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Spalding Flower Parade 2024 - the floats, route and build-up

Spalding Flower Parade returns today - with crowds set to descend on the town in their thousands in the May sunshine.

The event returned from a ten-year break in 2023 and is back again today (Saturday) with a movie theme.

The floats are set to leave the Castle Sports Playing Field in Spalding at about 11am before taking a near-three mile journey around the town.

The map of the Spalding Flower Parade route
The map of the Spalding Flower Parade route

The route goes via Pinchbeck Road, West Elloe Avenue, Twin Bridges, Holbeach Road, Queens Road, Halmer Gate, Church Street and over High Bridge, through the town centre and back to the Castle field.

This year’s line-up of floats is:

1. Past Flower Queens sponsored by Carrington Steam Rally

2. The 2024 Spalding Flower Queen and Deputy sponsored by Aphoenix Care

3. Quadrophenia with local scooter owners and clubs

4. Breakdown vehicle courtesy of Pecks

5. Pirates of the Caribbean by the Black Pearl Theatre Company

6. King Kong by Calthrops Solicitors

7. Super Mario Brothers by Simon Barker Plumbing & Heating

8. 101 Dalmatians by Spalding Girl Guides

9. Vaders Raiders Star Wars Costume Group

10. Eye of the Tiger by Bakkavor

11. Sound of Music by Spalding Choir

12. Peter Pan by the Spalding Husbands

13. The 2024 Jersey Flower Queen from St Helier, Jersey

14. Home Alone by Ark Property Centre

15. Filipino Community Group from Peterborough

16. Easy Rider by Simstan Ltd

17. Dumbo by Baytree Garden Centre

18. Kelly's Heroes — WWII Military vehicles from Clive Fletcher

19. WWII Military vehicles from Jill Pannell

20 Romford Drum & Trumpet Corps

21. TBC

22. Wizard of Oz by the Ayscoughfee Hall School

23. Sword in the Stone by the Young Farmers

24. World of Disney by SADOS & St. Paul's School

25. Shrek by TESS CIC

26. Love Actually by Cannon Williamson Accountants

27. Breakdown vehicle courtesy of Pecks

28. Alice in Wonderland by Aphoenix Care

29. Phantom Knights Marching Band

30. History of Musicals by Here 4 U

31. The Secret Garden by Pinchbeck Carnival Committee

32. Holbeach Town Band

33. Moulton Chapel Parish

34. Wedding Singer by Crown Hall Farm

35. A Knight's Tale by Spalding Round Table

36. Pig Dyke Molly Dancers

37. Harry Potter by Boxes of Hope

38. How to Train Your Dragon by Coveris

39. Bend it like Beckham by Spalding United Football Club

40. ARC Mobile Night Club

41. Dark Knight by BMR Transport

42. Little Mermaid by Smalley's Hot Tubs

43. Dambusters by Tanglewood Care Home

44. 13th Coventry Scout Band

45. Pete's Dragon by Ashwood Homes

46. Wonder Woman by Agenda Cleaning Services

47. Bee the Movie by GeeTee Bulb Company

48. Greatest Showman by LT Acro

49. Doctor Who - Discount Leisure products Pinchbeck

50. Back to the Future by Wood Lane School, Fleet

51. Musicals of the 80s by Diamondz School of Dance

52. Trikes

53. Smart Cabs Flower Parade vehicle

54. Lithuanian Community of Spalding

55. UP by Lincolnshire Air Ambulance

56. Perfect by Sezanne Walk Community

57. Spalding Marching Ambassadors Band

58. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang sponsored by Greencore

59. Breakdown vehicle courtesy of the Young Farmers

Spalding Flower Parade organiser Stephen Timewell and volunteers
Spalding Flower Parade organiser Stephen Timewell and volunteers

Street collections on behalf of the Flower parade will be conducted by Slimming World, with members dressed as movie characters - and the proceedings will be led by organiser Stephen Timewell in a showman outfit.

This year there will also be a series of activities running at the Castle site when the parade is over - and an illuminated display of the floats at dark.

That’ll be followed by a family fun day tomorrow (Sunday) in an attempt to make the parade a weekend-long event.

Our team will be out in the town to capture the action as it unfolds - and you can keep up with all of our coverage on our dedicated Spalding Flower Parade page.

Spalding Flower Parade 2023
Spalding Flower Parade 2023

While you’re waiting for the main event, here’s a flavour of what you can enjoy from our coverage so far:

Interviews with Spalding Flower Queen Becs Roberts and Deputy Demi Fontaine Gilchrist

A pre-parade chat with organiser Steve Timewell

A special flower parade weather forecast from the Met Office

Details of the road closures

Chance to relive Spalding Flower Parade 2023 in full

A look at some of the best parade floats from yesteryear

The history of the parade

The story behind some special artwork that is brightening up the town for the big day

A celebration of the volunteers who make today possible

You can also read our full flower parade preview magazine here.

Are you looking forward to the event? Let us know in the comments below…

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