Milton Keynes is bursting at the seams with a summer of great events to get stuck into.
But none are as big as Festive Road’s Walking with Giants Parade, which returns in its grand and gargantuan form, this Sunday.
Walking with Giants is a colourful parade oozing live music, stilt walkers, dance and those giant puppets and theatrical sculptures, and Festive Road do a fab job of it.
Participants will gather themselves at the Hub on Midsummer Boulevard at 12.30pm, before snaking their way through the heart of the town at 1.30pm.
If you’ve been privy to the event previously, you’ll know already what a treat awaits.
If you’ve never previously bothered to take a peek, make the effort.
It really is a jurassic -sized piece of fabulousness!
‘Giant’ names appearing this time include Festive Road’s bicycle powered life size wooden WWI Tank, Northants Hindu Association’s Elephant, Harminder and the LOBO TREN Wolverton Street Band.
The Concrete Circus Stilt Walkers will look down on the event, and the Moribayassa African Drumming Community Group will be the beat of the bash.
Walking with Giants is for the community, and by the community – school children from Long Meadow School, Slated Row, Stantonbury Campus, MK Snap and the Stantonbury Brownies are among those participating.
The parade draws to a close upon entering Campbell Park, where you’ll be able to enjoy the dance performance, For the Fallen.
The Westbury Arts Centre delivery commemorates the events and people of WWI.
More than 500 commemorative banners, made by groups, schools and individuals across Milton Keynes, will feature in the large-scale dance work involving more than 100 dancers.
The commemorative act has been choreographed by Helen Parlor, Effie McGuire-Ward and Chris Bradley.
This is Milton Keynes at its best. Support it.