Kendal Torchlight Carnival has, since 1970, lit up and entertained children and adults alike with a variety of Carnival Floats, Dancers, Bands and other processionists.
The function of the event is to promote the best of Kendal to the rest of the world; to promote local business and enterprise, to show Kendal’s skills talents and capabilities, and to enliven and stimulate Kendalian community spirit.
The Kendal Torchlight procession 2019 takes place on Friday 27th September, with the Kendal Street Party on Saturday 28th September.
Kendal’s Torchlight Carnival is one of a kind. Each year crowds of people, Kendalians and visitors alike, line the streets to watch the procession, which involves local businesses, schools, organisations and clubs. From decorated floats and all manner of vehicles, to dancing troups and marching musicians, it’s always so much fun to see what our creative community has come up with each year.