Take Part

The Parade

The day kicks off with a vibrant and colourful Parade through New Romney High Street at 10.15 am finishing at St Martin’s Field where trophies will be presented.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ROADS IN THE AREA WILL BE CLOSED FROM 10.15 AM TO ALLOW THE PARADE TO TAKE PLACE. THEY WILL REOPEN AS THE PARADE PASSES

The Parade Assembly Point will the Car Park at the entrance to the Marsh Academy Leisure Centre in Station Road. (TN28 8BB).

Every year, we have a different theme for the parade. For 2022, we'll announce it here and on our Facebook page!

Over 300 people usually take part, both groups and individuals, anyone can be involved and entrants normally include:

  • Marching Bands
  • Samba Band
  • Local Organisations in Fancy Dress
  • Vintage Vehicles
  • Support from Littlestone Inshore Rescue Boat, Coastguard Rescue Service and New Romney Fire and Rescue Service

Trophies

The theme for 2019 was “English Country Garden”

Best Overall Parade Entry

Winner - New Romney Am Dram

Runner Up - New Romney Children’s Centre

Best Large Group

Winner - New Romney Cubs and Beavers

Runner Up - Seashells Nursery

Best Small Group

Winner - Middlemarsh WI

Runner Up - New Romney Day Care Centre

Best Musical/Dance Group

Winner - Townsend Dance

Runner Up - Emma-Lou’s Dance Troupe

Best Individual Fancy Dress - Adult

Michael of Romney Marsh Day Care Centre

Best Individual Fancy Dress - Child

jointly awarded to the children of the Ashdown Family as gnomes

Children’s Races

The Children’s Races are for all ages and will be held again in 2022 with Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals to be won in each of the 8 races. Sign up on the day at the Marshals Tent on the Recreation Ground.

If you would like any further information about how to take part, please get in touch. If you'd like to help us on the day, become a sponsor or advertise in our programme, check out our support us page.