Leighton-Linslade Carnival - the longest running community event in Leighton Buzzard and Linslade.Leighton-Linslade Carnival is a firm favourite in the calendar of local social events. The event had become run-down during the 1950s and wasn’t held between 1959-1961 and this year’s theme of ‘1962 Revisited’ is a tribute to the revival of Leighton-Linslade Carnival in 1962 by the late Peter Lymbery and his Leighton Buzzard Youth Club. It has run continuously ever since (including an online version in 2020 due to Covid). It is now the longest running community event in our town. The highlight of the event is the procession, comprising of float entries, both walking and on decorated lorries, that passes along a designated route through the town. Usually the procession ends at Parsons Close Recreation Ground, where the winners are announced and the fun and enjoyment continues with a funfair, stalls, music and dance displays, food and drink stalls and much more. However, this will not be the case in 2021 – we hope to be back to normal in 2022. A collection is also made along the procession route, which is always generously supported by local people and all donations are distributed to charities and community groups. We look forward to bringing Carnival to everyone for many years to come, with the continued support and participation of all those that have come to love this event every year.