Where: Llandudno, Clwyd, Wales
What is it?
The Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza is an event which has been taking place annually in the seaside town on the May Day bank holiday since 1986.
The three-day event features a parade of Victorian costumed folk, live music, entertainers, sideshows and vintage vehicles.
During the extravaganza weekend, a daily parade will take place, commencing at 1pm outside The Albert pub in Madoc Street. The parade kicks off with the Llandudno Town Band playing the Welsh National Anthem. The parade then continues through the town passing along the Promenade and the Town Hall.
Taking part in this year’s parade will be The Royal Welsh Band, The Rhyl Silver Band, The Wirral Silver Band, The Lancashire Fusiliers, The Newtown Band, The Clwyd Army Band, and an assortment of town criers (ear plugs recommended). The Mayor and his VIPs in a vintage vehicle, a Penny Farthing bicycle, Victorian dressed folk and an array of magnificent steam traction engines will add to the Victorian theme. Also taking part in the parade will be Zumba dancers, gymnasts, the North Wales Bird Trust, Harley the Clown, stilt walkers and human statues.
At the Victorian Extravaganza there will be an array of steam engines including showman’s road locomotives, agricultural engines and steam wagons on show. Also on display, adding a lovely bygone sound to the proceedings, will be traditional fairground organs.
To get a taste of the entertainment on offer over the long weekend, watch the video below from last year’s extravaganza.
Other entertainment over the bank holiday weekend comes from The George Formby Entertainers, Absolute Magic, Mr Alexander’s Travelling Show and the Voltini Sideshows.