets of ST Peter Port and you could be on it!
JOIN THE PARADE
If you would like to dress up as a circus character or animal and join the parade, email us here.
There will be freebies for participating children and a chance to win the fancy dress competition in the Market at 11.30AM.
10AM - Grand Opening Procession from the Sunken Gardens to the Market
Le Petit Train will leave from Albert Pier at 9:45.
10:30AM - The Big Band Collective performance
10.30AM - 12PM - Character actors in the Market playing games and giving free glitter, temporary tattoos and face painting.
11.30AM - Fancy dress competition sponsored by Creaseys Toy Store
12.00PM - The Guernsey Majorettes
1.00PM - The Cheshire Dramatic Arts perform scenes from Matilda
2.00PM - Music form Jon Shaban